Aero Joe Pilates

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Established in 2012, Aero Joe is Birmingham, Alabama's Premiere Classical Pilates Studio. Through 60 years of research, Pilates was developed by Joseph (Joe) and his wife, Clara, with the goal of creating transformational exercise. Pilates, now a world renowned workout method, will help create a long, lean physique. Perhaps even more remarkable, Pilates as derived from Joe’s original methodology provides a host of “whole person” corrective benefits — relieving postural imbalances, improving flexibility, easing chronic pain, improving mood and more.

Located in Pepper Place, guests will enjoy the inviting ambiance as well as the convenience of restaurants, shops, etc. Clients range from 15-95, seeking help to alleviate pain from injury or imbalance.

"Change comes through movement and movement heals," says Pilates master Joe. So make the change and feel better in your life by signing up for a class today!

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Battle Republic

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Boxing has become a newfound love in New York and LA and now it's here in the Magic City.

"Battle Republic is a boxing-inspired gym that combines High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), and strength training for kickass results. With state of the art technology and a DJ booth playing a killer playlist, Battle is for the people who want to put work in and have fun while doing it. “One step at a time. One punch at a time. One round at a time.” Battle was founded by four entrepreneurs who saw an opportunity in the Birmingham fitness scene to shake things up. Although each has a unique background – MMA training, WNBA coaching, and running a national brand – they all found common ground in creating the next generation of fighters in Birmingham."

They offer either a 45-minute or 25-minute workout. Each class has a combination of boxing on the bag and floor work. Plus to measure your results they attach bonuses to the points you can earn during class. You automatically give you 100 points just for showing up and give you more depending on how hard you work so you can earn prizes!

If you need somewhere to fight your battles and/or just want to punch something head over to Battle Republic and find your #battlestory!

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Ignite Cycle (Temporarily Closed)

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Conveniently located in Pepper Place, Ignite Cycle is one of the many cycling studios in Birmingham, but the experience definitely stands out from the rest.

Their typical class is 45 minutes long, in a dark room, with loud music, and a group of your fellow sweaty party animals. For those 45 minutes, you'll ride to the beat of an expertly curated playlist, do some fun {and safe} dance moves on the bike, and you'll have one song working your arms with some lightweight dumbbells.

"Our classes are designed for you to ride to the beat the whole time, but we know that is so much easier said than done! Each time you clip into the bike, it is your ride, and YOU get to decide what feels right. It will absolutely be challenging, but we will never ask you to be perfect. We will not get in your face {except maybe occasionally to cheer you on!}, and we will never make you feel like you're not cutting it. We are here to help you connect with your highest self, and we will do everything in our power to get you there!"

So hop on that bike and pedal your heart out in this fun and inviting workout environment!

Due to COVID-19 their in-person studio is temporarily closed BUT they have a killer virtual program! Click here to check it out!

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Iron Tribe

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Founded in Birmingham, Alabama — a city fondly nicknamed the Iron City for its rich history in iron and steel — Iron Tribe Fitness blends one-on-one coaching with group fitness. Because we want you to get the most out of every 45-minute workout, we always provide two highly-trained coaches and limit classes to 20 participants.

Ranked one of the top 5 best workouts in the nation, Iron Tribe’s 45-minute HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) group classes are fun and paired with one-on-one personal coaching to help make you the healthiest version of yourself.

Thousands of athletes across America, at Iron Tribe gyms from Seattle to Miami, follow our workouts and participate at their local Iron Tribe Fitness. You’ll find their results posted daily in our gyms, and right here on our website, when you download the Iron Tribe mobile app. You’ll also find many other features that will track your personal fitness and nutrition progress, along with helping you further connect with your Tribe!

Find your Tribe today!

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Levite Jewish Community Center Birmingham

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The Levite Jewish Community Center prides itself on being a welcoming facility to people of all faiths, ages, and backgrounds. We are a family-oriented recreational and educational facility that is open to the entire community. As a United Way nonprofit agency, we impact more than 140,000 residents of the Birmingham community annually.

