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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 Wilmington, NC.

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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.

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24Fit provides fitness and wellness services to residents in Wilmington. The gym is open 24/7 via electronic key and protected by security cameras. Members have access to personal trainers, cardio and strength training equipment, and showers. New members receive a free orientation, and no contracts are used. Discounts are given to seniors, military, police, teachers, fire and emergency responders, and those 15 years and younger.

Wilmington, NC (910) 473-1900


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4ever24fit is the only 24/7 gym in Leland. The facility is open every day of the year, and members can use a coded keycard to enter and use the gym whenever they want. Clients have access to cardio machines, weight machines, and free weights as well as personal training and group classes. New members receive a one-on-one session free of charge.

Leland, NC (910) 399-4760


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Axis Fitness + Training

Axis Fitness + Training brings over 20 years of combined experience to Wilmington. Patrons receive a heart-rate monitor and get strength training, muscular endurance, and conditioning in each one-hour group training. There are also running, biking, and rowing workouts. People can also join the SUPFit Group Workout every Saturday morning for a one-hour paddleboard/fitness excursion.

Wilmington, NC (910) 367-2560


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Brunswick Forest Fitness & Wellness

Brunswick Forest Fitness & Wellness is an 18,000 square-foot facility in Leland. Patrons visit the center for its indoor and outdoor pool, sun deck and poolside grill, lighted sport courts, aerobics studio, fitness floor, cardio equipment, locker rooms with showers and steam room, lounge, and coffee bar. Swim and tennis lessons, as well as massage services, are also available.

Leland, NC (910) 342-2215


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Champion MMA and Fitness

Champion MMA and Fitness has been an active mixed martial arts gym longer than any other facility in Wilmington. People can train in MMA and combatives as well as general fitness. Group classes include Kids Karate, Combat Fitness, Kick Box Fitness, Muay Thai/Jiu Jitsu, and Aikido. Private sessions for OSBD, offensive strategic body defense, are available for law enforcement professionals only.

Wilmington, NC (910) 792-1131


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CrossFit Carolina Beach

CrossFit Carolina Beach is a Wilmington fitness facility open seven days a week. Trainers use high-intensity varied movements as well as nutritional counseling. Clients have access to 4,200 square feet of air-conditioned space featuring equipment such as a 44-foot Rogue Fitness Infinity Rig, 5000 lbs of bumper plates, kettlebells, medicine balls, gymnastics rings, pull-up bars, rowing machines, a C2 Ski Ergometer, sandbags, and climbing ropes. There are also programs for kids' training.

Wilmington, NC (917) 573-7824


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Elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu of Wilmington

Elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu of Wilmington offers training for all ages. The facility offers Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Strength & Conditioning. From youth events and competition training to pizza and movie nights for kids, the center helps kids build strength, confidence, and a sense of teamwork. There are also Pee Wee classes for ages three to six. Discounts are given to spouses and mothers.

Wilmington, NC (910) 338-2655


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Evolution Mixed Martial Arts Academy

Evolution Mixed Martial Arts Academy is located in Wilmington and combines Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and wrestling training. Patrons can also train in boxing and kickboxing as well as have personal training sessions. The Kids' Program allows children to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Muay Thai. Evolution has trained women's self-defense classes at the Wilmington Police Department, and Head Jiu-Jitsu Instructor, Jeremy Owens, is a Black Belt.

Wilmington, NC (910) 509-0701


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Fit4Life Studio, LLC

Fit4Life Studio, LLC is a Wilmington gym which features one-on-one personal training, group trainings, and VIP services for film industry professionals, actors, and actresses while filming in the area. Clients can take classes for Body Fat Loss, Muscle Tone, Functional Training, and Boot Camp. Aside from getting in shape, patrons aim to lower cholesterol, lose weight, increase energy, and lower blood pressure.

Wilmington, NC (910) 688-3484


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FitMo is a gym in Wilmington that provides “a safe, comfortable, and positive training experience for everyone.” The company maintains a nonjudgmental and nurturing atmosphere for individuals who want to improve their quality of life, and it tailors the programs to the health and wellness goals of each client. The well-appointed facility has the resources to run various one-on-one and group programs, and the classes involve weight loss, stamina building, and even socializing. Fitness Motivation holds a certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and it draws insight and operational direction from the lady owner, who earned her bachelor’s in health and physical education, with honors, and her master’s in education, majoring in exercise and sports science, from the University of North Carolina.

