Oregon’s Top Rated Local® Fitness Centers Award Winner: Naji’s Midtown Yoga

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Naji’s Midtown Yoga is a 2018 award winner for fitness centers in Oregon!

From meditative Yin Yoga classes to Hot Vinyasa Flow classes, Naji’s Midtown Yoga in Bend has the perfect class for every experience level and need.

Naji’s Midtown Yoga has received dozens of reviews on two verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a spectacular Rating Score™ of 94.00 and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 fitness centers in all of Oregon!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I first went to class in October 2017 with the urge to try something new. From day one, I have been warmly welcomed by every instructor and made to feel like this is where I belong. Every class is offered with modifications and assistance, all while still providing encouragement to take your body a little further. I go three to four times a week and have seen a huge change in my mind, body and overall wellness. I only wish I would have started sooner.” – Jessica H.

Not Your Average Fitness Center

We took a few minutes to chat with Paul “Naji” Narayana Graham, the owner of Naji’s Midtown Yoga, to learn a little bit more about the business and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know is what sets Naji’s Midtown Yoga apart from other fitness centers. Naji points to their atmosphere, the Jiu-Jitsu flooring they have instead of hardwood and the variety of yoga classes they offer — with seven different types of yoga, Naji’s Midtown Yoga offers the widest variety of classes to choose from.

We also asked Naji why they do what they do at Naji’s Midtown Yoga and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what he had to say:

“Our mission is yoga for every body and every soul. We want to help people get in touch with themselves, including with their souls, and to help relieve anxiety. We also raise money for different local nonprofits.”

Building Success by Hiring the Right Instructors

Naji credits his business’ strong online reputation to the quality teachers and instructors he’s hired. They provide such a great experience for their students that people go in and rate their experience on their own.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Naji’s Midtown Yoga has grown through word of mouth, free class passes and by putting their name in the newspaper. Naji is also thinking of doing radio ads.

There are so many other business owners out there looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here’s Naji’s expert advice for those business owners:

“Your customers really count, and you really need to focus on them and make it the best experience for them.”


Congratulations to the team at Naji’s Midtown Yoga for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Naji, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re looking for an unbeatable yoga experience in Bend, we highly recommend checking out a class at Naji’s Midtown Yoga. Visit their website today!

Alabama’s Top Rated Local® Fitness Center Award Winner: Iron Tribe Fitness Tuscaloosa

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Iron Tribe Fitness Tuscaloosa is a 2019 award winner!

“Iron Tribe Fitness is fantastic! The coaches are wonderful; the workouts are challenging, and you always leave feeling better than when you came. ITF is a family, and they care about their athletes. Their six-week challenge was hard, but one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done. Extremely worth it, and I miss them already!” -Sarah B.

As one of the top three fitness centers in Alabama, Iron Tribe Fitness Tuscaloosa has a 96.00 Rating Score™, as well as a five-star average rating on verified sites, and tons of enviable reviews just like the one above.

Not Your Average Fitness Center

We spoke with Anna Arsenault, the general manager of Iron Tribe Fitness of Tuscaloosa, about the award-winning fitness center’s impeccable online reputation.

We were particularly interested in finding out what sets Iron Tribe Fitness Tuscaloosa apart from other gyms in the area. Anna credits the Iron Tribe difference to their phenomenal staff. “Our coaching staff is certified and really well-qualified to teach the high-functional movements. Iron Tribe is fitness for all people, with nutrition and accountability built in. We place major emphasis on making sure we teach the proper movements for the right level of the athlete so that all athletes are safe in their gym. Also, our facility is professionally cleaned and sanitized every night.”

Throughout our conversation, Anna made it very clear that Iron Tribe is a welcoming place for absolutely everyone. From athletes to the elderly, they provide a safe and encouraging place to get and stay healthy.

Building Success With A Great Team

If you ask Anna about the Iron Tribe’s secret to success, she’ll say it’s a stellar team and a great social media presence. She said, “ It’s consistently good social media. Members who are really present online have good words for the facility and coaches. Having a good social media team at the club helps.”

This is Anna’s advice to other businesses that are looking to build their online reputation:

“Consistency is key. Making sure you have a good team of people that share ideas and their visions together — bring small ideas to the table to make one project work”


Congratulations to the team at Iron Tribe Fitness Tuscaloosa for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Anna, for taking the time to speak with us!

