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Day One

Top Fitness Locations in Downtown Indy

Here we are! Day One. January 2024. The time of year when we’re all thinking about new years resolutions. And we all know what that means. Let’s talk fitness and gym memberships for 2024.

If you’re in downtown Indianapolis, you’re in luck! The city offers a wealth of fitness options that cater to all levels of fitness enthusiasts. In this article, we’ll explore some of the best fitness locations in downtown Indy to help you kickstart a healthier and happier 2024.

  1. Walking and Biking Trails

Everyone should be familiar with the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. It’s a unique urban fitness gem that winds its way through downtown. This 8-mile-long, beautifully landscaped trail provides an ideal setting for walking, jogging, or cycling. You can explore public art installations and Indianapolis landmarks while getting your daily dose of exercise! It’s a great way to experience the city’s 6 cultural districts, spend ZERO money and stay active simultaneously. If you want to get a bit more adventurous, Indy also offers the Monon trail, the Pennsy trail and the brand new B and O trail. (All named after railroads.)

  1. Monument Circle

Sure, its cold now but consider bundling up and getting some steps in. Monument Circle, at the heart of downtown Indy, offers a picturesque setting for outdoor workouts. The iconic Soldiers and Sailors Monument serves as the focal point for fitness enthusiasts who enjoy yoga, bodyweight exercises, or simply a brisk jog around the circle. Don’t forget to climb the steps of the monument for an extra workout challenge and panoramic city views. Another option for stair stepping is the Indiana War Memorial.

  1. Downtown Gyms

Downtown Indy boasts several well-equipped gyms and fitness centers. Many of these gyms offer flexible membership options to suit your needs.

  1. White River State Park

White River State Park, located just west of downtown, is a sprawling urban park that features scenic trails and green spaces. Whether you prefer hiking, biking, or picnicking, this park provides a serene and refreshing environment for your fitness activities. You can even rent a kayak or paddleboat for a unique water workout experience on the Central Canal.

  1. Group Classes

For those who thrive on group motivation, downtown Indy offers a plethora of fitness classes. Check out Orange Theory, The Athenaeum YMCA, NIFS (National Institute for Fitness and Sport), and local studios like The Hot Room (hot yoga) and The Barre Code (barre and strength training) for a wide range of group classes led by experienced instructors. Joining a class can be a fun way to stay committed to your fitness goals while connecting with others in the community.

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