No matter how busy the day gets, finding time for personal fitness is imperative. Sometimes, though, finding the right place to exercise is harder than actually working out. Luckily, Buffalo gyms are plentiful, so one can keep those weight-loss goals up without any extra stress.

An up-and-coming workout hotspot is the Pilates Loft, located on 166 Allen Street. A cozy walk-up studio, the Pilates Loft features talented instructors and several different classes suitable for beginners and experts alike. The workout space includes a lovely view of the street and rustic, exposed brick walls, adding to the homey atmosphere.

One of the most popular Buffalo yoga studios, Shakti Yoga, on the west side of town, helps bring both peace of body and mind. The studio just moved to a large historic building on Grant Street with more than 3,000 feet of space available. One can enjoy a yoga class with a veteran instructor, or visit a healing session to help work out those chronic aches and pains.

For the full gym experience, try out the Buffalo Athletic Club. One of the most popular Buffalo gyms, this place features all of the traditional gym accoutrements and plenty of personal trainers and classes. In addition to the all-access gyms, the BAC also offers special gyms open only to women. With 13 different locations in Buffalo and Rochester, this is one of the most widespread and well-regarded gyms in west New York.

For the more outdoor-inclined, long jogs or brisk walks through one of Buffalo's many public parks are a refreshing alternative to the gym. With beautiful jogging paths and ample parking, the park system is a great way to get that heart rate up without having to join a gym.

With so much to offer, there's never just one workout option in Buffalo! Mix and match to find the best workout system, and enjoy all the benefits that come with healthy living.

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