New Year, New You: Top 6 Gyms in the Downtown Phoenix Core

by Fara Illich
Community Deal Spotlight Travel, Shopping & Leisure Fara Illich January 11, 2019

 

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This is the time of year to get deep discounts on new gym memberships or switch up your current plan. From free childcare and zero initiation fees to discounted monthly dues — there’s no better time to channel that whole “new year, new you” thing.
Learn how to lose weight, reduce stress, build muscle and get in the best shape of your life with the help of these six specialty gyms and studios:

Acme Pilates

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Pilates can strengthen your core and abdomen, reduce muscle pain, and improve flexibility, balance and coordination. Ranging from beginner to advanced, classes can be modified to meet your fitness level and run seven days a week. The first demo session is free — so you can come in, learn about the Reformer machines and see if it’s right for you. Class packs start at $89 for four classes, and go up to $199 for unlimited. Click here for more info.

EOS Fitness

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Competitive pricing, a convenient location and great amenities make this one of downtown’s most desirable gyms. EOS offers premium group classes — like yoga, Pilates and spinning — personal training, resistance machines, free weights, nutrition counseling and more. Memberships start at just $19.99 per month. Click here for more info.

Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA

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A comprehensive health and wellness facility with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight equipment, childcare, aerobics, an indoor four-lane pool (open year-round), gymnasium, racquetball courts, exercise classes, sauna, steam room and whirlpool. Memberships start at $33 for teens and go up to $60 per month for adults, with awesome discounts for City employees, military and families. Click here for more info.

LifeStart Renaissance Athletic Club

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A full-service fitness and wellness center in the lower lobby of Renaissance Square. Fun group exercise classes, a highly-educated staff, locker rentals, laundry service and top-of-the-line strength and cardio equipment make this gym a natural choice for downtowners. Massages, nutrition consultation and personal training available by appointment. If you work in the Renaissance Square towers, memberships are $45 per month (with a discounted initiation fee), and $55 for everyone else. Click here for more info.

Mountainside Fitness Downtown at Chase Field

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Train like the D-backs in a state-of-the-art gym located inside Chase Field. With a vast array of group fitness classes including spin and yoga, luxurious locker rooms, a café, premium weights, and certified personal trainers — it’s easy to reach your goal. Memberships start at $38.85 for individual adults, with corporate, family and other discounts available. Click here for more info.

Orangetheory Fitness

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This place has a cult-like following, and it’s easy to see why (based on results). The interval-style, 60-minute workouts are easy and effective, with a carefully calculated ratio of cardio and strength training. Membership packages start at $59 for four classes per month, and go up to $159 for unlimited monthly classes. Rates can fluctuate, so your best bet is to go in for a free class and assessment, and be sure to ask about any current discounts or specials. Click here for more info.
 
 
 

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