Mar 29, 2024 - Things to Do

Where to get a workout in Richmond

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Whether you just moved to Richmond and want to make friends or you're looking to switch up your workout routine, we've got you.

The big picture: Here are a few options to get you started.

If you're OK with early wake-ups:

🌅 The November Project meets at 6am Wednesday mornings at the VMFA year-round for a free 50-minute workout.

If you're a runner:

☕️ Effect Run Club is a free running club that meets Tuesdays at 6:30am at the Broad Street Blanchard's. They're also planning to do happy hour runs at 6pm.

🏃🏻‍♀️ Richmond Road Runners Club has a running list of more than 30 running groups in the area that meet throughout the week, including Black Girls Run, City Stadium Runners and RVA Stroller Runners.

If you want to try something new:

🧗‍♀️ Peak Experiences or Triangle Rock Club for rock climbing.

💃 Richmond Urban Dance has dance classes ranging from hip-hop and afrobeats to jazz and K-Pop.

ğŸŽª Host of Sparrows, an aerial circus, offers weekly classes for whoever wants to work on their aerial, contortion, trapeze or hula hooping skills.

🏋🏻‍♀️ Tequila and Deadlifts offers free boot camps on Fridays at 11am.

If you want a more social workout:

🪓 There's still time to join the spring teams for axe throwing, bowling, cornhole and basketball run by River City Sports and Social Club.

Go deeper: Where to find free fitness classes in Richmond.


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