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Activedge

Garrett Road, Durham, NC 27707
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  • Personal Training

Activedge is a health club and fitness center that accepts members in Durham. Founded by Brian Diaz, this facility offers gym services, ranging from personal training to group training, to fitness enthusiasts and athletes. Clients can select programs suitable for their fitness levels, such as private or semi-private training and group classes. These programs may include indoor cycling, kettlebells, TRX suspension, advanced cross, and women's strength training. This fitness club also offers its wellness services to corporate clients.

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Body Games

3823 Guess Road, Durham, NC 27705
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  • Personal Training

Body Games is a fitness company that serves clients in the Durham metro. The gym offers a facility that contains a 3,000 square foot foam floor, a child playground, and a room with free weights, spin bikes, and rowing equipment. Clients can attend various fitness classes, like HIIT, mobility, and strength sessions. Likewise, the gym provides physical therapy services like dry-needling activities and massage therapy sessions. Body Games is one of the winners of the Best of Durham 2021 from the Durham Magazine.

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Bull City Strong

4300 Garrett Road, Durham, NC 27707
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  • Fitness Classes
  • Personal Training

Bull City Strong is a gym in Durham that provides fitness and personal training services. The gym has over 40 classes for various levels, offering strength and conditioning programs for people looking to get into shape. It also provides yoga classes and training for mobility and endurance, in addition to child care services. The gym also offers CrossFit training. Its owner and coach, Jack Wiggen, is a USA Weightlifting Level 1 sports performance coach. Furthermore, he specializes in Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, and high-intensity interval training.

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Courage Fitness Durham

410 West Geer Street, Durham, NC 27701
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  • 24 Hrs
  • Outdoor and Indoor Facillity
  • Fitness Classes
  • Personal Training

Courage Fitness Durham is a 5,500+ square feet gym facility that serves clients in Durham and the neighboring communities. The gym provides members with 24/7 gym access, individualized coaching sessions, a professional coaching team, and over 45 classes per week. Among the programs available are CrossFit, powerlifting, weightlifting, fitness and nutrition plan, and kids’ fitness program. It also hosts events for members such as monthly gatherings to get to know their training partners outside the gym.

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CrossFit RTP

4909 South Alston Avenue, Durham, NC 27713
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  • Fitness Classes
  • Personal Training

CrossFit RTP is a training gym that services the Durham metro and its neighboring areas. The business offers one-on-one coaching and training sessions for individuals who want to improve their Olympic weightlifting skills. Its trainers assess the strength and techniques of its clients and design a fitness program tailored to them. Additionally, the facility provides a corporate course that can help employees improve their overall health and wellness. CrossFit RTP has qualified three women athletes to the CrossFit Games Regionals. Its gym is 6000 sq. ft. with shower access.

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Empower Personalized Fitness

Durham, NC 27707
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Empower Personalized Fitness is a gym in Durham, NC that specializes in personal training, group fitness classes, and nutritional consultation. Amenities include filtered water, towel services, showers, and changing facilities. The facility consists of two dedicated group fitness studios, two training areas, specialized AstroTurf and Boflex flooring, custom TRX system, a strength training area with bumper plates, heavy bags, squat racks, and other equipment, and tools for functional training, rehabilitation exercises, and plyometric training. The experienced trainers and staff offer assistance in multiple training areas including lifestyle wellness, sports and recreation, pre and post rehabilitation, and health coaching. The gym is also available for celebrations, educational events, and team events. Gym partners include Omega Sports, Relay Foods, Girls on the Run, Patty Shoaf, Chiropractic Partners, Fleet Feet Sport, and many more.

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Fit Lab

2500 Meridian Parkway, Durham, NC 27713
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  • 24 Hrs
  • Outdoor and Indoor Facillity
  • Fitness Classes
  • Personal Training

Fit Lab is a fitness center that is open 24/7 and has an open workout facility. It serves the clients in Durham and the surrounding areas. It offers cross-training programs that help build strength, consisting of gymnastics, plyometrics, sandbags, running, and other functional movements. It also offers other training programs from beginner to advanced, including Olympic lifting, personal training, boot camp, yoga classes, and nutrition coaching. Co-owner and trainer Casey Rush has 10 years of experience in the industry.

