Femme Fatale Fitness in Kettering was voted Best Gym in Dayton.com's Best of 2018 poll. CONTRIBUTED

BEST OF DAYTON 2018: Best places to get your adrenaline pumping

Seeking adventure and thrills?

We asked Dayton to tell us the best places to go for an adrenaline rush, and the people have spoken.

These are the top three places to get your adrenaline pumping from Dayton.com’s Best of 2018 poll.


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🥇WINNER: Femme Fatale Fitness  

Femme Fatale Fitness

Try your hand at a pole dancing class. Aerial dance like the acrobat you’ve always been in your heart. Dangle from the ceiling on silks.

Also voted Best Gym in Best of Dayton 2018, Femme Fatale Fitness was founded by Jacqueline Allen in 2008 after working a corporate job in which she found herself gaining weight and losing confidence. She went on to open FFF to inspire women to try new ways of exercising in a positive and empowering environment. It was such an immediate success that less than a year after its opening, it moved into a larger space to accommodate its growing interest. Burlesque performer Cassandra Guard took over in 2011 and has been running FFF since.  

>> Femme Fatale Fitness moves to larger space (June 2018)

With classes including pole dancing, lyra, hammock, silks, hammock, and burlesque, you're sure to find a way to get moving this year. You can also share the fun with your friends by booking a private party. To get started, try out one of their open classes. 


4623 Gateway Circle, Kettering | WebsiteFacebook 

🥈SECOND PLACE: Urban Krag 

Inside Urban Krag's rock climbing facility. Photo courtesy of Karl Williamson of Urban Krag Climbing Center.

Take your next climbing adventure indoors. Urban Krag Climbing Center features 10,000 square feet of textured and sculpted vertical terrain with heights ranging from 28 to 56 feet and an inclined bouldering wall for both advanced and beginner climbers. Don’t worry if you get scared or stuck. There are plenty of people ready to come to your rescue.

Open to climbers of all levels and even children. 


125 Clay St., Dayton | WebsiteFacebook

🥉THIRD PLACE: Rinse Cycle Dayton  

Rinse Cycle was the third-place winner in the Best Gym category in Dayton.com's Best of 2018 contest. CONTRIBUTED

Take your next cycling adventure indoors.

Every class at Rinse Cycle Dayton is a full-body workout that combines intense cardio, micro bike movements, and muscle toning to the tune of fun, energetic music. These bikes are anything but stationary — rides take place on bikes that turn side to side, which not only increase core and arm strength, but burn more calories. If you’re ready to try spinning for the first time, Rinse Cycle Dayton offers a “pre-rinse” class to get the moves down and learn how to find the beat. With multiple pricing packages and plenty of classes, you’ll be spinning your wheels in no time. 


760 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton | WebsiteFacebook