Over the next few minutes you will be going on a deep dive into the best gyms in Champaign-Urbana 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 local gyms in your area 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 in the region.
Up next we will get into the best pilates and yoga studios near you. 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 Champaign-Urbana.
Don’t leave before you see our area map towards the end that has all of these spots pinned, and you are also welcome to check out our other posts on the Midwest at that link if you are interested.
Best Gyms In Champaign-Urbana
Here is our list of the best gyms in Champaign-Urbana for working out:
- Stephens Family YMCA at 2501 Fields S Dr
- Leonhard Recreation Center at 2307 Sangamon Dr
- Refinery Gym at 2302 W John St
- Champaign Fitness Center at 1914 Round Barn Rd #a
- Raw Fitness at 1808 Round Barn Rd #d
- Planet Fitness at 2002 Glenn Park Dr
- Anytime Fitness at 109 W John St
- UIUC Activities & Recreation Center at 201 E Peabody Dr
- Crunch Fitness at 40 E Anthony Dr
- Orangetheory Fitness at 2035 S Neil St
- Urbana Boulders at 1502 N Cunningham Ave
You can find basketball court and swimming pool at Stephens Family YMCA and UIUC Recreation Center. Leonhard Recreation Center features indoor basketball court and three-lane walking tracks.
An indoor rock climbing wall is available at Urbana Boulder, Stephens Family YMCA, and UIUC Recreation Center. Please keep in mind that the UIUC Recreation Center facilities are not open to the general public, however Campus Rec members may sponsor up to two guests for a daily guest fee.
For those who like working out after hours Planet Fitness and Anytime Fitness are a couple of great 24-hour gyms in your area. For zumba classes you can try Stephens Family YMCA, Refinery Gym, Champaign Fitness Center, and Raw Fitness.
Stephens Family YMCA, Champaign Fitness Center, and Raw Fitness also have other varieties of group cardio dance classes. If you need childcare while working out Stephens Family YMCA can provide it.
Spinning & Indoor Cycling Classes Near You
Some of the places from our best gyms list have group spinning classes like Stephens Family YMCA, Refinery Gym, and Champaign Fitness Center.
Boxing & MMA Gyms
Fighting can be another great way to get some cardio and the best boxing and MMA gyms in Champaign-Urbana are:
- Luyando Boxing & Fitness at 52 E Washington St
- Gracie Barra Champaign at 408 N Race St
- CU Jiu Jitsu at 140 S Broadway Ave
- Leaders for Life Martial Arts at 2413 Village Green Pl
Additionally there are also kickboxing classes at Champaign Fitness Center.
Yoga & Pilates Studios In Champaign-Urbana
There are also many good yoga and pilates studios near you to get your fitness in like:
- Amara Yoga & Arts at 300 Broadway Ave Lincoln Square #156B
- Iyengar Yoga Champaign Urbana at 407 W Springfield Ave
- Hatha Yoga & Fitness at 2109 S Neil St
There are also good local yoga classes offered by the Leonhard Recreation Center, Stephens Family YMCA, Refinery Gym, and Champaign Fitness Center. Outside of those studios you might want to try the pilates classes at Champaign Fitness Center.
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.
When you need extra motivation the workout bootcamps with InfiniteCU at 1827 West Springer Drive can give it to you. Leonhard Recreation Center also offers bootcamp-style workouts for those who desire them.
You can find barre classes from some of the best gyms near you like Stephens Family YMCA, Raw Fitness, and Hatha Yoga & Fitness.
Best Places For Outdoor Recreation Near You
As we mentioned before the gyms in Champaign-Urbana are not the only places to workout. Many people prefer to run or ride bikes outside and some great places for outdoor recreation are:
- Busey Woods
- Lake of the Woods
- Homer Lake
- River Bend Forest Preserve
- Allerton Park
- Sangamon River Forest Preserve
- Clinton Lake
- Kickapoo State Park
- Meadowbrook Park Trail
- Hessel Park
- Colbert Park
- Middle Fork River Forest Preserve
- Rantoul Trails
- O’Malley’s Alley Trail
- Monticello Trail
Where To Buy Sporting Goods In Champaign-Urbana
You may need to buy some things that will help you work out or visit the gym, and the best sporting goods stores in Champaign-Urbana are:
- Finish Line at 2000 N Neil St #604
- Dick’s Sporting Goods at 2000 N Neil St #2000A
- Field & Stream at Market Place Shopping Center 2000 N Neil St #2000B
- Rugged Outdoors at 2017B S Neil St
- Champaign Cycle at 506 S Country Fair Dr
Home Gym Equipment
Durst Cycle and Fitness at 1112 West University Avenue is a good local store to buy fitness equipment plus Dick’s Sporting Goods is another good place to buy home gyms in your area. By the way we have also blogged about:
- Chicago’s Local Gyms & Yoga Studios
- St Louis’s Local Gyms & Yoga Studios
- Indianapolis’s Local Gyms & Yoga Studios
- Columbia’s Local Gyms & Yoga Studios
Enjoy Working Out At Champaign-Urbana Gyms
Well guys, for now that is all that we have to share with you. 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 as current as possible.
If you notice anything correct 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 Champaign-Urbana or working out in whichever way you prefer.