Fitting in Fitness with Youfit #GymHappy

Between summer travel and entertaining my kids, fitting in fitness this summer has been quite a challenge. While the pressure is off since I’m not marathon training this year, however, I still need to keep up my fitness and strength training to be ready for my half marathon this November.

To break away from my regular running routine, I decided to visit my local Youfit Health Club. Youfit Health Clubs appear to be popping up everywhere in Tampa Bay. Just recently, Youfit opened its 100th location with ten of its newest locations in Tampa Bay.

Youfit Health Clubs - Tampa- Land O'Lakes Location

Upon my arrival to the Land O’ Lakes location, I noticed the unique bright colors of the décor and the diversity clients in the facility.  I later learned that Youfit Health Clubs cater to everyday people who simply want to be fit, their way.

Plus, the well-planned bright color decor helps make workouts more efficient, so members can focus on their workouts rather than trying to find equipment. For example, green machines focus on upper body and purple machines target lower body.



But green is more than just a fun hue for Youfit; it’s a philosophy.  Youfit strives to be the “greenest” gym in America by using recycled materials in its clubs. In fact, the gym floors are made of recycled tires or Nike “grind” (recycled sneakers).

During my visit, I was greeted by several friendly coaches and YouCoach Anthony gave me a quick tour of the facility with its brand-new weight training and cardio equipment and 30-minute Express Circuit workouts.

The simplicity of the Youfit Express Circuit workout intrigued me. The circuit includes ten cardio stations and ten resistance exercise machines for both cardio and resistance training.

YouFit Express Circuit

To achieve maximum results in a hurry, guests simply follow the green and red light signals to time intervals of activity and rest. At the end of a workout, you will have achieved an effective total body workout in just 30 minutes.

YouFit Express Circuit

While I was very impressed with the Youfit Express Circuit, the ARC trainer truly piqued my interest, as it offers the same cardio benefits on a 30 minute run in just ten minutes. TEN MINUTES! Talk about time-saving and fitting in fitness!

Whether you’re just getting started or need help getting back track, YouCoaches like Anthony assess and evaluate your needs and provide advice to target problem areas. Youfit Coaches will also keep you motivated and help you reach your goals.

This Monday, July 20, Run DMT readers can learn how to make fitness fit and share my Youfit Health Club experience at the Land O’Lakes Youfit Health Club Open House from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 21707 Village Lakes Shopping Center Dr, Land O Lakes, FL 34639. Bring your friends and family to workout all day for FREE! There will raffles, prizes, games and other goodies as well as learn more about the Youfit Coach Assessments.

To locate a Youfit near you and learn more about this incredible health club, visit Youfit online at

For more inspiration, healthy recipes and workout tips, visit the Youfit blog . For even more healthy inspiriation, follow Youfit on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Youfit.