Top 4 Gyms in Columbia MO

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TOP 4 GYMS IN COLUMBIA, MO

 Posted by  Andi Ferido on June 19, 2018

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As we go through the top 4 gyms in Columbia, Missouri, we have decided to streamline our gym standards into 5 categories:


Membership Fees

 Your fitness journey is a continuous one. You cannot stop once you’ve achieved your weight goal. You have to maintain it. Membership fees come into play because you want to be able to sustain that gym membership. You can’t just exercise when you have the budget for it, so it should not break the bank.

Gym Hours

We all have different schedules. It’s good to have a gym that is open to you at your most convenient time.

Equipment

Gyms should have a wide range of equipment to target different parts of the body. It also lets you exercise with variety. As good as it is, you can’t do cardio all the time!

 Classes Offered

 Classes are a great alternative to traditional exercise. It breaks the monotony of exercising on your own. Participating in a class lets you interact with other people; it’s fun and a great way to meet new friends.


Childcare Options 

There will be times that you’d have to bring the kids along to the gym - the babysitter is suddenly sick and your husband cannot attend to them or they just won’t let you out of sight. Either way, a trusted child care arrangement in the gym is a nice thing to have.  


Now that we have enumerated and explained our categories, let’s go into the heart of CoMo’s places-to-be when it comes to fitness!


CoMo one, CoMo all!

Can you just imagine being welcomed by this to Columbia, Missouri? CoMo, as locals would refer to it, is short for Columbia, Missouri. 

Brimming with food, culture, and home to famous universities, CoMo is truly a great city to live in. But today, I want to take a closer look at something no one probably has - CoMo’s gym options. Let us see what this awesome city can offer us when it comes to fitness and health.

Wilson's Fitness

  Established in 1982, Wilson’s Fitness Centers are probably one of the most popular gyms in CoMo. They have multiple centers, but the one I tried was located at 111 Orr St. Columbia, MO. It shouldn’t take long for a person to feel comfortable exercising here because everyone is so friendly and helpful. It’s not only a place to exercise but also to do fun activities

Membership Fees

Wilson’s Fitness does not voluntarily give out membership rates as it also depends on the level of access you want to have. You can call them at (573) 777-6700 for more information, or swing by the center.

Gym Hours

  • Monday – Thursday Open 24 Hours 
  • Friday Closes at 10:00PM 
  • Saturday 8:00AM – 8:00PM 
  • Sunday Opens at 10:00AM

Equipment

 Wilson’s Fitness has a wide range of equipment available for you: cardio, strength and balance, weightlifting, and even CrossFit equipment.

 Classes Offered

Wilson’s probably has the most number of classes I’ve ever seen offered by a single center. They offer TRX, TRX Circuit KettleWorx, Rooftop Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Fusion Hot 60, among many, many others. To get a full list of schedules, visit them at https://www.wilsonsfitness.com/classes/2018-06-19/?action=tribe_event_day&tribe-bar-date=2018-06-19&tribe_events_cat=22.


Childcare Options 

It is not indicated as a child care arrangement, but Wilson’s offers Cardio Kidz, it is a great aerobic workout that your kids can do while you exercise. It is open to ages 2 to 5 years old. Wilson’s reliable instructors supervise this activity. They also have Kids on the Move Classes available for free to Wilson’s Members. This is also open to kids who are not members for a minimal amount of $5.


Body Refinery Gym

 Located at 3400 W Broadway Business Park Ct #110, Columbia, MO, Body Refinery Gym is a hip place to get fit. I love that they have a smoothie bar and you can treat yourself to a healthy beverage after a long workout.

Membership Fees

Body Refinery Gym does not show how much their membership fees are but they do have several packages to choose from:

Month to Month Membership

Start and stop whenever you like:

Access to all state-of-the-art equipment

  • 24/7 gym access
  • Unlimited tanning
  • Unlimited group classes
  • Complimentary Wifi


Basic Membership – VIP B
Our basic membership package includes:

Access to all state-of-art equipment

  • 24/7 gym access
  • Unlimited tanning
  • Unlimited group classes
  • Complimentary Wifi
Three 1-hour personal training sessions (up to $280 value), simply choose one or all three of the following: Your Hands-On Equipment Orientation, Your Fitness Assessment, Your Progress Check)
Note: This membership is a 1-year term


