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35 gyms in the Tampa Bay area

From lifting weights, indoor rock climbing, personal training, dance fitness, boxing classes, and martial arts programs — we’ve rounded up 35 gyms and fitness offerings in TBAY.

The interior of BODYROK. There are pilates machines and blueish purple lighting inside, with a mirror lining the wall.

Ready, set, sweat at BODYROK.

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Exercising doesn’t look the same for everyone — what’s fun and muscle-building for one person may be a slog for someone else.

Fortunately, the Tampa Bay area is home to many opportunities for exercise, whether you enjoy lifting weights, a little cardio action, boxing, a full-body workout, or getting a sweat on alongside animal friends. Use this guide as a resource for all-things fitness in TBAY.

Pro tip: Not sure which to try first? Try out multiple gyms with a free trial on ClassPass.

For those looking for flexibility + variety

BODYROK, 615 Channelside Dr., Ste. 108, Tampa

The Sparkman Wharf spot offers high-energy hybrid Pilates classes. An instructor leads the way, helping you achieve your fitness goals through the use of the gym’s innovative “BODYROK Reformer” machine. Pro tip: Bring grippy socks with you.

HOTWORX, Multiple locations

Get a sweat on in hot saunas, where virtual instructors lead short, high-intensity classes including yoga + Pilates, as well as rooms with bikes or rowers. Infrared heat absorption is designed to accelerate the detoxification process. Heads up: They offer a free first session.

YMCA, Multiple locations

The Y has various spots across both Tampa and St. Pete. Centers offer varied fitness opportunities, including swim lessons, group exercise classes, youth sports + coaching, personal training, and other community programs. Pro tip: There’s a summer camp, too.

Gaze Hot Yoga, 1809 N. Tampa St., Tampa

Find your inner yogi in The Heights District. With a range of heated + non-heated yoga classes, as well as music-accompanied sessions, high-intensity shorter classes, and aerial yoga, this spot is flexible in several ways. Deal: Get your first month for $49.

Rock It Cycle and Fitness, 5242 Bridge St., Tampa

Head to Tampa’s Westshore neighborhood for a whole host of classes. Try out heated power yoga, hot Pilates, spin classes, bootcamp sessions, or infrared saunas. There’s even themed classes, like “Taylor Swift Eras spinlates.”

A class at Gaze Hot Yoga. People are on mats with their hands up in a pose.

Sweat off the stress of the week with a class at Gaze Hot Yoga.

Photo by @gazeyoga

For those who believe burpees are a lifestyle

CrossFit Westchase, Multiple locations

With spots in Largo + Oldsmar, these gyms help hundreds of burpee-lovers through their reps each day. With specialized training suitable for all fitness levels, coaches are on hand to see you through. Heads up: There’s a room for kiddos to hang out in while the parents do their thing.

CrossFit Big Guava, 9340 N. Florida Ave., Tampa

Keep it varied with CrossFit classes, Barbell Cycling, Redline, and Flush Friday sessions. This Lowry Park area gym will keep you on your toes (with dumbbells above your head). Pro tip: There’s a free beginner’s intro class available.

Cigar City CrossFit, 1703 N. 24th St., Tampa

Become one of 5,000+ folks to achieve their fitness goals in the heart of Ybor City. This spot has been in the game since 2016, offering individual plans + detailed coaching. Bonus: They also offer personalized nutrition guidance.

CrossFit St. Pete, 4400 34th St. N., St. Petersburg

With a community-focused mindset, this Burg workout spot centers on its people. With intro classes, group sessions, and nutrition advice available, there’s a clear route to achieving fitness success. Deal: The first session is free.

South Tampa CrossFit, 4315 S. Manhattan Ave., Tampa

With individual coaching on offer, this gym proposes a pathway into CrossFit confidence. Before long, you’ll be dropping barbells along with the rest of the crew. Heads up: They have kids classes + activities.

Instructors at Rock It Cycle and Fitness are dressed in football outfits. There is purple lighting and the five instructors are holding fun poses, including clenched fists, with one referee blowing a whistle.

The instructors at Rock It always bring the fun.

For those who enjoy working out alongside others

CAMP Tampa, 3012 W. Palmira Ave., Tampa

If you’re looking for a spot that doesn’t take itself too seriously, this could be the gym for you. The summer-camp-themed fitness center offers a host of different classes including cycle, circuit, and sculpt. Fun fact: CAMP tries to reduce its carbon footprint with human-powered machines + renewable materials.

