Whether you’re here because you’re on the hunt for a local gym to pump some serious iron or sweat your aggravations out via the stair climber, or maybe you’re a calmer soul that’s just looking to wind down after a vinyasa flow— whatever your reason, this is your guide to getting fit in Hartford. 

There’s a lot to get through, so consider reading this guide as your workout for the day. Lace-up your sneaks, tighten your pony, adjust your sweatband and read on! 

Downtown Hartford YMCA

The iconic and catchy song doesn’t lie – it IS fun at the YMCA. And the Downtown Hartford YMCA is no exception to the rule. This family-friendly facility boasts a bunch of amenities in addition to the standard weight and workout equipment available at most gyms, including a boxing & cycling studio, group exercise classes, an indoor pool, a sprint track, a turf area, and more. 

Phone: ​​860.522.9622

Go there: 50 State House Square, Floor 2, Hartford, CT 06103

Hartford Sweat

Hartford Sweat aims to do exactly that: Make. You. SWEAT! From a diverse array of yoga classes (Bikram, Yoga HIIT, Yin – to name a few) plus Zumba, Barre, and Pilates, there’s truly no shortage of fitness styles to try out. The 5,200 sq. foot studio has three large studio rooms, changing rooms, and private showers, so you can rinse off all that sweat and get on with your day!

Phone: 860.461.0910

Website: 777 Main Street, Lower Level Hartford, CT 06103

The Creative Source Dance & Fitness Center

Maybe you’re less of an equipment & cardio-machine person and more a feed-the-soul-through-movement type. No worries — The Creative Source Dance & Fitness Center has got you covered. Offering a vast selection of exercise and dance classes, including Zumba, Mash-Up Dance Fitness, and Piloxing, The Creative Source is sure to get your heart rate up and leave you sore for days.

Phone: 860.841.7344

Go there: 224 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106

Connecticut Aerial Yoga

Combining strength, flexibility, gravity, and “flying” — aerial yoga is perfect for those looking for a unique style of exercise that involves circus-like tricks and restorative poses to help increase body awareness and restore the body to its natural state of alignment. At Connecticut Aerial Yoga, students of all levels are welcomed to join in on the fun!

Phone: 860.233.4830 Ext. 6
Go there:
224 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT 06105

Afterglow Studio Hartford

Afterglow Studio is as warm and cozy as its name promises. The quaint studio is complemented by the historic character of the old manufacturing building it’s in, along with high ceilings and oversized windows that flood in natural light all day long, making it a perfect space to practice yoga. Take a class with one of the many passionate instructors, and you’ll feel renewed, connected, and welcomed into the Afterglow community. 

Go there: 30 Arbor Street #210 Hartford, CT, 06106 United States

Total Body Pilates & Yoga LLC

Total Body Pilates & Yoga is a boutique Pilates and personal training studio. With in-studio reformer classes and private and small group training classes, the coaches are committed to transforming both your body and your mind through advanced training and wellness techniques. The coaches also have specialized training for golfers, runners, beginners, the aging population, and more. 

Phone: 860.231.9642

Go there: 2074 Park St, Suite 207, Hartford, CT 06106

Heights of Wellness

Located in the West End of Hartford, Heights of Wellness is a fitness studio devoted to wellness education that integrates wellness concepts from both Western and Eastern cultures. The wellness instructor, Chung Yueh-Ching, teaches classes by incorporating her experience and knowledge of breathwork, nutrition, and movement — approaches drawn from the Yin Yang Philosophy. This unique fitness experience is unlike anything else offered in the Hartford area. 

Phone:  860.951.1110

Go there: 1477 Park Street - Suite # 314 Hartford, CT 06106

CrossFit Hartford

CrossFit Hartford is a premier gym that offers daily classes that focus on strength, conditioning, nutrition, and personal training and courses on Olympic Weightlifting, Endurance, and FIT360. Whether you’re new to CrossFit or an experienced CrossFitter, you’ll find CrossFit Hartford to be a challenging yet welcoming experience. 

Go there: 221 Newfield Avenue, Suite 3 Hartford, CT 06106

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