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Best Gyms
in Miami
2020

Why These Gyms?

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

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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.

5th Street Gym

Originally founded in 1950, 5th Street Gym is a Miami Beach boxing and training facility providing personal and group sessions. Gym trainers include a King of the Cage Champion, former NYPD boxing team trainer, black sash in Chinese Shaolin kung fu, and certified Krav Maga self-defense instructor. Early on, Muhammad Ali trained at 5th Street Gym. Clientele today are men, women and children, models, entertainers, and WBA champions.

Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Beach Body Health Club

An oceanside Miami gym, Beach Body Health Club has been serving local residents and international athletes for more than 15 years. The facility, frequently used as a photo shoot site for fitness publications, includes a beauty salon, spa, open gym, nutrition store, smoothie bar, and training center. Personal trainers and certified instructors lead Zumba, senior citizen classes, suspension training, spinning, and P90X sessions, as well as boot camp and yoga by the ocean.

Miami Beach, FL 33141

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BodyTek Wynwood Miami

BodyTek Wynwood Miami is a small group training gym providing total body, ever-changing workouts. The owner is a former SWAT team member who prioritizes increasing clients’ motivation. Other staff members are NASM Certified Personal Trainers with experience in neuro-recovery rehab and training professional sports teams. Trainer specializations include TRX, improving flexibility, sports nutrition, cycling, and Pilates. Channel 10 viewers voted BodyTek #1 gym in South Florida.

Davie, FL 33317

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ClubX

clubX is a Miami gym and fitness facility specializing in personal training, small group training, functional training, teen/kids exercise, and nutritional planning. A former ATP Tour professional runs the fitness center located on US1 in Coral Gables, leading a team of experienced coaches whose credentials include advanced sports science degrees and CPTs from ACSM, NASM, NCSF, ISSA, NSCA, and NSPA, with certification in spinning, kettlebells, TRX, and sport-specific training. clubX also has an expansive artificial grass functional training area, provides monthly social events, HIIT classes, massage therapy, and several options for healthy meal delivery.

Coral Gables, FL 33146

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Iron Addicts Gym Miami

Trainers at Iron Addicts Gym Miami specialize in bodybuilding, nutrition, powerlifting, boxing, and MMA. Master Instructors lead seminars and training sessions with a philosophy that requires members to focus, commit, and push themselves hard. Magazines including Muscle & Fitness, Inside Fitness, FLEX, and Iron Man have featured the Miami gym.

Metropolis Fitness

The staff at Metropolis Fitness in Coral Gables are certified personal trainers, coaches, and instructors. There are three group fitness studios, free weights, cardio and resistance equipment, a juice bar, and personalized entertainment systems at the Miami gym. The fitness professionals maintain NASM, ACE, and NCSF certifications, specializing in pre and post-natal fitness, Vinyasa yoga, Crossfit, Bootcamp, Pilates, and healthy lifestyle principles. Group fitness classes for children are also available.

Coral Gables, FL 33146

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Miami Iron Gym

Miami Iron Gym (MIG) is open 24 hours and serves dedicated gym-goers, body-builders, and competitors. The Miami gym’s atmosphere is what the staff calls hardcore, with heavy weights available, focused exercisers, and no complaints about lifting noise. Most MIG trainers are IFBB pros and NFC competitors. Military, police and firefighter discounts are available.

Miami Strength and Fitness Club

Miami Strength and Fitness Club is a family owned and managed gym with open gym equipment, personal training, and group classes. The Miami gym’s co-owner is a physical therapist who worked 25 years in rehab and orthopedics and 20 years as a personal trainer. Staff members include ACE and IWA certified senior strength trainers, a licensed paramedic and firefighter, nurses, a professional body builder, and Pilates, yoga, and CrossFit instructors.

MMA Masters

Certified instructors at MMA Masters in Doral emphasize physical fitness, confidence, discipline, and community. Miami-area clients, about one-third women, visit the gym for adult and child classes at all levels, from beginner to professional athlete. Training is available in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai kickboxing, western boxing, Judo, Capoeira, wrestling, self-defense, and bully-proofing for kids. The MMA Masters co-owner is a World Nogi Champion and Ultimate Fighter reality show coach.

