The best gyms in Charlottesville and everything you need to know about working out in your area is about to be covered in full detail. It won’t take us long to cover just about everything you need to know about your local fitness scene.
The best gyms near you will be how we kick this off but there is still plenty more to come after that. We will talk about the best places to go for spinning and indoor cycling, as well as the best boxing and MMA gyms you can visit in the city.
Once they have been fully broken down we will dive into the best pilates and yoga studios in Charlottesville. Other topics on working out near you like bootcamps and barre exercises will be getting their own sections in this fitness guide too.
You can easily get a sweat in outside of the best gyms so the top outdoor recreation areas in the region will get a mention. And following all of that we will talk about where you can buy sporting goods and home gym equipment in Charlottesville.
There is a local fitness map at the end that will help you figure out where all of these places are located, plus you can look through more of our posts on this area there if you want.
Best Gyms In Charlottesville
Here is our list of the best gyms in Charlottesville for working out:
- Brooks Family YMCA at 151 McIntire Park Dr
- Acac Fitness & Wellness Center at 111 Monticello Ave
- Bar-G Fitness at 722 Rio Rd W # 6
- CrossFit Charlottesville at 1309 Belleview Ave
- SPENGA Charlottesville at 1200 Emmet St N #120
- Newtown Fitness Club at 103 8th St NW
- Anytime Fitness at 1434 Rolkin Ct
- Rocky Top Climbing at 1729 Allied St
The Brooks Family YMCA has two indoor pools, a fitness center, a gymnasium with basketball court, a walking track, group exercise, a play zone, and a community room. Acac Fitness & Wellness Center is another gym in your area with basketball courts.
Brooks Family YMCA, Acac Fitness & Wellness Center, and Bar-G Fitness offer cycling, yoga, zumba, and other cardio dance programs. Kickboxing and bootcamp classes can also be found at Bar-G Fitness.
Brooks Family YMCA provides childcare, and CrossFit Charlottesville is a local 24-hour gym for those who like to work out at odd hours. Climbing walls can be found at both Rocky Top Climbing and Bar-G Fitness.
Spinning & Indoor Cycling Classes
There are many great spinning and indoor cycling classes for cardio near here and some of the best are:
Pūrvelo is an indoor cycling experience that offers a full body dance party of epic proportions. Zoom provides on-demand cycle, train, sculpt, and stretch classes.
Spinning and indoor cycling classes are also available at SPENGA, Family YMCA, Acac Fitness & Wellness Center, and Bar-G Fitness.
Boxing & MMA Gyms Near You
Fighting is also great cardio and the best boxing and MMA gyms in your area are:
- Laughing Dragon Kung Fu at 3006 Berkmar Dr
- UpLevel Martial Arts – Charlottesville at 460 Twentyninth Pl Ct
- 9Round Fitness at 1956 Abbey Rd
- Charlottesville Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at 1731 Allied St
- Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Charlottesville at 1646 Seminole Trail #100
- International Black Belt Center at 624 Berkmar Cir #A
Laughing Dragon Kung Fu teaches a lifetime appreciation of Chinese martial arts by combining practical self-defense skills with a total body workout. 9Round includes functional, interval, cardiovascular, heart rate, and circuit training with traditional boxing and kickboxing routines.
Charlottesville Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a multidisciplinary martial arts school that focuses on providing a welcoming and friendly environment for students to study Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Krav Maga. Bar-G Fitness from the main list also has kickboxing classes.
Yoga & Pilates Studios In Charlottesville
There are also many good yoga and pilates studios in Charlottesville like:
- Club Pilates at 2140 Barracks Rd
- Hot Yoga at 216 W Water St #103
- Tru Pilates at 310 2nd St SE
- The Elements Hot Yoga & Wellness at 2075 Bond St #170
- FlyDog Yoga at 039 Millmont St
- Posture Studio Pilates at 218 W Market St
- Yoga Cville at 1717 Allied St
- Wellspring Pilates at 609 E Market St #109
- NOWyoga at 614 Forest St
Club Pilates focuses on reformer fusion courses for people of all ages and fitness levels. Hot Yoga is a great place to get a sweat in. Since 2005 tru Pilates has provided equipment-based Pilates, reformer classes, and private sessions to your area.
You can try more local yoga classes at a few spots from other lists like Brooks Family YMCA, CrossFit, SPENGA, Acac Fitness & Wellness Center, and Bar-G Fitness. Pilates is also available at Brooks Family YMCA, Acac Fitness & Wellness Center, and Bar-G Fitness.
Burn Boot Camp at 435 Gander Dr features a constantly-changing mix of cardio, HIIT, and strength training so you never get the same workout twice.
At Bar-G Fitness you can find more bootcamps.
Pure Barre at 2200 Old Ivy Rd #101 has three group class formats including classic barre, resistance-based training, and cardio-centric full body workouts taught by certified teachers.
At Brooks Family YMCA, Acac Fitness & Wellness Center, and Bar-G Fitness you’ll find more barre workout classes near you.
Best Places For Outdoor Recreation
You can workout pretty much anywhere so you don’t always have to go to the gym. Many people prefer to run or ride bikes when the weather is nice and some great places for outdoor recreation and fitness are:
- The Rivanna Trail – Woolen Mills
- Riverview Park
- Albemarle County Parks & Rec
- Forest Hills Park
- Kemper Park
- Highland Rustic Trails
- Greenleaf Park
- Greenbrier Park
- Saunders-Monticello Trail
Where To Buy Sporting Goods In Charlottesville
You may need to buy some things that will help you workout or visit the gym, and the best sporting goods stores in Charlottesville are:
- Freestyle at 475 Westfield Rd
- Nike Factory Store at 945 Emmet St N #A
- Eddie Bauer at 1607 Rio Rd #E
- Dick’s Sporting Goods at 120 Wegmans Wy Blvd 200 #A
- lululemon at 2050 Bond St #120
- Great Outdoor Provision Co. at 1125 Emmet St #N
- Play It Again Sports at 1885 Seminole Trail #100
- High Tor Gear Exchange at 1717-1A Allied St
- Ragged Mountain Running Shop at 3 Elliewood Ave
Freestyle offers one of the largest selections of sportswear for men, women, kids, boys and girls in addition to skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding equipment. You probably already know what the Dick’s Sporting Goods near you has to offer.
Play It Again Sports is a good place to buy or sell new and used sporting goods in your area.
Home Gym Equipment Near You
We don’t know of any local stores to buy home gym equipment, or at least not that are specifically for that. Try some of the sporting goods stores and you should find something, and you can probably buy used home gym equipment at Play It Again Sports.
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Enjoy Working Out At Charlottesville Gyms
Now that you have read about all of those gyms, spinning classes, yoga studios, outdoor recreation spots, and places to buy equipment for working out near you your confidence should be sky high. By the way, if you notice anything out of date on this page or if you have any of your own fitness tips to share please tell us in the comments.
Have fun visiting the best gyms in Charlottesville or working out in whatever way you enjoy the most.