Whether it’s a new year, a recent break up or just a desire to get rock-hard abs, there are a handful of fitness facilities to help you be on top of your game. Here are eight of the best gyms in Nashville to jumpstart your workout regimen.
NOTE: Rates are subject to change without notice.
The Best Gyms in Nashville
World Gym Music City
From weights to cardio machines to indoor cycling to hydromassage lounges, this chain truly has it all. (Check it out yourself, virtually, here.) Standard membership gets you access to World Gym’s 24-hour facility, free two-hour parking and infrared saunas, among other amenities, while VIP adds in perks like yoga and barre classes. An all-access pass throws in top-tier personal training and running camp plus other fun fitness stuff.
- General Admission membership: $54.99 per month, plus $30 annual club enhancement fee
- VIP membership: $74.99 per month, plus $30 annual club enhancement fee
- All Access membership: $99.99 per month, plus $30 annual club enhancement fee
Neighborhood: Midtown / Music Row
This local gym prides itself on being dedicated to group fitness and feeling good—not just looking good. Included in the GetFit615 mix are TRX, cardio, rowing and more. Personal training and a special monthly deal with Shakti Power Yoga, its upstairs neighbor on Music Row, are also available.
- Month-to-month membership with unlimited classes: $120 per month
- Month-to-month membership with 12 classes per month: $105 per month
- Month-to-month membership with 5 classes per month: $55 per month
- 1-year unlimited membership: $1,000
- New member offer: $10 first class or 30 days for $30
Nashville Athletic Club
Neighborhood: South Nashville
In addition to group classes and a large weightlifting area, NAC boasts a darkened cardio theater where you can hop on an elliptical or stair machine and get lost in a movie while you burn calories. These kinds of offerings make up for a location that’s not incredibly convenient for most Nashvillians.
- Option 1: $29.99 per month for 12 months, plus $1 activation fee
- Option 2: $19.99 per month on a month-to-month basis, plus a $99 activation fee
- Option 3: $29.99 per month on a month-to-month basis, plus a $20 activation fee
- Option 4: $299 (single payment) for a one-year membership
- Option 5: FREE 3-day pass
Neighborhood: The Nations
This gritty warehouse offers no frills (or air conditioning, FYI), focusing instead on the thrill of “throwback” powerlifting and strength training. Its website declares that Rocky Balboa might’ve worked out here, but many of Poe’s members are newbies who are learning the ropes of a proper, safe workout—so no one should feel intimidated.
- Primary membership: $89 per month, plus fees
- Pay As You Go membership: $119 per month, plus fees
- The Nations resident membership: $69 per month, plus fees
- Female membership: $74 per month, plus fees
Neighborhood: West End / Midtown
Surprisingly overlooked for an 18,500-square-foot-fitness facility, the Centennial Sportsplex is a one-stop shop for fitness enthusiasts of all levels. There’s tons of cardio and strength equipment, an indoor track, personal training services and group classes that range from boot camp to TRX to zumba.
- Adults: $8 per day
- Students (with valid ID): $7 per day
With eight local locations equipped with gyms, there’s usually a Y not too far from work or home, and they all get the job done in varying capacities. The downtown YMCA facility, on Church Street, is especially sought after for its rooftop pool, diverse fitness classes and exceptional staff. Just brace yourself for the parking situation.
- Adults 19-28: $50 per month, plus one-time $50 joining fee
- Adults 29-61: $63 per month, plus one-time $75 joining fee
- Additional options here
Takes 2 Fitness
Though the foundation of Takes 2 Fitness is rooted in one-on-one training, its state-of-the-art facility can be a blast to let loose in on your own. This family-owned fitness center has three locations across town, all of which are open 24 hours (although only the top two membership tiers have access after 7pm). Couple membership options are also available.
- Partner membership: $44.99 per month, plus $125 enrollment fee
- Partner Plus membership: $54.99 per month, plus $175 enrollment fee
- Partner Elite membership: $104.99 per month, plus $175 enrollment fee
Neighborhood: East Nashville
Gym 5 your friendly neighborhood gym—even if you don’t live right in East Nashville, thanks to its convenient Main Street location. All are welcome here: In addition to weight rooms and an array of machines, you’ll find yoga, boxing, spinning, a women-specific booty camp and more.
- Membership rates are not available online, but Gym 5 offers single, joint and corporate rates.
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