Normandy Gym

Members have been exercising at Normandy Gym in North Miami Beach since 2002, to achieve weight loss, increased strength, and self-confidence. Danny Hawk, the owner, created the Techno-Boxing program, and his facility provides classes that combine boxing moves, kicks, plyometrics, and calisthenics. Staff trainers include an MMA champion, pro boxer, certified Bootcamp instructor, specialist in youth boxing and fitness, Colombian and Cuban Americans, and natives of Israel and Brazil.

Miami Beach, FL 33141

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Primal Fit Miami

Primal Fit Miami (PFM) is open during scheduled group fitness sessions and by appointment and often has a membership waiting list. Small training groups focus on structured, progressive conditioning and injury prevention. The PFM system uses body movements from everyday life and sports. Certified Personal Trainers include registered nurses and physical therapists and have credentials through NASM and ISSA, specializing in nutrition, core conditioning, lifting, stretch therapy, and Pilates.

Miami Shores, FL 33138

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SolBox Fitness Club

SolBox Fitness Club is a Miami gym specializing in boxing circuit and personal training for fun, fitness, sparring, and competition. The gym includes a cross training studio as well as boxing and martial arts, in an atmosphere of music and art such as graffiti, old school and underground hip-hop, funk, jazz, and soul. Staff have credentials through USA Boxing, NCSF, and NASM, in MMA conditioning and personal training.

SoMi Fitness Training Facility

Mindset, nutrition, movement, and recovery are fundamental values at SoMi Fitness Training Facility. The South Miami gym has equipment for personal training, group classes, and nutrition counseling. Certified Personal Trainers on staff include a specialized boot camp creator, celebrity VIP trainer, NPC Physique Competitor, physical therapist assistant, and kickboxing, kettlebells, CrossFit, and spinning instructors. Members also go to SoMi for sport-specific and contest-prep conditioning.

South Miami, FL 33143

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South Beach Boxing

Instructors at South Beach Boxing (SBB) are all professional boxers who train clients for fitness. The Miami Beach gym opened in 1998 and provides open gym weight and cardio equipment as well as boxing classes, anti-bullying defense training, kickboxing, and kids fitness programs. Boxing classes are about 50/50 women and men. Cross training and boot camps are also available. Many well-known athletes and entertainers have visited SBB, including Muhammad Ali.

Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Steelhouse Fitness

Steelhouse Fitness is a USA Powerlifting regional training center with multiple Miami locations. The gym prioritizes accountability and affordable access, by providing family discounts and unlimited personalized training with membership. Coaches explain workout techniques and create nutrition plans, for beginner and advanced clients. Sessions include competitive powerlifting, athletic conditioning, and women only, with emphases such as fat loss, muscle gain, physique, and performance. Steelhouse Fitness opened in 2008.

Swim Gym

Swim Gym is a Miami aquatics facility serving beginning and competitor swimmers. Baby, adult, group, and private swim lessons are available, as well as lifeguard training and water-based fitness programs. The founder lectures globally on swimming education and safety. He is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and German, and was a 1972 Olympian with the Mexican National Team. Swim Gym is a United States Swim School Association member.

Thump Fight Gym

Thump Fight Gym is a Miami total body fitness center with boxing, battle ropes, CrossFit, jiu-jitsu, SobeKick, and yoga programs. Classes and training sessions help members improve skills, strength, speed, and overall physical health, and range from Youth Boxing to SilverSneakers classes for seniors. Certified Exercise Physiologists coach participants who want a fight and more general fitness gym in one.

Miami, FL 33143

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US1 Fitness Center

US1 Fitness Center is a local, family-friendly Miami gym, open 24 hours. The North Miami fitness facility launched in 1992 and provides open gym equipment, personal training, and a range of specialty classes. All trainers maintain certification through national agencies, with backgrounds including sports conditioning, fitness for the elderly, pre and post-natal programs, and youth exercise. Spinning, yoga, Zumba, and Piloxing classes, as well as military discounts, are available.

North Miami, FL 33181

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X-treme Rock Climbing Center of Miami

X-treme Rock Climbing Center of Miami is a full service gym, offering yoga and adventure racing training along with indoor rock climbing and instruction. The gym’s 14,000 square foot climbing area has frequently set routes by USA Climbing certified routesetters. Youth programs include kids climb time, intro classes, and a youth climbing team. Climbers can take beginner, refresher, anchor theory and technique, and private instruction classes.

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