Stronghold Gym is the best facility in the area and we prove it to our members every day. Our friendly, knowledgeable, energetic staff is committed to giving every customer the best service possible. Everything we do starts and ends with our members.
We’re more than just exercise equipment. Our amazing amenities – classes, personal training, aerial fitness, weight loss solutions, onsite childcare, and more — are designed to bring the best in health and fitness to Columbia, SC.
Strength Equipment/Free Weights
Looking to increase both strength and muscle? Strength training equipment is important to any fitness routine and muscle building. Strength training is one of the oldest disciplines to keeping a fit life. Not only do you build muscle, you burn fat, and increase your overall health, and strengthen yourself mentally.
Stronghold provides a huge selection of free-weight and machine equipment. Bars and collars, Barbells, dumbbells, benches, Kettle bells, plates, squat power racks and rigs – abs, back, lat, leg, smith machines – a complete line of exercise equipment and free weights.
We have countless workout systems that help balance the weight for you and to start pushing you toward your goals.
If you struggle to determine which exercises to do or simply don’t know how to do them, group aerobics classes may be your solution. Get the accountability you need to be successful in your fitness journey with group leaders and encouragement of the classmates.
Our classes are designed to push, motivate and improve your endurance, flexibility and agility. We offer Les Mills – BodyAttack, BodyCombat, BodyFlow, BodyPump, Bodystep and Sh’Bam. Also Tribe Team Training classes and essential Aerial Fitness, Barre Fusion, Classical Barre, Extreme Core, Foundation, Pilates, Spin, Total Body Training, and Yoga classes. Our classes are open to all fitness levels whether you’re a beginner or an expert.
Barre, Pilates and Yoga
Stronghold provides a specific room for a variety of classes including Barre Fusion, Classical Barre, Extreme Core, Foundation, Pilates and Yoga stretching to create the most effective way to tone your body.
With Barre, you will achieve a full-body workout concentrating on hips, thighs, seat, abs, and arms while experiencing the mental benefits similarly obtained with yoga or meditation.
Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which are great to strengthen and relax the body.
When you realize just how much cardio exercise can do for you, you may want to do some right now. There are very few activities you can do for a short period of time that has this many benefits.
Stronghold provides several designated rooms and areas for cardio exercise with treadmills, stair mills, rowing machines, spin bikes, Jacob’s ladder, LS trainers, elliptical and recumbent bikes.
The great thing about cardio is that you don’t have to work out for an hour at a high intensity to get the benefits. And our personal trainers can advise and set you up with cardio programs to fit your lifestyle.
Tribe Team Training
TRIBE takes Small Team Training to a whole new level. TribeFIT™ is a program that combines all the top fitness trends – plus provides the programming, training and ongoing support in six week cycles.
Stronghold offers TribeFIT™, which will make you functionally fit by combining athletic aerobic movements with functional strength exercises. That will have you looking and feeling amazingly fit. Our coaches and powerful music will be with you every step of the way coaching and motivating you to new levels of strength and fitness season after season.
With TribeFIT™ you never fully repeat a workout – meaning you will achieve more. Become fitter, faster stronger – with TribeFIT™.
Born from the sport of cycle racing, spinning uses simulated climbs and sprints in a workout where you control the intensity. And Stronghold has a specific room for these high-energy, indoor spinning classes led by motivating instructors and accompanied by unique playlists of powerful and energizing music.
With great music pumping and the group spinning as one, your instructor takes you on a journey of hill climbs, sprints and flat riding. Spin is a great way to build up your sense of personal achievement. You can draw on the group’s energy and find your rhythm in the music. You control your own resistance levels and speed so you can build up your fitness level over time. It’s a journey, not a race!
Shakes and Supplement Bar
Many people lack that extra little punch of energy prior to a workout. We have great pre-workout drinks that will give you just the right amount of get-up-and-go that you need to complete your workout.
We offer a variety of nutritious shakes and a large variety of nutritious supplement bars. Delicious and packed with valuable nutrients, these are great snack options. We also stock post-workout drinks that help replenish and rebuild muscle fiber broken down from a tough workout.
Whatever your taste, all of our options are not only great tasting but are a great healthy snack or meal. And as always, our front counter staff is always there to help you if you are not sure what you need!
Stronghold offers supervised childcare in a loving care environment that is relaxed and fun. Enjoy your workout knowing that your child is receiving great care. The child care playroom is available MWF from 9 to 11 am, MTWT from 4:30 to 7 pm and Saturdays from 9:15 am to 12 pm for your convenience!
Providing the best care for your child is our number one priority! In order to provide the best care possible, we must limit the number of children allowed to visit the child care at one time. A parent or guardian must be present at the gym while their children are in our care. A permission slip must be provided to us if a child is to be picked up by someone else. Babies must be at least 12 weeks old and have received their shots before staying in the child care room. Please note that maximum reservation time is 1 1/2 hours. One Child $15 per month fee, two or more children $20 per month fee, $5 drop off fee per visit.