Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by YouFit Health Clubs in association with FitFluential. I was given a free month membership in exchange for reviewing the club. All opinions as always, are my own.
I’ve been a consistent gym-goer now for a couple of years. I attend a local gym that is pretty basic, it has lots of workout equipment for cardio, weights, you name it. The place is great, but there aren’t any classes offered due to it being like I said, a basic gym. So, when there was an opportunity to check out another gym, I was definitely interested. I’m always curious what other gyms offer and how they feel as a gym-goer.
YouFit Health Clubs is all about you, thus the name. The focus is your health, reaching your personal fitness level in your own way. It’s a place for real people who want to be active, no matter what experience they have. Each gym has the best equipment, most with their own TVs and iPod connections. A certified, knowledgeable staff who will show you how to achieve your fitness goals. Lots of workout machines from cardio to strength, as well as a 30-minute Express Circuit for busy days when you need a quick total body workout.
When I first walked into YouFit, I immediately was greeted by the bright green with purple theme of the facility. Upon entering, I was immediately greeted with a smile by not one, but two staff members. After introducing myself, I was given a tour of the club. Right away, I noticed that beyond the color, the gym was extremely clean. The staff prides themselves on ensuring it stays as clean as possible throughout the day. In my mind, that is quite impressive, and really gave me a great first impression.
The gym has floors made of rubber as well as a portion made from recycled Nike shoes (how neat is that?). Manager Ariel explained how each member receives a YouFit fitness assessment with every membership. This helps ensure you are getting the most out of your time at the club. The Orlando club I was in is the second largest in size out of the three YouFit locations in the area. Altamonte is the largest with two stories, and Winter Park is the smallest of the trio. There are plans to expand throughout Central Florida, so this is just the beginning.
Weight machines are in two different colors, making it easier when you are working out. The purple machines are for upper body, and the green for lower body. There’s quite the number of cardio equipment on site. They have treadmills, bikes, stair-steppers, ellipticals, arc trainers, rowing machines and more. I have yet to try out the rowing machine, but I will be in the next few days as it’s something I’ve always wanted to try.
Classes are also held at the Orlando location as well as the Altamonte (Winter Park is small, so they don’t hold classes). Offerings include zumba, piyo, kickboxing, and handweights. They have yet to begin the classes as I write this, so I will be trying them out soon (my membership was extended by a week so I could check them out). I’m a fan of PiYo, so that is something I’m anxious to do in the next week.
When I go to the gym these days, I tend to stick with cardio on the bike as well as some upper and lower body strength work. But, if my regular gym offered classes like YouFit does, I would most definitely be going to at least one a week, if not more. I had the opportunity to take a couple of PiYo classes elsewhere last year, and I loved it (I also own the DVDs to workout at home, though the live classes are slightly different). That said, when I was working out at YouFit, I was doing what I normally do at my home gym workout-wise.
I was impressed with the technology on the bikes (as well as the other cardio equipment), as it was an HDTV that is connected to DirecTV which gives you quite the selection of what to watch as you get those miles in. You can also bring your iPod and watch movies you have loaded on your mp3 player as you get your sweat on. The bike also had a great fan to keep you cooler which I definitely appreciate.
There are quite the variety of people working out at YouFit. It truly is a comfortable place for anyone, especially the beginner. I remember when I first began working out back in 2008 and had that nervousness about stepping foot inside of a gym. At YouFit, you don’t have to feel out of place at all. In fact, they really love beginners! The trainers know how to help get you started on a workout regime that works for you. So, if you need that extra help at the start of your fitness journey, the YouFit trainers are right there by your side.
For all of this greatness, you might think the memberships are pricey, but you’d be wrong. There are two options with YouFit. The standard membership is a month-to-month plan that is $10 per month. For that, you get unlimited access to the single club of your choice and a YouCoach Fitness Assessment. If you want the upgraded membership that gives you more, that’s the Lime Card. For $19.99 a month, you get unlimited access to all YouFit club locations, unlimited guest privileges, a YouCoach Fitness Assessment, and half-price drinks. Both memberships do have a once a year fee of $39.99 (which is not due the day you sign up). Good stuff, huh? I’m impressed at what you get for those prices.
Bottom line is, I recommend YouFit Health Clubs. I can see myself changing to this club in the near future from my current gym (Lime Card!). I really do love the class options they have, as well as the range of fitness equipment available. With the number of machines the gym has, you will have no problem getting on what you want no matter what time of day you go to get your workout in. And again, the cleanliness of the facility impresses me, as it’s important to keep things as clean and sanitary as possible. Get a guest pass and go check out your local YouFit Health Club!
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Youfit.