This article appears in the December 2013 issue of Louisville Magazine. To subscribe, visit Loumag.com
In compiling this list of health-and-fitness facilities in the Louisville metro area, we attempted to be as comprehensive as possible while focusing on stand-alone businesses that cater to all. Not every fitness-related program is listed, both due to space limitations and editorial discretion. For instance, we did not include those facilities geared mainly toward competitive sports and teams. Follow the key guide below to determine classes and programs offered at various locations. Phone numbers are local (area code 502) unless specified.
A = Aquatic fitness
B = Barre, a ballet-inspired workout that offers stability, balance and toning
BC = Boot camp
C = Cycling/spinning
CF = CrossFit
P = Pilates, movements that build strength, flexibility and endurance and focus on the core
R = R.I.P.P.E.D.: resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet
S = Senior fitness
T = TRX suspension training, a workout system that leverages gravity and body weight
W= Women only
X = Boxing
Y = Yoga
Z = Zumba, a Latin dance fitness class
Be Well Fitness and Rehab
1827 Bardstown Road, 451-6711
B. BC. P. T. Y.
Better Body’s Fitness
9244 Westport Road, 339-0118
B. S. T. Z.
Blairwood Tennis Swim and Fitness Club
9300 Blairwood Road, 426-8820
A. C. P. T. Y. Z.
Burn Personal Fitness Studio
2004 Frankfort Ave., 899-2505
B. P. S. X. Y.
Club 360 Fitness Center
Galt House, 140 N. Fourth St.,
A circuit, cardio and stretch class that includes hydraulic resistance and a new Jillian Michaels component starting January 2014.
> 1311 Herr Lane, 426-4464
> 5540 New Cut Road, 361-9000
> 970 Breckenridge Lane, 893-8813
> 8667 Preston Hwy., 969-0025
> 3920 Ruckriegel Pkwy., 240-0074
> 7603 Terry Road #102, 995-8715
> 109 Blankenbaker Pkwy., 244-0919
> 2400 Lime Kiln Lane, 244-4019
3099 Breckenridge Lane, 272-0978
Fitness on Frankfort
Offers personal training and physical therapy. 24/7 open gym. No sign-up fees.
2726 Frankfort Ave., 609-4227
Hester’s Family Fitness and Recreation Center
Provides personal training, a playground, sports camps, rock-climbing wall and martial arts.
4300 E. Blue Lick Road, 955-9009
Specializing in off-site corporate training, athletic training, plus children’s, obese and elderly fitness and wellness.
2040 Metal Lane, 893-7833
An indoor multisport and fitness complex that offers high school and college regulation basketball and volleyball courts, as well as a 24-hour fitness center.
12101 Sycamore Station Place,
Humana Health and Fitness Center
> 500 W. Main St., 580-1300
> 121 E. Main St. 101, 580-7766
BC. C. S. Y.
1508 Bardstown Road, 314-0425
B. BC. C. Y. Z.
Jewish Community Center
3600 Dutchmans Lane, 459-0660
A. BC. C. P. S. Y. Z.
> 6013 Preston Highway, 992-5447
> 4900 Shelbyville Road, 894-9911
> 4620 Taylorsville Road, 671-8233
> 7410 Dixie Highway, 271-2969
A. C. S. Y. Z.
Pinnacle Fitness & Wellness Center
2300 Terra Crossing Blvd., 422-1166
B. BC. C. R. Y. Z.
12001 Shelbyville Road, 245-9893
C. S. T.
A large multi sport facility providing classes in gymnastics, cheer tumbling, swimming, and aqua aerobics, as well as an indoor gym with a tanning facility.
4343 Security Parkway, New Albany, (812) 949-7447
Group and personal senior fitness instruction offered at homes and senior living complexes.
2001 Lancashire Ave., Unit 304, 592-9762
Swabek’s Highland Fitness
Fitness center that provides equipment, free weights, strength machines and personal training.
1753 Bardstown Road, 365-3101
24-hour facility offering mixed martial arts, jiu-jitsu and an after-school kids boot camp.
455 S. Fourth St., 819-8348
723 S. Brook St.
BC. C. CF.
> 291 N. Hubbards Lane, 895-7773
> 3626 Grant Line Road, New Albany, (812) 697-6232
> 5406 Antle Drive, Suite 107, 797-2348
> 12418 LaGrange Road, 742-5825
> 12613 Taylorsville Road, 290-8998
Get Fit 24/7
> 1015 Bardstown Road, 290-2040
> 4121 Shelbyville Road, 905-7288
> 1115 Herr Lane, 426-9848
> 3831 Ruckriegel Pkwy., 240-0029
> 9815 Brownsboro Road, 409-6900
> 2903 E. 10th St., Jeffersonsville, (812) 283-7627
> 10105 Dixie Highway, 995-3261
> 6031 Timber Ridge Drive, 228-7275
> 7813 Beulah Church Road, 618-2080
> 9350 Cedar Center Way, 742-7055
> 1425 E. 10th St, Jeffersonville, (812) 288-7748
> 3572 Springhurst Blvd., 690-4044
B. You Fitness
> 3934 Chenoweth Square, 930-2348
> 10513 Fischer Park Drive
> 1320 Herr Lane, Suite 180, 749-2222
> 4287 Summit Plaza, 425-8300
Cypher Dance Fitness
1860 Mellwood Ave., Suite 278, (812) 989-2263
Boot camp, cardio hip-hop, kickboxing and an open floor for dancers.
