Fitness Finds


Made for Lifters

Open since June 1, Legendary Strength Gym on Lakeside Drive is already seeing a growing membership. The facility brands itself as the “first and only premiere powerlifting gym in Lynchburg”—and after a quick scroll through their website and social media, you see why. This gym provides access to competition-grade powerlifting equipment and strongman workouts—the best perk, though, is that you will train alongside like-minded lifters to keep you motivated.

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YMCA Express Expansion

The YMCA’s “Express” location on Old Forest Road is getting a makeover. The new additions include more parking, additional changing spaces (some with showers), new rooms and studios, and a Child Watch Center. Since opening in early 2011, the Y Express had only been open to those 18 and up and offered no child care. The initial expansion is expected to be completed in July.

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Wanna Dance with Somebody?

You know that sweat you work up when dancing around the living room with your kids? Or the burn you feel the next day after breaking it down at a wedding? Dance isn’t just good for the spirit—it can burn major calories. Two dance-centered workout studios have opened in Central Virginia this year—Dancing With Theo on Main Street and The Vibe Studio of Lynchburg on Timberlake Road.

Learn more about this fun workout trend and these two studios on pages 36.

Take It Outside

The “world’s best little town” is now putting itself on the map for a different reason—a state-of-the-art outdoor gym that’s the first of its kind in Virginia. The National Fitness Campaign “Fitness Court®”, located in Bedford’s Liberty Lake Park, is a bodyweight circuit training facility for people of all ages. Users can also track their training progress, learn new routines and compete in challenges with the free Fitness Court App.

Visit the outdoor gym at Liberty Lake Park, 939 Burks Hill Road, Bedford.

Back and Better Than Ever

Snap Fitness opened on Boonsboro Road 10 years ago and was recently purchased by Billy and Lisa Mays. In May, they celebrated that milestone and the remodeling of the gym with a grand re-opening ceremony. Snap Fitness offers a little bit of everything—circuit training and cardio equipment, free weights, yoga, personal training, and virtual training. It’s open 365 days a year, 24/7.

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