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Fitness World

Durham, NC 27713
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Fitness World is a gym in Durham, NC that specializes in personal training, group fitness, and nutrition services. The 20,000 square foot facility is locally owned and operated, has certified personal trainers, nationally certified instructors, and state-of-the-art equipment. Amenities include a basketball court, smoothie bar, sauna and steam rooms, and child care.The gym offers student and senior membership discounts, and accepts the Silver & Fit Program and supplemental medical coverage for seniors through BCBSNC, CIGNA, and other insurance carriers.

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IKAIKA

4603 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC 27705
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  • Outdoor and Indoor Facillity
  • Fitness Classes
  • Personal Training

IKAIKA, meaning "strength" in Hawaiian, is a fitness center that helps individuals in Durham achieve their fitness goals. The gym offers custom personal and group training programs that depend on the client's preference. It conducts yoga classes that help individuals in improving their core strength, balance, and flexibility for injury prevention. Nutrition coaching is also offered. Einar, one of the coaches in IKAIKA, is an ISSA Specialist in Fitness Nutrition.

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Millennium Sports Club

3419 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC 27705
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  • Outdoor and Indoor Facillity
  • Fitness Classes
  • Personal Training

Millennium Sports Club is a gym facility that offers its services in the Durham metro. The establishment provides personal training sessions tailored to the client's exercise history, fitness assessments, and personal goals. It facilitates fitness classes for yoga, pilates, boxing, indoor cycling, circuit training, and total body workout. A registered dietitian is available to help individuals develop healthy nutrition habits. Millennium Sports Club is equipped with a sauna and a care room to accommodate guests' children.

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Myo Durham

105 Hood Street, Durham, NC 27701
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  • Personal Training

Myo Durham is a fitness and physical therapy center that serves Durham clients. Its gym services include personal training and fitness classes. Its personal training program is a one-on-one session that lasts for 50 minutes. The company designs programs tailored to match clients' fitness goals. Its trainer can help with weight management, strength or endurance improvement, and injury prevention. Myo's physical therapist, Joel Cabrera, provides pain management and dry needling as well. He has over 18 years of experience in the industry.

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North Durham Fitness

124 Latta Road, Durham, NC 27712
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  • Outdoor and Indoor Facillity
  • Fitness Classes
  • Personal Training

North Durham Fitness opens its training and workout programs to Durham's communities. Its classes include CrossFit, zoom, and powerlifting. Individuals can avail themselves of personalized sessions with the aid of a private coach who can help with improving flexibility, including training around injuries. The gym also has group session coaches that undergo certification processes for the safety of participants. In addition, it has a nutrition coaching service that tailors diet plans to a client's lifestyle and monitors progress through a feedback system.

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Powered by Shaw

Raleigh, NC 27617
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Powered by Shaw is a gym in Raleigh. NC that specializes in personal fitness, group fitness, and teen fitness. The gym focuses on workouts that help members build strength, burn fat, and lose weight. Classes include boot camp, strength training, cardio, core workouts, kettlebells, TRX, mud run training, and HIIT. The gym also offers online training which includes customized meal plans, customized workouts, 1-on-1 support, weekly check ins, and recommendations for supplements. Gym owners Lamar Eugene Shaw and Candace Clardy have both had a passion for fitness since a young age. Shaw played high school football and was an amateur boxer and fitness instructor at age 17; Clardy began playing tennis and doing gymnastics at age 14. Both Shaw and Clardy are certified trainers with experience in areas such as meal planning, high intensity workout routines, running, boot camp, and more. The gym offers a one-week free trial membership, and a 24-day Challenge supplement and nutrition program for weight management, energy, body composition, and overall wellness.

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Prime Athletic Training & Fitness Institute

3738 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham, NC 27707
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  • Personal Training

Prime Athletic Training & Fitness Institute is a gym facility that serves clients in Durham and the neighboring communities. It offers workout equipment, fitness training sessions, and wellness programs at the gym. Clients may opt to enroll in various classes available, such as aerobic class and HIIT class. Furthermore, the gym has sports-specific training open for professional, collegiate or high school, and beginner athletes. All sports training programs are facilitated by professional coaches. Prime Athletic Training & Fitness Institute has been operating since 2013.

