5 Black Owned Gyms You Need To Visit

August 11, 2019  |  

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With it being revealed that the investors behind Equinox and Soulcycle are pushing for Trump to be re-elected, these two spots are pretty much canceled when it comes to black patrons. Luckily, there are more black owned fitness businesses you can visit than you may think.  Major cities like Atlanta, New York and Washington D.C have black-owned cycling studios and gyms where you can have the ultimate sweat session. Here’s some of them below.

Harlem Cycle

This cycling studio sits in the heart of Harlem and offers cycling classes fit for the beginner or advanced. Each class, which is always led by a black instructor,  offers a high energy playlist to help get you through the heart-pumping workout.

KTX Fitness

Even if you’re not from Atlanta, you’ve seen Keith Thompson, owner of KTX Fitness. A video of his class cycling to Boosie’s “Wipe Me Down” as he twerked alongside the class attendees made everyone want to be a part of his class. Besides cycling, Thompson’s gym offers no equipment workout classes and other programs suitable for everyone from 5- years-old to the seniors.

Sidebarre

Sidebarre is a barre studio in Washington, D.C that offers classes that help you tone and sculpt your body while breaking a good sweat. With all-female black instructors that are trained in ballet, they ensure that each workout targets each part of your body.

PIES Fitness Yoga Studio

This black-owned yoga studio in Alexandria, Virginia offers the yoga class fit for everyone. PIES is open every day all year round, offers 80 different classes and is easily accessible to anyone in the DMV area.

Urban Cardio Dance

If you’re in the Charlotte, NC area and love dance fitness,  then you need to visit the Urban Cardio Dance studio. Owner Corey Brown creates upbeat dance routines to your hip-hop and R&B favorites that ensures calorie burn.

 

 

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