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Best Gyms Near Sunnyvale Review - Personal Trainer Sunnyvale

This article will explore all the best gyms near Sunnyvale in California. We have personal experience attending these gyms so the opinions expressed here will be firsthand. We will try to review gyms based on objective standards (price, design, location, amenities, cleanliness etc.) and subjective standards (vibe, quality of equipment, trainer quality, etc.). We will look at all different types of gyms: personal training studios, membership gyms, martial arts studios, boxing gyms, boot camp class style classes, Orangetheory, spinning classes, yoga studios, pilates, and much more). The Bay Area has a vibrant and diverse fitness culture: average income levels are relatively high compared to most other U.S. cities so people are willing and able to invest in their health. Also it is becoming more and more apparent the importance of exercise as an integral part of daily life that is easily accessible due to the variety of different fitness options available. Hiring a personal trainer has also increased in popularity over the years because people are also becoming more willing to invest in professional help when it comes to building a diet and exercise routine. If you are looking for the best personal trainer Sunnyvale, then contact NBI Fitness today to get setup with a local trainer who could work with you at your home or at a gym nearby. 


1. Orange Theory Fitness


Orangetheory Fitness is located at 155 S Frances Ct in Sunnyvale. Orangetheory is a group fitness class concept that utilizes a combination of circuit training and cardiovascular exercise  in a 1 hour workout. The exercises include movements from traditional weight lifting, treadmills and rower exercises, and are formatted in different ways to focus on strength, endurance and power. Orangetheory members wear a heart rate monitor which displays their heart rate in real time on tv screens so they can monitor how much effort and intensity they are putting in. The workouts are designed to help push members into different heart rate zones which have different health and fitness benefits. Heart rate based interval training has been shown to optimize EPOC (Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption) which is known as the “after burn effect”- how many calories you burn after your workout due to elevated metabolism. For the traditional weight lifter who does not like cardio, Orangetheory Fitness may not be for you: their cardiovascular exercise component is definitely geared towards building pure endurance rather than muscle mass. For someone who enjoys aerobic-based workout, and enjoys working out with a group, Orangetheory Fitness might be a very good fit. Their treadmill workout routines are unique and challenging and will definitely push your cardio to the max. Many participants dread the rower component of the group fitness class. Rowing is one of the best total body exercises - according to some studies, rowing uses over 80% of your total body muscles. Also rowing is a low impact exercise and is less damaging on your joints and ligaments than high impact sports such as running. Rowing can help you build strength and endurance at the same time. Orangetheory Fitness is a franchise and can be found in every major city across the U.S. Most of their facilities have private showers which is a big plus if you need to get a workout in during the middle of a work day. Also Orangetheory Fitness offers very early morning classes around 5 AM for those looking to start their day with an intense workout. The group instructor usually manages a group of 15-30 members so it is a bit difficult to get individualized attention; if your form or posture is incorrect, it is unlikely for the group instructor to catch on to it since he is too occupied with running a large class. If you need more individualized attention, a Sunnyvale personal trainer might be your best option. NBI Fitness has a team of Bay Area personal trainers who are certified and have college degrees in Exercise Science and have over 10,000 hours of combined professional training experience. Everyone has room to improve and working with a personal trainer Sunnyvale might give you the boost you are looking for. 


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2. Crunch Fitness 


Crunch Fitness is located at 1651 Hollenbeck Ave in Sunnyvale. Crunch Fitness is a franchise with over 400 locations worldwide. Their catchphrase is “no judgment” in an effort to make their gym more appealing to the general population. Crunch Fitness is similar to 24 Hour Fitness since they offer group classes, similar amenities, personal training, guest passes, and seasonal discounts. Memberships start at $14.99 per month which is a great deal; for $34.99 you can bring in unlimited guests and have access to all the group fitness classes and go to any other Crunch Fitness club. Interestingly, most Crunch Fitness gyms always have a boxing area with a punching bag. Their membership plans are month-to-month, no commitment which is a big plus when it comes to gym membership flexibility. Many other gyms such as Fitness 19 are very difficult because they force you to join for a 12 month commitment and penalize you if you cancel your membership early. Just like most other large commercial gyms, Crunch Fitness has full locker rooms with showers, online class reservations, online nutrition resources, and dedicated area for cardio machines. Crunch Fitness gyms are usually newer in construction than 24 Hour Fitness and appear much cleaner than most of the local bay area gyms. Crunch Fitness does get extremely crowded during peak hours which is in the mornings and the evenings. Crunch Fitness personal training is very pricey: they offer 10 sessions for $1000.00 which comes out to $100 per session. If you’re looking for more affordable and more qualified Sunnyvale personal training, NBI Fitness is your best resource for local bay area personal trainers: they have a team of over 50+ certified personal trainers who work with clients in Sunnyvale and all other cities in the Bay Area. 


