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Perfect Your Tree Pose at These 9 Columbus Yoga Studios

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Calling all yogis and aspiring yogis! June 21 is International Yoga Day. Yoga has been around for thousands of years, and its longevity is a testament to its benefits. A good session can be very relaxing and is also great for your physical health. Whether you've been practicing yoga for many years or are just getting into it now, this is the perfect chance to enjoy a long, relaxing class. Here are some of the top Columbus yoga studios to consider visiting for the occasion.

Heartfelt Yoga Studio

29 E. 5th Ave. #100, Columbus, OH 43201

Heartfelt Yoga Studio is an inclusive yoga studio that offers a diverse selection of classes taught by instructors from various backgrounds. The studio itself is bright and artistic. You can sign up for one yoga class for $18 or purchase an unlimited yoga pass for $99 per month.

If you prefer to do yoga in the morning, you might like Heartfelt's Sunrise Flow classes, held at 6 am. For a more action-packed class, try Dynamic Flow, which incorporates many fluid movements and breathwork.

Yoga on High

1020 Dennison Ave. #202, Columbus, OH 43201

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If you're a more experienced yogi looking for a unique way to celebrate International Yoga Day, then a class at Yoga on High might fit the bill. This is an aerial yoga studio, meaning that many of the routines are performed while suspended off the ground in aerial hammocks. This can help you discover your breath and your sense of balance.

In addition to aerial yoga, Yoga on High also offers specialty classes for those with MS and similar conditions, along with prenatal classes for expecting moms. Or, if you're in the mood for hot yoga, their Hot Flow classes would be a good choice.

Modo Yoga Columbus

1042 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215

Modo Yoga is a community-focused yoga studio that specializes in hot yoga. New members can enjoy an intro month for just $49. You can then attend as many classes as you like during that timeframe. 

Modo Yoga offers several different types of hot yoga classes. Modo is an all-encompassing class that welcomes beginners and experienced students alike. Modo Flow is a more challenging class that incorporates many Vinyasa-style movements and breathwork. And Modo Yin classes incorporate more strength work with many floor exercises meant to restore joints and muscles.

LIT Life + Yoga

999 N. 4th St., Columbus, OH 43201

LIT stands for "Learn, Inspire, Teach." LIT Life + Yoga aims to do all three of those things. This studio is all about allowing your yoga work to transform the rest of your life so you can be a force for good within your community.

The LIT studio has a relaxing atmosphere with heated floors, color therapy lighting, and aromatherapeutic scents. One of their most popular classes is their Half LIT class, which incorporates some Vinyasa yoga and Yin yoga. If you're new to yoga or returning after a long break, the LIT Foundations class would be a good way to learn or re-introduce the basics.

Core Power Yoga

14 Milay Alley, Columbus, OH 43215

Core Power Yoga teaches physically intense yoga sessions that are popular with athletes. No experience is required, but participants should be prepared to work hard. The studio employs experienced teachers that can individually address each participant's needs.

New students at Core Power Yoga get two weeks of membership for free. Members enjoy unlimited access to in-studio classes and access to live and on-demand online classes. This could be the perfect solution if you love yoga but struggle to fit in-person classes into your schedule. 

Rewild Yoga

995 W. 5th Ave., Columbus, OH 43212

Do you want to reconnect with your wild side, or maybe discover it for the first time? Rewild Yoga is a place to open your mind to the possibilities and explore your natural self. Their heated power yoga sessions are upbeat and energizing. They also offer power basics classes that are perfect for beginners.

Rewild allows you to book a class online. The fee is just $19 per class. New members can pay $19 and enjoy four classes over the span of a month. Or, you can pay a monthly fee and enjoy as many classes as you like as an unlimited member.

Ashtanga Yoga

4684 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43214

Ashtanga yoga teaches an ancient system of yoga created in Mysore, India. This particular practice is wonderful for restoring proper function of the body systems. It focuses on connecting breath to postures, putting participants into a meditation-like mindset.

Ashtanga Yoga offers monthly memberships for $95 per month, including up to three classes per week. You can also buy a one-class pass for $20 or a 10-class pass for $125. If you're brand new to yoga, you might enjoy their four-week beginners' course, which includes introductory classes on the philosophy of the Ashtanga Yoga System.


3520 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

GIVE Yoga is a welcoming studio with a community atmosphere. Their philosophy is focused on listening to each other and carrying the burdens of one's neighbors. If you're looking for a new yoga studio and a new group of friends, this is the place to be.

GIVE Yoga allows you to register for classes on their website. They have a variety of Hot Yoga, Rise + Shine, and Slow Burn classes, catering to a wide range of preferences.


296 W. 4th Ave., Columbus, OH 43201

Yoga-Well-Being is more than a yoga studio. Of course, if you are visiting in honor of International Yoga Day, you will probably want to take a class, and they have plenty of options in that regard, too.

Their Yoga for Well-Being is a good, all-around class for those focused on mind and body health. They also offer virtual Yin Yoga classes, Let's Flow sessions, and Kundalini Yoga, a form of yoga focused on self-realization and overcoming one's limits.

Strike A Tree Pose

Where will you celebrate International Yoga Day? Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and ponder your options. 


On Your Marks: 8 Summer Road Races Around Northeast Ohio

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It's finally summer in Northeast Ohio. At least it feels like summer, and that's good enough for us! Time to get outside and get moving. 

Luckily, we'll have plenty of opportunities to do just that in the Cleveland, Akron, and Canton areas over the coming months. Lace up your running shoes and get ready for these exciting summer races in Northeast Ohio this season!

Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation Parkrun

4524 E. 49th St., Cleveland, OH 44125

You'll have multiple opportunities to participate in the Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation Parkrun throughout the summer. This weekly 5k takes place every Saturday at 9 am in Cleveland's Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation. It's a fun, family-friendly event that's always free to participants. Whether you want to run, walk, jog, volunteer, or simply cheer on the participants, it's a great way to spend a Saturday morning. Stick around afterward for post-Parkrun coffee at the Canalway Center Café.

