Within the next few minutes you will hopefully learn a lot more about the best gyms in Bloomington and everything you need to know about fitness and working out near you. It won’t take us long cover the full spectrum for you.
The best gyms in Bloomington will be the topic of our first section, but after that we still will have a lot to get to. We will talk about the best places to go for spinning and indoor cycling, as well as the best boxing and MMA gyms you will find in your area.
Up next we will get into the best local pilates and yoga studios. Other topics on working out like bootcamps and barre exercises will be covered as the post goes along.
Of course you don’t always need to go to the gym to get a sweat in so some of the top outdoor recreation areas in the city will be listed as well. And following all of that we will talk about where you can buy sporting goods and home gym equipment in your area.
Don’t leave before you see our area map towards the end that has all of these spots pinned, and all of our Midwest gym and fitness guides can be found at that link.
Best Gyms In Bloomington
Here is our list of the best gyms in Bloomington for working out:
- IU Student Recreational Sports Center (SRSC) at 1601 E Law Ln
- YMCA of Monroe County Southeast at 2125 S Highland Ave
- Twin Lakes Recreation Center at 1700 W Bloomfield Rd
- Train Bloomington Fitness Center at 2674 E 2nd St
- Iron Pit Gym at 5006 S Rogers St
- Hoosier CrossFit at 340 S Walker St
- Orangetheory Fitness at 2894 E 3rd St #113
- CrossFit Bloomington at 1850 S Walnut St
- Anytime Fitness at 2894 E 3rd St #160
- Planet Fitness at 3477 W 3rd St
- Hoosier Heights Bloomington at 1008 S Rogers St
The Student Recreational Sports Center at Indiana University has courts for basketball, racquetball, tennis, badminton, and volleyball in addition to a swimming pool and indoor track for walking or running. The SRSC is open to the public, but students get a much better discounted rate.
YMCA of Monroe County Southeast has courts for basketball, racquetball, volleyball, and tennis as well as a soccer field and swimming pool. They also provide childcare. Twin Lakes Recreation Center has basketball courts and indoor soccer.
Train Bloomington Fitness Center, Anytime Fitness, and Planet Fitness are three good 24 hours gyms near you. Hoosier Heights has a nice rock climbing wall and offers yoga classes.
Zumba classes are available at Student Recreational Sports Center, YMCA of Monroe County Southeast, and Twin Lakes Recreation Center, while the SRSC has a wide variety of cardio dance classes to choose from.
Local Spinning & Indoor Cycling Classes
Both the Student Recreational Sports Center at Indiana University and YMCA of Monroe County Southeast offer spinning or indoor cycling classes in your area.
Boxing & MMA Gyms
Fighting can be another great way to get some cardio and the best boxing and MMA gyms in Bloomington are:
- B-Town Boxing at 1525 Rogers St
- Vortex Martial Arts Gym at 1713 N College Ave #4
- Bloomington ATA Family Martial Arts at 1921 Liberty Dr
- Razzano Academy at 500 S Morton St #60
The Student Recreational Sports Center at Indiana University offers boxing classes, while the YMCA of Monroe County Southeast also has martial arts classes and Twin Lakes Recreation Center offers taekwondo classes.
Yoga & Pilates Studios In Bloomington
There are also many good yoga and pilates studios near you to get your fitness in like:
- Vibe Yoga at 1705 N College Ave
- The Hot Room Bloomington at 891 S College Mall Rd
- Logic Hot Yoga and Fitness at 1325 N Woodburn Ave
- Ekah Yoga at 615 N Fairview St
- Lotus Pilates at 2634 E 10th St
Yoga classes can also be found at the IU Student Recreational Sports Center, YMCA of Monroe County Southeast, Twin Lakes Recreation Center, and Hoosier Heights Bloomington. Pilates can be found at the IU SRSC and the YMCA too.
As much as we would like to give more detail there are just way too many varieties of poses and techniques like vinyasa, hot, bikram hatha flow, ashtanga, power and many more for us to know exactly what each and every one of you are after. Take the links to the above studios if you are searching for any specific style or technique.
Impact Fitness Training at 820 West 17th Street is a really good studio with bootcamps plus the IU Student Recreational Sports Center and Twin Lakes Recreation Center also have local workout bootcamp programs.
Pure Barre at 2894 East 3rd Street #D04 is a good dedicated studio, and while we apologize for being so repetitive but the Student Recreational Sports Center and YMCA of Monroe County Southeast are more options for barre classes in your area.
Best Places For Outdoor Recreation Near You
As we mentioned before the gyms in Bloomington are not the only places to workout. Many people prefer to run or ride bikes outside and some great places for outdoor recreation are:
- Will Detmer Park
- Sherwood Oaks Park
- Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park
- Park Ridge East Park
- B-Line Trail
- Karst Farm Greenway Trailhead
- Pate Hollow Trail
- Morgan-Monroe State Forest
- Yellowwood State Forest
- Wapehani Mountain Bike Park
- Hoosier National Forest
- Bryan Park
- Monroe Lake
- Griffy Lake
- Leonard Springs Nature Park
- Porter West Preserve
- Bloomington Rail Trail
- Clear Creek Trail
Where To Buy Sporting Goods In Bloomington
You may need to buy some things that will help you work out or visit the gym, and the best sporting goods stores in Bloomington are:
- Dick’s Sporting Goods at 2850 E 3rd St
- JL Waters at 109 N College Ave
- Revolution Bike & Bean at 401 E 10th St
- My Sports Locker at 106 N Rogers St
Home Gym Equipment
We don’t know of any local stores to buy home gyms and fitness equipment but you should be able to find some at the above stores we just listed, particularly the Dick’s Sporting Goods near you.
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Enjoy Working Out At Bloomington Gyms
For now that is all that we have to share with you but after reading about all of those gyms, spinning classes, yoga studios, outdoor recreation spots, and places to buy equipment for working out near you you should feel a lot better about 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 use the comments at the bottom of this post to let us know. Have fun visiting the best gyms in Bloomington or working out in whichever way you prefer.