1860 Mellwood Ave. #277, 299-9182
Offers a combination of jazz music, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing movements.
10 area locations
Modern Day Fitness
A vertical-pole fitness class with characteristics similar to yoga, Pilates, ballet, jazz and modern styles of dance.
455 S. Fourth St., Suite 1246, 301-9999
A dance studio offering yoga and Pilates as well as tap, recital and recreational dance.
3211 Grant Line Road, Suite 11, New Albany, (812) 590-1896
Xplosive Rhythms Dance and Fitness
3900 Shelbyville Road #24, 210-8141
Cedar Creek Baptist Church, 7709 Bardstown Road, 819-8443
Core Fluency Pilates
corefluencypilates.com 2015 Frankfort Ave., 759-1180
9506 Norton Commons Blvd., 882-1095
B. P. Y.
Also offers cardio kickboxing.
13206 U.S. Hwy. 42, 376-7784
4004 Alton Road, 893-5096
4160 Westport Road, 380-5538
Features a health coach and breast-cancer specialist.
2205 Edgehill Road, 645-6690
Betsy’s Hot Yoga Louisville
Classes in hot yoga, Vinyasa (emphasis in breath, constancy and focus) and Bikram (each posture stretches and strengthens specific muscles, ligaments and joints needed for the next posture).
4414 Shelbyville Road, 899-9966
Brick Oven Yoga
10500 Westport Road, 749-6836
Eternal Health Yoga
Classes in Hatha, Kundalini (known as the yoga of awareness), Vinyasa, Yin and community classes that are free the first Sunday of each month.
3410 Frankfort Avenue, 424-3164
Heat Yoga and Wellness
3730 Frankfort Ave., 749-4328 (HEAT)
6427 W. Hwy. 46, Crestwood,
Infinite Bliss Yoga
Specializes in Anusara, similar to Hatha.
1507 Bardstown Road, 509-7755
Light Works Yoga
205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,
812 Clarks Lane, (812) 630-3378
Orbis Yoga Studio
Offers Feldenkrais, which reduces pain or limitations in movement, improves physical function and promotes general well-being.
2117 Payne St., Suite 301, 454-4449
owltreeyoga.com A mother- and women-centered yoga practice for pre- and post-natal moms and babies. Rotating locations.
Rivers Edge Yoga
1772 Bardstown Road, (615) 268-8632
727 E. Jefferson St. 442-2843
Supreme Peace Yoga
808 W. Ashland Ave., 644-5796
The Trilliquin Center
2108b Bardstown Road, 445-3664
Yoga at Crescent Hill
Crescent Hill United Methodist Church, 201 S. Peterson Ave., 468-9170
Offers Hatha and Ashtanga, a method of yoga that involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures. Also, classes in gentle yoga, the roots of yoga, intermediate yoga, Vinyasa and power yoga, and childbirth, pregnancy and prenatal yoga.
> 1125 E. Kentucky St., 634-5515
> 2226 Holiday Manor #15, 425-5415
> 115 Wiltshire Ave., 895-1510
Yoga Integrated Science
211 Clover Lane, 540-5892
107 Crescent Ave., 457-5583
Yoga on Baxter
1611 Eastern Pkwy., 558-9177
Body Evolution Fitness University
Nutritional guidance offered.
4620 Hendrik Drive, 653-9258
Body Sculptors Boot Camp
A women-only fitness boot camp offering nutritional guidance.
Corey Taylor Sports Performance of Louisville
All fitness levels welcome.
1800 Elite Drive, 472-7202
Edge Body Boot Camp
4680 Bardstown Road, (270) 313-3205
Boot camps, personal training, sports training, wellness programs.
2041A River Road, 895-3472
Pure Fitness Training
A one-hour group boot camp that includes foam rolling, dynamic warmup, corrective exercise and multiple strength/metabolic cardio circuits.
1860 Mellwood Ave., Suite 233,
Offers CoreFit — Crossfit with kettlebells — plus self-defense, boxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, muay thai and more.
13124 Eastpoint Park Blvd., 489-5444
Offers CrossFit, Olympic lifting and personal training.
13100 Middletown Industrial Blvd.,
2400 Frankfort Ave, 594-1003
CrossFit Louisville East
4014 Dutchmans Lane, 235-4545
3250 Ruckriegel Pkwy., 609-9996
Combination of rowing, running, Olympic lifting, power lifting, gymnastics and general functional movements.
1348 River Road, 819-3011
CrossFit The Ville
721 E. Main St., 235-4545
Derby City CrossFit
Also offers physical therapy and massages.
139 Breckenridge Lane, 551-5413
Four Barrel CrossFit
Daily classes, seminars and sport-specific training.
121 Hausfeldt Lane, New Albany,
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