Free Workout Classes in Detroit

Modified: July 08, 2022 | Photos by Downtown Detroit Partnership

Need some motivation? The Detroit sunshine and some exercise buddies should help. Work out with the Detroit Downtown Partnership this summer – they offer fitness activities for all skill levels. Whether you’re a yogi, spinner or self-proclaimed beach volleyball star, the DDP has something for you.

The Lowdown

The DDP is offering opportunities for Detroiters and visitors to participate in free fitness activities in downtown parks. The activities are programmed, managed and operated by the DDP. It provides a little something for everyone – no matter your workout style!

Break a Sweat

Are challenging, high-intensity work outs your thing? Join Workout Wednesdays with First Responders For Fitness and Quicken Loans Sports Zone at Cadillac Square. These classes are led by powerful instructors, including Ivy Mitchell, Patti Dukes, Bianca Hopes, Coach Kiwi and DJ Steel.

Pop-up “sweat” sessions at Grand Circus Park on Tuesdays, and select days at Capitol Park, include Bring on the HEAT, a football training camp style program, FUSE 45’s sustainable, no-equipment H.I.I.T. fitness program and a Pilates and cardio class from Live Cycle Delight. Beacon Park also offers Saturday outdoor spin classes with Pulse Fitness at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Spin class Detroit

Spin class at Beacon Park photo courtesy of Downtown Detroit Partnership.

Stressful day at work? YMCA and Citizen Yoga lead classes at Grand Circus Park on Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. Start your weekend right with Saturday morning classes at 9:30 a.m. and finish strong on Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Beacon Park offers yoga classes from Living Waters Yoga Detroit on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Everything is better with dogs. Try “Doga” (you got that right, yoga with your dog) with City Bark every other Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Pure Barre hosts a mat class to increase strength through slow repetitions on the second Tuesday of the month at Grand Circus Park.

Prefer to disguise your exercise by playing a team sport? Beacon Park hosts volleyball leagues organized by Come Play Detroit on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

Break a sweat for free with unique work out opportunities in The D. For more information, visit


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    Downtown Detroit Partnership
    1 Campus Martius, Ste. 380, Detroit, MI 48226