Laurels
Best Gyms in
Pittsburgh
2018

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 Pittsburgh, PA.

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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.

All Day Fitness

All Day Fitness is near to Downtown, Oakland, Southside, and many other Pittsburgh neighborhoods and is open 24/7. The gym has individual and couples monthly membership prices, and can schedule personal training by appointment. The gym includes state of the art weights and cardio equipment.

Pittsburgh, PA(412) 294-9881

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Arsenal Strength

Arsenal Strength is a Pittsburgh CrossFit gym in Lawrenceville focused on helping clients build functional strength in a fun, high-energy, and community-driven environment. Their primary training program is CrossFit 1812, which combines aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, and endurance activities. Alternative programs include their Just Get Fit Bootcamp, Arsenal Performance Academy for youth, high school, and college athletes, one-on-one training, and Arsenal On Ramp CrossFit beginners. Each trainer is a certified CrossFit Level 1 instructor, and the Just Get Fit coach is a certified fitness and health instructor. Arsenal Strength shares space and partners with the Pittsburgh Fitness Project.

Pittsburgh, PA(412) 781-0141

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Bodytech

Bodytech has 24-hour digital access in the North Hills. Group fitness, weight training, and personal training are available as well as spinning, yoga, and Insanity classes. The facility includes Hex Standup Tanning and a juice bar. Bodytech offers Silver Sneakers Fitness programs for older adults and is free for Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield Medicare Advantage members and UPMC Silver and Fit members.

Pittsburgh, PA(412) 364-7334

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Celli’s Fitness Center

Celli’s Fitness Center is a full-service gym located in Lawrenceville. The gym offers both contract and no-contract membership options and is open seven days a week. Aside from lifting equipment and training, Celli’s gym has a variety of cardio equipment and other fitness machines. Personal training is available at the gym or online, as well as online dieting consultation.

Pittsburgh, PA(412) 894-8234

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CrossFit RITE Steeltown

CrossFit RITE Steeltown offers multiple programs to its members including Fundamentals, Yoga, Olympic Weightlifting, and Endurance. Other programs include Endurance Racing and Personal Training. Some programs are available to non-members for a fee. Each monthly plan has an unlimited access option. The 12 coaches are all CrossFit L-1 certified, along with other certifications and qualifications.

Moon Township, PA(412) 360-9176

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Exercise Warehouse Gym & Fitness Center

Exercise Warehouse Gym has the motto “Get built in Bloomfield.” Located near the Bloomfield Bridge for more than 20 years, the facility has free weights, strength training equipment, treadmills, and more. Classes include aerobics, self-defense, and personal training. Instructors' specialties range from boxing, self-defense for women, and training student athletes.

Pittsburgh, PA(412) 621-1650

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Fleet Feet Sports Pittsburgh

Fleet Feet Sports Pittsburgh lists integrity, community, respect, quality, responsibility, and vibrance as their core values. Located in the Norman Centre II shopping area, the athletic gear store offers a variety of training programs for all fitness levels year round, including free workouts with the Fleet Feet Speed Squad. Other training courses include Middle School Run Camp, marathon training, and triathlon training.

Pittsburgh, PA(412) 851-9100

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Fuse Fitness Studio

Fuse Fitness Studio focuses on in-person coaching and online support. The studio provides members with cooking videos, meal plans, and grocery lists to improve nutrition, and individualized personal training programs. Members can select from private, semi-private, group, or even virtual personal training programs. The gym’s popular workout programs include Fuse Kettlebell and Fuse Yoga Athletics.

Pittsburgh, PA(800) 390-6080

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Legends of Pittsburgh Fitness and Performance Center

Legends of Pittsburgh is located at the Pittsburgh Mills Mall and is open 24/7 for members. The fitness center offers training for all ages and skill levels, including sport-specific training on athletic turf and Senior strength training. Contracts are month-to-month, with discounts available for students, seniors, and others. In addition to fitness classes and training, Legends also offers Knockerball rentals.

Tarentum, PA(724) 895-3560

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Pittsburgh Barbell Club

Pittsburgh Barbell Club is owned and operated by the Pittsburgh Sports Performance & Development Cooperation and dedicates itself to Olympic Weightlifting. The training center has 11 training platforms, training bars for youth and women, and IWF approved equipment. All coaches are USAW certified. Members must register as a USA Weightlifting member before joining the Pittsburgh Barbell Club.