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Rapid Results Fitness

Durham, NC 27707
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Rapid Results Fitness is a gym located in Durham, NC that specializes in group fitness classes and personal training. The gym utilizes the Functional Movement Screen which is an exercise philosophy that documents and scores body movements to target physical problems and limitations so a customized workout plan can be developed for each person. Trainers at the gym specialize in kettlebell fitness, and includes a team of StrongFirst certified instructors who are national champions and coaches, military operators, first responders, law enforcement officers, elite martial artists, performing strongmen, team doctors, and strength professionals. Th gym won a 2016 Best of the Triangle award from the Indy Weekly and a 2009 Best of Citysearch award.

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Ready Set Fitness

1921 North Pointe Drive, Durham, NC 27705
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  • Fitness Classes
  • Personal Training

Ready Set Fitness is a personal training studio serving clients in Durham. It provides a wide range of physical fitness programs that include weight loss, fitness training for teenagers, bodybuilding, and professional sports conditioning. Additional services provided include physical fitness for older people, boot camp fitness regardless of age, and training with friends and families. Additionally, Ready Set Fitness has formed a community alliance with non-profit organizations in order to provide services that enhance health and well-being.

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Synergy Fitness for Her

1125 W NC Hwy 54, Durham, NC 27707
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  • Outdoor and Indoor Facillity
  • Fitness Classes
  • Personal Training

Synergy Fitness for Her is a woman-owned and woman-focused gym that caters to clients in Durham and the neighboring communities. It customizes personal and small group training programs. Its team of professionals also offers running assessment and nutritional coaching services. In addition, Synergy Fitness for Her provides physical therapy evaluation and treatment, corrective exercise, and myofascial treatment sessions. Its owner, Birgit Reher, is a physical therapist who has been practicing for more than two decades.

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The Method Personal Training Studio

719 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705
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The Method Personal Training Studio is a private gym based in Durham. Its trainers offer individualized personal training for weight loss, strength building, body sculpting, and functional movement. They also cater to partner-based exercise sessions. The gym uses weight resistance exercises and equipment, such as dumbbells and barbells. Its method of instruction is controlled movements, which was designed by nationally renowned bodybuilder and personal trainer Maitland Nance. In 2016, the gym won the Best of Durham award from Durham Magazine.

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Velocity Fitness

5319 North Roxboro Street, Durham, NC 27712
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Velocity Fitness is a privately owned and operated full-service membership gym that serves clients in the Durham area. It offers strength and endurance conditioning, free weights, cross-training, glutes guns and guts "3G's," and circuit training programs. It also offers therapeutic yoga, Zumba, Tae Kwon Do, kickboxing, and dance fitness. The gym's amenities include child care, a wireless internet lounge, life fitness cardio equipment, and shower facilities. Velocity Fitness has group fitness classes for various skill and ability levels.

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Warriors Playground

Durham, NC 27703
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Warriors Playground is a gym in Durham, NC that specializes in intense non-traditional group fitness that combines extreme boot camp with cardio. Classes include warrior classes, warrior boxing, and extreme indoor fitness which are all designed to challenge mind and body. Multiple levels of monthly membership are available as well as walk-in rates for each class. The gym is dedicated to assisting members of all fitness levels to lose weight, gain strength and endurance, and achieve improved health. Members enjoy the freedom of not having to wait for machines and feeling like they are getting the intensity of one-on-one training in a group setting.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can kids go to the gym?

A: Depending on the gym's facilities, children as young as age 2 or 3 can take part in classes. These are structured around having fun and learning instead of strict form and discipline. Older children and teens can gear their exercise routines toward their favorite sports and even weight lifting.

Q: What age can you go to the gym?

A: The minimum age for visiting the gym to use equipment, including the weight room, is around the age of 13 when accompanied by an adult, though this may vary by state and individual gym rules.

Q: What does “PR” mean in gyms?

A: PR stands for personal record, a term often used in weightlifting and other sports. It means a person's best performance in a certain area, such as the heaviest lift, the highest number of reps, or the fastest time. You might also hear this referred to as PB, or personal best.

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