Wilmington, NC (910) 471-1356


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Fitness Fusion

Fitness Fusion is a Burgaw gym. Patrons have access to massage services, nutritional counseling, membership for ages 14 and over, cable TV, fitness assessment, free wi-fi, certified instructors, group fitness, healthy shakes. Classes available include Zumba, Body Attack, Bodypump™, Fit Over 50, Cardio Blast, Pilates, Kardio Kickboxing, R.I.P.P.E.D., and Yoga.

Burgaw, NC (910) 259-0422


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GoGirl Fitness Studio

GoGirl Fitness Studio in Wilmington is a women-only gym. The center has over 15 years experience in personal training and exercise and offers a 90-day guarantee on results. If clients do not think they feel or look better, they will get their fees back. Programs at GoGirl include personal training sessions, small group classes, boot camp, and nutritional advice.

Wilmington, NC (910) 508-5080


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Monty’s Boot Camp

Monty’s Boot Camp is a women-only fitness center in Wilmington. Clients come to the gym to lose fat, increase their metabolism, burn calories even after exercise, eat right, decrease stress, and decrease fat-storage hormones. Workouts include a 3-in-1 combination of strength, cardio and core training. Owner Monty Miller has almost 20 years of experience as a personal trainer and weight loss specialist.

Wilmington, NC (910) 617-2907


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SHAPE Fitness Group

SHAPE Fitness Group is a Wilmington gym. Clients have access to personal training, group training, High-Intensity Interval Training, Obstacle Course Race Training, and Outdoor Fitness Boot Camps. The company also offers a mobile gym option called SHAPE2GO which brings classes to local parks and businesses. People can try out the center via a free 30-minute session with one of the certified personal trainers.

Wilmington, NC (910) 708-0202


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Storm Strength & Fitness

Storm Strength & Fitness is an 8,000 square foot, climate-controlled warehouse gym in Wilmington. The Performance Training Programs are for children to elite athletes and take place in small groups. Storm also offer separate Youth Training Programs, Professional/Elite programs, and Team Training. Private Training sessions are also available. Clients can use plate-loaded equipment, dumbbells, treadmills, elliptical machines, rowers, bikes, and a multi-stack cable crossover machine

Wilmington, NC (910) 399-7172


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The Crest Fitness

The Crest Fitness is a Wilmington fitness club which has been helping people get into shape since 1984. Patrons benefit from personal training, free parking, on-site smoothie bar, free towel service, over 30 group fitness classes every week, and over 60 free weight and strength stations. Members also receive customized diets online and personal progress tracking. The gym employs trainers certified in NSCA, ACSM, NASM, or NPTI.

Wilmington, NC (910) 509-3044


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The Port City Boxing & Fitness/Friends of Boxing, Inc.

The Port City Boxing & Fitness/Friends of Boxing, Inc. has been a Wilmington gym since 1974 and is home to the USA Amateur Olympic Boxing Club. People do not have to compete to train at the club. Port City is a non-profit organization which aims to provide a gym to inner city, underprivileged children and promote the physical and mental benefits of exercise and health. The Port City women's team has won numerous US amateur national championships in recent years.

Wilmington, NC (910) 622-5382


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TOPS Athletics

TOPS Athletics provides fitness services to residents in the Wilmington area. Clients have access to strength conditioning, personal training, clinical metabolic testing, and paddle board excursions. TOPS also offers sports medicine services to improve performance and recover from and prevent future injuries. The center's staff includes Certified Personal Trainers, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialists, Performance Enhancement Specialists, Corrective Exercise Specialists, Licensed Athletic Trainer, and a Registered Dietitian.

Wilmington, NC (910) 821-0257


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TruSculpt LLC

TruSculpt LLC provides fitness solutions to residents throughout Wilmington. Owner Todd Davenport has been a personal trainer for over 15 years and has guided hundreds of clients to reach their fitness goals. TruSculpt offers strength training, toning, athleticism, and nutritional counseling. Clients can opt for one-on-one sessions or the center's Boot Camp as well. The non-invasive Contour Light procedure is also available exclusively at the center to reduce cellulite and aid weight loss.

Wilmington, NC (910) 399-1283


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Wilmington Lady Fitness

Wilmington Lady Fitness provides gym facilities and wellness services to women. Every new member gets an orientation and free personal training consultation. Trainers consider each member's health, medical limitations, injuries, and fitness goals. Group classes include Interval Training, Step, Zumba, Spin, Kickboxing Golden Girls, Body Blast, Pilates, and Yoga. Clients also have access to tanning, an infrared sauna, and childcare.

Wilmington, NC (910) 392-3339


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