Whether you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to get in the best shape of your life or you’re preparing to turn heads on your Alabama wedding day, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite Birmingham fitness studios to help you achieve your goals. With a wide range of offerings, you’re sure to find something you’ll love!
Sculpt and tone your body with this low-impact, big-results workout. While “barre” is in the name and may conjure visions of dancing ballerinas, you won’t find any ballet in this 55-minute class. Attendees can expect to perform isometric movements set to fantastic music while following the standard class flow: Warm Up, Sculpt Arms, Tone Thighs, Lift Seat, Flatten Abs and Cool Down. Pure Barre has three Birmingham locations – Homewood, Inverness (280) and Riverchase. Lift, Tone, and Burn your way to your best self ever!
Orangetheory Fitness offers upbeat interval training in a fast-paced environment. The high-intensity, one-hour group workout is designed to keep participants’ heart rates in a target zone through monitors, which can spike metabolism and increase energy. Members can expect to burn an estimated 500 to 1,000 calories in one class. Orangetheory offers four locations throughout Birmingham – Inverness, Vestavia Hills, Hoover and downtown Birmingham.
Aero Joe Pilates
Aero Joe Pilates offers just that – Pilates in the air! Offering private sessions, reformer classes, group classes, aerial yoga, traditional Pilates mat classes and more, attendees will experience personalized instruction while learning Joe Pilates’ original method and building a long and lean physique. Aero Joe Pilates is located at 2805 2nd Avenue South, Suite 100 in downtown Birmingham.
Sweat and Gears
In the heart of Homewood off of Central Avenue is an inconspicuous green building, but no one would suspect the energy inside. This boutique indoor cycling studio is filled with the best indoor bikes on the market, party lights, two HD 80-inch LED TVs and 6,000 watts of audio. (Are you excited yet?!) Class attendees will experience a one-hour, total-body workout, all atop their personal spin bike, and leave feeling strong and empowered and ready to tackle planning your Birmingham wedding.
Pressed for time in the midst of meetings with your wedding planner and vendors? Squeeze in a workout at 9Round, whose quick, 30-minute sessions incorporate interval, cardiovascular and circuit training techniques – all in nine, three-minute stations. The best part? Show up on your time, as 9Round class times don’t exist. But don’t worry, a trainer is present at all times to show you how to complete each exercise based on your fitness level. 9Round currently offers locations in Indian Springs and Hoover and is sure to have you in the best shape for your Birmingham wedding!
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