Embarking On Your Fitness Journey: A Guide to Finding Your Ideal Gym

Embarking On Your Fitness Journey

A Guide to Finding Your Ideal Gym

Sasha Bush

The Ashland Beacon

Gym Article

Starting your fitness journey toward a healthier lifestyle can be both exhilarating and overwhelming in a world bustling with fitness trends, which seem to be coming at you from all angles especially this time of year. Finding that perfect place that aligns with your unique needs is often the first crucial step to beginning one’s fitness journey. When choosing a gym it is recommended that you know your end goal. For example: if your goal is to gain muscle and bulk up, you may want to consider a gym that offers training in the proper and safe way to do so. Different gyms cater to specific objectives, so realizing what your end goals are will only help to guide you in the right direction. Check out this list of some of the area’s most popular gyms.



Anytime Fitness

372 Diedrich Blvd,

Ashland, Ky 41101


Anytime Fitness is a 24-hour gym that has a lot to offer. From its always evolving fitness equipment to its highly trained coaches, you are sure to feel right at home.

Ashland Area YMCA

3232 Megan Neyer Way

Ashland, Ky 41102


The Ashland Area YMCA is your one-stop-shop for all things health and fitness related. At the Ashland Area YMCA, you can enjoy the cardio room, weight room and over 50 fitness classes that are offered every week which is all included in the cost of membership. You can also upgrade your membership to include access to the men’s and women’s fitness centers where you will find top of the line equipment, sauna, steam room, and whirlpools. Be sure to check out the Ashland Area YMCA’s newest circuit training room.

The Basement

1510 Winchester Avenue

Ashland, Ky 41101


The Basement is Ashland’s latest hot spot. You are sure to feel right at home in this women’s only adult gym featuring all new equipment, fitness classes and highly trained trainers.

Elite Fitness

5850 US-60 Suite 1A

Ashland, Ky 41102


Elite Fitness is a 24-hour gym conveniently located in the heart of Boyd County. This gym has a lot to offer from top-of-the-line equipment to services specifically catered to your needs such as personal training, various Cryo treatments, IV hydration, vitamin injections, weight loss, compression therapy and so much more.

Fitness World

900 Cherokee Road

Raceland, Ky 41169


Fitness World has vast array of fitness equipment that will have you looking and feeling your best in no time. From fitness classes to personal trainers and nutrition coaches, you are sure to find what you are looking for at Fitness World.

The Gym

7707 US Route 60

Ashland, Ky 41102


The Gym is a gym like no other. It is owned by women and created for women. You will find state of the art exercise equipment and some of the area’s most sought after personal trainers and fitness classes.

IronHeads Gym (Ashland Location)

1301 Winchester Avenue

Ashland Ky, 41101


IronHeads Gym (Flatwoods Location)

1513 Argillite Road

Flatwoods, Ky 41139


At IronHeads Gym, you will find all the tools you need to accomplish those New Year’s resolutions and a top-notch staff ready help you reach those goals.

Planet Fitness

711 12th St

Suite 160

Ashland, Ky 41101


Planet Fitness prides itself on creating a workout environment where everyone feels accepted and respected. You will find the latest and greatest in workout equipment, personal trainers, and fitness classes to suit all of your fitness needs. Unique to Planet Fitness is their ability to offer massage chairs, hydro massage, and tanning beds for one incredibly low price.

Remember that no two people’s fitness journeys are exactly the same. Your fitness journey is unique to you. Finding a gym that resonates with your goals, preferences, and lifestyle is the key to unlocking a healthier, more vibrant you.

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