Alright all of you fitness fanatics, this one is for you. Since our mayor put our city on a diet in 2008, Oklahoma City has been up in the gym just working on its fitness. There is a fitness facility to meet your needs in every corner of our city that caters to those that live and die by a daily gym routine or for those muscling their way through New Year's resolutions. We have some of our favorites listed below.
Franchise fitness facilities are spread throughout the entire metro area including Planet Fitness, Fitness 19, Anytime Fitness and the YMCA. These visitor-friendly establishments offer state-of-the-art cardio and weight training equipment, as well as group training classes of all types. There are also numerous locally owned gyms that offer the same services. If you are in the downtown area, Four Star Fitness is located on 9th and Broadway and offers a full workout floor, a variety of classes, and a great view of Automobile Alley while you get your workout in. Northwest Oklahoma City is home to the 100,000 square foot training facility known as The Lighthouse. It is the official training facility of the Thunder Girls and offers a pool, basketball courts and martial arts classes. Mademoiselle Fitness Center is tailored especially for women's needs with female-only cardio and weight equipment, pools, saunas and robotics tables. All of these facilities are visitor-friendly and able to offer you day or week passes for a prorated cost or free of charge.
For all of you yogis and barre lovers, downtown Oklahoma City is packed with places for a relaxed and unique workout. The Oklahoma City Myriad Botanical Gardens offers yoga classes on the Crystal Bridge tropical conservatory every Tuesday evening for $10. Balance. Yoga. Barre., in Automobile Alley, has both hot yoga and barre classes while barre3 offers classes in the Midtown and Classen Curve districts. You are able to reserve classes at both through their websites.
Less than a mile south of the downtown area is Oklahoma City's very own rock climbing gym, Rocktown. This repurposed grain silo structure offers indoor and outdoor courses as high as 110 feet. The courses are family-friendly and accommodating to every level of climber. They even offer first-time orientation classes for those new climbers. This activity is sure to get you a good sweat going, but you will barely notice since you're more concentrated on conquering the obstacle.
Oklahoma City also offers some beautiful running trails if you're looking to log some miles. The Oklahoma River Trails offer 13 miles of asphalt trails alongside the Oklahoma River just south of downtown. Nine miles of the Hefner Park Trails border the beautiful Lake Hefner in northwest Oklahoma City for a gorgeous view of sailboats and sunshine as you pound the pavement.
So, prepare to get pumped up as you cancel those calories with a workout of your choice in Oklahoma City.