Laurels
Best Gyms in
Phoenix
2017

Why These Gyms?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored gyms on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best gyms in Phoenix, AZ.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

AZ On The Rocks

AZ On The Rocks is a rock climbing gym that caters to climbers of all ages. The facility has 14,000 square feet of climbing terrain, is air conditioned, and gives guests access to fitness equipment and a yoga studio. Guests can rent gear for climbing and receive basic climbing instruction, both on site. The gym also hosts classes, including yoga and Rockfit, which fuses functional exercises with rock climbing. Rockfit is intended to burn fat, build strength, and boost endurance. Climbers can opt for day passes or memberships.

Scottsdale, AZ(480) 502-9777

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Best Muy Thai

Best Muay Thai provides its members with Muy Thai classes of all levels, plus boxing, Fight Fit, and women's only classes six days per week. The gym holds the classes in the morning, afternoon, and evening. The gym is on University Drive and the 101 in Tempe and has two matted training areas, a 24-foot boxing ring, and striking bags that include banana bags, speed bags, and double-end bags. Options include private Muay Thai and boxing training and personal fitness training.

Tempe, AZ(602) 330-1537

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Camelback Boxing Gym

Camelback Boxing Gym is open seven days a week and by appointment for boxing fitness, mixed martial arts (MMA), MMA conditioning, and kickboxing. The gym's staff aims to use group classes and 30- and 60-minute personal training sessions to help members increase strength, lose weight, build endurance, and relieve stress. Group sessions focus on plyometrics and core training. The gym has no contracts.

Phoenix, AZ(480) 242-6446

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Elite Sport & Fitness

Elite Sport and Fitness is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year. Membership options include month-to-month, annual, and training club, which includes access to all the gym's classes. The gym provides personal, tactical, strength, speed, and sport-specific training, including in volleyball, baseball, soccer, football, lacrosse, and softball. The gym has locker rooms and showers.

Chandler, AZ(480) 779-7505

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Grace Fighting Systems Training Center

Grace Fighting Systems Training Center is a mixed martial arts gym that caters to people who aim to train for competition, to get in shape, to learn self-defense, or as a hobby. Its professional trainers provide training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (including for children), Muay Thai, mixed martial arts, kickboxing, wrestling, conditioning, and judo. Women's self-defense courses and cardiovascular development and improvement are available.

Phoenix, AZ(623) 266-6045

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Independence Gym

Independence Gym has a 20,000 square foot facility that features cardio machines, free weights, strength-training machines, and a posing room for competitors. Other amenities include a 6,000 square foot cross-training center and a thousand square feet of indoor turf for functional training. The gym's trainers are certified and have experience in weight loss, general fitness, rehabilitation, conditioning, speed training, agility training, sport-specific training, and bodybuilding. The gym is located in Scottsdale, at the corner of Thomas and Hayden, and is an official sponsor of the ASU Spirit Squad.

Scottsdale, AZ(480) 305-6410

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IronGloves Boxing

IronGloves Boxing Gym has been in business since 1985 and aims to give the general public access to boxing. The gym's coaches teach boxing fundamentals and in the process, provide a workout for people who intend to compete or to get in shape. Options include one-on-one training, discounted "buddy" training in teams of two to four, boot camps, and open gym. IronGloves does not require contracts for membership.

Tempe, AZ(480) 777-9170

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MetroFlex Gym

MetroFlex Gym, home of the Real Bodybuilding Show, aims to assist its members in achieving and maintaining "world-class" physiques. Its owner calls it a "no-frills, nose to the grindstone gym" and its members are bodybuilders, powerlifters, mixed martial artists, and competitive strongmen. Free one-day passes are available.

Phoenix, AZ(602) 353-9496

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Miller's Boxing Gym

Miller's Boxing Gym caters to professional, amateur, and recreational boxers in and near Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, and Paradise Valley. The gym is a fitness community that intends for its members to meet their fitness goals. Workouts are different daily. Recreational boxing classes cover bag and punching mitt work, plus conditioning, but do not involve sparring. Participants punch but don't get punched. Sparring classes are reserved for experienced boxers. Beginners first must learn basic offense and defense and have a coach's approval before learning to spar.

