7 Gyms Where You Can Find High Intensity Workout Classes in WNY

City Guide, Fitness, Lifestyle


Written by Samantha Janik

Published on March 6, 2019
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This year, it’s *all* about being healthy – mind, body and soul. First up, we’re starting with our physical health. And if, like us, you’re looking to kick your workouts into high gear with some high intensity training, you’ve come to the right place.

Let’s start with the basics – what is a high intensity workout? According to Women’s Health Magazine, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT for short) consists of short, intense bursts of exercise with either active recovery (like less intense exercise) or complete rest in between. So basically you want to get your heart rate up quickly and then take a breather. And repeat that throughout the whole workout. Both cardio and strength training qualify so pick your poison.


Guide to the Best HIIT Workouts in WNY

Now that we know what HIIT is, here are the best places (in no particular order) to get that heart pumping around Western New York no matter what type of workout you prefer.

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1. Dani Fit

3218 Lake Shore Rd, Buffalo, NY 14219 / (716) 768-4253

The thing we love most about Dani Fit (besides the wide range of classes) is their philosophy about working out. They’re all about motivating and inspiring us to live a healthy life and we love them for that. From a kettlebell class to a yoga/pilates hybrid, there’s something for everyone at Dani Fit.


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2. Orange Theory


  • Amherst – The Boulevard: 1551 Niagara Falls Blvd, Buffalo, NY 14228 / (716) 970-4441 / Website
  • Southtowns – 3701 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg, NY 14219 / 716-338-4630 / Website
  • Amherst – Transit Road: 8242 Transit Rd., Buffalo, NY 14221 / (716) 200-1350 / Website

With three different locations, there’s no excuse for missing a workout. Their hour-long HIIT class incorporates cardio, indoor rowers, weight training blocks and floor exercises. You’ll get that heart rate up in no time – and with a personal trainer leading every class, you’re guaranteed an intense, safe workout.


3. Revolution Buffalo

1716 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14209

If jumping on a bike is your thing, then head to Revolution Buffalo. But, that’s not all they’re known for. From cycling, TRX and rowing, to their exclusive RevFit class format, Revolution Buffalo has over 40 classes to sign up for 7 days a week. Their team understand a busy schedule but is there to accommodate ours. Sign us up!


4. Boxstar Training

512 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222 / (716) 882-1200

Want to get your ass kicked into shape AND kick some ass? Boxstar Training is the place for you. Classes combine boxing and kickboxing workouts, fight conditioning and resistance training in twelve or fifteen, three minute rounds – a perfect HIIT workout.  For your first class, Boxstar Training has complimentary gloves and wraps available. But, you’ll need to bring your own after that.


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5. F45 Training Black Rock

166 Chandler St, Buffalo, New York 14207 / (716) 525-0009

F45 is new on the new gym on the block. According to their website, they specialize in innovative, high intensity group workouts that are fast, fun and proven to get rapid results. Classes here aim to burn up to 750 calories per 45-minute session, and include a range of interval stations that feature 29 distinct workout systems, meaning you’ll never do the same workout twice. They also have one of the best free trials in town – it lasts 2 weeks.

6. Jewish Community Center – Benderson Family Building

2640 N Forest Rd, Getzville, NY 14068 / (716) 688-4033

Do you want to burn fat without losing muscle? JCC provides 25 minute workouts that participants can expect to experience short intervals of training that deliver a calorie drenching workout and post metabolic boost. These ongoing classes can be found on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-5:55pm and 6:00-6:25pm!

7. Studio 14 Circuit Training

217 Highland Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14223/ (716) 262-0010

If you’re eager to test out a new fitness studio, this is the place for you. Studio14 holds circuit training classes everyday of the week. The circuit training classes include 7 stations that you spend 1 minute at each of the individual stations. Every class is intense, but only 30 minutes. Have a specific part of the body you want to target? They offer classes that focus on either: upper body, lower body, or full body. Recently they added new classes that focus on building your booty and core, and boxing classes. You are destined to leave this studio rejuvenated and lively!


BONUS! Central Rock Gym – Coming Soon

55 Chicago St, Buffalo, NY 14204

Looking for the next big workout? Central Rock Gym is just that. Located Downtown, the gym will be opening in April 2019 and it’s sure to rock your world. Not only do they have rock climbing classes for all skill levels, but they also have a special HIIT fitness class, designed to push you to your limits – in the best way possible. Pre-memberships are now available and they are all discounted. Make sure to get on the list now.


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