My Review of Wareings Gym, Part 1


Located on 19th street, Wareing’s Gym has been a Virginia Beach staple for over 40 years. John Wareing opened the gym in 1960. This gym is family owned and operated and at any given time, you will find a handful of smiling, friendly Wareing Family members in the gym.

The gym strives to accommodate personal needs of all. They also vow to keep fitness and working out fun.

Here are a few of the amenities Wareing’s has to offer. There is a yoga room, boxing ring, coed and single sex designated workout areas, locker rooms for the convenience of exercising before or after work, and cardio theater to help pass the time spent on one of the many machines. The gym has an array of equipment from treadmills, bikes (spin and stationary), and stair climbers. There is also FREE childcare (no excuses parents).

If classes are more your speed, Wareing’s offers over 20 different programs to chose from. You can drop in throughout the day for yoga, spinning, TABATA, Survivor, Total Body, and Fit Club to name a few.

Fit Club was the first class I tried. I attended an evening class, but it is offered in the morning and at lunch as well. This is a small group class with personalized attention. The participants in this class ranged in fitness levels. All levels of fitness can be in a given class, and the trainers can modify or intensify the workout based on the individual. The class is high intensity and focuses on total body.

We began the workout with some good stretching and warmups. Our workout consisted of 3 sets of exercises. Exercises ranged from box jumps, TRX inverted row, power slams with the rope, mini band push up, and more totaling 9 exercises in all. Each one working a different muscle group. The class was about an hour and passed quickly. The trainers Teri Twine and Chris Ullum monitored our progress and gave suggestions and encouragement throughout.

This class was a great one for any fitness level and a must for anyone looking into total body fitness and upping their game!

Happy Fit Clubbing






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