Laurels
Best Gyms in
Greenville
2017

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 Greenville, SC.

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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.

Adrenaline Dance Fitness

Adrenaline Dance Fitness, a Zumba studio northeast of Greenville in Taylors, launched in 2015. The owner has been a licensed Zumba instructor since 2012, with specializations in toning, kids, and core. She also owns a handmade soap and body care business. Adrenaline Dance Fitness welcomes anyone to join its high-intensity, no-judgment, dance-based workouts, including Vixen Workout classes. The Greenville Zumba gym community participates in Pantry Doctor's clean eating challenges.

Taylors, SC(864) 982-0630

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Alliance Champions Training Center

Alliance Champions Training Center is a Training for Warriors (TFW) gym in Greenville. The fitness center specializes in CrossFit workouts, Parisi Speed School, and Jiu-Jitsu. Alliance Champions Training members are athletes at beginning to advanced levels, working on long-term fitness goals such as feeling good, improved strength, weight loss, enhanced sports performance, and competition conditioning. The trainers, certified in CF and TFW, have experience in social work, nursing, teaching elementary school PE, and world record powerlifting.

Greenville, SC(864) 263-3812

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Athletic Performance Center

Athletic Performance Center (APC) specializes in personal training and Olympic weightlifting for Greenville athletes. The head trainer has always lived in and around Greenville and knows the Upstate people as well as the fitness industry. He ranked sixth in the nation twice in Olympic Weightlifting and has been teaching for more than 15 years. Individuals from 85-year-old retirees to professional athletes participate in personal training at APC, which is a USA Weightlifting Club.

Greenville, SC(864) 451-7510

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Brit’s Brothers Gym

Brit’s Brothers Gym is a Greenville personal training facility founded in 1994. The gym’s trainers, including one serving middle and high school students, work with individual clients on basic weight lifting techniques using correct body positions and speed. Clients’ fitness goals range from wanting to feel better and lose weight to more specific athletic needs. Brit’s Brothers Gym has received Greenville News Best Trainer in the Upstate status nine years in a row.

Greenville, SC(864) 553-3821

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Burn Bootcamp - Fit Community of Moms

The Greenville location of Burn Bootcamp - Fit Community of Moms is a part of a growing business providing positive and motivating environments for women to get in shape. The founder of Burn Bootcamp is an NASM and NCCP Certified Personal Trainer, who has presented his HIIT and bodyweight-based fitness program through several national media outlets. Greenville’s Burn Bootcamp gym offers morning and evening classes, with childcare available for some.

Greenville, SC(864) 414-6087

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Carolina Fitness

The co-owner of Carolina Fitness, a 24-hour-access, downtown Greenville gym, has been voted Best in the Upstate trainer by Greenville News readers. Carolina Fitness services include personal training, competition training, group fitness classes, nutritional plans, and athletic conditioning. Both owners are ranked physique competitors and Certified Personal Trainers. The gym has a cardio theater, free weights, TRX equipment, spinning and CORE training areas, and a physical therapy clinic.

Greenville, SC(864) 787-6969

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CKO Kickboxing

CKO Kickboxing is a Greenville gym specializing in group fitness classes designed for men and women to lose weight, reduce stress, get toned, and have fun. The gym’s friendly and professional trainers prioritize community, a family-like atmosphere, motivation, and accountability through kickboxing classes geared for all fitness levels. Memberships cover unlimited classes. Greenville’s CKO Kickboxing location is a franchise of the business launched 20 years ago in New Jersey.

Greenville, SC(864) 236-4637

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CrossFit Potentia

CrossFit Potentia is a Greenville gym that provides constantly varied, high-intensity workouts for members and drop-in visitors. All CrossFit Potentia trainers are CF L1 certified. Their diverse experiences include work as a full-time firefighter and physical therapist, specialization in foam roller, stability ball, lymphedema, and cancer rehab CrossFit, and participation in half-Ironmans, Tough Mudders, and road cycling. Trainers scale workouts for every age and clients working with injuries or handicaps.

Greenville, SC(864) 475-7099

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Distinct Fitness & Training

Distinct Fitness & Training is a Greenville gym that specializes in high-intensity workout programs in a focused environment. Trainers are CrossFit L1 certified and include a former D1 football player and experienced Olympic and power weightlifters. The strength and conditioning facility features private coaching, boot camps, a Couch to Fit program, and FitTrain group classes with workouts scalable for individuals from elderly members to ex-collegiate athletes in good shape.

