Fitness Fun: Unique Metro Detroit Workout Experiences

June 9, 2023
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Photo taken before pandemic. Photo Courtesy of Jabs Gym.

Moving your body every day is a great way to stay healthy both physically and mentally. There are tons of different types of workouts beginning with low-impact activities all the way through high-intensity training. If you’re looking to try a new type of workout, are new to the area, and need a new gym to call home, or anything in between, these gyms and fitness studios will help you stay on the road to a healthy lifestyle.

Core City Fitness

4885 15th Street, Detroit

Core City Fitness was founded in 2020 when a group of friends started chatting about what their ideal gym would look like. Core City Fitness believes that a gym should have a community of people who support each other, which means no matter your fitness level or age you are welcome. Their classes are CrossFit based and they even offer classes for kids and those in recovery from addiction.

Jabs Gym

Eastern Market, Ferndale, Birmingham

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Jabs Gym offers boxing, kickboxing, HIIT, and strength cross-training at its three Metro Detroit locations. Their trainers take a personal approach to fitness and tailor their workouts specific to each person’s needs. If classes are more your speed, they have a schedule filled with high-energy boxing and cross-training classes that will leave you feeling fired up.

Detroit Body Garage

8635 Mack Avenue, Detroit

Detroit Body Garage was founded by Terra Castro, a former triathlete, who wanted to create a gym community in the heart of downtown Detroit. Their class schedule includes a variety of workouts including HIIT, barbells, yoga, and senior classes. 

Man works out using TRX ropes
Photo courtesy of Detroit Body Shop

Detroit Yoga Lab

69 West Forest Ave, Detroit

Detroit Yoga Lab’s mission is to bring people together to explore wellness and connection. They offer a huge variety of classes at their Detroit location, both inside and outdoors, as well as livestream options for those who might not be able to make it to the studio all the time. You can purchase a single class or various levels of packages to fit your fitness needs. Detroit Yoga Lab also offers teacher training for those looking to become yoga instructors. 

Detroit Flyhouse Circus School

1321 Watson Street, Detroit

Detroit Flyhouse Circus School is not your typical gym. They train people of all ages and experience levels in traditional circus arts such as aerial silks, trapeze, partner acrobatics, and hula hoop dance. This body-positive environment has been in operation for 15 years and encourages health and wellness in a noncompetitive environment that’s filled with fun. 

Stars and Stripes CrossFit 

778 West Maple Road, Troy

Stars and Stripes CrossFit believes that life is better when you feel healthy and strong. Founded by veteran orthopedic surgeons, they know exercise should build you up, not hurt or injure you. They work with everyone to make sure they’re performing exercises correctly and reaching their fitness goals.

Woman lifts barbell
Photo courtesy of Stars and Stripes CrossFit


Novi Athletic Club 

42500 Nick Lidstrom Drive, Novi 

The Novi Athletic Club is a one-stop gym for anyone who loves variety. Their memberships include access to all kinds of fitness areas and classes including boxing, Zumba, cycling, boot camps, tennis, and swimming. As an added bonus, they have a lot of programs and activities for kids so the whole family will love coming along with you.