Alaska’s Top Rated Local® Fitness Centers Award Winner: Alaska Functional Fitness

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Alaska Functional Fitness is a 2019 award winner for fitness centers in Alaska!

If you’re sick of wasting your time at the gym and you’re ready to start seeing results, look no further than Alaska Functional Fitness in Anchorage.

Alaska Functional Fitness has received dozens of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.86 stars, earning them a spectacular Rating Score™ of 94.65 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards — one for ranking among the top 100 businesses in Alaska and one for ranking among the top 10 fitness centers in Alaska!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Alaska Functional Fitness is, by far, the best gym in town! The equipment is amazing, and the functional fitness classes are a great way to get in shape. It’s never the same repetitive workouts, so you never get bored. The staff is courteous and professional! They are more than willing to answer and assist you with any questions. The facility is always clean and well-maintained. It’s definitely worth checking out!” – Sheena S.

Not Your Average Fitness Center

There are many things that set Alaska Functional Fitness apart from other fitness centers in Anchorage and in Alaska as a whole. For one, they are the most technologically advanced facility in Alaska. Another thing that sets them apart is their equipment and the facility itself, which are impeccably maintained.

We sat down with Will Barker, the GM of Alaska Functional Fitness, to find out why he does what the does. He told us that he loves the industry and that he’s found a way to spend his life in a gym.

Building Success Through Client Focus

Will credits Alaska Functional Fitness’ strong online reputation to their client-focused approach to service.

Not only has focusing on their clients led to a powerful online reputation at Alaska Functional Fitness, but it has also led to a lot of word of mouth, which, according to Will, is the business’ main source of growth.


Congratulations to the team at Alaska Functional Fitness for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Will, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re looking to get fit and reach your goals with a fitness program that works, we highly recommend Alaska Functional Fitness. Visit their website today!

New Mexico’s Top Rated Local® Fitness Centers Award Winner: Orangetheory Fitness Santa Fe

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Orangetheory Fitness is a 2019 award winner for fitness centers in New Mexico!

If you’re looking for a great workout at a one-of-a-kind fitness center in Santa Fe, look no further than Orangetheory Fitness.

Orangetheory Fitness has received more than 100 reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.73 stars, earning them a spectacular Rating Score™ of 93.27 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 fitness centers in all of New Mexico!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“In an hour, I get a complete workout at Orangetheory Santa Fe. The tempo runs, the rowing and the strength work keep me young! Beyond the workout, the coaches and the diversity of people who show up create a fun, energetic and supportive community. Fitness plus community equals healthy living.” – Jon M.

Not Your Average Fitness Center

Members at Orangetheory Fitness in Santa Fe enjoy a one-hour, full-body workout that’s geared toward all fitness levels with a focus on endurance, strength and power. Members wear heart monitors, so the results are shown in real time, with the goal being to get members’ heart rates into the “orange zone” for a minimum of 12 minutes. The workouts at Orangetheory Fitness are designed to change members’ bodies at the cellular level, and each one is overseen by a fitness professional.

Not only do members enjoy a workout that delivers results, but everyone at Orangetheory Fitness works out together. It’s a true community environment.

We sat down with Lorraine Higgins, the owner of the Santa Fe location of Orangetheory Fitness, to find out why she does what she does and how Orangetheory Fitness works to make the world a better place. Here’s what she had to say:

“I love it! I love building our team and making a difference for New Mexico, and I love watching our members transform. We’re raising the bar in customer service!”

Building Success by Helping Customer Get Results

Lorraine credits Orangetheory Fitness’ superb online reputation to the fact that their one-of-kind programs actually help their customers get results.

There are so many other business owners out there working to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here’s Lorraine’s expert advice for those business owners:

“Stay humble. Remember that it is all about the clients. Stay hungry to provide the services at the most excellent level you can.”


Congratulations to the team at Orangetheory Fitness in Santa Fe for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Lorraine, for taking the time to speak with us!

For an unbeatable workout that will help you reach your fitness goals, we highly recommend Orangetheory Fitness in Santa Fe. Visit their website today!

New Mexico’s Top Rated Local® Fitness Center Award Winner: eVOLV

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that eVOLV is a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

“I have been committed to my fitness and health ever since I was introduced to eVOLV in 2017. I cannot begin to explain how this community has changed my life. Everyone is consistently kind, genuine, and motivating. There are days that I have pushed myself to the limit due to great music, praise and positive energy. There are several classes that accommodate my busy schedule, including classes during the lunch hour. I highly recommend!” -Chavon W.