Greenville, SC(864) 787-9883

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Fitness With a View

Two Greenville locations of Fitness With a View, one downtown and the other on Hartness Drive, provide exercise and nutrition support for clients with a range of fitness goals. Available services include personal or semi-private training, massage, and group classes. Fitness With a View trainers have diverse certifications and specializations such as lifestyle management, nutritional counseling for diabetes and cardiac patients, post- and pre-menopause and pregnant fitness, yoga, and Pilates.

Greenville, SC(864) 420-3371

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High-Performance Gym

High-Performance Gym, located in Greenville, offers discounted memberships to veterans. The gym relocated from NYC to Greenville in 2012, where it hosts strength training classes for small groups. Dozens of media outlets have featured High-Performance Gym, such as Shape, Glamour, and Men’s Journal. Clay and Elizabeth Burwell have trained many celebrities and maintain certifications from USA Boxing, NASM, and IFPA, specializing in cancer exercise, kettlebell, TRX, Pilates, and pre- and post-natal fitness.

Greenville, SC(864) 735-8808

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Imagine Center

The Greenville gym Imagine Center specializes in community health and fitness through offering parent and youth support programs along with exercise equipment and group classes. Imagine Center invests profits in local charities and hosts a Parent’s Night Out and FiT-KiDz childcare. The facility has a women’s only cardio and weight room, battle ropes, suspension equipment, a walking track, and basketball courts. Classes include Hammer Strength, Life Fitness, CrossFit, boot camp, yoga, kickboxing, and Zumba.

Greenville, SC(864) 770-1791

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K180 Fitness

Each program at K180 Fitness in Greenville builds on resistance training and balanced nutrition. Shawn Kephart founded K180 more than a decade ago to provide plans and means for people at every age and fitness level to meet their goals. The gym’s Certified Personal Trainers have credentials from ISSA, ACE, TRX, AFPA, and ACSM. Many struggled with weight and body issues such as obesity or anorexia in their youth. Specialized training programs include weight loss, physique competition conditioning, Type 2 Diabetes, and bride-to-be.

Greenville, SC(864) 552-1438

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Russell Physical Therapy & Fitness

Russell Physical Therapy & Fitness is an independent, outpatient physical therapy practice that also provides personal training and fitness center access. The Greenville gym, located in Travelers Rest, opened in 2006 and offers memberships for individuals, families, full-time students, seniors, and people only using cardio equipment. Clients can schedule massage therapy, physical therapy, and personal training sessions, and enjoy access to fitness equipment, free weights, and customized orthotic foot care.

Travelers Rest, SC(864) 834-4995

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Shape Shifters

Greenville area individuals and groups looking for a dance-based, high-intensity, workout party can participate at Shape Shifters with no experience required. Located in Greer, Shape Shifters is a Zumba fitness studio that schedules Zumba Sentao and Toning classes as well as general Zumba. The gym is open to walk-in visitors and offers a variety of membership plans, including discounted membership for all military members, emergency responders, and teachers.

Greer, SC(864) 979-5789

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Sportsclub

Sportsclub is a Greenville gym that has been providing a health club experience for clients in the Upstate since 1975. Three Greenville locations feature team sports, group exercise classes, individual instruction, corporate memberships, a juice bar and childcare center, and a spa and physical therapist at some. Sportsclub’s fitness programs include Warrior Training, Pilates Reformer, Spinning, and access to cardio equipment and weights, pools, tracks, and courts. Discounted senior memberships are available.

Greenville, SC(864) 288-7220

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Total Fitness Family Center

Total Fitness Family Center serves the Piedmont and South Greenville communities through providing a non-intimidating, clean, and friendly environment to work on healthy lifestyles. The gym includes a women’s fitness area, a cardio theater, free nursery care, athletic and personal training, a tanning salon and juice bar, and group classes such as water aerobics, SilverSneakers, and kids’ Zumba. Total Fitness Family Center is run by Christians, who incorporate prayer meetings into the facility’s schedule.

Piedmont, SC(864) 295-3687

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