After the mouthwatering meals, countless cookies, assorted goodies, and cheerful libations that inevitably come with the holidays, many are eager to incorporate some exercise back into their routine.
Plenty of people frequently dedicate their new year’s resolutions to fitness-oriented goals. Whatever the reason may be, it’s safe to say that once again January will be the month of health-related activities.
Whether you are a current resident of Knoxville looking for a new workout hotspot or intend to visit and want to ensure you can carry on your fitness routine, we have listed some of Knoxville’s top fitness options for you. You can find the type of workout that fits your needs whether you are popping in for a business trip or have roots planted in Knoxville already.
If you are planning a trip to our city, keep in mind that the hub of lively and contemporary activity is central to downtown, so our fitness listings focus mainly on this area’s offers.
Knoxville Fitness Trends You Can’t Miss
Get Your Buti to Barre + Yoga
Barre class, one of the most recent fitness crazes, is offered downtown at Barre Belle Yoga + Fitness, ideally situated on the 100 Block of Gay St. Barre Belle is the only studio in the immediate downtown area, and is easily walkable from most downtown hotels and apartments. This studio is preferred due to its high-quality list of diverse classes, impressive workouts and convenient location. BUTI Yoga & BUTI Flow are two of the featured classes that invite participants to shake their “butis,” incorporating dance moves from indigenous cultures who like to swing their hips.
Other barre and yoga studios in Knoxville include Neighborhood Barre, Barre 3, Pure Barre and Glowing Body. All are outstanding options but a bit farther outside of downtown, requiring a commute.
Yoga AND Beer?
Beer + Yoga = a match made in paradise. Knoxville has a thriving craft beer scene, and several of the local breweries host regular beer & yoga events:
Alliance Brewing – Monday Yoga 5:45 – 6:45 p.m., $10 for yoga + a beer
Hops and Hollers – Wednesday “Pints & Poses” 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Saw Works + Barre Belle Yoga BYOMat! – Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., two free beers per person
If you prefer to have an array of fitness classes and equipment all in one place, The Lindsay Young Downtown YMCA on Henley St. is the perfect place. Featuring a variety of fitness classes, a bike studio, free weights, lifting and cardio areas, the YMCA will definitely help ensure your fitness goals are met while in Knoxville.
Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop… CrossFitting
We understand the need to satisfy the CrossFit cravings. Knoxville holds multiple CrossFit locations near downtown.
Rocky Top CrossFit – Located on N. Central St., within walking distance, and recently opened an extension location on 6th Ave. in North Knoxville
South Landing CrossFit – New location in South Knoxville
CrossFit K-Town – A short drive away on Middlebrook Pike
Manicured Urban Nature Trails
If your preferred exercise method is walking, running, or biking outdoors, then Knoxville is the perfect destination for you.
The Knoxville Greenways – A matrix of 86 miles of paved trails and natural paths throughout the city of Knoxville.
The Urban Wilderness – Features over 50 miles of hiking, trail running, and biking paths, as well as SUPs, kayaks, canoes and rock climbing.
Fun Runs With Buds, Bites, and Beer
One of the most motivating ways to simultaneously work out and enjoy yourself is to join a group event! The Runners Market facilitates one weekly and one monthly group run, followed by refreshments. The Bearden Beer Market and Central Flats and Taps host two hugely popular fun runs that are followed by free or discounted beer for the runners.
Two for One
Kill two birds with one stone: Exercise and indulge. Ride your bike to Balter Beerworks or FIVE Bar and be rewarded with a drink discount for biking there.
The Hiking Fix
Located a mere eight miles from downtown Knoxville lies a short day-hike to the highest peak in Knox County – House Mountain. You can trek the steeper, shorter route, or take the longer route with a more slight but steady incline. The view at the top stretches for miles, showcasing the beautiful East Tennessee countryside.
You can do it! No matter your fitness goals, downtown Knoxville has a range of choices for you to choose your workout preferences. Whether you are visiting for work or pleasure, our various health & fitness options can help you maintain your regular routine, or start new ones. Please reach out to our knowledgeable team if you need any advice or direction on keeping fit during your stay at THE TENNESSEAN Hotel. Happy New Year, friends, and happy exercising!
reach out to our knowledgeable team if you need any advice or direction on keeping fit during your stay