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

By Hoodline - Published on October 16, 2019.
D1 Sports Training | Photo: ClassPass

What does Tampa 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 Tampa'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.)

Hoodline offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities. Links included in this article may earn Hoodline a commission on clicks and transactions.

D1 Sports Training

3251 W. Hillsborough Ave., Plaza Terrace

D1 Sports Training | Photo: ClassPass

D1 Sports Training is Tampa's favorite strength training gym by the numbers, with 4.9 stars out of 175 reviews on ClassPass, 3.5 stars out of 17 reviews on Yelp and 105,592 fans on Facebook.

"D1 is The Place for The Athlete," according to the business's profile on ClassPass. "D1 Sports Training's athletic-based, motivating atmosphere is designed for student-athletes and adults to receive the D1 Experience via their replication of top college/pro training environments and facilities."

Learn more about the different classes at D1 Sports Training on ClassPass here.

CAMP Tampa

3012 W. Palmira Ave., Palma Ceia

CAMP Tampa | Photo: ClassPass

Also among Tampa's favorites is CAMP Tampa, with 4.9 stars out of 16,674 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 42 reviews on Yelp and 3,520 fans on Facebook. It's the top strength training gym in the entire Tampa metro area, according to ClassPass' rankings.

"CAMP brings to Tampa the best instructors carefully chosen by CAMP Directors Jamie and Jen, who quite literally went around the globe to find the most qualified, most innovative, most inspiring trainers anywhere," the gym states on its Yelp page.

"CAMP also provides the latest fitness equipment (including the Stages Cycle, the Woodway Treadmill, the Manduka yoga mats, and data trackers)."

See what people are saying about the classes at CAMP Tampa on ClassPass here.

Epic Boxing and Fitness

1108 W. Kennedy Blvd., North Hyde Park

Photo: jaye m./Yelp

With 4.9 stars out of 163 reviews on ClassPass and 3.5 stars out of eight reviews on Yelp, Epic Boxing and Fitness has garnered local fans.

"Epic Boxing is a unique workout designed to burn fat, sculpt lean muscles and satisfy even the most demanding cardio junkie!" states the business's ClassPass profile.

Learn more about the selection of classes at Epic Boxing and Fitness on ClassPass here.

Symmetry Studio Fitness

5120 N. Florida Ave., South Seminole Heights

Photo: Symmetry fitness studio/Yelp

With five stars out of six reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of two reviews on Yelp and 305 fans on Facebook, Symmetry Studio Fitness holds its own among the competition. It's been open since 2018.

"Here at Symmetry Studio Fitness, balance is everything. We make staying fit a fun, flexible experience with dance classes and fitness programs that work for everyone's lifestyle. Plus, our coaches and teachers offer consultations and personalized programs to ensure that every client can set reachable goals," according to the business's Yelp page. 

See what people are saying about the different classes at Symmetry Studio Fitness on ClassPass here.

CrossFit Downtown Heights

1601 N. Marion St., Tampa Heights

Photo: brelin f./Yelp

With 4.9 stars out of 58 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of two reviews on Yelp and 196 fans on Facebook, CrossFit Downtown Heights is another popular local pick. It's been open since 2018.

"When CrossFit 813 made the tough decision to close their doors in early 2019, CrossFit Downtown Heights was born to keep the awesome community going," per business's Yelp page. "We pride ourselves on an awesome community that [is] motivating and committed to helping everyone on their fitness journey, no matter what stage they are at. We promise that you will sweat, get stronger, get fitter, and have an awesome time while doing it!" 

See what people are saying about the different classes at CrossFit Downtown Heights 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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