Hip Studios to Get a Great Workout in Nashville

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22 February 2017

If you want to be fit, you’ve got to dedicate yourself. It takes time and effort to be consistent in your workout routine. Luckily, Nashville is full of hip places to get in shape. These are the fitness studios to check out if you want to be active and have fun doing it.

Dance Cardio


With a trademark style of dance cardio, b.fab.fitness® has been in business since 2008. There are two different class offerings at b.fab. One is a high-energy program, b.funk®, that uses dance moves set to hip-hop, pop, and Latin music. The second, b.body, is a combination of strength training and stretching. No experience is required for the classes, which take place at two Nashville area locations.

b.fab.fitness®, Coleman Community Center, 384 Thompson Ln., Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615 862 8445

b.fab.fitness®, DC Dance Factory, 1850 Gen George Patton Dr. #E, Franklin, TN, USA, +1 615 377 7955

Rhythm Fit Club

Created by Lisa Burghart and Anna Harwood, Rhythm Fit Club offers dance-based cardio classes that teach dance patterns and musical rhythms. The classes are designed to keep people moving and burn calories and are taught four days a week and incorporate jazz, ballet, hip-hop, and ballroom dance methods.

Rhythm Fit Club, 206 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin, TN, USA, +1 615 424 9281

Renee’s Groove Room

You’ll find a variety of Zumba® classes at Renee’s Groove Room. Offerings include Zumba® Toning, Zumba® Sentao, Zumba® Gold-toning and Zumba® Kids. Anyone at any fitness level will find support at Renee’s Groove Room. The fitness classes are set to Latin and international beats and focus on toning through different levels of cardio.

Renee’s Groove Room, 3668A Central Pike, Hermitage, TN, USA, +1 615 519 0429


Simply Balanced

At Simply Balanced, you’ll find one-on-one and group Pilates classes for all levels of fitness and for people of all ages. Equipment classes, which are for groups, use a machine called a reformer, which employs a series of springs and pulleys to take you through a full-body workout. One-on-one classes focus on specific body issues (disc bulge, pregnancy, rotator cuff injury) and offer individual attention from an instructor. The studio also offers yoga classes and massages.

Simply Balanced, 521 8th Ave. S., Ste. 104, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615 321 5200

The Pilates Garage

Owner Kate Curtis wanted to combine her love of the outdoors with Pilates and opened The Pilates Garage in Hillsboro Village. The facility is a boutique reformer studio that offers 50-minute high-energy classes. With both private and group classes, The Pilates Garage keeps group sizes small, with a maximum of six people per class, which allows for an intimate experience where students can focus on full-body awareness.

The Pilates Garage, 2106A Acklen Ave., Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615 920 5009

Swell Studio

The only Pilates studio in Nashville to have three physical therapists as instructors, Swell Studio offers Pilates reformer instruction. With eight classes a day and eight balanced body reformer machines, Swell Studio offers private, semi-private, and group classes. Instructors use their musculoskeletal and neuromuscular knowledge to reduce pain and optimize movement during the sessions. All of the instructors have been through intense training, which includes 100 hours of observation by a skilled instructor.

Swell Studio, 6000 TN-100 #119, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615 352 1100


CrossFit Forte

Owners and fitness coaches Evan Beach and Katelyn Colvin opened the doors of CrossFit Forte in 2012. The studio now has nine additional coaches that work out of the downtown facility. The programs at CrossFit Forte focus on long-term wellness by helping people improve in 10 fitness areas: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy.

CrossFit Forte, 930 5th Ave South, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615 669 9341

On The End CrossFit

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A 4,000-square-foot (371.6-square-meter) facility within walking distance of both Vanderbilt University and Belmont University, On The End CrossFit helps people reach strength and conditioning goals through a variety of natural movement methods. The studio offers free one-on-one training sessions that provide information about the trainers and methods. For a more in-depth workout, the studio offers the 101 Program, which is an eight-session course designed for anyone trying CrossFit for the first time.

CrossFit Gulch

Using methods like high-intensity cardio, weightlifting, and gymnastics, the program at CrossFit Gulch helps people create General Physical Preparedness (GPP). This is achieved through strength and conditioning exercises, utilizing varied functional movements and a variety of tools and modalities.

The studio is also home to Steve’s Club Nashville, which is a national nonprofit that serves at-risk youth. The goal is to teach young people training techniques that help strengthen the foundation for not only their future but also America’s.

CrossFit Gulch, 3 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615 293 4439

HOTBOX Fitness

In 2010, HOTBOX Fitness made its way to the Gulch area of Nashville. Today, the studio is a place where the latest tunes blast and encouraging instructors pump people up while they’re working out. The programs at HOTBOX are designed for clients at every fitness level. In 2012, the facility started its “STRENGTH” program, which achieves to increase overall strength and muscle endurance. The program uses treadmills and kettlebells to help people quickly achieve their fitness goals. The studio also offers yoga classes.

HOTBOX Fitness, 125 12th Ave. S., Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615 881 5795

9Round Kickboxing

With nine challenging workout stations developed by a world champion kickboxer, 9Round Kickboxing offers a unique approach to kickboxing. The fitness program incorporates interval, cardiovascular, and circuit training regimens that you can do at your convenience. There are no class times at 9Round, but trainers assist you with doing exercises based on your personal fitness level. The exercise stations rotate every three minutes, with a trainer helping at every station. Equipment like dumbbells, medicine balls, and kettlebells are used to build strength and stamina.

9Round Kickboxing, 2109 Abbott Martin Road, Suite 4, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615 610 2655