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

Here's Atlanta's favorite form of exercise — and the best spots to sweat in style
BACH | Photo: Hillary P./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on November 20, 2019.

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

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

Want to know where to go when it comes to Atlanta'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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Urban Body Fitness

500 Amsterdam Ave., Lenox Park

Urban Body Fitness | Photo: ClassPass

Urban Body Fitness is Atlanta's favorite strength training gym by the numbers, with 4.7 stars out of 3,605 reviews on ClassPass, 3.5 stars out of 55 reviews on Yelp and 2,391 fans on Facebook.

"Experience the best health club in Atlanta," states the business's ClassPass profile. "We are equipped with Cybex and Hammer Strength equipment, a collection of the best cardiovascular equipment available, a spinning studio, a group fitness studio and more."

Take a look at reviews of the classes at Urban Body Fitness on ClassPass here.


3231 Cains Hill Place, Suite #235

Fit9 | Photo: ClassPass

Also among Atlanta's favorites is FIT9, with 4.9 stars out of 14,561 reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of five reviews on Yelp and 704 fans on Facebook.

"FIT9 is a one-hour full-body workout designed to help you achieve your physical and mental best," according to the business's ClassPass profile. "The goal is to get you from where you are now to where you want to be. FIT9 can help you achieve this by blending the heart-pumping, fat-shredding elements of high-intensity interval training with the muscle-building, high-performance elements of metabolic conditioning."

See what people are saying about the different classes at FIT9 on ClassPass here.

Ultimate Bodies by Carlos

1830 Piedmont Ave. NE

Ultimate Bodies by Carlos | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.7 stars out of 33 reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 11 reviews on Yelp and 1,548 fans on Facebook, Ultimate Bodies by Carlos has garnered plenty of local fans.

"Ultimate Bodies by Carlos specializes in personal training," states the business's profile on ClassPass. "Located off the corner of Piedmont and Rock Springs, the professionals here offer strength training, free weights, cardio equipment and classes."

See what people are saying about the selection of classes at Ultimate Bodies by Carlos on ClassPass here.


3097 Piedmont Road NE

BACH | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.9 stars out of 13,066 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 25 reviews on Yelp and 791 fans on Facebook, BACH holds its own among the competition.

"BACH is the trinity of wellness," explains the business's profile on ClassPass. "At BACH, the instructors focus on three key stages of the wellness process: The high, the low and the restore. Full functional training being high, yoga being low and meditation the restoring."

Take a look at reviews of the selection of classes at BACH on ClassPass here.


1040 Grant St. SE, Suite #300

OxFit | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.8 stars out of 86 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of five reviews on Yelp and 685 fans on Facebook, OxFit is another popular local pick.

"OxFit was founded in 2016 when husband and wife Ant and Lauren Oxley saw an opportunity to use fitness to change lives and give back to the local community," explains the business's ClassPass profile. "The mission is to create the happiest and healthiest place in Atlanta. Whether you are getting a workout or hanging out in our Wi-Fi lounge, we guarantee to be the best part of your day."

Take a look at reviews of the different classes at OxFit on ClassPass here.

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