F45 Training, Multiple locations

The international training sensation has several Tampa Bay area locations. From Sparkman Wharf to St. Pete, and Clearwater to Brandon, there are 10+ spots to engage in HIIT, circuits, and strength training, led by experienced coaches. Deal: Get your first week for $1 per day.

Orangetheory Fitness, Multiple locations

Another company with 10+ TBAY gyms, these class sessions are a way to achieve fitness glory. Sessions feature heart-rate monitoring, aimed to boost metabolism + calorie burn. Heads up: You can try it out for free.

Barry’s, 1514 W. Swann Ave., Tampa

Get a sweat on in Barry’s infamous Red Room. Group classes are split evenly between 50% treadmill and 50% weightlifting, alongside loud tunes + motivational coaches in the heart of Hyde Park Village. Deal: Newcomers can get their first three classes for $33.

Sweat St. Pete, 2488 20th Ave. N., St. Petersburg

Coaches guide movements during 60-minute sweat sessions, where heart-rate monitors help give a clearer picture of your workout. Whether you want to lift, shred, or sculpt, your goals are within reach. Heads up: A location is opening in Seminole soon.

Burg Fitness & Cycling, 227 14th St. N., St. Petersburg

You won’t get bored here. This studio has a whole host of classes to choose from, including kickboxing, bootcamp, HIIT training, and sessions which focus on specific muscle groups. Pro tip: Bundle classes to save money in the long-run.

A cycling class at Bayshore Fit. There are eight cyclists lined up on machines in front of a wall with the company logo engraved.

Feel the Bayshore burn.

For those who want one-on-one training

The Forge, 4107 Henderson Blvd., Tampa

This veteran- and woman-owned spot is open 24 hours a day, and has personal training at select times. Described as “South Tampa’s Viking gym,” the experienced trainers here can make fitness goals a reality. Deal: a dual membership is $89 a month.

Made Possible Personal Training, 2028 28th St. N., St. Petersburg

This North Kenwood spot offers a range of individual training options. From one-on-one sessions and couples classes to rehab options and senior-focused coaching, it’s tailored for your needs. Deal: A free assessment is available to get you on your way.

CrossFit Downtown Heights, 1528 W. North B St., Tampa

This centrally-located gym focuses on “intentional, sustainable growth.” The four-class fundamentals series offers beginners a way to get into CrossFit in a one-on-one environment. That means the group sessions aren’t so intimidating.

Bayshore Fit, 4219 W. Gandy Blvd., Tampa

This gym only has 1,000 member spots. The exclusive spot offers classes, cold plunge, infrared sauna, and personal training options, so you can crunch, squat, and lunge your way to success. Pro tip: Keep an eye out for the occasional dog-focused fitness or adoption event.

Game of Fitness, 3430 Fairfield Ave. S., St. Petersburg

Personal training options are accompanied by cold plunge, sauna, and several group-based fitness classes. You can talk one-on-one with a coach during your first visit to set your fitness ambitions in place. Local tip: Refuel with a coffee at nearby Bandit after your session.

Elevate St. Pete, 1150 94th Ave. N., St. Petersburg

Fitness and nutrition plans accompany personal training options at this woman-owned gym. The range of functional fitness choices are also available in group settings, including prenatal + perimenopausal classes. Pro tip: There’s kids’ sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

A class at Sweat St. Pete. There is a black mat with people training, sitting facing an instructor who is demonstrating a workout with kettlebells.

It’s called “Sweat St. Pete” for a reason.

For those looking to try something new

Vertical Ventures, 116 18th St. S., St. Petersburg

Unleash your inner Spider-Man as you scale walls inside the 20,000-sqft facility. There are 150+ climbing routes, as well as fitness classes, and yoga options. Deal: There’s a spring sale at the moment.

The Bar Method, 4102 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa

For 20+ years, this studio has used high-repetition, low-impact resistance training to increase strength, focus, and flexibility. Rounded sessions combine Pilates + yoga into ballet-infused workouts. And newcomers get 50% off the first month of unlimited classes.

Central Cycling, 2055 Central Ave., St. Petersburg

Feel the burn at this indoor spin studio. Group classes bring a community feel over a range of disciplines, including Endurance Ride, Express, Beginners Class, and Body Burn. Deal: First-time locals get their first two classes BOGO.

Pure Barre, 3637 4th St. N., Ste. 102, St. Petersburg

Music accompanies low-impact, high-intensity movements at classes up to 50 minutes long. The full-body workout is designed to improve physical + mental strength. Learn the ropes at a free intro class.

