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Your Ultimate Fitness Guide To Downtown Phoenix

January 13, 2016 by Fara Illich


Sutra Yoga Studios offers a free outdoor class at the Phoenix Public Market every first Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. (Photo: Lauren Potter)

When it comes to whole-body fitness, there’s no better time to start than right now. Learn how to lose weight, reduce stress, build muscle and get in the best shape of your life with the help of these specialty gyms and studios.

Benavidez Boxing Gym

This is a family-friendly gym providing results-oriented fitness for men, women and children. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., programs include one-on-one training, group classes and open-gym access. Whether you’re a seasoned boxer looking to hit the bags or want to learn more about weight loss and nutrition, Jose Benavidez is your man. Click here for more info.

Body By Belinda

The most affordable and comprehensive one-on-one personal training in downtown. Offering weight training, metabolic workouts, nutritional conseling, menu planning, weekly recipes and cooking classes. By appointment only. Click here for contact info.

EOS Fitness

Competitive pricing, a convenient location and great amenities make this one of downtown’s most desirable gyms. EOS offers premium group classes — like yoga, Pilates and spinning — personal training, resistance machines, free weights, nutrition counseling and more. Click here for more info.

Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA

A comprehensive health and wellness facility with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight equipment, aerobics, an indoor four-lane pool, gymnasium, racquetball courts, exercise classes, sauna, steam room and whirlpool. Click here for more info.

LifeStart Renaissance Athletic Club

A full-service fitness and wellness center in the lower lobby of Renaissance Square. Fun group exercise classes, a highly-educated staff, locker rentals, laundry service and top-of-the-line strength and cardio equipment make this gym a natural choice for downtowners. Massages, nutrition consultation and personal training available by appointment. Click here for more info.

Mountainside Fitness Platinum

Train like the D-backs at a state-of-the-art gym located inside Chase Field. With a vast array of group fitness classes — including spin and yoga, luxurious locker rooms, a café, premium weights and certified personal trainers, it’s easy to reach your goal. Click here for more info.

Orangetheory Fitness

A high-intensity, interval-style workout in easy and effective 60-minute sessions. With a carefully calculated ratio of cardio and strength training, heart rate monitors track your metabolic burn for increased energy and visible results. Click here for more info.

Rodriguez Boxing Club

Founded in 1961, this downtown mainstay on the corner of Fifteenth and Grand Avenues (at the intersection of Roosevelt Street) offers classes and training for both professional and amatuer boxers. Open from 2-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, call 602-256-2103 for more info.

South Central Gym @ The Duce

Leave your ego at the door and become part of The Duce’s fun and friendly old-school fitness club. During the week, check out high-intensity tabata, yoga or boxing. The Punch! Crunch! Brunch class on Sundays features a little bit of everything including strength training and conditioning, followed by a free organic grapefruit mimosa. Work hard, play hard. Classes are $10. For more info, email

Sutra Studios

A family-operated neighborhood studio located in the heart of the Roosevelt Row Arts District. Featuring exceptional yoga, fitness classes, meditation and inspiration — helping you reach physical and mental well-being. Call 602-368-6008 for more info.

Walter Yoga

If you like your yoga with lights, lasers and a bumping sound system, then this is definitely for you. Developed by the quirky “art car” makers known as Walter Productions, this is truly a yoga experience unlike any other. Featuring monthly events bridging the Valley’s artistic, eclectic and yoga communities, classes are $15 and usually sell out, so get your tickets early. Email Walter Yoga for details.

UrbanFit Nutrition

UrbanFit is a small, locally-owned personal and small-group training studio specializing in creating healthy and active lifestyles. Trainers Raine, Josh and Denise are passionate about fitness and putting your needs first. It’s a close-knit, fun and social environment located inside the Skyline Lofts building. Call 480-427-5472 for more info.