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Published on August 14, 2019
Here's where to find the top strength training gyms in FresnoCrossFit Combat Fitness | Photo: Nasser D./Yelp

Want to know where to go when it comes to strength training in Fresno?

Luckily, there's no shortage of great strength training options to sample in and around Fresno.

To find the top strength training gyms in the area, Hoodline analyzed data from Yelp, Facebook and ClassPass to identify which studios are the most popular. Read on for the results.

(Bonus: You can try them all out if you're a member of ClassPass, a monthly fitness membership that provides access to thousands of different studios, gyms and wellness offerings.)

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7060 N. Recreation Ave., #108, Northeast Fresno

FitnessSocial | Photo: ClassPass

FitnessSocial is Fresno's favorite strength training gym by the numbers, with 4.8 stars out of 873 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of nine reviews on Yelp and 7,119 fans on Facebook. It's the top strength training gym in the entire Fresno metro area, according to ClassPass' rankings.

"FitnessSocial provides the latest fitness and nutrition programs that will help you achieve the body you desire," according to the business's profile on ClassPass. 

"FitnessSocial Studio is the premier Kettlebell & TRX® studio in the Central Valley," FitnessSocial's Yelp page explains. "Each client is treated as an individual and not as a 'one size fits all' approach. We love helping real people obtain real results."

Read reviews of FitnessSocial's offerings on ClassPass here.

Warrior Fitness

8039 N. Cedar Ave., Northeast Fresno

Warrior Fitness | Photo: ClassPass

Also among Fresno's favorites is Warrior Fitness, with 4.8 stars out of five reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 14 reviews on Yelp and 2,027 fans on Facebook.

"At Warrior Fitness, the very first thing you’ll notice is they’re not your typical gym," states the business's profile on ClassPass. "There are no CrossFit workouts, bootcamps, spin or Zumba classes. They focus on your core as the foundation, while pushing you to your cardiovascular and strength limits."

"Paul Watson has been successfully training individuals for nearly 20 years," according to the business's Yelp page. "From everyday professional men and women around the country to elite athletes, Paul has developed truly customized programs that work."

See what people are saying about Warrior Fitness' selection of classes on ClassPass here.

ThriveFit Wellness

2065 W. Bullard Ave., Northwest Fresno

ThriveFit Wellness | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.9 stars out of 79 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of one review on Yelp and 451 fans on Facebook, ThriveFit Wellness has garnered plenty of local fans.

"ThriveFit Wellness is a boutique wellness studio specializing in personal training, small group classes and therapeutic wellness services," explains the business's profile on ClassPass. "ThriveFit Wellness promotes a balanced, mindful, sustainable lifestyle."

Read reviews of ThriveFit Wellness' selection of classes on ClassPass here.

New Era CrossFit

8941 N. Chestnut, Northeast Fresno

New Era CrossFit | Photo: ClassPass

With five stars out of six reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of three reviews on Yelp and 1,135 fans on Facebook, New Era CrossFit holds its own among the competition.

"As coaches we are honored to have the opportunity to assist you in your CrossFit experience," New Era CrossFit notes on its Yelp page. "Each of us thrives on continually learning how to develop skills that assist us in our daily activities. Whether it be sport, defending our house, family or country, to lose weight, to move unassisted, or just for exercise."

"Our Mission is to provide our members with world-class functional fitness that can be used in everyday activity and to involve them in a family-like community that supports and celebrates their accomplishments and well being," its Yelp page continues.

See what people are saying about New Era CrossFit's classes on ClassPass here.

CrossFit Combat Fitness

5075 N. Cedar Ave., Northeast Fresno

CrossFit Combat Fitness | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.8 stars out of nine reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 11 reviews on Yelp and 928 fans on Facebook, CrossFit Combat Fitness is another popular local pick.

"This gym chose CrossFit Combat Fitness as their affiliate name because CrossFit is extremely popular among law enforcement officers, firefighters, military personnel and cage fighters," according to the business's ClassPass profile. "Do you need to belong to one of those groups to join CrossFit Combat Fitness? Absolutely not!"

Learn more about CrossFit Combat Fitness' different classes on ClassPass here.

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