Photography by Dan Austin 
There are excellent personal training and fitness classes at conventional gyms, but Lakeland also offers many other ways to exercise — and I went to check out what they have to offer. If you prefer the motivation of a group workout, the guidance of a fitness professional, a certain style of physical activity, different levels of intensity, or just a smaller audience, we sprint through the options in 3, 2, 1 go!

T FITNESS

From low-impact workouts to intense functional training, T Fitness has classes for every BODY, designed to burn fat, lose inches, and build muscle. Semi-private, six-person classes or private sessions before work, during the day, or in the evening for people who are new to fitness and for the fitness vet.

“It’s all mental.” – Owner and Trainer Tari Terry

2611 Orleans Avenue

Lakeland, FL 33803

863.332.9543

facebook.com/TFitnessandWellness/


LAKELAND CRYO AND RECOVERY

Whole-body cryotherapy, CryoSkin body shaping, InBody body composition scan, Normatec recovery boots

“Be better than yesterday.” – Owners Mike and Kim Knaish

2295 Commerce Point Drive, Suite 180

Lakeland, FL 33801

863.899.1296

lakelandcryoandrecovery.com


LIFT – LAKELAND IDEAL FITNESS TRAINING

Group CrossFit classes, personal training, world-class coaching, and a community of humble, hungry, and happy people who want to see you succeed in a warm and friendly environment that the big-box gyms can’t provide.

“America has a near-record number of gyms and health club facilities, and yet the majority of us are still dying from preventable, chronic lifestyle diseases like Type 2 diabetes heart failure. Why? The modern health system has failed us; nobody knows how to eat thanks to baffling food choices at the grocery market, and big gyms charge next to nothing because that’s exactly what they provide when it comes to REAL results. At LIFT, we see people from ages 18 to 50+ getting their lives back on track and adding years to their future. It’s your turn now.” – Owner Robert Hull

925 E. Oleander Street

Lakeland, FL 33801

863.703.0283

liftlakeland.com

CHOE’S KARATE  BEYOND

Functional Fitness, Practical Self Defense, and Stress Relief. It’s like a combo meal that’s actually good for you.

“Learning discipline isn’t just for your kids… that’s right, I’m talking to YOU!” – Owner Master Jae Choe

4126 South Florida Avenue

Lakeland, FL 33813

863.354.5467

karatebeyond.com


TAI CHI OF LAKELAND

Tai Chi classes at Lakeland’s two dedicated senior medical centers as well as Medulla Community Center.

“We are certified to teach Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention through Tai Chi for Health.” – Instructor Linda Simpson

facebook.com/TaiChiofLakeland


PRIMAL STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

Personal training, rehabilitative work, tandem personal training, small group personal training, group fitness classes, and monthly strength and conditioning programming. Stacey’s earned over 15 certifications including CrossFit Level 2, USA Weightlifting Level 2, Movement and Mobility, Endurance Running, Powerlifting, Strongman, Kettlebells, Gymnastics, Striking, CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Weightlifting, and SafeSport.

“My purpose is to help everyone I can to feel their best both physically and psychologically, perform to the best of their genetic ability, and become and/or maintain the healthiest version of their self as possible while staying injury free. Regardless of a person’s goals, limitations, current health situation, fitness level, age, background, I can help them reach their genetic fitness potential.” – Owner and Trainer Stacey Warnock Jenkins

1028 South Florida Avenue

Lakeland, FL

863.738.9712

facebook.com/PrimalStrengthAndConditioningLLC


SIFU OCH WING CHUN KUNG FU

Safe and realistic in-depth training in Wing Chun, Self-Defense, Kickboxing, and fitness boot camp classes that combine boxing, Muay Thai, Taekwondo, and Karate kicks, and includes body- and free-weight conditioning with endurance training.

“You won’t know the difference until you’re training here.” – Master Sifu Justin Och

116 E. Pine Street 

Lakeland, FL 33801

863.800.0171

sifuochwingchun.com

YOGA POINTE

Yoga-based classes seven days a week at varying times, with private and semi-private sessions to meet individual needs and cultivate physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness for all.

“Yoga Pointe’s mission is to create a welcoming and peaceful space and have diverse offerings grounded in yogic traditions to inspire students and the community to root deep and grow.” – Certified Yoga Therapist Jana Whiddon

3203 S. Florida Avenue

Lakeland, FL 33803

863.937.8069

yogapointe.com


THE BALANCE CULTURE

Group fitness classes including barre, Pilates, yoga, Spin, bootcamp, bootycamp, HIIT-yoga, and stretch; holistic health coaching, private sessions, and community events. 

“At The Balance Culture we have worked to perfect and create a diverse class schedule that will keep your body balanced and strong as you work toward your goals. We welcome all fitness levels into our classes. We put thought and care into every aspect of your experience at The Balance Culture. We want you to be a part of our community.” Co-owner Ruthie Tait

1035 South Florida Avenue #200

Lakeland, FL 33803

863.603.8567

thebalanceculture.com



HAKA FITNESS

A highly educated staff with the most updated certifications and training methods available offer rehabilitation, seniors programs, youth athletic options, group training, yoga, and functional range conditioning.