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3. Smash Gyms Sunnyvale


Smash Gyms is located at 1239 Reamwood Ave in Sunnyvale. Smash gyms focuses on martial arts classes, group fitness classes and personal training. They have several locations in the following cities: Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, San Jose, Milpitas, Hayward and Mountain View. They are a very successful local gym based on the great community they have built over the years. Their members leave rave reviews about the quality of their fitness instructors and classes. They teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Boxing, Strength Training classes, HIIT boot camp classes, and kids kickboxing classes. They even have specialty classes such as Strongman Training class. They also offer fitness challenges for members who want to participate in a structured program that is designed to help you achieve your fitness goals in a short amount of time. 


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4. F45


F45 gym is located at 671 Tasman Dr in Sunnyvale. F45 is a franchise with thousands of locations nationwide. It is designed a 45 minute workout consisting of high intensity interval training style exercises mixed with strength training and cardio. The “F” stands for Functional Training which is defined as a type of training that replicates natural movements such as pushing, pulling, squatting, jumping and twisting. Functional training is designed to help you improve your natural daily movements so that you perform better physically and prevent injury. The class format is a circuit training style structure where exercise stations are set up and members rotate through the stations. Due to its group training format, the instructors may not always give the individualized attention that some clients seek. Also, exercises can be modified to make them easier for certain members if need be. If you are looking for a personal trainer near me in Sunnyvale, your best bet is to contact NBI Fitness and they will connect you with a local fitness professional who can work with you on a 1on1 basis. 

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5. Moffett Towers Club - Personal Trainer Sunnyvale


Moffett Towers Club is located at 1080 Enterprise Way in Sunnyvale. Moffett Towers Club is a huge membership gym with many different amenities and offerings. It has a true feel of being at a health center as they are more focused on Wellness activities than most other commercial gyms. They offer gym memberships, personal training, fitness classes, swimming pool, and they have a room for soccer, basketball, badminton, and volleyball. Group fitness classes include Yoga, Zumba, HIIT classes, Barre, and Pilates. 


6. Rumble Boxing 


Rumble Boxing is located at 241 Taaffe St Suite 180 in Sunnyvale. Rumble Boxing gym is a franchise gym which can be found nationwide. The format of the boxing class is as follows: it’s a 45 minute workout with 10 boxing rounds which is a mix of punching drills and strength training exercises. No prior experience is needed - the fitness instructors will be able to show you the fundamental boxing skills needed to complete a group class. Rumble has a high energy and fun atmosphere: they blast very loud music and everyone is moving and exercising at the same time. If you’re looking for a more private 1 on 1 fitness training experience, you might be better with Sunnyvale personal training from NBI Fitness. 


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Find a Personal Trainer Near Me with NBI Fitness


NBI Fitness is the leading nationwide provider of in-home and gym personal training services with trainers and locations throughout California, New York, New Jersey and much more. Check out personal trainer near me to see if we have a trainer for you in your city. NBI Fitness specializes in weight loss, body fat reduction, body recomposition, muscle toning, bodybuilding, powerlifting, strength training, weight lifting, yoga, corrective exercise, prenatal exercise, postpartum exercise, rehabilitation, senior fitness, youth fitness, boxing, kickboxing, MMA, soccer, swimming, nutrition, mobility and flexibility, and much more. We offer flexible location options: we can train at your home or apartment gym, at a local gym (we are partnered with various fitness studios in every city), outdoors, at your corporate office or event, or virtual. Get started today by signing up for a free trial session or send a text/call us at 201.970.5533 for an instant response. We will get back to you right away :)


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