Staying Active on Your Trip to Detroit

Modified: 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.

Courtesy of Detroit Body Garage on Facebook

Vibe Ride

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.

Courtesy of Vibe Ride on Facebook

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.

Courtesy of Midtown Yoga Wellness Center on Facebook

Citizen Yoga

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.

Citizen Yoga

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.

Detroit Yoga Lab

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.

Hot Yoga in Detroit

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.

Courtesy of Welcome Home Yoga & Wellness on Facebook

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.

Courtesy of Trap Yoga & Massage Studio on Facebook

Adventurous Workouts

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.

Courtesy of TreeRunner West Bloomfield Adventure Park on Facebook

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.

Riverside Kayak Connection kayakers, things to do in Detroit

Running Groups


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.

Photo Courtesy of @WeRun313

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.

Courtesy of Downtown Detroit Runners & Walkers on Facebook

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.

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