Sippo Lake Parkrun

5712 12th St. NW, Canton, OH 44708

The Sippo Lake Parkrun is another event that takes place weekly throughout the summer months, giving you numerous chances to participate. Starting every Saturday at 8 am, the Sippo Lake Parkrun follows a picturesque route through Sippo Lake Park in Canton. The course utilizes a combination of paved roads, crushed limestone paths, and hiking trails and offers some beautiful scenery. This weekly run is entirely volunteer-organized, and anyone is welcome to participate free of charge. 

National Interstate 8k & 1 Mile

288 Spicer St., Akron, OH 44304

Summa Health's Akron Marathon Race Series includes several much-anticipated races and runs throughout the summer months in Akron. First on the schedule this year is the National Interstate 8k and 1 Mile race. The event spans two days, with the 1-mile race kicking off at 7 pm on June 24, followed by the 8k run at 7:30 am on June 25. Both races begin on The University of Akron college campus and follow a course that provides a scenic tour of Downtown Akron. Registration is still open, and awards will be given to top finishers in various categories. 

Will Run for Tacos

2425 W. 11th St. #2, Cleveland, OH 44113

Would you run a 5k for a taco? On Saturday, July 16, you can do just that and help fight hunger in Cleveland while you're at it. Will Run For Tacos is a 5k run/walk that helps raise money for the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland. Participants will be rewarded at the end of the race with a finisher medal, t-shirt, and free taco courtesy of The South Side (additional prizes will be given to top finishers). Race day registration and packet pickup is at 7:30 on the morning of the 16th, and the walk/run gets underway at 8:30, beginning at Hermes Sports & Events.

Akron Trail Marathon

499 Memorial Pkwy., Akron, OH 44310

Also taking place on July 16, the Akron Trail Marathon is a challenging race that takes participants through some of the most beautiful parklands in the Akron area. Whether you choose to run the course as a marathon, half marathon, or 10k—the event includes all three—you'll be treated to scenery including woodlands, waterfalls, historic canal locks, and sweeping meadows. The Akron Trail Marathon helps support the Summit Metro Parks Foundation trail fund and follows a portion of the (mostly paved) Towpath Trail over varied terrain, with plenty of hills to keep things interesting!

Hofbräuhaus Cleveland Half Marathon

1550 Chester Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114

Hofbräuhaus Cleveland is an amazing local German microbrewery and beer garden in Downtown Cleveland, and every year they host the Hofbräuhaus Cleveland Half Marathon, 10k and 5k run/walk. The festivities begin bright and early on Sunday, August 7, with registration and packet pickup beginning at 6 am, followed by the half marathon at 7, and then the 10k and 5k at 8. The races begin and end at the brewery, and all participants will receive a complimentary beer and bratwurst, in addition to t-shirts and finisher medals. 

Burning River Endurance Run & Relay

Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Returning for its 16th year in 2022, the Burning River Endurance Run & Relay is not for the faint of heart. This grueling run and relay race follows a wide range of roads and trails from Cuyahoga Falls through some of Northeast Ohio's most beautiful and rugged landscapes, including Summit Metro Parks and Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Stretching from Saturday, July 30 to Sunday, July 31, the event includes 100-mile and 50-mile solo runs, as well as a 100-mile relay.

Goodyear Half Marathon & 10k

200 Innovation Way, Akron, OH 44316

Akron has long been known as the "Rubber Capital of the World," in large part because the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has been headquartered here since 1898. This year, August 13 will bring about the return of the Goodyear Half Marathon & 10k, one of several summer events that are part of the Akron Marathon Race Series. The race starts at 6:30 am, with the starting line at the Goodyear Proving Grounds and the finish line at Goodyear World Headquarters. 

Born to Run

Where will you hit the ground running this summer around Northeast Ohio?


Northeast Ohio: Sign Up to Run These Virtual Races

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With gyms closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Northeast Ohio residents are struggling to keep fit. From YouTube videos to push-up and squat challenges, those who want to stay in shape have certainly found some creative outlets to do so.

For runners, a virtual 5K race is a fun and exciting way to enjoy the camaraderie of race day while still staying socially distant. How does it work? You simply register ahead of time, then, on the day of the race, run or walk in any place you choose. Your medal will be shipped directly to you! 

Sound like fun? You're in luck! There's certainly no shortage of upcoming virtual races in the local area. For each of these races, you can complete your run (or walk) any time between the start and end dates. Unless otherwise noted, you may also choose between a 1-mile, 5K, 10K, half-marathon, or marathon run. You'll time yourself, and race officials will ask you to send them your time. The prices include your medal, race bib, and shipping.  

Now that you know how everything works, here are a few you may want to check out.

Race Through the Clouds

Sunday, May 10th at 7 pm - Sunday, May 31st at 9 pm


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This very special virtual race is being held in honor of Zach Sobiech, who wrote the song "Clouds" when he was dying of osteosarcoma at only 18 years old. The cloud-themed medal was made to honor his legacy and his "anthem of hope."

This race is held in May, to celebrate Zach's birthday, and 15% of the registration fee will be donated to the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Funds

2020 Happy Hug Day

Saturday, May 16th at 7 pm - Sunday, May 31st at 9 pm 

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You might not be able to give out real hugs right now, but you can virtually celebrate National Hug Day. For this race, 15% of the fees will go to the HUGS (Help Us Give Smiles) Foundation, Inc., an organization that gives free medical care to children and adolescents who have a cleft palate, cleft lip, microtia, and other facial deformities. 

You can also purchase an official race t-shirt or hoodie if you want to show extra support! 

The Great Toilet Paper Chase

Saturday, June 13th at 7 pm - Saturday, August 29th at 8 pm 

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Did you know that National Toilet Paper Day is coming up on August 26th? Considering the craziness surrounding this essential product, it's only appropriate that a race is held in honor of it. 

A minimum of 30% of your $22 entry fee will go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund through the World Health Organization. This charity helps provide frontline healthcare workers with essential supplies and supports research to speed the discovery of diagnostics, treatments, and vaccines. 

