For a lot of people, a new year represents hope. It represents renewal. It represents an opportunity to do things differently. And for good reason, it often represents a chance to get serious about health and fitness. Luckily for you, you live in a city that’s equipped with everything you need to make that 2018 goal a reality.
Here are the best workouts in Baltimore – all you have to do is show up and take advantage.
Knockout Fitness — 1108 Light Street
What better way to kick off your fitness goals than at a gym where you can literally do just that? Knockout Fitness is a great option if you want to start your New Year, New Me campaign off with a bang…and an uppercut, a right hook and a jab. Outside of obvious boxing training, Knockout also offers personal training sessions, boot camps and a special women’s fitness program that’s designed for women to feel comfortable and confident while getting real results. Plus, the gym offers a variety of classes through the week and on Saturdays, so you’ll never get bored.
Charles St. Barre — 113 N. Charles Street
The people at Charles St. Barre say you’ll “tap into muscles you never even knew you had.” Sounds intriguing, right?! Barre fitness combines pilates, yoga and ballet to isolate specific muscle groups. With small and intentional movements, you can work individual areas to strengthen, tone, and even improve your posture and flexibility. This gym offers classes like Barre Core Sculpt, Barre Burn and Barre Express. A single class is $20, and a monthly membership starts at $89 for new members.
Rev Cycle Studio — 1718 Whetstone Street
Remember how much fun it used to be riding your bike outside and having adventures? With Rev Cycle Studio, you can get the same exercise and benefits plus much more. First, the studio provides high-performance bikes that track your heart rate, the calories you’ve burned and your power, so you don’t have to worry about how effective your workout is – it’s right there in front of you! The studio also provides cycling shoes and a comforting, scented cold towel at the end of your session. With accompanying music, lighting and an instructor, this workout is perfect if you want to let go and get lost in the ride.
Peak Performance Training — 512 S. Conkling Street
Peak Performance Training is a great option if you prefer working out in a class environment but still want to be challenged. Peak provides an hour-long workout that’s focused on strength training and conditioning, and it’s designed for people to reach their ultimate performance level. And with your heart rate and calories burned on display plus skilled trainers right on site, there’s not much room for cutting corners. Peak Performance is great if you want to push yourself and get real results.
CorePower Yoga — 1420 Key Highway
A strong core is the basis of a healthy life, and CorePower Yoga is founded on just that. The classes vary in style and fitness level, but each one is designed to not only strengthen your body but to build your core. If you’re a beginning Yogi, CorePower Yoga 1 is the perfect place to start. This class teaches the fundamentals of yoga with movements and breathing regulated at a moderate pace. CorePower Yoga also offers a CoreCardio Circuit class that focuses on high-intensity interval training, just in case you want to add something more active to your routine.
There you have it, Baltimore. You can take advantage of the city’s fitness options in perfect timing with your new fitness goals. And once you’ve gotten that amazing, heart-pumping workout out of the way and find yourself starving, keep in mind all the great Baltimore restaurants out there too. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse for example, which is located near the Holiday Inn Express Baltimore At The Stadiums, has plenty of health-conscious choices to keep you on track.
Go be great, Baltimore! We believe in you!