“LOVE this place! Hands down, the place to be for an incredible workout and trainers that really care and push you to be your BEST. A supportive and encouraging community with top-notch training. You really feel as if you’re a part of a family and you truly belong. You won’t regret joining eVOLV! Don’t wait another minute.” -Alexis O.

Hundreds of reviews just like these have earned eVOLV a 94.81 Rating Score™, a 4.78 average star rating on verified sites, and a spot among the top five fitness centers in New Mexico.

Not Your Average Fitness Center

We spoke with CJ, the owner of eVOLV, about his award-winning fitness center’s impressive online reputation.

“Our true passion is helping people,” he said, when we asked what it is that makes eVOLV different from other fitness centers in the area. “It’s not just a big corporate gym — it’s about people and about people serving people. Eighty percent of what I do has to be fun. I have to have purpose. Also, everybody that I hire has to have the same kind of attitude, and they have to have that connection with our clients.”

Building Success Through Passion and Inclusivity

At eVOLV, their focus isn’t only on fitness; it’s on making sure that people of all skill levels, body types, and backgrounds are given a safe and dynamic place to pursue health. He says that’s essentially eVOLV’s secret to success. In his words, “My passion is for my clients. Fitness is not necessarily what we actually do. We provide a place and experience that is all-inclusive and where everyone is welcomed.”

Here’s his advice to other business owners, specifically those in the fitness industry:

“Be true to who you are, and don’t copy others. If you are a personal trainer, people are attracted to your personality. You gotta have your own message.”


Thank you for speaking with us, CJ! Congratulations to the team at eVOLV for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

 

Utah’s Top Rated Local® Fitness Centers Award Winner: Salt Lake Power Yoga

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Salt Lake Power Yoga is a 2018 award winner for fitness centers in Utah!

For an empowering yoga experience that’s second to none, look no further than Salt Lake Power Yoga.

Salt Lake Power Yoga has received hundreds of reviews from four verified sites with an average rating of 4.68 stars, earning them a phenomenal Rating Score™ of 94.77 and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 fitness centers in all of Utah!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Thank you, Salt Lake Power Yoga for making me feel at home in your studio while in SLC for business. I had the opportunity to practice under three instructors, all who were equally great. Comfortable, accepting and great adjustments. I’ll miss practicing with you while looking at the mountains — what a jewel you have here! I hope to visit the city again, and when I do, your studio will be at the top of my list. Namaste.” – Leslie F.

Not Your Average Fitness Center

We sat down with Greg Galloway, the co-owner of Salt Lake Power Yoga, to learn what sets them apart from the many other fitness centers in Utah. Here’s what he had to say:

“We value community first and foremost. Yoga is just an added bonus. We believe in the power of connection on and off your mat. We want our community to feel a sense of belonging and a sense of purpose when you walk through the doors. Each of our teachers strives to connect those in the room through breath and movement!”

We also wanted to know how Salt Lake Power Yoga makes the world a better place and why they do what they do.

“‘If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.’ Community is what we pride ourselves on. We love connecting with people and getting to know their stories, because we believe that everyone has a story to tell. Our mission is to allow people to be seen for who they are, to stand in their power — or Tadasana — so they can go out in the world and share the love!

Building Success Through Empowerment and Community Involvement

When asked about his secret to Salt Lake Power Yoga’s strong online reputation, Greg shared this with us:

“We don’t try to sell something we don’t believe in. We want people to feel empowered… We want them to feel inspired, connected and welcomed. “

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Salt Lake Power Yoga has gotten their name out there by doing community classes with partners, such as 4th West Apartments, Bees Baseball, The Gateway, Yelp, SLC Library, Ballet West and many more. They also teach free yoga classes.

We asked Greg what advice he has for the many other business owners out there looking to grow their business and build their online reputation:

“Be authentic; engage with your following. Don’t take yourself too seriously, and have fun!”


Congratulations to the team at Salt Lake Power Yoga for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Greg, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re looking for a great fitness community in Salt Lake City, we highly recommend Salt Lake Power Yoga. Visit their website today!

New Mexico’s Top Rated Local® Fitness Centers Award Winner: Jazzercise Rio Rancho

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Jazzercise Rio Rancho is a 2019 award winner for fitness centers in New Mexico!