Get Truckin' 5K

Saturday, June 13th at 7 pm - Wednesday, September 30th at 8 pm

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One of the most essential, and under-recognized workers during the COVID-19 pandemic is the nation's truck drivers. These are the people who ensure that we're able to get food and critical medical supplies to the places that need them. Help support them by registering for the Get Truckin' 5K. 

Thirty percent of each registration goes to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund. For a limited time, you can also purchase a limited-edition t-shirt or hoodie.  

2020 Race for the Greatest

Saturday, June 20th at 7 pm - Sunday, August 23rd at 9 pm 

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On January 26th of this year, the world lost the great Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. This race is held in his honor. The distances for this race are slightly different. Choose from a 2-mile, 8K (4.97 miles), or 24K (14.91 miles) run or walk. These numbers were chosen for Gianna's jersey numbers (2, 8, and 24). 

At least 34% of the registration cost will be donated to an organization that Bryant was passionate about After School All-Stars. You can also purchase an official t-shirt or hoodie. 

Father's Day 5K

Sunday, June 21st at 7 pm - Tuesday, June 30th at 9 pm

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Celebrate the important dads in your life and get a fun superhero medal! Run in honor of Dad, give the medal to him, or purchase an extra one to give as a gift. 

The registration is $22 and15% of the fee to Team Hoyt, which works with disabled and physically challenged young people to help build their self-esteem, character, and confidence. If you'd like, you can also purchase a commemorative t-shirt or hoodie. 

We're All in This Together: Social Distancing 6K

Saturday, June 27th at 7 pm - Monday, August 31st at 9 pm

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In honor of the 6-foot social distancing recommendations, this race features a medal that reads "We're all in this together, but six feet apart." At least 30% of all proceeds from this race's registration will go toward supporting Feeding America, which supports food banks across the country. 

Champions for the Children 5K

Thursday, August 20th at 7 pm - Mon. Nov. 30th at 9 pm

This race is held in celebration of World Children's Day, which occurs on November 20th. Registration for this event is $22 and 25% of this goes to support Feeding America

Set Your New PR 

Which of these awesome virtual 5K races are you going to do? 


Northeast Ohio: Stark County Is a Walk in the Park

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Are you feeling cooped up at home and need a bit of fresh air? Take advantage of Stark County's beautiful outdoor spaces and go for a relaxing walk. We're surrounded by picturesque trails that offer unspoiled areas where we can clear our heads and forget about life for a while. Spend a few hours strolling these Northeast Ohio walking trails and parks.

West Branch Trail

1305 Stadium Park Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44708

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The West Branch Trail, running along the West Branch of the Nimishillen Creek, is a fantastic trail to walk if you want to get up close and personal with a few Stark County landmarks. This trail is just under four-and-a-half miles long and connects to seven parks, including what once was Mother Goose Land and Covered Bridge Park. Great for running, biking, hiking, or walking your dog the West Branch Trail

Congressman Ralph Regula Towpath Trail Park

Lake Lucerne Trailhead, 7975 Erie Ave. NW, Canal Fulton, OH 44614

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While you may not want to walk the full 25 miles of the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail, you can explore the Congressman Ralph Regula trail at one of 14 trailheads. We suggest taking on the Canal Fulton northern section at the Lake Lucerne Trailhead. This trailhead offers a convenient place to park and walk then cast a line when your return.

Devonshire Park and Trail

4679 South Blvd. NW, Canton, OH 44718

Get off of the beaten path and get close to wildlife at the Devonshire Park and Trail. This trail extends only a little longer than a half of a mile and runs on mowed grass to offer an easy opportunity for wildlife viewing and birdwatching. Fishing is also permitted at this park, but these conservation lands are also great for children to enjoy with their parents.

Hoover Trail

Hoover Community Recreational Complex, 1325 E. Maple St., North Canton, OH 44720

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Although the recreation complexes may be unavailable, you can still find plenty of space to roam on the Hoover Trail. Park at the Hoover Community Recreational Complex and walk along the 5-mile trail that connects with other areas of the Hoover District. Animal sightings are common along this trail during all seasons, so be sure to take it slow and keep your eyes open!

Mahoning Valley Trail

Deer Creek Reservoir, 14514 Price St. NE, Alliance, OH 44601 

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If you've ever wanted to get a closer look at the Mahoning River, head over to the Mahoning Valley Trail. You can start your hike on this scenic trail at the Deer Creek Reservoir and enjoy a 4-mile walk over boardwalks, bridges, and along the Mahoning River. There are a few picnic areas around the trailhead as well where you can have lunch as well.

Nickel Plate Trail

2923 Pinevale Ave. NE, Louisville, OH 44641

The Nickel Plate Trail is a great mix of urban and rural landscapes. Stretching four miles with its recently added section, most of this trail is unpaved gravel or unimproved natural surface, making it a little more of a challenge than a typical stroll would entail. There are often horses on the trail, and with private property surrounding much of the area, it's best to remain on the trail and stay visible to other passersby.

Pioneer Trail

2600 Harvard Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44709

Another small trail in the Canton area, the Pioneer Trail is just over one-mile long and takes hikers towards the campus of Malone University. Unlike some of the flatter trails of the area, the Pioneer Trail features inclines and declines throughout, making it a good trail for runners, more active hikers, and bikers.

Sandy Valley Trail and Waynesburg Park Loop Trail

262 Maple St., Waynesburg, OH 44688

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For those who would like to get a few laps in, the Waynesburg Park Loop Trail is perfect. Short and sweet, this trail circles the park. You can add three-quarters-of-a-mile to your exercise by walking the Sandy Valley Trail.

Sippo Valley Trail

2069 Skyland Ave. NW, Massillon, OH 44647

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A much longer trail that connects to the Towpath Trail, the Sippo Valley Trail stretches ten miles. It begins as an asphalt trail but does transition to limestone farther down. You'll walk parallel to Sippo Creek, and most of the trail is relatively flat, offering a simple but long trek between the trailheads.

