Raleigh knows how to be fit and have fun. The City of Oaks is ranked as one of the fittest cities in the country and has no shortage of unique ways to stay active. Our strong fitness community keeps us motivated — especially when snow is in the forecast — but if you need a little extra push and camaraderie, here are 10 local spots offering unique group fitness classes + activities. Let’s stay warm and hold each other accountable this winter. 💪
Barre-Up, 4224 Beryl Rd.
Begin or continue your physical and mental wellness journey with barre, pilates and yoga classes in a variety of formats. In 2013, this studio became the first to bring Buti Yoga, a musically-driven dynamic yoga class with cardio-dance bursts, deep core conditioning + more, to the Raleigh area.
Cirque de Vol, 300 W. Hargett St.
This creative movement, circus + aerial arts studio teaches unique classes like aerial yoga and hoop dance. Both youth and adult classes are offered.
The Crazy Axe, 3141 Capital Blvd.
Maybe you’ve had a rough day or perhaps you feel inclined to let out your inner lumberjack. Whatever the occasion, we recommend trying out Raleigh’s first urban axe throwing venue. Plus, it serves beer, wine + cider.
Heat, 400 Glenwood Ave.
Add a new level of energy and intensity to your workout in this studio equipped with weights, treadmills, rowing machines, gymnastic rings, air bikes + more. During the group fitness classes, a coach will lead you through high intensity interval training (HIIT), incorporating various tools and techniques.
Knuckle Up, 714 N. West St.
This boxing and fitness center offers boxing, strength, sparring + self-defense classes.
Midtown Yoga, 200 Park at North Hills St.
Center your body and mind with vinyasa, core, and strength yoga flows + meditation. Classes range in temperature from 85-90º and 100-105º.
Ritual, 7428 Creedmoor Rd.
Push yourself in a competitive atmosphere during these beat-driven cycling workouts. Each bike is in it’s own plexiglass pod, surrounded by lights and a state-of-the-art sound system.
The Sweat Lab, 402 Oberlin Rd.
This studio offers a variety of classes including cycling, barre, pilates, yoga + sculpt. You can even sweat from home with online classes and home bike rentals available.
Total Row Fitness, 741 W. Johnson St.
Mimic the feeling of getting out on the water with these rowing classes. The workouts are fast-paced and filled with a combination of rowing, HIIT strength training, circuit training + yoga.
Triangle Rock Club, 6022 Duraleigh Rd.
It’s time to reach new heights. This is your sign to try rock climbing, whether that be bouldering or rope climbing. This facility has 13,000+ sqft. of climbing walls, 40+ lanes of lead and top rope climbing + 7,000 sqft. of world-class bouldering terrain.