It’s a new year, and for many that means resolving to get fit. Luckily, Parma offers plenty of choices. Here’s a look at some of the Parma-area gyms and other recreation opportunities to find the best fit for you.

Workouts around the clock (24/7 gyms)
If you work weird hours or need a gym that fits around your schedule, a gym that never sleeps may be right for you.

Anytime Fitness
In addition to being open 24/7, membership includes a free fitness consultation and global access to more than 3,900 gyms so you can get your workout even when you’re out of town.
7484 Broadview Rd.

Planet Fitness
As advertised, Planet Fitness is all about creating a judgement-free zone. A membership at this 24/7 gym includes use of all its 1,400 locations, the ability to bring a guest, use of hydromassage and tanning beds, small group classes and more.
8443 Day Drive

Ultimate Fitness
This around-the-clock gym also offers a group training room with H.I.I.T, kickboxing and more.
5589 Broadview Rd.

Workout Factory
The Workout Factory offers personal trainers and rugged performance strength training equipment 24/7, 365.
5508 Ridge Rd.

360° FIT
In addition to free weights and cardio, 360° FIT offers personal training and tanning.
7381 State Rd.

“It’s close to home, open 24 hours a day and 365 days of the year. And Stancato’s is across the street for a post workout meal.” -Marie

Group motivation (gyms with classes)
If you crave company for workout motivation, these gyms with group classes may be just the thing.

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The Balancing Flamingo Yoga Lounge-Little Birdie Wine Nest
As if the local wine store wasn’t cute enough, it recently remodeled and added a yoga space. Classes can be bought in packages or individually, with the added benefit of enjoying coffee or a cocktail with friends after class.
6060 Broadview Rd. 

FX Fitness
The former Bally’s gym offers classes every day of the week including spinning, water aerobics, yoga, step, Zumba and more. The gym also features an indoor track, personal trainers, a kids club, hot tub, sauna and pool.
7955 Broadview Rd.

Fitness 19
Located in Midtown Plaza, Fitness 19 offers classes like plyos, kickboxing, boot camp and more.
1848 Snow Rd.

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Fitworks’ cardio theater room

Fitworks
This gym in The Shoppes at Parma offers classes seven days a week, from barre to Zumba, core work and more. This Parma location also offers a cardio theater room to watch movies on a 15-ft screen while you get your sweat on. 
7723 W Ridgewood Dr.

Jazzercise Parma
Jazzercise is a cardio workout that infuses weight lifting, hip hop, kickboxing, Pilates, yoga, and cardio movements into a single workout, characterized by its upbeat music and its unique moves. The Parma class will make you feel right at home. It’s more than just a workout, its like a family. Plus your membership is good for all Jazzercise locations across Northeast Ohio and beyond.
6050 Ridge Rd.

Seven Hills Recreation Center
While Parma doesn’t have a rec center, residents do get special pricing at Seven Hills’. The facility offers classes, a pool, indoor track, basketball court and more.
7777 Summit View Dr.

“Less ‘intimidating’ atmosphere…Staff are super nice and so are all the people there…and there’s people of all ages and different experience. I’ve been there for two years now and I’ll never go anywhere else.” -Jackie on Facebook

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Soza Fitness goat yoga

Something different (unique workouts)
Bored of the same old workout routine? These gyms offer some unique ways to get fit.

Soza Fitness & Wellness
In addition to standard workout equipment and classes, Soza likes to mix it up occasionally with some creative workouts including a kangaroo jump class with springy boots, puppies and Pilates and even kitty or baby goat yoga.
5236 Ridge Rd.

“Everyone is welcome to come try the gym for a free week. Very supportive environment and best fitness classes in town.” -Heidi on Facebook

HiiTtoFiT
HiiTtoFiT is a private weight loss and training center focused on individual needs. The facility is medically staffed with 30 years of experience and is the only local facility that does nutrition and meal planning for free. They offer a wide variety of services including cardio dance fusion class, elite hops kangaroo jump boots class, A.M. abs class, individual training, group training, private yoga, boot camps and many other services. They do things smarter not harder and teach you to make exercise part of your life but not your whole life!
6144 Broadview Rd.

“Great personal training! Short, but challenging sessions combined with motivation and a nutritional meal plan. As someone who has never done something like this before, it is not intimidating at all. Would highly recommend for those who need help getting started, staying on track, or taking their fitness to the next level.” -Stephanie on Google

Parma Family Martial Arts Center
If treadmills and free weights aren’t your style, maybe try a martial arts fitness class. This facility offers classes for kids, teens and adults.
5596 Ridge Rd.

Crooked River T’ai Chi Ch’uan Center
Another martial arts option is T’ai Chi Ch’uan, which provides additional benefits of stress relief, improved concentration and self-defense skills.
5921 Broadview Rd.

“The staff was knowledgeable and were accommodating to my abilities. I enjoyed my introduction to T’ai Chi and highly recommend Crooked River.” -Valerie on Facebook

Other Parma recreation opportunities
From figure skating and tennis lessons to adult softball, volleyball and basketball teams, the Parma Recreation Department provides plenty of opportunities to get active and have fun with fellow residents. Or, take advantage of what city parks like James Day Park (Nike) and Veterans Memorial Park (State Road Park), local Cleveland Metroparks like West Creek Reservation and nearby national park Cuyahoga Valley have to offer for free!

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Workout equipment at Parma’s James Day (Nike) Park. -Parma Observer

 

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