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind fitness experience in Rio Rancho, look no further than Jazzercise Rio Rancho.

Jazzercise Rio Rancho has received dozens of reviews from three verified sites with an average rating of 4.94 stars, earning them a remarkable Rating Score™ of 90.62 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 fitness centers in all of New Mexico!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Jazzercise is fun, exciting and always keeps you coming back for more. The staff is friendly and deeply concerned about the success of their clients. The program completely changed my life. I love it.” – Darlene L.

Not Your Average Fitness Center

Jazzercise Rio Rancho is a small, boutique fitness center — not a gym. This makes it possible for the team at Jazzercise to provide a family setting where everyone knows each other. Members not only get a workout but also a great social environment.

We sat down with Sandra Flores, instructor and owner of Jazzercise Rio Rancho, to find out why she does what she does and how Jazzercise works to make the world a better place. Here’s what she had to say:

“I’ve been doing this for 35 years, and I love the group setting and relationships and bonds that are formed through the classes. I knew that each day I could make a difference in someone’s life once they walked through the door. It isn’t about money; we have a love for dance and for sharing what we love with others. The energy and smiles when people walk in after a tough day are why we do it. We want all of our customers to know this is a safe place they can come to escape whatever stress they are going through in their life. We want to provide one hour that is all about them! We always try to emphasize the importance of health and exercise as well.”

Building Success Through Loyal Customers

Sandra credits Jazzercise Rio Rancho’s strong online reputation to their loyal customers:

“We have dedicated, loyal customers who are actively involved and who share what is going on here and what we are involved in, such as fundraising for different causes.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Sandra has grown her business through online marketing, as well as through mailers and fliers in high-traffic areas.

There are so many other business owners out there looking to build their business and grow their online reputation. Here’s Sandra’s expert advice for those business owners:

“Care about your customers, get to know them personally, build a friendship with them. It is important to greet them, follow up with them, thank them, go above and beyond to personalize and make them feel valued. If something happens, reach out to them and make sure they’re okay.”


Congratulations to the team at Jazzercise Rio Rancho for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Sandra, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re looking to get fit, make friends and have fun doing it, we highly recommend signing up for a class at Jazzercise Rio Rancho. Visit their website today!

New Mexico’s Top Rated Local® Fitness Centers Award Winner: Snap Fitness

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Snap Fitness is a 2019 award winner for fitness centers in New Mexico!

For a great workout in Albuquerque any time of the day or night, choose Snap Fitness!

Snap Fitness has received dozens of online reviews from three verified sites with an average rating of 4.63 stars, earning them a stellar Rating Score™ of 93.29 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 fitness centers in all of New Mexico!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“If you are looking for a gym that is clean and isn’t overly crowded, I recommend Snap Fitness. This gym has everything you need from cardio equipment to a wide assortment of machines and free weights. The staff is incredibly kind, and their monthly rates are less than other gyms in the NE Heights.” – Jessica P

Not Your Average Fitness Center

There are many things that make Snap Fitness in Albuquerque stand out, but according to Lynn Nannemann, the owner of this location and two others, it’s the environment they’ve created that their members love the most.

Members of Snap Fitness enjoy a great, drama-free, clean and well-maintained environment where they get the support they need. Best of all, Snap Fitness is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, giving members with even the most difficult schedules the flexibility they need.

Lynn was working as an engineer when he started wondering what it would be like to go in another direction in life. He was involved in fitness, and he became a Snap Fitness owner because he wanted to do something that would make a difference in people’s lives.

Building Success by Providing a Great Atmosphere

According to Lynn, there really is no secret to Snap Fitness’ strong online reputation. They simply run a quality operation and provide a great atmosphere for their customers.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Lynn has grown this Snap Fitness location by participating in community health fairs and HOAs, through a referral program in which members get a bonus if someone they refer joins and through marketing on Yelp and social media.

We asked Lynn what advice he has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are the words of wisdom he shared with us:

“Just work at it. Make sure your information is up to date and that the information that you put out is relevant.”


Congratulations to the team at Snap Fitness for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Lynn, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re looking for a great gym where you have access to all of the equipment you need for a tremendous workout, we highly recommend Snap Fitness! Visit their website today!

Virginia’s Top Rated Local® Fitness Centers Award Winner: Total Access Fitness

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Total Access Fitness is a 2019 award winner for fitness centers in Virginia!