Iron Horse Trail

1141 W. Beech St., Alliance, OH 44601

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Once a railroad right-of-way, the Iron Horse Trail now offers four-and-a-half miles of biking and hiking space for people and their pets. With a trailhead at the First Christian Church and an adjacent neighborhood, the Iron Horse Trail is convenient for Alliance families to access.

Cook's Lagoon and Trail

1819 Mahoning Road NE, Canton, OH 44705

Cook's Lagoon is a popular fishing hole, but it's a nice walking trail with benches and an easy walk for those who want to stroll at their own pace.

Molly Stark Park

7900 Columbus Rd. NE, Louisville, OH 44641

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Get your fill of trails at Molly Stark Park. In the process of becoming a 35-acre park with hiking trails, gardens, and plenty of outdoor space to explore, Molly Stark Park is a great place to find fresh air close to home. Be sure to research the history and mysteries of the Molly Stark Park building to understand why it was a significant hospital for the treatment of Tuberculosis.

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Explore These Bike Trails Around Columbus

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When you need a breath of fresh air far from the city crowds, you'll find ample space to roam in Columbus. With many miles of bike paths and trails, our city has a lot to offer for anyone who loves the great outdoors. 

Columbus is also a major hub for state-wide trails and greenways, some of which stretch for hundreds of miles across the Buckeye State. These bike paths in the Columbus area offer ample opportunities to get outside, get in shape, and simply enjoy the greener side of Central Ohio.

Alum Creek Trail

Three Creeks Metro Park, 3860 Bixby Road, Groveport, OH 43125

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A favorite multi-use trail that stretches roughly 25 miles across Franklin County, the Alum Creek Trail offers a well-maintained hard surface for hikers and cyclists. The trail follows the picturesque Columbus river corridor, from Westerville to Three Creeks Park, passing through several parks and neighborhoods along the way. Construction on the trail was completed in 2015, and the Alum Creek Trail has quickly become the go-to destination for Columbus residents looking to get outside.

Olentangy Trail

Whetstone Park, 3901 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210

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The Olentangy Trail is a great place to go for a bike ride, but for many first-time visitors to Columbus, its central location makes it one of the most popular ways to explore the city on foot. The trail connects the community of Worthington to downtown Columbus, meandering through several neighborhoods along the banks of the Olentangy River. Along the way, the Olentangy Trail passes through the Ohio State University campus, with trailheads at Whetstone Park as well as several other major city parks.

Scioto Trail

Scioto Trail Park, 2951 S. High St. Columbus, OH 43207

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The first greenway ever built in Columbus, the Scioto Trail has been a treasured resource for hikers and cyclists in the city since 1976. It's still a favorite local bike path, with sections on either side of the Scioto River, including the downtown riverfront, where you can get a great view of the Columbus skyline. The most well-known section of the path is the Scioto Mile, which includes a string of prominent parks, promenades, and landmarks. Near the south edge of Downtown Columbus, the trail traverses the beautiful Scioto Audubon Park, including a trailhead at the Audubon Nature Center. The Scioto Trail also directly connects to the Olentangy Trail.

Heritage Trail

7262 Hayden Run Road, Hilliard, OH 43026

Following an old abandoned rail line from Old Hilliard to Cemetery Pike, the Heritage Trail one of the less-used bike paths in the Columbus area. That makes it a great place to beat the crowds, although the Heritage Dog Park at one end of the trail does make it a popular spot for dog walking. Paved, well maintained, and easy to follow, it's a great place for an afternoon bike ride, passing through about 7 miles of fields and farmlands just outside Columbus.

Blacklick Creek Greenway

Three Creeks Metropark, 3860 Bixby Road, Groveport, OH 43125

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Running parallel to its namesake creek for most of its 18-mile length, the Blacklick Creek Greenway stretches from Reynoldsburg to Groveport on the southeastern edge of Columbus. There are several parks and trails in the Columbus area where you can hop on the Blacklick Creek Greenway, but a favorite spot is Three Creeks Metro Park. This park marks the spot where the Alum, Big Walnut, and Blacklick creeks join; and it's also home to sections of both the Blacklick Creek Greenway and the Alum Creek Greenway.

Chestnut Ridge Mountain Bike Trail

Chestnut Ridge Metro Park, 8445 Winchester Road NW, Carroll, OH 43112

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While many of Columbus' bike paths are great for easy rambles along relatively flat, paved trailways, the mountain bike trail at Chestnut Ridge Metro Park offers something a little more extreme. Just a few miles southeast of Columbus, Chestnut Ridge is actually the first ridge of the Appalachian Mountains, and the Chestnut Ridge Mountain Bike Trail is a great place for an intense mountain biking experience. The trail runs a little over 9 miles through deep woods, with many steep climbs and descents, along with a few bridges and some steep, banked turns. The trail is divided into two loops, one for beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, and the other for experienced cyclists only.

Big Walnut Trail

Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville, OH 43081

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The Big Walnut Trail stretches a little over 10 miles through several Columbus area parks, including Inniswood Metro Gardens, a lovely botanical garden and nature preserve that's open free of charge seven days a week to the general public. Popular for jogging and dog walking as well as biking, the Big Walnut Trail is a paved multi-use trail that also offers expansive views of Hoover Reservoir and the parks along the lakeshore.

Camp Chase Trail

Battelle Darby Creek Metropark, 1775 Darby Creek Dr, Galloway, OH 43119

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Just over 16 miles long, the Camp Chase trail runs between the cities of London and Columbus, acting as a connector between Madison and Franklin counties. The trail is relatively level and easy for biking, consisting of paved double-track that follows the course of a railroad line. In addition to being a great biking spot for Columbus residents, the Camp Chase Trail is also a crucial link in the much longer Ohio to Erie Trail, which stretches 326 miles across the state of Ohio from southwest to northeast.

