Best Gyms In Baton Rouge & All Things Working Out

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Thanks for checking out our post on the best gyms in Baton Rouge and everything you need to know about fitness and working out near you. Within a few short minutes we hope that you will have a much better understanding of the local fitness scene.

The best gyms in Baton Rouge will be the topic of our first section, but after that we will still have a ton to cover. The best places to go for spinning and indoor cycling need to be mentioned, as well as the best boxing and MMA gyms you will find here.

The best pilates and yoga studios near you will come next. Other topics on working out like bootcamps and barre exercises will be covered as this page goes along.

Some of the top outdoor recreation areas in the city will be listed for those who prefer to work out under the sun. And following all of that we will talk about where you can buy sporting goods and home gym equipment in Baton Rouge.

Be sure to look through more of our fitness guides for the Southeast.

Best Gyms In Baton Rouge

Here is our list of the best gyms in Baton Rouge for working out:

Calloway’s is a locally owned fitness center that has been in business for nearly thirty years. They have group classes for many of the subtopics that we are covering on this page and we will mention them in many sections here.

They are not a 24 hour gym but they do open early at 4:15 am on weekdays, you can go to Anytime Fitness if you need a 24 hour gym. The Woman’s Center for Wellness has a playroom with childcare every day but Sunday.

MaxFitness has some great zumba classes as well as others which we will mention in future sections. For an indoor climbing gym in Baton Rouge you can go to Uptown, they even have a counter on their website to let you know how busy they are plus they have a members only fitness area.

For those who wanted a pool and basketball court you can go to Calloway’s, the YMCA or LA Fitness.

Spinning & Indoor Cycling Classes Near You

Calloway’s has good spinning classes for those who enjoy group indoor cycling.

Boxing & MMA Gyms

Fighting can be another great way to get some cardio and the best boxing and MMA gyms in Baton Rouge are:

Core UFC is an all around MMA gym in Baton Rouge that offers boxing, kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu and other types of mixed martial arts with classes for adults and kids. Gracie United has popular MMA classes for women.

BR Krav Maga not only offers great self defense classes but they also specialize in weight loss training.

Yoga & Pilates Studios In Baton Rouge

There are also many good yoga and pilates studios near you to get your fitness in like:

Calloway’s, MaxFitness, and Uptown from the initial best Baton Rouge gyms list all have yoga classes and Calloway’s has pilates. Preservation and Path both offer hot Bikram yoga.

Path and Rouge both offer hot vinyasa lessons. Hotworx has 3 locations to do pilates in the Baton Rouge area. At Club Pilates you can find reformer flow, cardio sculpt, and classes for teens.

If you are after any specific pose or technique follows those links until you end up on the right studio for you. As much as we would like to give more detail when there are so many poses including vinyasa, hot, bikram hatha flow, ashtanga, power and many more it is impossible for us to break it all down.

Workout Bootcamps

Those who need a little extra motivation can get it by going to workout bootcamps and some of the best in town are:

Calloway’s and MaxFitness from our main list both offer bootcamps. Xthetic offers nutrition advice along with their bootcamps.

Transform has morning and evening bootcamps as well as some on Saturday mornings.

Barre Exercises

Another way to workout that is growing in popularity is barre exercises and you can find them near you at:

Calloway’s and MaxFitness also have barre workout classes.

Best Places For Outdoor Recreation Near You

As we mentioned before the gyms in Baton Rouge are not the only places to workout. Many people prefer to run or ride bikes outside and some great places for outdoor recreation are:

  • Tickfaw State Park
  • Independence Community Park
  • Perkins Road Community Park
  • Forest Community Park
  • Milford Wampold Memorial Park
  • University Lake
  • Greenwood Community Park
  • Blackwater Conservation Area
  • BREC’s Highland Road Community Park
  • Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center
  • Hilltop Arboretum

Hikers will have a great time at the Blackwater Conservation Area. If you want to go kayaking visit BREC’s Highland Road Community Park.

Where To Buy Sporting Goods In Baton Rouge

You may need to buy some things that will help you work out or visit the gym, and the best sporting goods stores in Baton Rouge are:

The Dick’s Sporting Goods near you is your typical big box retailer that will have tons of options. Places like Cabela’s, Academy, The Backpacker and Massey’s are great for outdoor sporting goods.

You can get good prices on cheap running shoes at the Nike Factory Store.

Home Gym Equipment

Those sporting goods stores will likely have some home gym equipment, but you can also find more by visiting Fitness Expo located at 9603 Airline Hwy. By the way we have also written about:

Enjoy Working Out At Baton Rouge Gyms

Well guys, for now that is all that we know. After learning about all of those gyms, spinning classes, yoga studios, outdoor recreation spots, and places to buy equipment for working out near you you should be ready for what comes next. We will be back often to update this page so that these lists stay fresh.

If you think we got something wrong or if you have any of your own local fitness tips to add please tell us in the comments. Have fun visiting the best gyms in Baton Rouge or working out in whichever way you prefer.

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