If you’re looking for a 24-hour fitness center in Virginia Beach that has everything you need to get in a great workout, look no further than Total Access Fitness.

Total Access Fitness has received more than 82 reviews from three verified sites with an average rating of 4.92 stars, earning them a powerful Rating Score™ of 4.92 stars and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for being ranked among the top 10 fitness centers in Virginia.

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“This facility is fantastic. Everyone that goes there treats each other like family. All the equipment you desire is there, and the cleanliness of the gym is top-notch. I highly recommend this gym to anyone looking for a very family-oriented, 24-hour fitness center. Support local businesses!” – Darnell L

Not Your Average Fitness Center

As a mom-and-pop gym, members at Total Access Fitness get that hometown feel, as well as access to personal trainers and all of the equipment and machinery they need. Best of all, because Total Access Fitness is not a franchise, they have more freedom to cater to the specific needs and wants of their members.

We asked Leo Long, the manager of Total Access Fitness, why they do what they do and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what he had to say:

“We love promoting a healthy lifestyle! Seeing people going from taking medication or looking at surgery to seeing them turn around makes us feel like we’re making a difference!”

Building Success by Focusing on Members

“We really just try to do well for our members,” said Leo when we asked him what Total Access Fitness secret is to such a strong online reputation.

The team at Total Access makes it a point to remember their members’ names, keep their workout space clean and make them feel like family. They don’t ask for reviews, but the amazing service they provide day in and day out compels their members to leave them anyway.

Outside of building a solid online reputation, Total Access Fitness has utilized its referral programs to grow.

We asked Leo what advice he has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are the words of wisdom he shared with us:

“Just be genuine! Make your business a good, honest place.”


Congratulations to the team at Total Access Fitness for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

If you’re looking for a great alternative to bix-box, cookie-cutter fitness centers, we highly recommend trying out Total Access Fitness. Visit their website today!

Virginia’s Top Rated Local® Fitness Center Award Winner: Sand and Steel Fitness

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Sand and Steel Fitness is a 2019 award winner!

“Highly recommended regardless of fitness level. Customized programs designed to address each individual’s needs and goals, including nutrition, mobility, strength, cardio and yoga. Definitely worth trying at least a start-up/introductory package–you will see why they are so much better than the typical gym routine. Owners are very knowledgeable and great to work with.” -Robin G.

“When I came to Sand and Steel, I had years of weight training under my belt, yet I wanted more from the work I was putting into my workouts. Learning over the years on how to control my dietary needs is not an easy task, yet I was at a plateau with my lifting career. Little did I know that when I came in for an interview that a plethora of information was coming at me along with several coaches willing to assist in any way they could about proper execution of the exercises I was doing or coaching other clients on how to perform. Every time I enter the business I learn something new, all the staff are friendly and helpful and are ready to assist you in achieving your fitness goals”. -Christopher W.

It’s not every business that receives such rave reviews. In fact, most don’t. But, Sand and Steel Fitness has thoroughly impressed their clients. That’s why they have a 100.00 Rating Score™, 4.93-star average rating on verified review sites, and a spot among the top five fitness centers in the state of Virginia.

Not Your Average Fitness Center

We spoke with Paul Roberts, the head personal trainer at Sand and Steel Fitness, about his business’ awesome reputation online.

As one of the top five fitness centers in Virginia, the Sand and Steel team is certainly doing something right to stand out. What does Paul think the secret is to their stand-out online reputation? “Service and customization — we work with each client individually, taking into account the individual’s goals and current ability level. We fit the individual elements to the person instead of trying to squeeze people into programs that don’t fit them. We also have a mentorship training program for all our personal trainers to enable all trainers to work with our clients at that level.”

Building Success Through Continued Learning

As an important part of an award-winning business’ success, we knew Paul would have some great advice for those that want to improve their online reputation. Here’s what he had to say:
“Study every day. Read a new book on yoga, powerlifting, stretching, etc. every week. Take a new certification every three months. Focus on getting better every single day. Personal training is competitive everyone wants to hire the best coach possible. Put your foot on the gas pedal and keep pushing to get better. Your new clients will see it, and they want to train with you. Other personal trainers will want to work for you. To be successful in personal training, you must be the hardest working person in your area. It’s that simple.”


Thank you for speaking with us, Paul! Congratulations to the team at Sand and Steel Fitness for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!