Review of Complete Fitness for Women
by Tina Smiley.... A self-proclaimed Gym Gypsy visiting and reviewing one gym at a time.
“We are an all women’s gym dedicated to helping you reach all of your fitness goals. We specialize in a wide variety of areas such as weight loss and muscle gain.” ...Complete Fitness for Women.
Not every woman enjoys working out in mixed company. That is, doing your thing on the elliptical all the while trying to avoid the inevitable awkward stare from the guy in a tank top doing dumb bell curls. Well ladies, if that describes you, then may I suggest you try Women’s Complete Fitness in Burlington? Currently located off exit 145 of I-40 in the old Burlington Outlet Village, this well-kept gym is perfect for women who like a lot of class variety, as well as clean machines and workout equipment to use.
"Women's only gym...
...You are completely covered...
...We train you!"
- Complete Fitness for Women.
Last Fall, I was given the unique pleasure of winning a two-month membership to Complete Fitness. It was the first-place award for my age group in the “I Will Survive 5K” in Downtown Burlington. What a great race and a very good cause!! It was the second time I ran this particular 5K, and the second time I won. Maybe I’ll go for the triple crown this year. Ya never know. 😊
Well the holidays came and went, so in January I finally decided to try out my free 2 month membership. The first class I signed up for was the Thursday evening yoga class. Now, I have taken yoga classes before…actually I have a punch pass for a local yoga studio (which I’ll also be blogging about in the upcoming weeks!) …so I’m not a complete novice at the act of Vinyasa and Ujjayi.
The yoga instructor at Complete Fitness is very nice and she holds a pretty effective intro class. She likes tree pose, so be prepared to practice your balancing act!
There are usually about 5-8 people who show up for yoga and we all meet in a large multi-purpose studio room. If you do not have a mat, no need to worry because there are plenty of extras along with some blocks and straps as well. Class runs just shy of an hour, and it goes by pretty quickly. The only downside to this class is that the room can be a little on the chilly side…something I’m def not used to especially compared to “hot yoga." So you may want to bring a sweatshirt, especially in the winter.
Complete Fitness offers it's members a wide variety of classes, and with the exception of the boot-camps, they're all free with your monthly rate. Those classes include yoga, barre, pound, kickboxing, Zumba, and so much more! I would have liked to try more of them during my temporary membership but not many of the offered classes seem to fit my schedule. Which brings me to another "downside" if you will. Complete Fitness does offer a lot...yes. However, because there are so many, the class times and availability are a tad scarce. But have no fear, if none of that appeals to you (as Zumba did not appeal to me lol) or if a class doesn't meet your needs then you might enjoy their gym section. In this room, you will find a nice selection of cardio machines including a Jacob's Ladder and a Concept 2 Rower! You'll also see various weight-training machines, an assisted squat rack (otherwise known as a Smith Machine) as well as a cable training system, a nice set of dumbbells and other accessories. Heck, there is even a daily workout written on the board for those who aren't sure what to do when they get to the gym! So no excuses here... there is something to do for everyone. :)
As it is with most gyms, evenings are pretty busy especially if there are boot-camps going on. You will hear the music playing loud and those ladies sure look like their having fun AND getting a great workout! While I've not had the pleasure of meeting the entire staff, those I have come in contact with all seem to be extremely pleasant and friendly.
So... whether you're a woman who is wanting to begin your fitness journey or one who is simply looking for a nice environment to continue your daily workout routine, may I point you in the direction of Complete Fitness for Women in Burlington. You will find a staff that is very friendly and pleasant, a gym that is neat and clean, and you'll surely fit into one or more of the wide selection of classes they have to offer. Go ahead...give them a try. I think you'll feel right at home.
Complete Fitness For Women
1228 Plaza Drive, Burlington, NC 27215
**An important note: Complete Fitness for Women in Burlington will be relocating soon, although not far from their current location. They are expanding their gym and will have even more equipment to offer members. You can keep up with all the latest updates via their social media sites. Go to completefitnessnc.com