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The Best Fitness Clubs in Rhode Island

author image Kent Page McGroarty
Kent Page McGroarty has worked as a writer since 2006, contributing numerous articles to various websites. She is a frequent contributor to the health and fitness sections of the online magazine EDGE Publications and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Saint Joseph's University.
The Best Fitness Clubs in Rhode Island
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Rhode Island is full of fitness centers and health clubs, including numerous big-name chains and smaller private studios. There is something for everyone, whether you enjoy Pilates and yoga or kickboxing and martial arts. One facility focuses exclusively on court sports, and many fitness centers offer child care, although such amenities are usually limited to larger chain gyms.


Bristol boasts numerous quality health clubs and fitness centers, including The Village Health Company, which offers personal training, physical therapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, yoga, dance, and assorted martial arts. Additional amenities and programs include elliptical trainers, free weights, indoor cycling, sports-specific training and a weight-loss program. Unique Fitness is a one-on-one personal training facility that features small yoga and Pilates classes, fitness testing and assessment, and individualized strength-training programs. Additional area clubs include Bally Total Fitness, Gold's Gym, and Simplify Yoga.

East Greenwich

East Greenwich features fitness centers such as Bally Total Fitness, Gold's Gym, Simplify Yoga, Unique Fitness, and The Village Health Company, among additional overall fitness, Pilates, and yoga studios. Goldy's Gym features nutrition counselors and personal trainers ready to work with you in strength training, sports-specific, and weight-loss programs. Bally Total Fitness features amenities and programs such as kickboxing, child care, aerobics, a multi-screen video system, a pool, sauna, running track, and racquetball, among others. Simplify Yoga offers 25 yoga and Pilates classes a week, with no membership required. Meditation classes are also available.

North Providence

Body Renaissance Pilates Studio is one of several Pilates studios in North Providence. The studio features its "award-winning" Pilates program as well as massage therapy, acupuncture, and skin rejuvenation. Bally Total Fitness, Gold's Gym, Unique Fitness, The Village Health Company, and Simplify Yoga all have locations in North Providence. Absolute Fitness is a fitness center with a pool that offers water aerobics classes, as well as floor aerobics, cardio deck, and free-motion equipment.


The Cumberland area includes four Gold's Gym and two Bally's Total Fitness locations, as well as one each of Unique Fitness, Simplify Yoga, and The Village Health Company. The Fore Core Racquet and Fitness Club is a complete racquet and fitness club that features tennis classes and leagues, other court sports like racquetball, wallyball and volleyball, personal training, and group exercise classes. Child care is available. American Health and Fitness Center features aerobics, group exercise, personal training, nutrition services, massage, and airbrush tanning.


Agostini's Academy of Martial Arts and Fitness includes karate classes, Zumba classes (fitness dance exercise program), women's cardio/kickboxing classes, and co-ed fitness classes. Several women-only fitness facilities are located in Wakefield, including Curves, Ladies Workout Express, and Ladies of America. Body Renaissance Pilates Studio has a location in Wakefield. All That Matters Yoga is a yoga and holistic education center with classes including yoga, reiki, Pilates, belly dance, and tai chi.

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