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Cleveland: Where to Train for Your Next 5K

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Lace-up your running shoes and fill up your water bottle — it's time to train for your next race! As the warm weather slides into Northeast Ohio, the many trails and pathways around the region are shaking off their snow and inviting runners to go the extra mile in preparation for 5Ks, 10Ks, and marathon races! Even if you're not training to beat your record time, frequent running will keep your form consistent and help you complete each race you enter. Check out these trails located in a few of our favorite green spaces around the Cleveland area.

Big Creek Reservation

4101 Fulton Parkway, Cleveland, OH 44144

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The fishing, sledding, and picnicking at Big Creek Reservation are all enjoyable, but the gem of the park has to be the gorgeous Lake to Lake Trail. Connecting Lake Isaac to Lake Abram, this 2.4-mile all-purpose trail crosses through the wetlands and provides a steady pathway for runners entering into their first race to gain their footing.

Punderson State Park

11755 Kinsman Road, Newbury, OH 44065

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Just a short drive from downtown Cleveland is Punderson State Park. While others boat on Punderson Lake or play golf, you can take advantage of nearly 11 miles of trail. Of the eight trails in the park, the farthest is 2.2 miles, while the shortest is a simple 0.1 mile — most hover been 0.75 and 1.2 miles. With such easy and accessible trails available, this is a great place to get a quick run in before you enjoy the park's other amazing amenities.

North Chagrin Reservation

Cleveland Metro Park Drive, Mayfield Village, OH 44143

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The North Chagrin Reservation is a fantastic place for runners who love adventure. Within the reservation is Foster's Run, a stunning trail that connects a newly constructed all-purpose trail with an old roadway. Although this trail connects the Wilson Mills Road Trailhead parking lot with the Forest Picnic Area, you can choose to jump on the Buckeye Trail or Bridle Trail to extend your run. There's also a physical fitness trail on the reservation that offers additional opportunities to exercise.

Acacia Reservation

26899 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst, OH 44124

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Looking for a place to run with nature while doing so on a paved path? Acacia Reservation sounds like the spot for you. Their 1.7-mile paved loop trail offers an opportunity to tackle a manageable run or work on your stamina with multiple laps.

Springfield Bog Metro Park

1400 Portage Line Road, Akron, OH 44312

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The Springfield Bog Metro Park is home to the Prairie Trail, an easy 1.6-mile jaunt that leads runners through a gorgeous prairie. This park is less than a decade old and was once unused farmland. As you run, you'll see more than 40 species of plant wave to you as this beautiful new boggy area continues to thrive.  

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

15610 Vaughn Road, Brecksville, OH 44141

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The parks and reservations above offer fantastic trails that will surely help you get in shape for your 5K, but we've saved our top pick for last — Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This massive park connecting Akron and Cleveland offers up over 125 miles worth of hiking trail for you to break in your running shoes and set your sights on breaking every goal you set. With so many trails to choose from, you'll have plenty of opportunities to get to know this park inside and out. Here are a few of the trails we suggest you conquer in each area of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Kendall Lake Area Trails

The trails in the Kendall Lake Area are practically built for runners who want to gradually increase their goals. We like to think of them as perfect markers to help track our progress. The Lake Trail is an easy one-mile trail while the Cross Country Trail is a little more challenging at 2.5 miles. Did you guess that the third trail, the Salt Run Trail, was 3.3 miles and the most challenging? Master each one individually, then combine them to really test your limits!

Ledges Area Trails

Here are two sets of trails for two types of runners. Those who are shaking off the rust or are running for their first time will love the easy Forest Point Trail and Haskell Run. Both are only half-of-a-mile long and hardly have an elevation change. The other two trails, Ledges Trail and Pine Grove Trail are each 2.2 miles long and offer a moderate challenge. We love running the longer trails for endurance and hitting the shorter trailers hard for an explosive final sprint to the finish!

Cuyahoga Valley Trails

The Cuyahoga Valley Trails tackle three areas of the park from Station Road to Boston to Everett. Their four loop trails have the following distances: Station Road Bridge to Red Lock 10.3 miles, Red Lock to Boston 8.1 miles, Boston to Peninsula 7.4 miles, and Peninsula to Hunt Farm 9.4 miles. While trekking through these areas, you'll use different pathways including the statewide Buckeye Trail, the Valley Trail, and Towpath Trail. These runs can be quite tiresome, especially if you're still getting into the groove of long-distance running. Thankfully, there are many parking lots lining the trails, which allow you to carve out small sections of them and gradually increase your out-and-back distance when you're comfortable.

Oak Hill and Plateau Trails

If you follow Oak Hill Road north just past the Cuyahoga Valley Environment Education Center, you'll be able to access the Oak Hill Trail and the Plateau Trail. Both trails are loops, with the Oak Hill Trail labeled an easy trail at 1.8 miles and the Plateau Trail stretching just under 5 miles, with a moderate to difficult ranking. Either trail alone offers a solid run; however, what we like most about this duo is the Oak Hill Trail connects to the Plateau Trail at six spots. If 5 miles is too much yet 2 miles is too little, you can break off of the Oak Hill trail, run through sections of the Plateau Trail, then jump back on the Oak Trail to finish. This allows you to make the Oak Hill Trail stretch as far as you desire.

Wetmore Area Trails

The Wetmore Area Trails are quite scenic, so much so that when we aren't training for a race, we love to take the slow route via horseback. You can access five trails from the Hunt House right on Bolanz Road — Wetmore Trail, Butler's Trail, Langes Run Trail, Tabletop Trail, and Valley Trail. Butler's Trail is a quick and easy 0.6-mile out-and-back trail while the Tabletop Trail is a little longer at 0.75 mile that acts as a short cut through the Wetmore Trail. The Wetmore Trail and Langes Trail are longer, at 4.5 miles and 3.5 miles respectively, and offer a moderate to difficult run. However, we suggest that marathon runners set their sights on the 19-mile Valley Trail. It's quite a trek, but uninterrupted paths with ranging levels of difficulty offer a chance to really test your strength and stamina.

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Where are your favorite places to run free around Cleveland? Let us know in the comments below!


