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Jan 14, 2016 – With the start of a new year, people are always looking for ways to improve their well-being–particularly when it comes to their health and fitness routines.

To make it easier for people living in the Buffalo, NY and Niagara Falls, NY areas to stick to their New Year’s resolutions and get healthy, we’ve put together a sampling of some of the best gyms and fitness centers in each of the neighborhoods of our apartment communities in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY.

We’ve focused on smaller, locally-owned gyms and fitness centers because we believe these provide the most personalized attention, a unique experience, and a feeling of community, but there are several larger gym chains in the area as well if you’re looking for something bigger.

The best fitness centers in Buffalo & Niagara Falls, NY

All of these fitness and wellness centers come highly rated, and since many are just a short drive from our apartment communities, there’s no reason not to check them out and start a new fitness routine for 2016.

North Buffalo

Terries Workout Center in North Buffalo
Terrie’s Workout Center offers a neighborhood feel and a variety of classes in North Buffalo. [Photo credit: Terrie’s Workout Center]
Terrie’s Workout Center – This Hertel Ave. staple has been keeping North Buffalo fit for over 25 years. Terrie’s Workout Center offers a variety of classes, from Zumba to kickboxing, along with a fully equipped cardio and weight room. With convenient hours, affordable rates and a neighborhood feel, it’s one of the best places to get an all-around, full-body workout in North Buffalo.

Saddle Indoor Cycling – This cycling studio opened last year on Hertel Ave., and it’s already gained a ton of popularity among locals. They offer great deals on class packages and have classes at many different times and on the weekend, making it easy to fit a ride into your schedule.

East Meets West Yoga / The Pilates Loft – Located in the beautiful Foundry building in North Buffalo, East Meet West has been the winner of Buffalo’s best yoga for over 10 years. It’s the best place to practice yoga in Buffalo, whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or a yoga newbie. And The Pilates Loft is conveniently located in the same building, so you won’t have to go far to try out their various Pilates classes, all designed to build strength and core stability.

Elmwood Village

Fierce Fitness – This locally-owned fitness center on Ashland Ave. in the Elmwood Village offers personal training, semi-private training and private gym memberships to help you reach your personal fitness goals.

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Fierce Fitness will help you burn off all of that yummy food available in the Elmwood Village. [Photo Credit: Fierce Fitness]
BikeorBar – Buffalo’s favorite spinning studio also offers a large variety of other classes, including TRX, Barre, aerial yoga and rowing. If you love to mix up your routine and work with motivating instructors, you should definitely pay a visit to their Elmwood Ave. studio.

Kenmore / Tonawanda

Ken-Ton Family YMCA – For an affordable, family-friendly place to work out in Kenmore, check out the Ken-Ton Family YMCA. It offers a variety of classes, a pool, and even a sauna for those days you want to relax and rejuvenate.

Town of Tonawanda

Town of Tonawanda Aquatic and Fitness Center – If you want an affordable, clean and safe place to work out in the Town of Tonawanda, be sure to check out this fitness center. It offers a large pool for doing laps and recreational swimming, along with a fully equipped fitness room for those who prefer cardio and weights.

North Tonawanda

Crossfit 716 – As the only CrossFit gym located in Niagara County, Crossfit 716 is the place to go if you want to challenge yourself and do high-intensity Crossfit workouts in a clean, state-of-the-art gym setting.

Niagara Climbing Center – Niagara Climbing Center is the only full service rock climbing gym in the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area. With over 6,000 square feet of climbing terrain, it’s the best place for experienced climbers and those searching for a new workout challenge to climb in the area.

Niagara Falls, NY

Tree of Life Yoga Studio – This studio offers Vinyasa, Hatha, and Heated Power Yoga classes in Niagara Falls, NY. It’s the perfect place to relax, stretch out, and increase your flexibility and strength.

Primerano Fitness – This independent gym offers personal training and boot camp classes in Niagara Falls, NY. Their high-intensity workouts will help you achieve your New Year’s fitness goals fast.

What other gyms and fitness centers in the Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY area would you recommend? Leave us a comment below and let us know where you plan on getting fit in 2016.

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