South Tampa Jiu-Jistu & MMA, 1703 N. 24th St., Tampa

Learn the ropes across various mixed martial arts disciplines alongside knowledgeable, friendly coaches for those age 3 and up. There are Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu classes, Muay Thai (kickboxing) sessions, and wrestling options all aimed at improving self-defense while achieving fitness goals. Heads up: They’re opening a new facility this summer.

A group Pilates class takes place on the turf at Sparkman Wharf. Dozens of people are in a kneeling position on mats, with cloudy blue skies ahead and sunshine streaking through.

Sparkman Wharf has fitness options.

Photo via BODYROK

For those who embrace outdoor freedom

Armature Works, 1910 N. Ola Ave., Tampa

Enjoy views of the Hillsborough River at the popular spot in the Heights District. That’s where yoga, Stroller Strides, run club events, Barre Method, and other fitness activities take place. Local tip: We recommend a quick bite inside the building for post-workout rejuvenation.

Midtown Tampa, 3659 Midtown Dr., Tampa

There’s something for every fitness enthusiast here. Sign up for free-of-charge F45 Bootcamps, aerobics, yoga, or a Stroller Sculpt with your kiddo. Remember: Bring a mat + towel.

St. Pete Pier, 600 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg

Soak in views of the Burg with free Pilates sessions every second Wednesday, or no-cost yoga classes every first Wednesday. Both take place at Family Park, and make sure to bring your own mat, towel, and water. A note: Some classes accept donations which benefit local organizations.

Sparkman Wharf, 615 Channelside Dr., Tampa

Several no-cost classes take place here. There’s F45 Bootcamps, plus BODYROK hosts Pilates sessions on the turf. Local tip: There’s plenty of food choices in the area to refuel.

A stripey cat sits on the lower back of someone in a yoga pose. There are several people in the same pose on mats behind in a pink-colored room.

Downward... dog cat.

For those who revel in creature comforts

Goat Yoga Tampa, Locations vary

Keep your eyes peeled for an un-baaah-lievable time at one of this company’s events. Described as “a combination of animal therapy and a phenomenal class,” this is a workout experience to savor. Heads up: There’s an event later this month.

Cats and Caffeine, 4033 Henderson Blvd., Tampa

South Tampa’s purr-fect pink cat palace offers 45-minute kitten yoga classes (with 15 minutes for playtime at the end). There’s coffee, adoptable cats + kittens, and a class here will leave you feline fine. Fun fact: We checked out the cuteness for ourselves.

Grady Goat Yoga, 12551 Franklin Rd., Thonotosassa

Become one of 20,000+ participants to experience the joy of Downward Dog with a baby goat on your back. Classes here support children’s charities + the organization’s goat sanctuary. Heads up: Classes are on Saturday mornings.

Yoga Loft, Locations vary

Sign up for a yoga class surrounded by pups, or show your Tampa Bay pride at a class with chickens. Yes, those ones obviously take place in Ybor City. Keep an eye on their website for events.

A group of people do yoga surrounded by goats. Two people are up close with a goat on their back, and a baby goat in their arms. Yoga mats sit on a floor covered in hay.

It could be the greatest (yoga session) of all time.

Gear up

Don’t forget to set your movement adventure up for success with tried-and-true gym favorites.

Owala FreeSip water bottle | Stay hydrated at the gym with a beloved stainless steel bottle — you can get it as large as 40 oz. for max hydration.

Baleaf women’s fleece-lined leggings | Make facing workouts on chilly mornings easier with fleece-lined leggings — plus, choose how many pockets you want on them.

Silicone ear tips for AirPods | Earbuds will slip out at the gym no more thanks to simple silicone ear tips that keep AirPods in place.

Aesthetic Built scuba oversized half-zip hoodie | A roomy, soft sweatshirt with thumbholes and a kangaroo pocket.

Aesthetic Built perfect muscle scallop tee | This men’s tee was made to accentuate biceps, chest, and shoulders.

HOKA Women’s Clifton 9 Sneaker | Set your cardio workouts up for success with a sneaker designed to increase foot comfort and absorb the shock of high-impact exercise.

Heathyoga non-slip body alignment yoga mat | Beginners and advanced yoga students alike will love the alignment lines on this mat to take your form to the next level.

CRZ Butterluxe high-waisted leggings | These buttery-soft leggings feature gentle compression and are considered a Lululemon alternative by reviewers.

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