Cleveland: Find Your Om at These Yoga Studios

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Did you know the history of yoga in the United States dates back to the close of the 19th century? Over time, yoga has grown from a mystical program associated with the hippie movement and New Age philosophy, to a popular fitness style practiced by more than 36 million Americans of all ages.

With a number of benefits ranging from heart health and pain relief to stress reduction and better sleep, yoga could be considered a nearly perfect form of exercise. Improve fitness and gain inner peace with yoga instruction at these serene but challenging studios in the Cleveland area.

Yoga Roots

3459 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights 44118

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Has an attack of cold feet kept you from trying a yoga class? Problem solved—literally—at Yoga Roots. Restorative yoga classes, designed to provide a calming interval day between more vigorous sessions, are held in a room with heated floors to help you relax. Owners Kim and Scott Curtis, whose own kids make frequent appearances around the studio, founded Yoga Roots to help others in the community discover the same benefits they've received from practicing yoga. New students get a week of unlimited classes for only $20, and members may bring a friend along for one free session. Check the calendar for special events such as "Yoga and Music" and "Candlelight Meditation."

Yoga Strong

1104 Prospect Ave. E., Cleveland 44115

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Weights aren't the only way to build strength and power. Yoga Strong specializes in Vinyasa style, sometimes referred to as power yoga.  Poses are synchronized with deliberate breathing and linked with graceful transitions, resulting in a flow that enhances physical and spiritual fitness. Focus on toning and sculpting at Barre Fly, a studio adjacent to Yoga Strong offering barre and aerial yoga classes. Explore other aspects of the yoga lifestyle at weekend workshops such as Blacklight Yoga, Bungee Barre, and Inversions. Attend any class as a drop-in for just $8 (cash only).

Bikram Yoga

4850 SOM Center Road, Moreland Hills 44022

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The term "yoga" encompasses a variety of styles, which allows everyone to find a form that suits them. Bikram Yoga is a precise, deliberate form consisting of 26 poses performed in a specific sequence over a 90-minute period. Each pose focuses on a particular part of the body with a goal to promote synergy of body and mind working as one. Studios are heated to loosen tight muscles, improve flexibility, and reduce risk of injury. Try one month of unlimited classes at Bikram Yoga for $49.

Chagrin Yoga

524 E. Washington St., Chagrin Falls 44022

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Bikram-style is also featured at Chagrin Yoga, which has been serving the Cleveland area since 2009. In 2015, the studio underwent a total renovation, incorporating state-of-the-art elements such as recycled rubber/vinyl flooring and a Reznor high-heat and humidity system. While Bikram is the main event at Chagrin Yoga, they keep it lively with workshops on other related topics such as Yoga Nidra, a sleep-based form of meditation, and Reiki healing. For all-over wellness, sign up for a massage, Ayurveda, or reflexology session. Newcomers can choose between introductory specials of unlimited classes at $30 for 14 days or $59 for 30 days.

Loving Hands Yoga and Reiki

2959 Hampshire Road, Cleveland Heights 44118

You'll feel right at home in more ways than one at Loving Hands Yoga and Reiki. The studio is located in a charming Craftsman bungalow that was included in the 2011 Cleveland Heights Home Heritage Tour. Owner/instructor Judith Eugene has trained students ranging from age 3 to 93, so you can feel comfortable with her regardless of age or fitness level. Judith is also a trained Reiki Master who offers this healing and stress reduction service to both animals and their humans. Yoga classes are scheduled in quarterly sessions, but you can drop in for a test run before enrolling. If you have allergies, please note that Loving Hands is home to two adorable studio kitties.

Pink Lotus Yoga

18103 Detroit Ave., Lakewood 44107

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At Pink Lotus Yoga, the family that takes yoga together stays fit together. Preteen and teen classes blend yoga instruction with games, music, and props to introduce kids to the benefits of yoga in a playful, non-competitive way. Rather than specialize in one form, Pink Lotus offers classes in several different styles and intriguing variations such as Yindalini, a blend of Indian and Chinese yoga, and Yang, which draws on martial arts techniques. During the last two years, Pink Lotus has co-sponsored a series of outdoor yoga sessions at various parks around Lakewood.

Vision Yoga & Wellness

1861 W. 25th St., Cleveland 44113

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Are you a Boomer living in a Millennial world? Vision Yoga & Wellness, located in the heart of Cleveland's trendy Ohio City neighborhood, welcomes you to Boomer Yoga. Traditional Hatha yoga poses are held for longer amounts of time, resulting in a slower pace and greater body awareness. Boomer Yoga is one of the drop-in Community classes for just $5. Students of any age will appreciate Vision Yoga's stress- and pain-reducing services, including massage, Reiki and craniosacrial therapy, which involves light touching of the skull and sacrum. In 2016, Vision Yoga expanded to Vision Underground, a second location in the basement of St. John's Episcopal Church. The additional studio allows Vision Yoga to better accommodate the ever-growing student base and offer a wider range of services.

Cleveland Yoga

2026 Murray Hill Road, Room 210, Cleveland 44106

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While yoga's roots reach back thousands of years, its dynamic nature makes it fresh and relevant today. Cleveland Yoga is an affiliate of Baptiste Yoga, a relatively modern form originating in 1940. Baptiste is a power Vinyasa style performed in a room heated to 90 degrees to stimulate circulation and keep muscles flexible. Poses, meditation, and inquiry, which is self-transformation, are the three main elements of Baptiste Yoga. The Little Italy studio is also home to the Cleveland Yoga Run Club, which meets at 8:45 a.m. each Sunday for a 45-minute run followed by a 75-minute Hot Power class.

CoreSIX Yoga

24350 Center Ridge Road, Westlake 44145

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Yoga is about personal development, but its group format lets you become part of a community. CoreSIX Yoga has a mission to promote that sense of community by welcoming anyone interested in learning and making their classes accessible to all. On Saturdays, CoreSIX hosts a Powerful Flow yoga class followed by Happy Hour. Participants bring a beverage of choice and light snack to enjoy as they spend time socializing in a relaxed atmosphere.

