Best Exercise Studio


Readers Pick

  • Jonathan Boncek

Jerry Phillips will kick your ass. And I mean that in the best way possible. The personal trainer and instructor at sexy, sleek Mt. Pleasant (and recently, West Ashley) exercise studio is ready to help you get into the best shape of your life.

How do I know? I’ve taken one of his classes. Sitting on the stationary bike, then on the rowing machine, then back to the bike, all with the friendliest guy yelling at me that I could go faster (with a smile, natch), I felt pretty powerful. And really sore the next day. Whether you’re taking Phillips’ class — he even teaches body specific HIIT or ‘HY’ workouts like “back, shoulder, arms” — or one of the other ‘HY’ or ‘LO’ (think yoga, barre) offerings, HYLO is the place for a wide variety of workouts. The HY room specifically offers workouts split between cardio, strength, and resistance training. The LO room is where you’ll stimulate some untapped muscle groups. And, if things go as planned, “Come to uncover areas of your body, head, and heart like never before.” —Connelly Hardaway

Runner-up: OrangeTheory Fitness

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