Keeping Fit In Downtown Dayton

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Trying to keep true to your keep fit 2017 resolution?  Keeping Fit In Downtown Dayton is easy with these great tips and ideas!


The downtown Dayton area is highly walkable.

Walk Your Way to Fitness

Living and working in downtown Dayton ensures you’re in a highly walk-able area.  With so many things located conveniently within a mile of First Place Apartments, it’s easy to fit fitness into your daily routine.  Want to add a bit of structure to your walk?  Try these routes:

  • Follow the guided walks through the Downtown Dayton Partnership’s Walking Wednesdays May through September. With well mapped-out routes, these walks are perfect for an enjoyable add to your fitness routine.
  • The Westminster Presbyterian Church hosts Winter Walks through February 22nd. These walks have optional stairs and are perfect for those wanting a light workout.
  • Located within a mile from First Place, the RiverScape MetroPark is the gateway to over 300 miles of accessible trails.

Want more reasons to walk?  Schedule yourself in a few fun runs this year!  They’re a great way to get fit with friends.

Alternative Fitness Ideas in Downtown

Do you feel like a fitness class is more your style?  You’re in luck in downtown Dayton.  With a variety of fitness centers and gyms located in the area, you’re sure to find the perfect class or facility.


There are yoga classes for any fitness level in the downtown area.


Searching for relaxing fitness classes in downtown Dayton?   Yoga continues to be popular in the area with many options to choose from.  Speakeasy Yoga on 3rd Street offers classes from drop in classes to beginners to private instruction.  Day Yoga offers open classes or series, and has occasional workshops for special skills.

Fitness Centers

The YMCA of Greater Dayton is located within walking minutes of First Place and offers personal fitness options, classes, and sports programs for all ages.  The site also has an indoor swimming pool and two gymnasiums.

Present Tense Fitness is perfect for those who need personalized attention to start and obtain fitness goals.  They offer one-on-one yoga, personal training options, and life coaching.DAYTON FITNESS-min

Park It to Fitness

Parks aren’t just for running trails in downtown!  Check the MetroParks website during the warmer months for fitness classes at RiverScape park or find one of the many accessible basketball or tennis courts in the area.

We hope this helps you gain on your fitness goal for 2017!  What’s your favorite activity or class to do in downtown Dayton?  Be sure to tell us on our Facebook page.



About First Place Apartments

First Place Apartments are the premier luxury apartments in Downtown Dayton. Our luxurious amenities include a roof top pool, free parking, fitness center, and more. We are located in the heart of downtown, near Fifth Third Field, the Schuster Performing Arts Center, Riverscape and more. Contact us today to find out if we have any vacancies!

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