5 Killer Workouts to Try in 2018


Have the holidays have left you with tighter pants or a feeling sluggish? Or maybe one of your goals for 2018 is to start a new workout. We’ve put together of list of places to workout for those who like to cycle, try new things or for those who are looking for one on one attention.

1Pure Barre 

330 Franklin Rd 137A
Brentwood, Tennessee

This class is just 55 minutes you will achieve a full-body workout concentrating on the areas women struggle with the most: hips, thighs, seat, abdominals, and arms. The Pure Barre technique is low-impact, protecting your joints by avoiding any bouncing or jumping. Each strength section of the workout is followed by a stretching section in order to create long, lean muscles without bulk. The technique works to defy gravity by tapering everything in and lifting it up. For more information about class schedules, visit their website.


Multiple Locations

YMCA hosts a variety of classes from your standard fare of cycling, walking, and aerobics to more trendier favorites including barre, yoga, pilates, boot camp, TRX, water exercise, and many others. There is literally a class for everyone from those just beginning their fitness journey to the most experienced individuals. So, if you are type that likes to workout in different locations or you like to change up your workouts on a regular basis, this is the place for you. Visit the YMCA website for times of classes and locations.

3Steel Athletes 

1724 Carothers Pkwy, Suite 600
Brentwood, Tennessee

Personal trainer, Thalas Steele offers both group sessions as well as personal training for the last seven years. With a philosophy of “Train Dirty, Eat Clean” his method of transforms his clients from first-timer walking in the door of the gym to the athlete who is looking to improve their performance. In addition to training, Steele offers nutritional education as he feels nutrition and training go hand in hand. The 2018 twelve-week group training sessions start on Jan. 8. Visit the Steel Athletes website for details. Steel Athletes also opened a second location in Columbia -Mid South 5 Fitness located at 506 N Garden Street which will be offering a free class on Thursday, Jan. 4 at 5:30 a & 8:45 a.

4CrossFit Combustion

133 Locke Ave
Spring Hill, Tennessee

CrossFit Combustion is a strength and fitness facility that develops athletes both young and old into a better version of themselves. CrossFit combines the best of weightlifting, gymnastics, plyometrics and high-intensity cardio to prepare you for anything. CrossFit Combustion is offering an introductory class on Jan. 4. Email [email protected] for more information. Follow them on Facebook for the latest updates.


9040 Carothers Parkway
Franklin, Tennessee

This newcomer to the area, CycleBar offers an indoor cycling experience like other. When attending a CycleBar class, first it’s inside which is a welcomed during this bitter cold weather. Secondly, once the workout begins, the lights are turned down low and it’s just you and your bike. The staff is there to help you get your bike set, offer a complimentary water bottle, towel and for those who like competition, there’s a leader board shown throughout the class to see where you rank. Learn more about the class schedule on their website.