Plus, sweet sippable Valentine's Day treats.
 
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🏋️ Workin’ on our fitness
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Semi-private training supports individualized workouts and fosters a fitness-focused community. | Photo provided by RAPT
Exercising doesn’t look the same for everyone — what’s fun and muscle-building for one person may be a slog for someone else.

Fortunately, Lexington is home to many opportunities for exercise, whether you enjoy lifting weights, dancing to hip-hop tunes for a little cardio action, or boxing for a full-body workout. Use this guide as a resource for all-things fitness in the Horse Capital of the World.

Pro tip: Not sure which to try first? Try out multiple gyms with a free trial on ClassPass.

For those who want one-on-one training

LiveWELL, 333 E. Main St., Ste. 185
With an emphasis on function movements, the trainers at LiveWELL do their research to help you attain your fitness goals in a safe and welcoming environment. Open to all levels of fitness, you’ll receive a customized workout that can be completed one-on-one with a trainer or in a small group of up to four.

A gym featuring blue and black turf floors with eight men and women doing push ups surrounded by medicine balls and bosu balls.

Friends who sweat together, stay together. | Photo courtesy of F45 Training

For those who enjoy working out alongside others

F45 Training, 151 W. Zandale Dr.
High-intensity fun is the name of the game here. F45 combines high-intensity resistance and cardio-driven workouts, giving you the best of both worlds. The best part? There are 5,000+ movements to choose from, so you can ensure a new experience every time you walk through the doors.

Deal: First-time clients can try out F45 for seven days for $7.

GURU Fitness, 148 W. Tiverton Way
With a motto of “culture over everything,” this local gym is all about physical and mental fitness. The station-based training sessions incorporate cardio and strength, followed up with a coach’s chat to tap into your inner strength and build on the gym’s community + connection.

Two rows of men and women in a lunge position with their arms reaching up and head leaned back gazing up in a room with mirrors.

Breathe, stretch, shake, let it go. | Photo courtesy of Vibe Fitness

For those eager to try to something new

Vibe Fitness, 1170 Manchester St.
Raise your heart rate and vibe at this Distillery District fitness studio. Regularly scheduled classes include yoga sculpt, barre, and kickboxing, but don’t shy away from specialty pop-ups like couples’ salsa dance or chair dancing.

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What’s your biggest gym pet-peeve?

A. Loud grunting/noies
B. Not wiping down equipment
C. Not re-racking weights
D. Talking loudly on the phone
E. Reserving machines/equipment with a water
F. Other
 
 
Events
 
Monday, Feb. 12
  • Couples Sound Bath | Monday, Feb. 12-Sunday, Feb. 18 | Times vary | The Sound Healing Center, 333 E. Short St., Ste. 320, Lexington | $125 | You and your partner are invited to release the stresses of daily life + rediscover a deep connection through the soothing tones of crystal singing bowls.
Tuesday, Feb. 13
  • Strength Workout | Tuesday, Feb. 13 | 6 p.m. | Cannabuzz Bar & Dispensary, 938 Manchester St., Lexington | Free | Get your heart pumping with a free 50-minute strength workout with MADabolic, then enjoy infused mocktails to help you recover + reset.
Wednesday, Feb. 14
  • Pal-entine’s Day | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 6-9 p.m. | Wise Bird Cider, 1170 Manchester St., Ste. 140, Lexington | Free | Celebrate the bond between pals by making new memories together with local vendors, permanent jewelry, candles, flowers, and appetizers.
Thursday, Feb. 15
  • Somebody Society Speed Dating | Thursday, Feb. 15 | 6-8 p.m. | Mirror Twin Brewing, 725 National Ave., Lexington | $12.51 | Take the nerves out of meeting new people by choosing a colored wristband to let others know whether you’re looking to meet new friends, a romantic partner, or just network.
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News Notes
 
Development
  • A new 122,000-sqft Kroger will be coming to the Northwest side of town. Last week, city council approved a $30 million Kroger Marketplace to be built at 760 Newtown Springs, next to the Amazon facility. It will feature 476 parking spaces, a drive-thru pharmacy, and gas station. (Lexington Herald-Leader)
History
  • Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate will debut a new tour during its open house on Saturday, Feb. 24, 1-4 p.m. The tour will unveil new images and material pertaining to the history of African American people who were enslaved and later employed at Ashland from 1808 to 1948.
Drink
  • Woodford Reserve has released its annual limited edition Woodford Reserve Batch Proof — and it’s one of the strongest yet. Coming in at 121.2 proof, the blend features bourbon from 100+ different barrels featuring characteristics of fruit, grain, sweet aromatics, and spice. (The Lane Report)
Feel Good
  • The Transylvania Pioneers baseball team have signed on a new recruit, but he might need a boost. Nine-year-old Lexingtonian Chapman Hilliard was picked to join the team through the Team Impact program, a national initiative that connects children with illnesses to opportunities that create “belonging, empowerment and resilience.” (1780)
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Drink
 
A cup of love
A pink coffee drink with whipped cream and pink sprinkles in a clear mug surrounded by red roses.
Will you accept this raspberry vanilla cappucino? | Photo by @styledsocial.co
Move over chocolates, our Cupid’s arrow is aiming for a different kind of sweet treat. We love local coffee shops a latte, so we’re sharing a few sippable treats we’ve got our heart eyes on.
  • Cupids Arrow at Coffee Times: A raspberry vanilla cappuccino with a sweet white chocolate finish — what more could you ask for?
  • The Lovestruck Latte at Leestown Coffee House: Your choice of milk + espresso with flavors of strawberry, white chocolate, and amaretto topped with a strawberry cold foam.
  • The Stupid Cupid at Lussi Brown: This iced espresso drink is sweetened with the nostalgic flavor of strawberry milk. Don’t worry, alternative milks are available and you can make it decaf.
  • Saffron Rose Honey Latte at Unify Coffee: The name says it all, but you can also get those flavors in a matcha latte or espresso tonic.
  • Layers of Love Latte at Coffee Queens: An iced chocolate latte topped with a strawberry cold foam.
 
The Buy
 
Beats Studio Buds, because you deserve an earbud upgrade. The Beats buds use active noise canceling technology for an immersive sound experience. Bonus: They’re sweat and water resistant, aka your new best gym buddy.
 
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From the editor
Considering a little staycation for Valentine’s Day? The Manchester is offering 20% off your stay + two complimentary welcome beverages. Cheers to that.
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