Happy 2022! If one of your New Year’s resolutions this year was to get healthier or add some movement into your days ahead of spring and summer break, Columbia County has many offerings for residents and visitors alike. Our county has more than just your traditional gyms. We have unique fitness centers with workouts designed for every fitness level and personality type. You’ll have more fun, meet like-minded people and get a better workout! Read on to discover our top four local fitness havens.
Active Climbing in Grovetown
If you’ve never tried rock climbing before, you’re in for an adrenaline rush! Not only is rock climbing a full-body workout, it’s also good old-fashioned fun. After a few exciting weeks of pulling yourself up the wall, your muscles will definitely start showing.
Active Climbing has built a passionate, talented and supportive community with more than ten years in Columbia County. They’re very welcoming to beginners and the facility itself is one of the best in the entire region. Whether you’re ready to dive into a monthly membership or simply want to try an intro class, their helpful staff will get you all set up.
Athelite Academy in Grovetown
Calling all sports fanatics! If you’re looking to take your performance and physique to the next level, this is a one-of-a-kind opportunity. Founded by former NFL football player Ryan Bowers in 2009, Athelite Sports Training Academy specializes in athletic development through speed, agility and strength training. Since opening his gym, Bowers has trained over 10,000 youth athletes and 30+ pro athletes.
Even if you don’t play sports anymore or never did, this gym is worth checking out. No matter your age or skill level, Bowers is committed to helping you achieve your goals. One way to kick-start your results is through the gym’s 6-week transformation challenge. Focused on fitness, nutrition and accountability, Bowers has this program down to a science. Who better to coach you to success, than one of the world’s top athletes?
Good Vibes Yoga Fitness & Wellness in Martinez
This studio is your one-stop shop for all things wellness – great fitness classes, health education and of course, good vibes! If you’re a little nervous about starting at a new gym, this is the place to start. The owners of Good Vibes pride themselves on maintaining a warm and welcoming space where everyone feels comfortable.
If you tend to get bored working out, they have a wide spectrum of classes and events that will keep you entertained. Some recent examples include aerial yoga, hip hop glow yoga and couples candlelit yoga. No matter what, you’ll gain access to a supportive community where wellness is nurtured. What do you have to lose? Give it a try! We bet you’ll be glad you did.
Fierce Fitness Training in Martinez
This studio is dedicated to making women (sorry men, it’s women-only) strong from the inside out. They’ll teach you to love the skin you’re in and have body confidence all while doing fun workouts. It’s obvious from the names of their fitness classes that they’re not your average gym. Rock N Flow Yoga, anyone?
They also have special workout programs such as “Little Black Dress” and “Prime Time” that include meal plans and daily inspiration. Check out their website to learn more and see what option is the best fit for you!
You probably didn’t know Columbia County had such a multitude of options for non-traditional workouts. Now, you have no excuse to not upgrade your fitness routine. No matter which fitness center(s) you try, you’ll feel great getting your body moving and connecting with other members of the community. Here’s to a new year, new you!