Group Fitness Only Studios vs Tapout Fitness’s Hybrid Concept

November 10, 2016

If you are in Norcross, Duluth, Peachtree Corners, Dunwoody, Chamblee, Doraville, Berkley Lake, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Atlanta, Roswell, Woodstock, or Acworth and are considering a joining a fitness center this is for you!



First of all, let’s establish the main different types of gyms that exist in today’s marketplace.

BIG BOX GYM- The big box gyms are large (usually between 11,000 and 100,000 square feet) corporate fitness centers that are built for major volume. Some have amenities like pools, basketball courts, etc while others are mainly focused on having large amounts of workout equipment.

SHOPPING PLAZA FITNESS CENTER- These are small to mid-size (usually 3,000 to 10,000 square feet) gyms that are frequently 24 hour facilities via access card. They normally have plenty of workout equipment (though some more than others) but lack amenities like pools, large locker rooms etc.

GROUP FITNESS OR PERSONAL TRAINING STUDIO- These are small (usually 1,000 to 3,000 square feet) that focus on either a specific (or narrow range) of group exercise programing, or they are set up as places for trainers to do one on one or small group sessions with clients. Typically they will not be available for “walk in” working out.

MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING- These are usually specific to one martial art type. Sometimes there is some overlap here with group fitness studios, but you’ll have a kid’s karate gym, or a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school, or a boxing gym, etc.

Tapout has taken the best of all the models above in integrated those features into one facility. We are a mid-size gym (7,350 square feet) that is big enough to have all the equipment you need, as well as some nice amenities like private showers and tanning beds, but not so big as to be overwhelming. We have a 24 hour key card access panel so you can come in anytime, we have excellent personal trainers and group fitness instructors, and we have numerous high end martial arts instruction programs including boxing, kickboxing, mixed martial arts, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and karate. Best of all, we can offer all these programs for below market rates! The best service for the best price! That’s called value no matter what business your in!!