Popular fitness studios expanding in Knoxville

Combine sauna heat, yoga, interval training and virtual exercise instruction, and you have Hotworx, a new fitness facility opening soon in Fountain City.

“My cousin in Atlanta loved Hotworx and said you need to check it out,” said Jen LeBus, who admitted she did not know it even existed. “It felt like such a good workout. I have neck and back pain; I felt so much better, I slept better and didn’t feel like I did after other workouts where I couldn’t walk the next day.”

Since then, LeBus and her husband, Robert, launched their first Hotworx franchise in Hardin Valley in October 2020 and later purchased the original Cedar Bluff location that opened in August 2019.

Construction has started on this side of town at 2605 Adair Drive across from Food City. It is set to open around the new year.

“There are four saunas for 30-minute isometric yoga or Pilates workouts,” said Jen LeBus, Hotworx franchise owner.  “The other four are for 15-minute HIIT sessions (High Intensity Interval Training).”

Hotworx will have eight saunas that combine heat, infrared and virtual exercise instruction to potentially triple the workout burn in just a third of the time.

“There are four saunas for 30-minute isometric yoga or Pilates workouts,” said Jen LeBus. “The other four are for 15-minute HIIT sessions (High Intensity Interval Training). Two cycles, one Hot Blast and one for rowing.”

The Hot Blast is a full body workout performed on the Keizer Total Body Trainer.

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