Exercising doesn’t look the same for everyone — what’s fun and muscle-building for one person may be a slog for someone else.
Fortunately, Fort Worth is home to many opportunities for exercise, whether you enjoy lifting weights, dancing to hip-hop tunes for a little cardio action, or boxing for a full-body workout. Use this guide as a resource for all things fitness in Cowtown.
Pro tip: Not sure which to try first? Try out multiple gyms with a free trial on ClassPass.
For those looking for flexibility + variety
Barbell Fort Worth, 955 N. Sylvania Ave.
Want to try out a new arsenal of weights and equipment? The 16,000-sqft fitness facility has top-tier cardio, specialty machines, and free weights.
Deal: Military and first responders can get 10% off of the “most popular” month-to-month membership.
Jody’s Gym, 3333 Suffolk Dr.
We love this local option for its community feel + warm and helpful staff. It’s also family-friendly, with package memberships available for parents and children to sign up together. Expect standard gym equipment like treadmills, free weights, and rowing machines.
Deal: A free personal training session is included with each new membership.
Pop’s Gym, 3212 Collinsworth St.
Add this boutique gym to your radar for 24/7 gym access, an outdoor obstacle course, and pop-ups. For those looking to ditch cardio and HIIT in favor of stretch therapy, Pop’s offers functional conditioning with trained professionals. Plus, stay tuned for a new sauna and cold plunge opening at the end of January.
Deal: Sign up for a monthly membership and get a complimentary personal training session.
For those who believe burpees are a lifestyle
CrossFit Panther City, 7400 Oakmont Blvd.
Get ready to build some muscle with the coach-led HIIT and weight workouts. There are discounts for military, first responders, nurses, students, teachers, and groups.
Deal: Take a trial class or join the free community class on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.
CrossFit Iron Horse, 5220 W. Vickery Blvd.
You don’t have to have any experience to join the group coaching, personal training, or 63-day mentorship program.
Deal: Get started with a free consultation.
CrossFit L3, 6775 Camp Bowie Blvd.
The experienced coaches will help you get started and find the right program for you. The technique and skill sessions will help you hone your workout and prevent injuries.
Deal: Book a free introductory session.
CrossFit Westwood, 608 S. Jennings Ave.
One-hour classes are available throughout the week with guided group warm-ups and a pre-set workout plan. Plus, add on personal training or swing by the open gym 24/7 to level up.
Deal: Schedule a free class, personal consultation, or gym tour.
CrossFit 817, 12803 Harmon Rd.
The 12,000-sqft warehouse holds training space for everyone from unconditioned beginners to elite athletes. Combine weightlifting, gymnastics, and high-intense cardio for a full-body workout.
Deal: Fill out this form for a free introductory class.
For those who enjoy working out alongside others
Revival Fitness, Multiple locations
The boutique fitness experience focuses on transforming personal health through high- energy group -style training sessions led by certified trainers. The combination of functional, strength, and conditioning exercises helps you both burn calories and strengthen muscles in a dark room, club-like environment.
Deal: Try your first session of dark-room group fitness for just $5, or sign up for an exclusive founding membership for the South Fort Worth location opening by March.
EōS Fitness, 3560 Altamesa Blvd.
Try out one of 60+ group classes every week or challenge yourself with cardio and strength equipment, a cycling studio, and a swimming pool. Or camp out on an elliptical in front of the big screen to watch a movie while you sweat.
Deal: Don’t knock it ‘til you try it with a free seven-day pass.
SPENGA, 3100 S. Hulen St.
Each signature workout class combines 20 minutes of spin, 20 minutes of strength training, and 20 minutes of yoga for a multi-sensory experience with aromatherapy and energizing DJ-inspired beats.
Deal: Fill out this form and the SPENGA team will be in touch about scheduling a trial session.
Camp Gladiator, Multiple locations
Grab your best pals, and sweat it out with an outdoor workout class focused on cardio, strength, and endurance training. You can also access live + on-demand online workouts and nutrition coaching for a well-balanced routine.
Deal: Sign up for the BOLD+ membership to get one month free.
Body Machine Fitness Fort Worth, 2300 W. 7th St.
Get your groove on and your heart rate pumping with 45-minute, interval-based classes with lights, music + dance moves, so you can perform while burning calories.
Deal: Guests can try their first class for free.
For those who want one-on-one training
The Brick Gym, 6775 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Reach your own fitness goals with custom training programs and sports-specific regimens. Start your journey with a functional movement screening to determine your level and range of motion.
Deal: New members can get a free week’s trial on personalized training, endurance classes, CrossFit, or group training boot camp.
The Lab, 928 Travis Ave.
The exclusive gym offers small group high-intensity interval training for all fitness levels, coached strength training and conditioning, and personal training with a certified trainer.
Deal: Get a free week of personal training when you sign up.
Inursha Fitness | 2927 Shamrock Ave.
The gym — which is a consistent Fort Worth Weekly “Best Gym” choice — offers a variety of equipment choices plus the ability to add on personal training or group fitness classes like TRX training and a lunchtime boot camp.
