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It’s a new year but it’s definitely not the same CLE. While the health and fitness scene in some cities can get stagnant—forcing locals to go to the same studios and eat at the same chain restaurants day in and day out—Cleveland is constantly evolving.
Over the past few months, some amazing gyms, studios, and good-for-you eateries have opened their doors in The Land. Even better — there are even more health-oriented spots opening in the next few months. So, clear your schedule and check out all of these exciting new workout spots and healthy restaurants for yourself!
Mystic Yoga Tribe loved the Matchworks Building in Mentor so much, they decided to give their space a little upgrade. After renovating the studio and reopening in early December, yogis can now practice in an open space with exposed brick and wooden panels from floor to ceiling. Sign up for unique classes, like their Hatha Flow and HIIT Yoga Shred, then take the two-minute drive to CLE Juice Box for a quick, post-flow refresher.
This health-oriented cafe opened its doors in mid-October across from the Eton Chagrin Shopping Center in Woodmere, and they’ve been whipping up protein-packed smoothies and shakes with unique flavors ever since. Not only that, they also offer thermogenic teas, coffee, and gluten-free options for all. NUVO Nutrition also takes part in transformation challenges and workouts, so keep an eye on their Instagram page to see what they’ve got planned!
Cleveland loves its coffee shops almost as much as its breweries, and now we can add a new cafe to our list. Fresh Brewed Coffee opened around Thanksgiving in Ohio City and offers a safe and comfortable space to settle in and sip your coffee. With cozy couches to perch on, coffee-goers can enjoy lattes made with a variety of different nut milks and have their go at house-made syrups, like mango ginger and honey beast. Tucked away Jay Ave. near the West Side Market, Fresh Brewed Coffee is the hidden gem OHC has been waiting for.
Circuit30 Fitness is exactly what it sounds like: a 30-minute circuit class based around a HIIT-style workout. This new space opened on December 3, and is perfect for those who want to get in a solid sweat without spending two hours in the gym. So get ready for classes that include weights, resistance bands, and bodyweight movements meant to help boost your metabolism and build strength and endurance. Fitt Tip: you can try the Nagel Rd. gym now for a free week trial!
Abide Yoga isn’t new to the Cleveland area, but their new studio sure is. After moving less than a mile away, they’re still residing on Larchmere Blvd in Shaker Heights, just with a new address. Opening their doors in October, the studio just celebrated their open house in January with restorative, slow flow, and Vinyasa-style classes. Fitt Tip: try the new studio for yourself, and sign up for their three week intro special.
If you’re a fan of hummus, you’re going to be spending a lot of time at LA-based Hummus Republic. And no, you won’t need to fly to LA for these delicious vegan and vegetarian bowls — they’re expanding to Cleveland in 2019. And since they’re all about transparency, this healthy hot spot is committed to making real food with real ingredients in real time. While they haven’t announced where the Mediterranean-themed restaurant will be set up yet, stay tuned to their social media pages for updates.
In case you were hoping for a new place to practice yoga in, Hope Yoga is set to open their doors later this year. With a mission to create a safe and calming place to practice, Hope will be situated in Fairview Park — not even a mile away from west side favorite CTOWN West CrossFit. Classes will range from a beginners flow to Yin to energizing morning flows, with an emphasis on self-exploration and reflection. Follow their Instagram for updates on opening day.
Coming soon to Beachwood is Sipt Cafe, a “pressed and poured” juicery and coffee bar to treat your taste buds with innovative concoctions and specialty pours. So prepare for all-natural, cold-pressed juices, smoothie bowls, pour-over coffee, and more! We’ve got a feeling this gorgeous cafe will be your new favorite place to meet friends or catch up on some work as it will feature natural light, hanging plants, and plenty of tables. They plan to open in January, so keep an eye on their Instagram for details.
Lakewood’s Ice Cream Joy has had its share of ups and downs. After originally opening in 2015, the Madison Ave. ice creamery announced it was closing its doors after three years. However, the tables have turned, and they are now going under a major rehaul thanks to new ownership. Soon, Clevelanders will be able to enjoy a renovated space and a menu featuring some of the same sweet treats, plus lots more vegan flavors. Not only that — they also plan to source ingredients from local suppliers and create house-made nut milks. Follow them on Instagram for an opening day announcement.
Lakewood’s favorite local grocer is setting its sights on VAD real estate, opening their second market in spring 2019. The new space will be double the size of the Lakewood location and sell even more local goods for you to stock your kitchen with. Your weekly market run is about to get an upgrade.
There’s no shortage of Orangetheory Fitness studios in Cleveland and we’re not going to complain about the addition of one more. Orangetheory Lakewood held its open house on January 2, but they plan to officially open at the end of winter. For now, it’s open for FAQs and membership deals, so you can stop in and get all the details about this 60-minute HIIT workout that incorporates cardio, body-weight exercises, weights, and providing real-time performance results.
Coming soon to the Van Aken District is Restore Cold Pressed’s fourth Ohio location. With shops downtown, Hudson, and Canton, their VAD cafe is giving East Siders a chance at flavor-filled hydration. Serving juices and smoothies made from organic fruits and vegetables, you can stop by for a cup on-the-go or stay for awhile and treat yourself to some healthy small bites and toast. Keep an eye out for them in January 2019.
GrooveRyde is one of Cleveland’s premier fitness studios and on January 19, they’ll officially have a new space in the Van Aken District. From Beat Box (boxing and bootcamp hybrid) to Ryze + Grind Bootcamp (bootcamp and circuit training), GrooveRyde is getting CLE sweating with high-intensity, cardio-based workouts that are truly addicting. Not in VAD? You can find them in Woodmere and downtown, too.
Meraki is a word the Greeks use to describe doing something with passion, and that’s exactly what’s at the heart of this brand new Aurora fitness studio. Offering personal training and small group classes, this Pilates-focused boutique studio (which opened December 8) is perfect for those looking for a challenging workout and an empowering community to sweat with.
Get excited because Columbus’s favorite Middle-Eastern eatery is coming to Cleveland in 2019. The brand new 2,500-square-foot space is planning to set up shop in Van Aken District’s new market hall, offering their famous Hummus Plate and whole wheat pitas, along with hummus, salads, sandwiches, and chicken shawarma. Seriously, this place is so good, you’re going to want to come back here day after day.
Calling Warrensville Heights home, CrossFit Cliffside has it all — a free on-ramp class, personal training, open gyms, and, of course, CrossFit classes. And the owners are well-known names in Cleveland. Saxon and Spencer Panchik are the youngest twin brothers of Cleveland CrossFit icon Scott Panchik. While their older brother is committed to his own box, CrossFit Mentality in Mentor, the brothers decided to open a space of their own in November. Enter: CrossFit Cliffside. The best part? It’s also a stone’s throw away from Cafe Avalaun, so you’re never far from a healthy post-workout snack.
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