Phoenix, AZ(602) 492-7570

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Octane Crossfit

Octane CrossFit uses Olympic and power weightlifting, gymnastics, and sprinting to help its members achieve their fitness goals. For first timers, it offers group or one-on-one On-Ramp classes, which last three hours or until a trainee is ready to train in the gym's traditional group classes. Experienced CrossFitters may "test out" of the On-Ramp program to skip to the traditional group classes.

Phoenix, AZ(602) 663-4859

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Phonenix Rock Gym

Phoenix Rock Gym provides guests of all skill levels with access to top-roping, bouldering, and lead climbing. The facility has 30-foot high walls and more than 15,000 square feet of climbing surface. First-timers receive an orientation and instruction. The gym's routes have faces, cracks, aretes, and chimneys, for fun and for improving one's climbing skills.

Tempe, AZ(480) 921-8322

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Physiques Gym

Physiques Gym is a private gym whose coaches use a "military" mentality -- drive, direction, and focus -- to help members meet their fitness goals. Services offered include group training, personal training, nutrition guidance, meal planning, a Basic Training Readiness Program, Athletic Strength Conditioning, TMX, and competitor prep. The gym caters to athletes from beginners to extremists. Training methods include plyometric, isometric, calisthenic, high-intensity training (HIT), circuit training, cardio conditioning, core strengthening, and abdominal sculpting.

Phoenix, AZ(602) 953-1111

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Power MMA Fitness

Power MMA Fitness has classes in boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, grappling, mixed martial arts, and Muay Thai, plus personal training. Its trainers have four-year degrees and are certified strength and conditioning specialists. Members of the gym have included UFC fighters, high school athletes, and stay at home moms. Anyone interested in personal training can arrange for a free 30-minute assessment to discuss options and goals.

Gilbert, AZ(480) 632-9662

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Results Only Fitness

Results Only provides group fitness coaching with certified instructors using tools that include MYZONE heart rate training, TRX, kettlebells, sandbags, ropes, and medicine balls. Its team has more than 25 years of experience with group fitness coaching. Its goals are to help members burn calories and build lean muscle. Arizona Foothills Magazine named Results Only the "Best Gym in Phoenix" in 2014.

Phoenix, AZ(602) 944-0747

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Revolution Training System Gym

Revolution Training System Gym specializes in strength and conditioning training for people of all skill levels. Programs included Russian kettlebell training, power lifting, and athletic development in a group and one-on-one settings. Members set specific goals and work toward achieving them with certified trainers or strength coaches. Options for members include unlimited group classes, personal training packages, small-group training, and access to open gym.

Tempe, AZ(480) 203-7727

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SkinSport Fitness Center

SkinSport Fitness Center provides function, varied, intense workouts for people of all fitness levels. Members have included couch potatoes and extreme athletes of all sizes and ages. The gym aims to help its members to lose fat and get toned quickly, to make smart food choices while dining out, to reaching and maintaining your ideal weight, lower stress, increase energy, and boost confidence and metabolism.

Anthem, AZ(623) 229-8975

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SWEAT Individualized Fitness

SWEAT Individualized Fitness has been in business since 2005, and its coaches create personalized workouts for each member. Options include one-on-one and group training, youth training, fitness classes, and fitness challenges. The Weight Loss Challenge is a 12-week program that includes 36 small group training sessions, 12 boot camps, and a three month supply of Sweat Drop meal replacement shakes. The Toning Challenge is for people who are at or near their ideal weight but would like to be in better shape.

Anthem, AZ(623) 551-5753

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Tangible Tanning and Fitness

Tangible Tanning and Fitness has fitness machines, tanning beds, and massage therapy. Its fitness coaches aim to assist members in reaching fitness goals. The coaches have various certifications and specialties, including personal training, nutrition, martial arts, boxing, kickboxing, and kinesiology. Members who also wish to tan have access to multiple methods: VersaSpa, Sunless Spray Tan, Red Light Therapy, and a Detox/Weight loss pod.

Phoenix, AZ(602) 274-4664

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The Chavez Boxing Gym

The Chavez Boxing Gym provides one-on-one private boxing training to men and women in Phoenix. The gym's staff assists trainees in achieving self-defense and self-esteem goals, plus boosts their senses of responsibility and discipline. The gym is owned and operated by Pete "the Punisher" Chavez, who has been a local boxer for more than 30 years.

Phoenix, AZ(623) 206-2639

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