Oasis Yoga + Wellness

33180 Station St., Solon 44139

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Yoga meets the 21st century at Oasis Yoga + Wellness. In addition to an extensive selection of Vinyasa Flow classes, Oasis has TRX, a strength training program using two adjustable nylon straps and your own bodyweight. Wellness services include infrared sauna and Samadhi float tank to boost the immune system, release toxins, and relieve pain and stress. Oasis has an introductory special of $49 for one month of unlimited classes, and memberships include discounts on wellness services, workshops, and private yoga instruction.


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Keep Your New Year's Resolution at These Columbus Gyms

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Keeping a New Year's resolution can be difficult, especially when the cold weather encourages us to cozy up on the couch. Warm up your body and feel better than ever by getting out and sticking with your fitness goals this year. From luxurious health clubs to small-group fitness classes, and one-on-one personalized training sessions, these 12 Columbus gyms will help you keep your New Years Resolution in great shape!

The Fitness Loft

625 Parsons Ave., Columbus, OH 43206

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Pro-Tips if you're new to the gym, or just getting back after a decent break. Keep it simple: Don't try to use some advanced program that you don't fully understand. You've gone from zero gym time to some gym time, so you're already doing better. There's no need to over complicate things. Graduate into the more difficult stuff once your body is conditioned and knows what it's doing. Focus on form, and not weight: there's no sense in trying to make yourself miserable with every workout. Safety comes first with almost everything, but it is CRUCIAL at the gym. Focus on stability and mobility: these two are crucial. Stability and mobility are the foundation of exercise... so they're definitely things you should start with. Ask for help when you're not sure about something: this one is simple and shouldn't need explained, but seriously... do it. And lastly, just try your best to do better each time you come. *insert cliche statement about building a mountain or something. Pretend we forgot to do it and leave it as a joke*

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The best gyms build a sense of togetherness and belonging within the community, which is why The Fitness Loft strives to create an all-inclusive atmosphere for those who want to better their lives. With the finest exercise equipment, dedicated trainers who are passionate about health, and fun group fitness classes that make you feel part of The Fitness Loft family, this training facility will introduce you to wellness in exciting ways. Classes range from 30 minutes to an hour and are available throughout the day to accommodate your schedule, even during the most hectic of weeks.

The Athletic Club of Columbus

136 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215

Having an at-home gym is convenient, but if you want a truly luxurious workout space, head to The Athletic Club of Columbus. This five-star platinum club is known as Columbus' urban oasis for the mind, body, and spirit. A Columbus icon that's prioritized your health since 1912, you'll feel at home in this gorgeous facility. Make new fitness friends in over a dozen group classes. Swim laps in the heated indoor pool throughout the year. Pamper yourself with relaxing spa services after your workout. From certified personal trainers to an on-site restaurant with delicious, healthy dishes, membership at The Athletic Club of Columbus has so many perks that will keep you active all year long.  

Kinetic Climbing & Fitness

717 Hadley Drive, Columbus, OH 43228

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Do you want to take your exercise routine to new heights this year? The folks at Kinetic Climbing & Fitness are willing to give your workout a boost — literally! As the leading bouldering and fitness gym in the area, Kinetic challenges you to go beyond your highest limits. Along with traditional indoor climbing walls, their fitness area houses other equipment such as medicine balls, stationary bikes, and free weights so you can get a comprehensive workout even if you keep your feet on the ground.


37 E. 5th Ave., Columbus, OH 43201

Everybody is different, physically and mentally. While some of us enjoy fun classes surrounded by our fitness friends, there are some of us that prefer to partake in challenging exercises privately. Chiseled is the number one private training studio in the Short North for many reasons — one of which is that you get one-on-one professional training in an empty gym. You'll never have to wait to use a machine, and you'll always get the full attention of your trainer. No matter your fitness level, you can achieve your wellness goals with customized training at Chiseled.

Sweat Box

935 King Ave., Columbus, OH 43212

What does it mean to sweat? Find out at Sweat Box, the local fitness studio that has all of the benefits of a large commercial gym. You're not alone in your wellness aspirations — getting you in shape is their goal too. Sweat Box also offers massage and cupping services to help your muscles and mind rest and recover after a fun workout. Get in the best shape of your life and learn what it really means to sweat at the Sweat Box this year.

Arena District Athletic Club

325 John H. McConnel Blvd. Suite 150, Columbus, OH 43215

Contract-free memberships and luxurious amenities in the heart of downtown Columbus — if you're serious about your health, bring your A-game to Arena District Athletic Club. Membership includes all-inclusive benefits like free nutrition consultation, laundry services, top-of-the-line equipment, unlimited group classes, and personal training. Perhaps one of the coolest perks, members also receive complimentary parking enabling you to get a quick workout in before heading out for a night of food and fun around the Athletic District.

Grandview Barbell

1488 Grandview Ave., Columbus, OH 43212

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Are you tired of the same old, run-of-the-mill workouts you've been doing for years? Change up your exercise routine at Columbus' most unique training experience. Grandview Barbell is a small studio that delivers huge wellness results. Their HIIT Training and Conjugate Strength classes will keep you focused on fitness. All members also have 24-hour access to the facility, which means you can work out on your schedule without worry.

The Spot Athletics

1515 Delashmut Ave., Columbus, OH 43212

Do you want to get toned, lose weight, and feel great? Would you like to get fast, get strong, and win games? The Spot Athletics is the spot for you. They'll provide the coaching, the planning, and the accountability — all you need to bring is a positive attitude and a willingness to train your body for a great life. The Spot Athletics specializes in personalized training to help you meet your unique health goals. Whether you want to train for a marathon, increase your athleticism, or simply get in the best shape of your life, this is the right spot.

Donskov Strength and Conditioning

7061 Huntley Road, Columbus, OH 43229

To feel better, look better, and perform better, you need a training facility that will bring out your best. At Donskov Strength and Conditioning, they use their knowledge, experience, and passion to help you achieve phenomenal results. Stop in for a free Fitness Strategy Session and let them design a personalized program that's tailored to your specific goals.


