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Urban Yoga at DeSoto

Kelly, an instructor from Urban Yoga, leads a class at DeSoto Central Market, part of a free yoga series every Saturday. (Photo: Fara Illich)

January resolutions often come with fitness goals in mind, which is why Downtown Phoenix Inc. launched Fresh Start in the Urban Heart — a new health and wellness initiative — going on now through Feb. 29. 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.
Free personal training session for new students
Free group class for new students
Free three-day open gym trial

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.
Free first session.

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.
Beginning January 24, enjoy a free cardio session every Sunday in the EOS Cinema at 9 a.m., with a different staff-picked ‘80s movie to get your day started right.
Free seven-day pass for prospective members.

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.
Enjoy free yoga at Civic Space Park every Saturday morning and Group Kick Class Monday nights during Meet Me Downtown.

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.
LifeStart QuickStart: Two 30-minute group training sessions per week and MYZONE – a personal heart-rate monitoring tool, tracking your physical activity and progress. Combine that with a trainer and you’ll be sure to keep your New Year’s Resolution. Just $155 for six weeks

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.
Free five-day pass for prospective members.

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.
Free 60-minute session for prospective members.

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 getyourkicks@theducephx.com.

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.
Become a Sutra Member and get the first month free.
New student offer of 30 days for $30 unlimited classes.

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.
Personalized post-holiday weight loss challenge.