Whether you are looking for a traditional gym with free weights and muscle men, a yoga studio, or the latest fitness fad such as CrossFit or Orange Theory, Tallahassee has it all.

Each individual has their own fitness goals, and with all the choices for consumers these days the decision of where to go can be daunting.

The goal of this humble correspondence is to provide you with a little insight into selecting the right fitness facility for you.

 If you are looking for an affordable choice that meets the needs of a novice to intermediate fitness enthusiast, Gold’s Gym and YouFit are excellent
 options.

Gold’s Gym has three local  facilities and YouFit has two; all centrally located and affordable. Memberships to both gyms can be less than $100 per year and allow unlimited access to free weights, cardiovascular equipment, and some group classes.

For most of us, these amenities are more than enough to get the job done. Both gyms have locker-rooms and show facilities so you can get your workout done on your way to work in the
 morning. YouFit is even open 24 hours per day Monday thru Friday.

If membership cost isn’t a concern for you and you’d like a high intensity, non-traditional work out, Orange Theory Fitness might be ideal for you. Orange Theory offers 60-minute workout
 sessions split into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training with heart rate monitors to track intensity and maximize metabolic burn.

Workouts are usually done in a group setting to increase energy levels so that you burn more calories. They call it the “Orange Effect”. Membership plans vary, but you can expect to spend well in excess of $100 per month … Ouch!

If you’re looking for exclusive group classes or yoga, check out Sweat Therapy or one of the more than eight yoga studios in town.

If none of the options discussed here meet your needs or budget, then you can always do it the old fashioned way.

Believe it or not, running, push-ups, and sit-ups are still free!