Best Johnston County Gyms & Recreation Spots

It’s almost that time of year, you know, when the holidays draw to a close and you’re left remembering all those cookies, pies, and gravy-ladened dinners as you prepare your New Year’s Resolution. Transitioning from carefree cookie-eater to fitness-fanatic definitely isn’t the easiest… but let us help you stick to that New Year’s Resolution!

Here are some of the best Johnston County gyms and recreation spots.

HealthQuest Fitness & Wellness Center

lifting weights at one of the best johnston county gymsIf you’re looking for a gym that’s got a little bit of everything, this might be the one for you. There are aquatics programs, group exercises classes, personal training services, nutrition programs, special events, and more. It’s a division of Johnston UNC Health Care so you know you’re getting the utmost in professional health-based care.

Flex Affect

getting personal training from one of the best johnston county gymsLooking for something a little different? You might want to try Flex Affect, located in Downtown Smithfield. Not only does this gym offer the normal range of fitness equipment, as well as personal training and group classes, they’ve also got some specialized programs for sports performance, online training, and some super-fun equipment, like climbing ropes, gymnastics rings, and an outdoor sandpit.

Johnston County YMCA

swimming at the johnston count ymcaFun, friendly, and designed for all ages, the YMCA is a favorite for those who want to have access to a lot of programs and amenities (including things like kids events and activities, sports leagues, aquatic services, and plenty of fitness programs).

Keller’s Fit 24

working with a personal trainer for a bodybuilding competitionIf you’re serious about getting fit (think: bodybuilding or figure competitions), then this might be the right gym for you. Keller’s Fit works with clientele on an individual basis to analyze individual body composition and needs and create a personalized fitness and nutrition plan.

Body Fit 24/7 Health & Fitness

working out at one of the best johnston county gymsNeed to be able to work out at any time of day (like, 3am)? Well, you can at BodyFit… it’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to a full array of cardio, strength, and free-weight equipment, they also offer personal training services, tanning, and a sauna.

Fit Body Boot Camp Clayton

boot camp claytonForget the free weights—you want to get in, work hard, and get out. Fit Body Boot Camp is one of the fastest-growing boot camp brands in the world—and it’s not hard to see why. It’s fast, effective, and fun (in a can’t-breathe, really-sweaty kind of way). But it’s not just about the fitness; they also offer nutrition coaching, goal setting and tracking, and overall lifestyle overhauls to help you get healthy.

Anytime Fitness Clayton

working out at anytime fitness claytonIf you’re looking for a basic, affordable gym with everything you need that’s open any time you need it, then Anytime Fitness is probably that gym. It’s got all the essentials—cardio and strength, personal training, etc—great hours (24/7!), plus the added benefit of access to over 3,200 gyms wordwide (so there’s no excuse for travelers not to stay active).

Ready to Come Live Your Best Life in Johnston County?

If you’re thinking of relocating to or buying a home in Johnston County, NC, then it’s time to contact me, Marlo Wells. I’m here to help you explore the area, discover its amazing communities, and find the perfect home for your unique needs.

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