Best Gyms in Columbia

Why These Gyms?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Columbia 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. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Base10 Method

Base10 Method is a boutique gym located in Columbia that specializes in personal training and group-focused high-intensity classes. Base10 offers free one-on-one consultations to help clients find the right programs and goals to help them achieve their fitness and health aims in an inviting and welcoming atmosphere for clients at all levels. The gym’s Personal Training Program is designed to teach clients the movements and exercises in a safe and state-of-the-art facility at their own pace. Base10’s amenities include multiple men’s and women’s showers, changing and storage space, snack and drinks, make-up vanities, parking spaces, and handicap accessibility. Previous clients rave about Base10’s results-oriented programs and focus on personalized training sessions as well as the friendliness and attentiveness of the trainers and team who work with them every day.

Columbia, SC 29201


Sport of Fitness CrossFit

Sport of Fitness CrossFit is a Crossfit-focused training gym offering Olympic weightlifting, strength and conditioning, and high-intensity fitness services to athletes across the Columbia metropolitan area. Sport of Fitness’ mission is to educate, train, and inspire each of their clients to achieve his or her fitness and health goals. The gym is open six days a week and offers a number of classes that each consist of group warm-ups, instructions, and specified workouts-of-the-day. Owners Brandon and Bobbi Millsaps have been associated with the CrossFit community since 2006. Currently, Bobbi is the only CrossFit Level 4 Certified Trainer in South Carolina and both owners have experience as Head Trainers during Level I & Level II Courses. Members have praised Sport of Fitness for changing their bodies and health and introducing them to the dynamic world of CrossFit with customized training regimens.

Columbia, SC 29229


Workhorse Fitness

Workhorse Fitness is a functional fitness gym founded in 2015 in downtown Columbia for complete workout novices, current athletes, or people who are simply interested in changing their current gym and workout regimen. Workhorse offers small group classes and personal training to reach anyone's personal and nutritional goals. Workhorse Fitness members get access to all group training classes throughout the day, one-on-one training sessions, complete body assessments and goal settings, and unlimited access to Stronghold Gym equipment, rock climbing, and the Hampton Hills Athletic Club. Workhorse Fitness is unique in offering no contracts, no annual fees, initiation fees, or cancellation fees to encourage an uncomplicated gym environment. New members receive a one-on-one introduction to try new workouts free of charge and to test the facility’s equipment before joining.

Columbia, SC 29201