Top picks in Detroit – Modern gyms

Top picks in Detroit – Modern gyms

by Vanessa Ng 18 Jan 2020

Vanilla gym routines can get boring. If you are looking for places offering a variety of workout options such as TRX sessions, challenging barre moves, circuit trainings, rock climbing, or the ever-popular yoga located within the city of Detroit, get rolling down to some of these stellar places we’ve taken the time to list.


Planet Rock Madison Heights
1103 W 13 Mile Rd
Madison Heights, MI 48071


New at rock climbing? Fret not, as Planet Rock has a “101” class series to teach you all there is to know. You can even proceed to learn skills such as bouldering and top-roping. The routes change consistently in order to keep things fresh and challenging; you’ll never do the same thing twice!


Multiple locations


There are three studios located conveniently within Detroit, in Birmingham, Royal Oak and Rochester Hills. The Barre Code keeps things interesting for students by incorporating non-traditional features such as fusion cardio and restorative classes not found in your typical barre class.


8019 Agnes St, Detroit, MI 48214

1468 Van Dyke St, Detroit, MI 48214


This modern gym has a fitness philosophy that encourages full-body training through resistance work, generous amounts of sweating through high-intensity aerobic activity, and restoring the body and mind through breath, meditation, and various asanas. Not only does it have yoga classes, it also has TRX, circuit training, and indoor cycling options! Juice lovers will also be thrilled to know that they have an in-house juice bar, Fresh101.


Multiple locations


Well-known amongst the local population, Yoga Shelter has practically become an institution of its own with Detroitians looking for transformative mind-body experience. If you want to go for a heated Vinyasa class after a long day at work, or go for a relaxing yoga stretch, look no further. You can even shop for yoga apparel while you’re there!


With so many fitness options laid out conveniently throughout Detroit, you have no excuses to not give at least one of them a try. Perhaps you can skip the dumbbells and treadmill for your next training and hit one of these gyms instead. It’s always fun to try something new!