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

Here's Cincinnati's favorite form of exercise — and the best spots to sweat in style
Photo: Cincy 360 Fitness/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on October 09, 2019.

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

According to ClassPass' 2019 fitness trends, those cities share one favorite form of group exercise class: strength training.

Want to know where to go when it comes to Cincinnati'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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Cincy 360 Fitness

3833 Eastern Ave., Columbia-Tusculum

Photo: Cincy 360 Fitness/Yelp

Cincy 360 Fitness is Cincinnati's favorite strength training gym by the numbers, with 4.7 stars out of 30 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 11 reviews on Yelp and 898 fans on Facebook.

"Cincy 360 Fitness is an award-winning personal training studio, located on Eastern Ave. in Columbia-Tusculum," states the business' profile on ClassPass. "In 2016, they launched their exclusive group fitness class, The Cincy Circuit, designed to provide you a challenging group workout in a fun, upbeat and motivating atmosphere."

Learn more about the classes at Cincy 360 Fitness on ClassPass here.

Carter Fitness

671 Wilmer Ave., Linwood

Carter Fitness | Photo: ClassPass

Also among Cincinnati's favorites is Carter Fitness, with 4.9 stars out of 1,133 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of one review on Yelp and 1,080 fans on Facebook.

In the words of the business' ClassPass profile, "At Carter Fitness, they strive to teach quality movement while coaching their clients on proper technique. They provide their clients with a customized training program that caters to their goals."

Check out reviews of the selection of classes at Carter Fitness on ClassPass here.

Sweat Training

3707 Madison Road, Oakley

Sweat Training | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.9 stars out of 206 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of four reviews on Yelp and 316 fans on Facebook, Sweat Training has garnered plenty of local fans.

"Sweat Training is for those who lead a driven work and family lifestyle," states the business' ClassPass profile. "It is a results-driven plan, which includes group personal training, boot camp and nutritional plans."

Learn more about the classes at Sweat Training on ClassPass here.


803 Sycamore St., Central Business District

Photo: FITNEXT/Yelp

With five stars out of eight reviews on Yelp and 801 fans on Facebook, Fitnext holds its own among the competition. It's been open since 2007.

"Fitnext is a personal training and group fitness studio that has been designed to assist you in accomplishing your state of optimum wellness," touts the business' profile on ClassPass. "Their facility is equipped with free weights, cardio equipment, a sound system, lighting and other gym equipment to provide the best workout in Cincinnati."

Read reviews of the classes at Fitnext on ClassPass here.

BeneFIT Studio

3913 Eastern Ave., Columbia-Tusculum

Benefit Studio | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.9 stars out of 1,486 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of two reviews on Yelp and 390 fans on Facebook, BeneFIT Studio is another popular local pick.

"BeneFIT Studio is a one-of-a-kind wellness studio, offering personal training, boot camp classes [and] a high-intensity meta fit class," states the business' profile on ClassPass.

Learn more about the different classes at BeneFIT Studio on ClassPass here.

This story was created automatically using ClassPass and other local business data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.