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As busy moms, we often put everyone else’s needs first, and many times our own health and fitness needs become last on the to-do list. We have put together this guide to encourage and educate fellow moms to put yourself first when it comes to fitness, and have provided a comprehensive list of gyms, health clubs, yoga, barre and specialty studios that will help you do just that! Whether you are looking for personal training, group classes, gyms with in-house childcare or fitness classes where you can bring your baby, there’s something for everyone!
First Coast YMCA
The Y has always been a place where families can play and be active together, and that’s more important than ever. We provide resources for busy moms and dads to help make the healthy choice the easy choice. From stretching and strength training to indoor cycling and yoga, you’ll find a class that’s fun, supportive and keeps you moving. While you’re working out, we’ll put more play in your child’s day at KidZone. They can engage in arts enrichment projects, educational activities, and kids fitness, all while creating lasting memories with new friends! We also provide educational classes to promote healthier decisions and offer a variety of programs that nurture mind, body and spirit for the whole family. Learn more at FirstCoastYMCA.org.
mumda™ Bump, Baby & Beyond is a Pregnancy and Postpartum Spa and Wellness Center in Jacksonville specializing in pregnancy, childbirth and parenting needs. mumdaFIT™ focuses on giving new and expectant parents a place of support while getting fit and bonding with their babies! We offer a wide variety of pregnancy and mom & baby classes. During pregnancy, moms can take prenatal fitness, pilates, yoga, comfort measures to prepare the body for labor and ease daily discomforts. After they have their baby, mom can return to all the same class types plus a variety of mom & me classes like Postnatal RE:HAB, mumda Stroller Fit, mom & me Pilates and mom & me Yoga. Our classes are designed with mom and baby in mind. Come get out of the house, meet new friends, get prepared for labor before baby, get body back in shape after and spend time bonding with baby. All of our instructors are certified and trained as pre/postnatal fitness instructors, so classes are safe and fun.
Lift. Tone. Burn. Pure Barre is the fastest, most effective, yet safest way to change your body. Pure Barre lifts your seat, tones your thighs, abs and arms and burns fat in record time. Discover the workout today that is transforming bodies nationwide.
Relax. Unwind. Breathe.
- Beginners Welcome
- Expert & Friendly Teachers
- Feel Great Experience
- FreshJax Healthy Cafe Next Door
- Just South of St. Johns Town Center
- Love Yourself Today!
Orangetheory Fitness is a one-of-a-kind, group personal training workout broken into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training. Backed by the science of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), Orangetheory Fitness’ heart-rate-monitored training is designed to keep heart rates in a target zone that stimulates metabolism and increases energy. Led by skilled instructors, participants use a variety of equipment including treadmills, rowing machines, TRX Suspension Training and free weights, burning an average of 900 calories per class. The result is the Orange Effect – more energy, visible toning and extra calorie burn for up to 36 hours post-workout.
Arch Pilates studio offers Pilates for fitness, wellness, and physical therapy. We are fully equipped with Pilates apparatus for private, semi-private, and group instruction. Several group Pilates reformer classes are offered in the morning and night to meet your busy schedule. Special programs include Bendy Bodies (for kids!), Babywearing @ the Barre for babies that can be worn, and Parent ‘n Me, a circuit training class for parents and kids ages 2 – 4. There is a parent and child class for every age! Physical therapy specialty includes manual therapy, scoliosis, low back and neck pain, and other chronic conditions. We strive on making your body well and progressing you to a vibrant lifestyle of Pilates fitness from baby to wise lady.
Aura Aerial & Yoga
Aura Aerial & Yoga is Jacksonville’s premier studio for alternative fitness classes and birthday, bachelorette and girls night out parties. We offer Pole Dance, Co-Ed Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Cardio Dance, Conditioning and more in a safe, fun, accepting fitness environment for women of all fitness levels, ages, ethnicity, and sizes. Our goal is to empower all women to accomplish their fitness and health goals through high-quality instruction, facilitation, and support. Our instructors are highly trained, experienced and AFAA/ACE certified professionals with a passion for sharing the life-changing benefits of our specialty fitness classes. Join us for classes or contact us for party information today!
Our Definition of Happy Hour. Definition Fitness is a personal training studio that has made it our business to help you achieve your fitness goals. That means we do everything in our power to support your efforts physically, mentally and financially. It only works if you work it! We know everyone has obligations and a busy life. At Definition Fitness, you will have flexibility when it comes to fitness scheduling and payments, and you only pay for the services you use- no monthly gym payments. Whether you like the comradery (and a little competition) that a group workout can provide or the undivided attention of your trainer in a one-on-one session, we have something for everyone. If you need to gain flexibility or relax, we offer in-house yoga and massage therapy. Our emphasis is always to help you move better so you feel better. Make this your defining moment and choose a healthy, happy future.
Everbalance Yoga Barre Pilates
Everbalance Wellness Studio provides classes customized for your specific fitness goals.
Our programs include Yoga, High energy Barre classes, and infamous muscle-toning Pilates.
- Beginner Mindbody Yoga with aromatherapy
- Candlelight Yoga for meditation practice.
- Gentle Power Yoga for deepening your practice.
- Barre Basics to get you started.
- The Barre Cardio Fusion is our most intense class.
- The Barre Core Fusion to strengthen core.
- Mat Pilates
- Reformer Pilates
- Pilates on Chair
Jax Stroller Strength
Jax Stroller StrengthTM lets moms workout with their kids and gives them a chance to connect with other mothers. Bootcamp style classes are offered every day of the week at the Beaches, Mandarin, Riverside and Nocatee locations. All classes are catered to the individual so everyone is welcome including expectant moms! These woman do more than just sweat together, they play together! There are special events like mom’s night out and yoga on the beach. Jax Stroller Strength is more than just an exercise class. It is a community of mothers who support and encourage each other through the most precious (and trying) time of life as parents. Try a FREE class and be a part of the passion, the fun and the family that is Jax Stroller Strength.
There’s not other fitness class like a Zumba fitness. Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party that’s moving people towards joy and health. For one hour the lights go down and your energy goes up as you dance away those calories! Classes are offered mornings as well as evenings.
Zumba Jenni also offers Barre on Beach–a fast-paced workout that will give you long and lean muscles of a dancer, lift and firm your seat, slim down thighs, define arms and flatten abs.