Here's Baltimore's favorite form of exercise — and the best spots to sweat in style

Here's Baltimore's favorite form of exercise — and the best spots to sweat in styleCharm City Fitness | Photo: David C./Yelp
Published on October 16, 2019

What does Baltimore have in common with New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Phoenix?

According to ClassPass' 2019 fitness trends, those cities share one of the most popular forms of group exercise class: strength training.

Want to know where to go when it comes to Baltimore's most popular workout? 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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PEAK Performance Training

512 S. Conkling St., Canton

 Photo: peak performance training/ Yelp

Open since 2015, PEAK Performance Training is Baltimore's favorite strength training gym by the numbers, with 4.9 stars out of 3,047 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 12 reviews on Yelp and 1,306 fans on Facebook.

"During a PEAK Training Session, your heart rate will be elevated through cardio interval exercising and functional strength training," states its ClassPass profile. "The class is divided into two groups. One group will be performing muscle-building exercises as part of a floor routine, and the other will be performing interval training using rowers and treadmills."

Take a look at reviews of the selection of classes at PEAK Performance Training on ClassPass here.

Charm City Fitness

3039 Eastern Ave., Canton

photo: david c./Yelp

Also among Baltimore's favorites is Charm City Fitness, with 4.8 stars out of 363 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of four reviews on Yelp and 1,632 fans on Facebook.

"There is no waiting for equipment. There are no membership dues," states its profile on ClassPass. 

See what people are saying about the selection of classes at Charm City Fitness on ClassPass here.

Federal Hill Fitness

39 E. Cross St., Federal Hill

 Photo: federal hill fitness/ClassPass

With 4.6 stars out of 717 reviews on ClassPass, four stars out of 13 reviews on Yelp and 2,888 fans on Facebook, Federal Hill Fitness has garnered plenty of local fans.

"Previously a Korean grocery store and pawn shop, the Federal Hill Fitness facility is a dramatic departure from a typical health club," the business notes on its Yelp page. 

"Federal Hill Fitness is a full-service health club offering all the equipment classifications, in addition to extraordinary classes, personal training, group training, yoga, Pilates, weight loss, strength, conditioning, toning and much more," its Yelp page continues. 

Read reviews of the selection of classes at Federal Hill Fitness on ClassPass here.

City Fit

1021 Cathedral St., Mount Vernon

Photo: City Fit/Yelp

With 4.8 stars out of 30 reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of seven reviews on Yelp and 370 fans on Facebook, City Fit holds its own among the competition. It's been open since 2017.

"City Fit is a community gym based in Mount Vernon, Baltimore," per its ClassPass profile. "They believe in a holistic approach to fitness that builds mental and physical strength. Together they tackle barriers that hold us back."

Learn more about the selection of classes at City Fit on ClassPass here.

410 CrossFit

3500 Parkdale Ave., Woodberry

 Photo: 410 crossfit/ClassPass

With 4.6 stars out of 32 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of three reviews on Yelp and 958 fans on Facebook, 410 CrossFit is another popular local pick. It's been open since 2017.

"410 CrossFit specializes in functional fitness with an emphasis on results through the motivation of the best community in fitness," its profile on ClassPass says.

"Gary is one of the area's few CrossFit Level 2 trainers," according to its Yelp page. "He also has several other certifications and is constantly attending seminars to stay fresh."

See what people are saying about the offerings at 410 CrossFit on ClassPass here.

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