Bridgeville, PA(412) 276-7905

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Pittsburgh Kettlebell & Performance

The equipment found at Pittsburgh Kettlebell & Performance includes Russian kettlebells, battle ropes, pull up bars, heavy bags, Olympic barbells, tires, push and pull sleds, and more. Kettlebell classes are available for children and adults, as well as personal training. The staff is led by a USAKL Certified Kettlebell Instructor and includes seven other experienced and certified fitness instructors.

Pittsburgh, PA(412) 758-0308

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Pittsburgh Kettlebells

Located in the Carmel Commons Building off of Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh Kettlebells offers long-term investment fitness options. The instructors at Pittsburgh Kettlebells all have gold standard SFG and/or RKC certifications. The gym uses the seven-part Functional Movement Screen assessment during training. Other than kettlebells, they use bodyweight calisthenics, free weights, and bands.

Pittsburgh, PA(412) 860-6361

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Pittsburgh North Fitness

Pittsburgh North Fitness offers four options of 45-minute long work out sessions: 1-on-1 Personal Training, Small Group Personal Training, Team Training, and Program Design. Strength Training is crucial to all fitness programs. PNF seeks to provide help and support beyond that exceeds their members' expectations.

Wexford, PA(724) 934-2000

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Pittsburgh Pro Fitness

Pittsburgh Pro Fitness is a personal training, sport-specific, and boot camp facility. Its Sports Performance Training program is designed for sport-specific athletic training and has a field turf ideal for soccer and football athletes. Boot Camps consist of 60-minute group classes that utilize Hight Intensity Interval Training. Personal training programs include 60-minute personalized work outs and nutritional guidance. A Pro Membership provides open gym access.

Emsworth, PA(412) 734-4100

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Platinum Fitness Center

Members of Platinum Fitness Center receive individualized training programs alongside access to equipment including Icarian and Hammer strength machines, stairmasters, treadmills, ellipticals, and free weights. Classes include Zumba, step aerobics, kickboxing, and Silver Sneakers for Seniors. All members receive free tanning services throughout the year.

Pittsburgh, PA(412) 921-7074

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Realize the Athlete Within Training, LLC

R.A.W. Training is a personal and small group training program and part of the CrossFit Family of Affiliates in the North Hills. R.A.W. specializes in athletic training to increase performance and decrease injury. The instructors use a variety of techniques during training, from Olympic lifts and bodyweight training to free weights and plyometrics. R.A.W has multiple group workouts to choose from, large and small group training, youth classes, and individual training.

Wildwood, PA(412) 559-4479

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Stout Training Pittsburgh

Stout Training Pittsburgh is in Pittsburgh’s Strip District and provides training for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, Muay Thai, kickboxing, and kettlebell-focused strength training. The instructors train everyone from professional athletes to beginners and focus on technical training. The Jiu-Jitsu team is an exclusive member of the Renzo Gracie Association.

Pittsburgh, PA(412) 888-9797

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The Fight Company

Along with an open gym, The Fight Co. provides boxing, crossfight, and combo classes to meet a variety of fitness levels. The trainers include Hall of Famers, current world ranked fighters, and certified fitness experts. The 6,000 square foot boxing facility offers open gym times and family and group discounts. Private boxing lessons and drop-in boxing are available in addition to monthly or yearly memberships.

West Mifflin, PA(412) 980-4422

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Wright’s Gym

Wright’s Gym attracts members interested in fitness, fighting, and self-defense in the Crafton area. The gym describes itself as the only Krav Maga Worldwide Official Training Center in Pittsburgh and has certified instructors to teach the Krav Maga self-defense system. Coaches also lead classes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, authentic Muay Thai, and wrestling. Wright’s Gym provides fitness and self-defense consultations, and its clients include the Pittsburgh Pirates, Girl Scouts of America, and local police and law enforcement agencies.

Pittsburgh, PA(412) 921-1530

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X Shadyside

X Shadyside has served clients from Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, and Oakland for more than 20 years. The Pittsburgh gym provides weight-training, group fitness, yoga, and massage therapy programs. New additions to X Shadyside's space include a cardio area, PARAMOUNT® strength training equipment, a cycling studio and the Personal Training Core and CrossFit studio. Certified personal trainers have over 40 years of collective experience, and lead more than 40 group classes per week. The membership includes access to all classes.

Pittsburgh, PA(412) 363-9999

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