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

Photo: Envision Memphis/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on October 16, 2019.

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

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

Want to know where to go when it comes to Memphis'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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East Memphis Athletic Club

426 S. Grove Park Road, East Memphis

Photo: Nick W./Yelp

East Memphis Athletic Club is Memphis's favorite strength training gym by the numbers, with 4.8 stars out of 104 reviews on ClassPass, four stars out of six reviews on Yelp and 391 fans on Facebook.

"EMAC strives to build a caring community environment in which all members are connected to trainers, classes and resources to meet their personal fitness goals," according to the business's ClassPass profile.

See what people are saying about the different classes at East Memphis Athletic Club on ClassPass here.

Envision Memphis

149 Monroe Ave.

Photo: Envision MEmphis/Yelp

Also among Memphis's favorites is Envision Memphis, with 4.9 stars out of 132 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 17 reviews on Yelp and 2,171 fans on Facebook.

"Envision Fitness is your guide to first class fitness and wellbeing," per the business's ClassPass profile. "They're here to help you realize the possibilities and to help you achieve results. They're your professional fitness experts, your life motivators, your friends and family on your journey to a healthier body mind and spirit."

Learn more about the offerings at Envision Memphis on ClassPass here.


700 Madison Ave.

SpinCult | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.8 stars out of 355 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of four reviews on Yelp and 825 fans on Facebook, SpinCult has garnered plenty of local fans.

"SpinCult is a boutique indoor cycling studio offering interval-based, endorphin-charged, full-body workouts!" explains the business's profile on ClassPass. "Classes are led by elite instructors with contagious enthusiasm and passion for Memphis. Spincult’s rides are set to the best music and incorporate resistance and speed training."

Learn more about the classes at SpinCult 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.

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