“We believe that optimum health is achieved through a series of small successes repeated over and over rather than large grandiose schemes. Investing in a total health approach with small doable steps and a supportive team behind you is the best way to nudge your health trajectory in a positive direction!” – Founder and Owner Rebecca Wroten

4688 Cleveland Heights Boulevard

Lakeland, FL 33813

863.944.2740

hakafitness.net



CROSSFIT LAKELAND

Group training through traditional CrossFit classes and HIITfit classes, individual programming, personal training, yoga

“We build better humans one body at a time.” – Owners Mike and Kim Knaisch

2295 Commerce Point Drive, Suite 180 

Lakeland, FL 33801

863.937.8052

crossfitlakeland.com


ORANGE THEORY FITNESS LAKELAND

 

Coach-guided, one-hour, total-body workouts using heart rate-based intervals with real-time results displayed on screens in the studio. Coaches prevent over- or under-training with intensity based on the individual, making workouts effective for all fitness levels.

“We offer your first class for free, and we’d love to have you come by and see what OTF Lakeland is all about.”
– Manager Bailey Barquin

1489 Town Center Drive 

Lakeland, FL 33803

863.226.1303

lakeland.orangetheoryfitness.com

LAKELAND CRYO AND RECOVERY

Whole-body cryotherapy, CryoSkin body shaping, InBody body composition scan, Normatec recovery boots

“Be better than yesterday.” – Owners Mike and Kim Knaish

2295 Commerce Point Drive, Suite 180

Lakeland, FL 33801

863.899.1296

lakelandcryoandrecovery.com


LIFT – LAKELAND IDEAL FITNESS TRAINING

Group CrossFit classes, personal training, world-class coaching, and a community of humble, hungry, and happy people who want to see you succeed in a warm and friendly environment that the big-box gyms can’t provide.

“America has a near-record number of gyms and health club facilities, and yet the majority of us are still dying from preventable, chronic lifestyle diseases like Type 2 diabetes heart failure. Why? The modern health system has failed us; nobody knows how to eat thanks to baffling food choices at the grocery market, and big gyms charge next to nothing because that’s exactly what they provide when it comes to REAL results. At LIFT, we see people from ages 18 to 50+ getting their lives back on track and adding years to their future. It’s your turn now.” – Owner Robert Hull

925 E. Oleander Street

Lakeland, FL 33801

863.703.0283

liftlakeland.com


9ROUND

Recipient of The Ledger’s Best Health Club in Polk County 2018 award, 9Round’s certified fitness trainers guide you through 30-minute heart rate-based circuit training programs targeting every body part for the perfect fat-burning, muscle-building workout. Workouts change daily, there are no class times: show up on your schedule and a trainer gets you started immediately. Your first workout is free at either of the two Lakeland locations. Members can use either club at any time with their unlimited membership.

“Fitness is so confusing. How many reps? How many sets? When’s the class? We fixed all that at 9Round. You walk in on your schedule. You’re always on time. Your certified trainer knows your name and your fitness level. They know hard to push you. The trainer puts you through a fun workout, and in 30 minutes you leave sweating, smiling and learning. And that’s why 9Round is so popular.” – Owner Eric Stehle

3604 Harden Boulevard, Lakeland, FL 33803

863.608.7790

2153 East County Road 540A, Lakeland, FL 33812

863.606-5742

9round.com

FABIO NOVAES BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu group and private lessons for adults and kids (ages six and up) taught by IBJJF World Champion and Pan American Games Champion Fabio Novaes.

“The floor may be the end for most people. For us, it is just the beginning.” – Fabio Novaes

845 Creative Drive, Suite 1

Lakeland, FL 33813

863.944.4543

fabionovaesbjj.com


ILOVEKICKBOXING.COM

Group workouts of fitness (non-contact) kickboxing for all skill/fitness levels, with a community feel where everyone is treated like family.

“We’re here to change lives and build a healthy community.” – Manager Kim Putt

5217 US-98 South

Lakeland, FL 33812

ilovekickboxing.com


LIFEFIT

Personal training, semi-private personal training, HIIT bootcamps, and yoga, with highly skilled, certified trainers specializing in functional training in the safest, most effective methods possible at affordable prices. Every workout is different, planned for your exact goals and abilities, and takes place in one of LifeFit’s four fully equipped, private training suites in its 3,000-square-foot studio.

“If you are looking to be a part of a family where there are absolutely no judgments, where you will learn the right way to make true lifestyle changes to become the best version of yourself, LifeFit is your place!” – Owner Jason Noel

1627 E. Edgewood Drive

Lakeland, FL 33803

863.606.1581

lifefitlakeland.com


SATYA LIFE

Yoga classes for people of all ages and abilities from beginning level to advanced, including specialty courses such as aerial yoga, yogabarre, prenatal yoga, family yoga, therapeutic yoga, as well as Tai Chi and Qigong. Yoga Teacher Training programs at the 200 and 300 level. Two fully equipped studios feature professionally sprung birch wood floors and high loft ceilings.

“In yoga we don’t have to be perfect; we need to be willing. It is this willingness that brings transformation.” – Owner Frankie Hart

112 East Pine Street

Lakeland, FL 33801

863.802.9642

satyalife.com