1600 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, OH 43209

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An exercise routine should do more than make you stronger — your fitness level should help you excel in life. 11athletics uses scientifically proven exercises and techniques to deliver real results. You deserve more than a gym; you deserve a space where you can responsibly and accurately meet your fitness goals. Join the community at 11athletics and push yourself to truly excel.

Go: Fitness Center

1459 King Ave., Columbus, OH 43212

Finding a gym where you feel comfortable and confident in their programs can be difficult. Go: Fitness Center understands the struggle and invites you to try their facility for 10 days, connect with their trainers, and decide if their programs are right of you — no obligation required. Their trainers know that talk is cheap, which is why they're committed to your health even if that means their gym isn't the right fit for you. They hold themselves to a high standard and put a top priority on individual member results. Go: Fitness Center only succeeds if you do.

Ronin Training Center

1012 West 3rd Ave., Columbus, OH 43212

Ronin Training Center is more than a fitness facility — it's a culture that benefits everyone. This innovative fitness company offers Mixed Martial Arts classes such as Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Krav Maga. Youth and kids sessions are also available if you'd like to get the whole family involved. Learn self-defense, forge new friendships, and fight for the results you desire at RTC.

Where's the best place to find your fit around Columbus this year? Let us know in the comments!


The Best Gyms in Columbus | Clubs, Studios + Crossfit

2019 has officially arrived! For us, a new year is a clean slate and an opportunity to make new goals for ourselves for the coming months. Whether you're looking for a place to make your 2019 resolutions happen, continuing a tradition or just looking for a new way to get active — Columbus has a ton of great fitness options! We've rounded up a few of the best places to get active in Columbus, no matter your experience level or interest. We're sure you'll find a gym that fits your needs.  

Fitness Centers

Beyond Limits Training

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Located in the heart of Columbus, Beyond Limits is dedicated to changing lives. Their newly expanded 9,000 square foot facility features multiple rooms of free weights and machines. They also have CrossFit classes and offer personal training — so you can find a fitness routine that works for you. Beyond Limits is open 24 hours a day so visit their Columbus or Reynolds location whenever is convenient for you!

The Arena District Athletic Club

325 John H. McConnell Boulevard, Suite 150 The Arena District Athletic Club is a clean and modern gym located in the heart of the Arena District in downtown Columbus. They offer some-top-of-the-line equipment and incredible personal trainers. Plus, they host daily free fitness classes such as cardio spinning, barre fusion, yoga, boot camp and more!

The Fitness Loft Columbus

625 Parsons Avenue This family-owned business has been a south Columbus staple for over 30 years. They offer a wide range of fitness options, such as high-tech machines and free weights, as well as over 40 unique classes a week. They also offer nutrition coaching because they believe that lasting results aren't only made in the gym but in the kitchen, too.  

Yoga Studios

Yoga on High

1020 Dennison Avenue, Suite 202 Best Gym in Columbus This premier yoga center offers a broad range of classes, including yoga, meditation and breath classes. Whether you're a new student or an experienced yogi, there's a class perfect for you. They also host several workshops and retreats throughout the year so you can learn as much as you want about your body and how to take care of it.

Modo Yoga Columbus

1042 Dublin Road Modo Yoga is a socially and environmentally conscious studio that offers a form of hot yoga that combines the precision of therapeutic yoga and the foundations of traditional yoga in a specially heated room. The "hot" in hot yoga allows for deep, safe stretching that helps strengthen, tone and loosen muscles, all while calming your mind and reducing stress. Check out one of their many scheduled classes and try something new this year!

Seven Studios

275 South 3rd Street Best Gyms in Columbus, OH

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Seven Studios was the dream of Julie Wilkes, who is a motivational speaker, fitness expert, inspired yogi and heart disease survivor. Julie's life expectancy was 12 years old and has outlived that expectancy by more than three-fold. She founded Seven Studios to share messages of inspiration and of overcoming challenges. They offer some incredible classes and you can take your first one for free!  

Crossfit Boxes

Ohio Strength

279 East 5th Avenue Best Gyms in Columbus Ohio Crossfit

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Ohio Strength wants to be your third place — home, work and then Ohio Strength. They don't just want to see you for a quick session, they want to build a lifelong relationship and help you make lasting, healthy habits and friendships. Their facility is over 10,000 square feet and houses turf, specialty barbells, ski ergs, rowers, assault bikes, jerk blocks and plenty of other items you'll love using.

Crossfit Grandview

880 Kinnear Road For a completely customizable training regime — check out Crossfit Grandview. They offer multiple tracks of programming, a full-time professional staff, top-notch equipment and the support to help you be your best. They also love their community and frequently host challenges and fully catered parties for all of their members.

Fit Club Columbus

371 Maier Place Best Crossfit Gyms in Columbus Fit Club knows that everyone is unique and requires custom fitness goals, so they want to make sure they are fulfilling any and all needs you have. They employ incredibly talented coaches and supply all of the equipment and space that you need. Check out their class schedule and their one-on-one training session special!  

Pilates Studios

Lifted Studio Pilates & Fitness

490 City Park Avenue, Suite A Pilates in Columbus If you're looking for a more hands-on approach to Pilates, visit Lifted Studio. They believe that the power of the student-teacher relationship is the most important catalyst to physical and personal transformation. That's why they employ skilled, certified and experienced instructors in their beautiful studio located in the heart of German Village.

Pilates Innovations

4425 North High Street Pilates Innovations is Columbus' freshest take on Pilates. In their bright and tranquil facility, they welcome a broad spectrum of clientele from professional athletes to those with medical conditions. They offer several types of mat and equipment classes so be sure to check out their schedule to find one that's perfect for you!

Body Pure Pilates

200 West Johnstown Road Pilates in Columbus

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Body Pure Pilates is committed to your health and wellness. They offer private, semi-private and small group classical Pilates and Gyrotonic sessions along with group Pilates mat and TRX classes. They'll design a unique program to address your specific needs and goals. If you're interested in becoming an instructor, they offer training as well!  

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