The LJCC is home to an 8000 sq. ft fitness center that includes the latest Life Fitness and Cybex cross-training machines. We also offer over 40 group fitness classes a week, personal training, a five-mile hiking and biking trail, and a large outdoor pool with a baby pool. Alongside our fitness offerings, there’s also our well-respected early childhood program, summer and year-round camps, and a wide range of other activities and programs.

Delve into a new community and hang out with people from all backgrounds while burning off those pesky calories!

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Orange Theory Fitness

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Orange Theory is a total-body group workout that combines science, coaching and technology to guarantee maximum results from the inside out. It’s designed to charge your metabolism for MORE caloric afterburn, MORE results, and MORE confidence, all to deliver you MORE LIFE. Because the work you do here in our studio will make all the difference out there in your world.

While at Orange Theory, you are provided with a high-tech device that helps monitor your heart rate. Orange Theory is a 5-zone heart rate-based workout, and its basis is interval training, which means fluctuations in heart rate and intensity. These variations are what creates an oxygen deficit within the body, so that you continue to burn calories post-workout. While you want to challenge (push) yourself during a workout, you also want to ensure that you are allowing your body proper time to recover between efforts. This allows you to challenge yourself more during the Push and All Out moments.

Take advantage of our proprietary OTbeat™ technology and take your training to the next level!

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Three fitness concepts and one dynamic class give THREE15 its name. "THREE15 is a unique new method combining 15 minutes of cycling, 15 minutes of barre, and 15 minutes of strength training, into one, high-energy studio fitness experience for all ages.

"Challenging and fast-paced, never boring, always encouraging, THREE15 is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. You’ll get lost in the rhythm, discover the strongest parts of yourself, and leave class feeling unstoppable."

Grab your friends and head over to THREE15 for a fun and fast-paced workout! with plenty of variety to keep you from getting bored!

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Wheelhouse Academy

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"Since 2001, the Wheelhouse Academy has worked in traditional commercial gyms, boutique personal training studios, group fitness and college level athletics. Wheelhouse Academy was born out of the notion of building a supportive community that empowers people to learn the benefits of exercising the right way. Learning to move correctly is just as important as the physical results. That’s where the idea of the Wheelhouse “Academy” comes in."

"As a member, you will not only learn workout routines, you will come to understand why you are doing certain movements and the benefits they have on your health. You will have full access to Your Gym, seven days a week with open gym accessibility throughout the day. You will also have access to our staff to guide you on your journey with accountability meetings that they call “Map Out Meetings” where we lay out the next focus points for you and the assigned homework attached to help you optimize your health and fitness."

They provide three ways to train: Strength Development, Conditioning Development, and Open Gym Access.

Join a concept where you can do more than improve your body, you will improve your life.

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YMCA of Greater Birmingham

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Everyone knows the song now put that song into a workout!

Established in 1884, the YMCA of Birmingham is a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across Jefferson and Shelby Counties, 14 Ys engage more than 60,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

Open to all ages, the YMCA has many different options for workouts including events and classes as well as individual workouts in their open gym.

Listen to the Village People and have some fun at the YMCA!

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The Yoga Circle

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Yoga has many benefits besides being an option other than running. It is aimed to unite the mind, the body, and the spirit; helps you become more aware of your body’s posture, alignment and patterns of movement; and makes the body more flexible and helps you relax even in the midst of a stress sticken environment. The harmony of mind, body, and spirit will help you feel fitter, be more energetic, be happier and be peaceful.

Yoga Benefits from The Yoga Circle Website include:

Improves balance and coordination Increases energy
Increases flexibility and strength Improves circulation
Tones & shapes muscles Improves concentration
Reduces stress Improves posture
Promotes over-all well-being Detoxifies body
Strengthens immune system Aids injury recovery
Improves sleep patterns

So find your zen spot and check out The Yoga Circle!

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