Wareing’s Gym 60 Years Strong

Here’s to 60 years of family, fitness and community!

Since 1960, our mission has consistently been to be the best part of people’s day.

From humble beginnings on Laskin Road in Virginia Beach, followed by a 17th Street location, to today’s generously expanded 19th Street hot spot, Wareing’s Gym has maintained its personality as we realized welcome, and at times unexpected, growth.

Wareing’s Gym has been through many phases. A traditional weights-focused gym in the early days, we added aerobic classes as they emerged. Later, it became a world champion boxing training gym that attracted and grew celebrity athletes, including Evander Holyfield and Pernell Whitaker. Today, we champion youth training through our Parisi Speed School and give back to the community through fundraising events and the John Wareing Foundation, all with continued emphasis and advice on the interconnectedness of physical and mental health.

As our industry has seen so many fads come and go, we’ve persevered because we have always been about working hard, getting results, building relationships and sharing a few good laughs.

In a good way, Wareing’s Gym has always been a different kind of gym. And, it always will be.