Unlimited Hot Yoga Membership – VIP H
All the benefits from Basic Membership PLUS:
Unlimited HOT yoga
Kids play center (3 months to 12 years old)
Note: This membership is a 1-year term

Unlimited Hybrid Team Training Membership: VIP T
All the benefits from Basic Membership & Hot Yoga Membership PLUS:

Unlimited hybrid team training personal training sessions
1 complimentary Basic Membership with no additional cost for a family member
Special VIP locker
Body composition health screen - real results tracking
Note: This membership is a 1-year term

Unlimited Personal Training Membership: VIP P
All the benefits from Basic Membership, Hot Yoga Membership, VIP T- Unlimited Team Training Membership PLUS

12-30 minutes or 12-60 minutes one-on-one personal training sessions
3 months short term
Optimum coaching experience
Individualized workout plan
Complimentary bottled water
Special access member-only events and benefits

You can sign up for a 3-day free trial membership. Call them at 573-228-9424 to sign up and inquire how much these membership packages are.

Gym Hours

Gym: 24/7 Gym Access  

Staffed & Smoothie Bar Hours

  • M-F: 8am to 8:30pm
  • Sat: 8am to 3pm
  • Sun: 10am to 3pm 

Kids Play Center Hours

  • M-F: 8:30am to 1pm & 4pm to 8pm
  • Sat: 8:30am to 1:00pm
  • Sun: 11am to 3pm 

HTC Fall Open Gym Hours

  • Saturday 12:00pm-2:00pm
  • Sunday 12:00pm-2:00pm

Equipment 

Body Refinery Gym has circuit training equipment, cardio, and strength and conditioning equipment among many others.

 Classes Offered  

Body Refinery Gym offers a variety of classes such as yoga, barre, pilates, spinning, cardio-kickboxing, Zumba, and step aerobics.


Childcare Options 

Body Refinery Gym has an awesome Kids Play Center. The schedule is as follows:  

Kids Play Center Hours

  • M-F: 8:30am to 1pm & 4pm to 8pm
  • Sat: 8:30am to 1:00pm
  • Sun: 11am to 3pm

The Iron Fortress Gym

As intense as The Iron Fortress Gym sounds, they live by the saying, “Practice makes progress.” I love how they immediately come off saying no one can attain perfection in life and that we can only work on our weaknesses - truer words have never been spoken. Located at 4250 E. Broadway STE 860 Columbia, MO, The Iron Fortress Gym is your straightforward gym that cares for your progress.

Membership Fees 

To know about their gym memberships and packages, you can call Zach at 660-998-5655 or Nathan at 573-268-5675

Gym Hours

  • Monday-Friday: - 5:30 am to 8:30pm 
  • Saturday: 8:00am -6:00pm

Equipment 

The Iron Fortress Gym has deadlift platforms, dumbbells, cables, squat racks, and more.

 Classes Offered  

They offer Personal Training, Team Fitness Classes, Functional Training, and Power lifting and Strong Man Training.


Childcare Options 

The Iron Fortress Gym does not offer childcare arrangements.


Fit Central

 Located at 3410 Broadway Business Park Court Suite 107 Columbia, MO, Fit Central is Columbia’s first ever fitness center that offers only small-group personal training and private classes.

Membership Fees  

  • Single Class: $12 
  • 1 Week Unlimited Classes: $19  
  • 2 Weeks Unlimited Classes: $29 
  • 1 Month Unlimited Classes: $55 
  • 3 Months Unlimited Classes: $142 
  • 1 Year Membership (Unlimited Classes): $45/month 
  • 12 Class Punch Card (Expires in 60 Days): $115

Gym Hours

Business Hours

Su, Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa

  • 5:30am – 8:30pm

Equipment 

There are no treadmills, weight machines, tracks, courts, or pools.

 Classes Offered   

The Fit Central only offers focused training classes. They have Zumba, Yoga, Turbo Kick Class, Strong, Power hour, POUND, Les Mills CXWORX, Les Mills Bodystep, Les Mills Bodypump, HIIT, Functional Fitness, Circuit Training, Cardio Maxx, and Barre.


Childcare Options 

Fit Central provides care for your wee ones while you lose yourself in your workout. Here they can socialize and make friends with other children while playing and engaging in activities that encourage creativity, intellectual development, and exploration. Childcare starts at 8:45 am.

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