Deal: Students get a discounted monthly membership for $40.
For those who want to dance it out
Margo Dean School of Ballet, 3803 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Lace-up your ballet shoes at the longest-established ballet school in DFW. The studio offers adult beginner and intermediate ballet classes, flamenco lessons, and 1-hour-long Gyrotonic training.
Deal: A single class is $20 and private lessons are $40 for 30 minutes.
Dance With Me, 5259 Marathon Ave.
You don’t need a partner or previous experience to dance the night away at this studio that offers private lessons and group classes. Try everything from ballroom to Latin to the Texas two-step.
Deal: Call (817) 813-8300 to ask about introductory specials.
DivaDance Company, 1708 8th Ave.
The high-energy studio offers adult hip-hop and heels classes with fun themes set to the music of Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Sir Mix-A-Lot.
Deal: New clients can enjoy three classes for $49.
Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4949 Bryant Irvin Rd.
Bring your two left feet and learn ballroom, swing, salsa, country-western, and competitive dance offered six days per week. Plus, check out lessons for couples and wedding parties.
Deal: Try an introductory class for $25.
For those who want to punch up their fitness routine
University of Hard Knocks Boxing Gym, 7616 Camp Bowie Blvd. W.
Professional boxer Paulie Ayala coaches therapy boxing, Punching Out Parkinson’s courses, and an amateur boxing program. Bring your own gloves, hand wraps, and jump ropes to the one-hour classes offered throughout the week.
Deal: Schedule a drop-in class to try it out.
Class UFC Gym, 440 W. 4th St. + 6051 SW Loop 820
Sweat it out with a modern twist on traditional boxing and high-intensity interval training. Burn up to 700 calories in the two-in-one, 50-minute class designed for all fitness levels.
Deal: Come 30 minutes early to your first class for an introduction and tour.
Sanctuary Boxing Gym, 1411 Wesleyan St.
The private boxing gym and self-defense studio offers one-on-one coaching, open gym times, sparring, and yoga. Plus, ease those sore muscles in an ice bath or sauna. The gym is open by appointment only.
For those eager to try to something new
Movement Fort Worth, 2828 W. Lancaster Ave.
Get into climbing with monthly and annual memberships at the 5,000-sqft bouldering-only facility. Plus, lengthen and strengthen those muscles at the in-house yoga studio.
Deal: Members and day-passers can bring a friend for free on Fridays.
Soul Sweat Hot Yoga, 1217 8th Ave.
Take your energy out on the mat with daily classes in yin and restorative yoga or power vinyasa sessions. Classes range from 45 to 75 minutes and 92º to 103º at the upbeat hot yoga studio.
Deal: Try the New Yogi Special with 30 days of unlimited yoga for $49.
Body Bar Pilates, 3232 W. 7th St.
Try all the benefits of classic pilates with Body Bar’s reformer machines, plus added high-intensity intervals to get the most out of your workout. Beginners can try a foundations class, with specialty + advanced classes offered for those looking for a challenge.
Deal: Get your first class free at this reader-recommended studio.
Pure Barre, Multiple locations
Combine stretching and cardio movements for a total body workout at multiple levels. The low-impact, small movements are designed to strengthen and tone.
Deal: Beginners are invited to a free foundations class.
Bungee One, 2720 Western Center Blvd.
Take the impact out of high-intensity exercise with a resistance class while bouncing on a bungee cord. Combine dance moves with cardio in seven different classes for varying experience levels.
Deal: Test is out with a $25 single class pass or try the New Year special with six weeks of unlimited bungee for $150.
For those who want to keep it close to home
Don’t forget to set your movement adventure up for success with tried-and-true gym favorites.
Owala FreeSip water bottle | Stay hydrated at the gym with a beloved stainless steel bottle — you can get it as large as 40 oz. for maximum hydration.
Baleaf women’s fleece-lined leggings | Make facing workouts on chilly mornings easier with fleece-lined leggings — plus, choose how many pockets you want on them.
Silicone ear tips for AirPods | Earbuds will slip out at the gym no more thanks to simple silicone ear tips that keep AirPods in place.
Aesthetic Built scuba oversized half-zip hoodie | A roomy, soft sweatshirt with thumbholes and a kangaroo pocket.
Aesthetic Built perfect muscle scallop tee | This men’s tee was made to accentuate the biceps, chest, and shoulders.
HOKA Women’s Clifton 9 Sneaker | Set your cardio workouts up for success with a sneaker designed to increase foot comfort and absorb the shock of high-impact exercise.
Heathyoga non-slip body alignment yoga mat | Beginners and advanced yoga students alike will love the alignment lines on this mat to take your form to the next level.
CRZ Butterluxe high-waisted leggings | These buttery-soft leggings feature gentle compression and are considered a Lululemon alternative by reviewers.
Bala Bangles | Ready to up the ante of any workout? Use Bala Bangles on wrists or ankles for added resistance.