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Best Gyms In Charleston & All Things Working Out

Last updated on January 27th, 2021

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This post on the best gyms in Charleston will try to fill you in on everything you need to know about fitness and working out. The best gyms near you 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 Charleston. Up next we will get into the best pilates and yoga studios near you.

Work out bootcamps and barre exercise classes will be covered as the post progresses. Getting some sun is always a good idea so we will also mention where to go for outdoor recreation.

And following all of that we will talk about where you can buy sporting goods and home gym equipment in Charleston. You can look through more of our posts on cities around the Southeast by clicking here.

Best Gyms In Charleston

When you are ready to work out head to the best gyms in Charleston like:

If you are looking for a 24 hour gym near you then sign up for The Zoo Health Club, Big Work Fitness, or any of the Planet Fitness locations. Those who want a pool and a basketball court can get them at the top two spots on the list as well as the YMCA in Summerville.

For zumba or cardio dance classes head to MUSC Wellness Center or Gold’s Gym, and MUSC also has water aerobics. Those who need childcare can find it at Gold’s Gym where there is a kids club from 9am to noon and 4pm to 7pm Monday through Friday, and on Saturday from 8am to 1pm.

CrossFit James Island even has crossfit classes for kids aged 5 to 12 years old. Coastal Climbing is your best indoor rock climbing gym, and Big Work Fitness is great for power weightlifting and bodybuilding.

Spinning & Indoor Cycling Classes Near You

Spinning and indoor cycling classes are a wonderful way to get your cardio:

MUSC Wellness Center, Zoo Health Club, and Gold’s Gym from our main best gyms near you list also have some form of group spinning or indoor cycling classes.

Boxing & MMA Gyms

These can be another fun way to get a sweat in and the best boxing and MMA gyms in Charleston are:

If you really want to become the next boxing or MMA star go with one of the above. MUSC Wellness Center and Zoo Health Club offer cardio boxing classes.

Yoga & Pilates Studios In Charleston

When you want to visit a good yoga or pilates studios near you try:

We aren’t really sure whether you want to find vinyasa, hatha flow, hot, bikram, power, ashtanga or other popular techniques so look around the links to those Charleston yoga and pilates studios to find the right one for your needs.

MUSC Wellness Center, Pivotal Fitness and Gold’s Gym offer both, while you can find yoga classes at the Zoo Health Club.

Workout Bootcamps

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

MUSC Wellness Center and Gold’s Gym from our initial best Charleston gyms list have boot camps.

Barre Exercises

Barre exercises near you can be found at:

MUSC Wellness Center, the Zoo Health Club and Gold’s Gym also offer group barre fitness classes.

Best Places For Outdoor Recreation Near You

Getting some sun is another great way to stay healthy. Many people prefer to run or ride bikes outside instead of always going to Charleston gyms and some great places for outdoor recreation are:

  • Stono River
  • Folly Beach
  • Francis Marion National Forest 
  • Caw Caw County Park
  • Folly Beach County Park
  • James Island County Park
  • Palmetto Islands County Park
  • Battery & White Point Gardens
  • Hampton Park
  • Edisto Beach

Where To Buy Sporting Goods In Charleston

You may need to buy some gear or apparel to help with your work out at the gym and the best sporting goods stores in Charleston are:

At Play It Again Sports you can buy new or used sporting goods, as well as sell your old equipment. The closest Dick’s Sporting Goods near you is your typical big box retailer that should have a wide variety to choose from.

Home Gym Equipment

Those sporting goods stores will likely have some home gym equipment, but you can also find more at Charleston Fitness Equipment. By the way we have also written about:

Enjoy Working Out At Charleston Gyms

Now that you have read about all of those gyms, spinning classes, yoga studios, outdoor recreation spots, and places to buy equipment there really are no reasons why you should miss your next work out. We will do our best to update this page often.

We could use your help with that so if you think we got something wrong or if you have any of your own local fitness tips to add please use the comments to do just that. Have fun visiting the best gyms in Charleston or working out in whichever way you prefer.

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