Staying Active on Your Trip to DetroitModified: May 03, 2023 | Story by Lindsay Whitman Drewes
Traveling doesn’t have to throw a wrench in your workout routine. In fact, it can be a great way to explore a new city. Detroit has a wide variety of fitness classes and clubs available to travelers.
The fitness communities in Detroit are open to new faces. They are a great way to get a true feel for the Motor City. You can even tour the city while running, walking, biking, kayaking, or paddleboarding.
Or maybe you’d like to see Detroit’s spin on traditional yoga. Several studios offer unique yoga experiences like Soulful Trap n’ Flow yoga.
Take some time to make new friends, try a Detroit-style workout, and explore the city.
Drop-In Workouts at Local Gyms
Detroit Body Garage
8635 Mack Ave, Detroit, MI 48214
Whether you want to do barbell work, core training, high intensity, or find a mom group, there’s something for everyone at Detroit Body Garage.
Their classes are perfect for business travelers who want an early morning or an after-work workout.
1026 Randolph St Detroit, MI 48226
Join a high-energy cycling class at Vibe Ride. Check the schedule for upcoming classes. No membership is required. You can purchase courses individually or in a package.
Yoga and Pilates Studios
Midtown Yoga Wellness Center
55 W. Canfield St., #1, Detroit, MI 48201
Bikram Yoga offers multiple classes daily with different types of yoga, including hot pilates, express class, intuitive flow, music, and more.
1224 Library St., Detroit, MI 48226
At Citizen Yoga, yoga is used to tune the body and mind, reduce stress, improve mental health, and reduce suicide. Some classes include Vinyasa, Yin, Slow Burn, Sunrise Flow, and more.
Detroit Yoga Lab
69 W. Forest Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
Slow Flow with Sound Bath, Feminine Yoga, Vinyasa, Self Myofascial Release, and Yin Yoga are some classes offered at Detroit Yoga Lab. Join in person or online.
Essential Hot Yoga
19474 Livernois Ave., Detroit, MI 48221
Essential Hot Yoga offers several ways to begin your yoga journey. Join a class, engage through Zoom, or get a private or semi-private lesson.
Welcome Home Yoga & Wellness
6375 W. Seven Mile Rd. Suite 103, Detroit, MI 48221
Welcome Home Yoga & Wellness was founded on making yoga accessible to all, especially those seeking recovery, health, and wellness. You’ll be practicing among all kinds of students. All ages, abilities, ethnicities, backgrounds, religious beliefs, political affiliations, sexual orientations, and gender identities are welcome.
The Trap Yoga and Massage Studio
3179 Franklin, Detroit, MI 48207
Ashtanga Remix, Trap n’ Flow, Soulful Trap n’ Flow, Yin Yoga, and Mindful Meditation are some classes offered at The Trap Yoga.
TreeRunner Adventure Park
6600 West Maple Road, West Bloomfield Twp., MI 48322
Try these obstacles and ziplines set in the treetops for a high-flying adventure.
Detroit River Sports
Algonquin Park Drive, Detroit, MI 48215
Explore Detroit and islands from the water with kayak and standup paddleboard tours.
Riverside Kayak Connection
4016 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte, MI 48192
Through Riverside Kayak Connection, you can rent a kayak, take a class, or join a tour on the water.
WeRun313 is Detroit’s premier running club. They have over 2,300 members and encourage connection through running. You can join their Tuesday, Thursday, or Sunday runs for free.
Downtown Runners and Walkers
Every Tuesday at 6 pm, this group meets at different Detroit locations for a 4 to 6-mile walk or run. It’s open to all ability levels. Afterward, they get together for dinner, drinks, and fun conversations.
Sunshine, Nature, and Fitness
Check out the local Metroparks for a variety of outdoor fitness options. Around Metro Detroit, you can find activities like horseback riding, golfing, frisbee golf, kayaking, mountain biking, and swimming.