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The 5 Best Gyms in Louisville, Kentucky

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Check out these top gyms in Louisville, KY where you can get in shape. There’s everything from a family-friendly, full-service athletic center to circuit training classes and hardcore gyms for those ultra-serious CrossFit folk who need to get in their WOD.

Louisville Athletic Club 

Louisville Athletic Center

The Louisville Athletic Club has been a go-to destination for fitness in Louisville since it opened in 2003. They have two Louisville-area locations (Jeffersontown, KY and Clarksville, IN) both of which offer top-notch equipment, staff and classes to keep you motivated to reach your fitness goals. A huge bonus for parents is that Louisville Athletic Club is one of the only gyms in Louisville to offer a playroom where your kids ages 6 months – 12 years) can play while you workout for a small monthly fee.

LAC Jeffersontown: 9565 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, KY 40299 | 502-753-0999
LAC Clarksville: 951 E. Lewis & Clark Parkway, Clarksville, IN 47129 | 812-284-4900


Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness Louisville, KY

With more than a dozen locations throughout the Louisville metro area, Planet Fitness is a popular choice for budget fitness with affordable rates and a variety of fitness services. Many of the clubs are open 24 hours, with clean, spacious facilities, tons of equipment and free basic fitness training. There are two levels of membership with the PF Black Card membership being the premium option giving members access to any of 2000+ Planet Fitness locations around the country.

Numerous locations around Louisville


Derby City CrossFit

Derby City CrossFit gym in Louisville, KY

One of the best gyms around if you want to get into CrossFit – whether you are a beginner or a seasoned CrossFit athlete. They offer Elements classes to new athletes which teach the basics of CrossFit methodology including nutrition, movement, technique and community. Derby City offers group CrossFit classes for those who want to get their Workout of the Day in with others, nutrition coaching, and an unmatched community of athletes working together toward their goals.

1860 Mellwood Avenue #285, Louisville, KY 40206 | 502-551-5413



Orangetheory Fitness in Louisville

Orangetheory isn’t your typical gym. This boutiquen chain has several Louisville gym locations that offer one-hour classes. During each class, the students are divided into two groups – one working on the treadmills and the other group working with weights or on rowing machines. The workouts are designed to work the whole body with a combination of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and traditional cardio workouts. During the workout, you’ll be strapped to a heart rate monitor to measure how hard you’re working. There are two locations in Louisville, in Highlands and St. Matthews.

Orangetheory Highlands: 918 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204 | 502-968-1400
Orangetheory St. Matthews: 116 Sears Avenue, Louisville, KY 40207 | 502-259-9199


Fitness 19

Fitness 19 gym in Louisville ky

Fitness 19 is a locally-owned gym in Douglas Hills gets consistent good reviews from their clients. The gym has modern fitness equipment in a newly remodeled space with cardio, free weights and circuit training available. There are also ample opportunities to participate in group fitness classes or train with top personal trainers. Fitness 19 has affordable month-to-month contracts and a kids room where you can drop off the little ones while you work on getting into shape.

109 Blankenbaker Parkway, Louisville, KY 40243 | 502-244-0919

While you’re exploring Louisville, check out our 15 fun things to do in Louisville for more ideas along the way!

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