Black Owned Gyms around the country are operating in excellence and giving a unique spin on what it means to get in shape. Much like many black owned businesses, these gyms are infusing black culture and style into the exercises, classes, and music. Below are five black owned gyms around the country you should try if you’re looking to get in shape while shopping black.
E.F.F.E.C.T. Fitness (Atlanta, GA)
E.F.F.E.C.T. Fitness is an intensive bootcamp experience like no other based in Atl that offers a unique cardio and weight experience 7 days a week. Many testify that their bootcamp classes are like none other and extremely effective in helping members reach their fitness goals. Their site is filled with testimonials and their Instagram page gives an up close look at how they get it done.
MADE Fitness (Nashville, Tennessee)
M.A.D.E. Fitness was started by some of the best trainers in the Nashville area whose #1 goal is to help you become your best self. They pride themselves in having a variety of classes that will challenge you and offer many different classes to fit your busy schedule. If you’re in Nashville, check them out and join their family like environment.
NC Dance District (Charlotte, NC)
NC Dance District in Charlotte offers commercial style hip hop dance classes, master classes and seasonal performances to help you dance your way to a better fitness. Founded by former NBA dancer, Ana Ogbueze, her clients and dancers are drawn to her over the top creativity and genuine passion for the performing arts. This upbeat cardio workout combines Top 40 music with street style dance moves that will fly by so quick you’ll forget you’re actually working out.
Sidebarre (Washington D.C.)
Sidebarre is a high intensity, low impact full body workout with classes that build and tone in all the right places. Although no dance experience is required at all, their instructors are technically trained in ballet, making them fully aware of how the body operates. Since Sidebarre started in 2018, they’ve been recognized by The Afro, Essence, Travel Noire and Madame Noire, just to name a few.
Harlem Cycle (New York)
Harlem Cycle is a boutique cycling studio in Harlem that offers classes and music inspired by the neighborhood’s history and character. Located in the heart of Harlem, the experience of attending a class is more than just physical, there’s also an undeniable spiritual and cultural connection. Their approach to wellness is unique in every way imaginable. From their soul stirring playlists to inspiring fitness experiences to Harlem Renaissance inspired décor, Harlem Cycle is a vibe and a priceless community.