Columbus Fitness Guide

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Self-care mama. It’s oh so important, but it is oh so difficult as busy mamas, believe us, we get it. But is it impossible? No way! And you know what? We think you’re worth it! Which is why we put together this guide full of fitness facilities around Columbus. A healthy mama is a happy mama, and a happy mama is the foundation of a happy family. So read on to find the best fit to start or continue your healthy-life journey.

Big thanks to our title sponsor The YMCA of Central Ohio.  Scroll down to find a comprehensive list of fitness facilities divided by type of fitness.

YMCA of Central Ohio


The YMCA is Central Ohio’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. With 13 locations in communities throughout central Ohio, the Y is a leading voice on health and well-being. Parents desire a safe environment in which children can learn practical and social skills and develop positive values. Kids want to exert energy, discover who they are and what they can achieve, and be accepted among each other. Adults wants to learn more, do more, and live more healthily. And families want to spend quality time together. At the Y, we nurture life lessons in kids, promote health and well-being among people of all ages, bring people together to pursue passions old and new, and provide mutual support for everyone in our neighborhoods.

Type of Fitness: Traditional Gym

Area of Town:

Downtown, Near East Side, Far East Side, Grove City, Hilliard, Gahanna, Delaware, Liberty Twp/Powell, Northland area, Bellefontaine, Valleyview, Circleville, Reynoldsburg (Coming Soon), Whitehall (Coming Soon)

Facility Features:

Cafe/Snack Stand Childcare Fitness Classes Lifestyle Coaching Locker Room/Changing Facilities Maternity/Postpartum Workouts Nutritional Support Personal Training Pool Pro/Equipment Shop Sauna and/or Steam Room Showers

Locations all across Central Ohio – check out website and Facebook page for specific location information


Melt Hot Yoga & Fitness

Boutique studios, sanctuaries located in Westerville and Dublin with 5 offerings, Vinyasa, Cycle, Barre, Lift, and Method. Melt is about you-your time-your journey-your fire. You belong. First class is free!

Type of Fitness: Vinyasa, Cycle, Barre, Lift, Method

Area of Town:

Westerville and Dublin

Facility Features:

Fitness Classes Locker Room/Changing Facilities Showers

101 East College Ave., Westerville, Ohio 43081

6659 Dublin Center Drive, Dublin, Ohio 43017



Fitness & Sports Directory

Snap Fitness

Snap Fitness offers members a low cost 24/7 gym with amenities like personal training, group fitness, heart rate monitoring, free tanning, child care, multiple locations, and much more! Snap Fitness gives a nice personal touch for members by maintaining relationships with each and every person and giving them tips and advice on achieving any fitness goals that they may have. We take the time to make sure that the facility is clean and the equipment is up to date to make sure that members are always satisfied. Come by and let us show you how Snap Fitness is different and is the perfect fit for you!

Type of Fitness: 24/7 Workout Facility

Area of Town:

New Albany & Dublin

Facility Features:

Cafe/Snack Stand Childcare Fitness Classes Nutritional Support Personal Training Showers

9695 Johnstown Rd., New Albany, Ohio 43054
5615 Woerner Temple Rd., Dublin, Ohio 43016

614-954-3000 (New Albany)

614-356-8389 (Dublin)

Fit4Mom Dublin

FIT4MOM is dedicated to the Strength In Motherhood™. By providing classes and support for moms in every stage of motherhood. Through Fit4Baby’s prenatal fitness classes, Stroller Strides, Body Back, and Our Village, women have the opportunity to have a workout and support that is flexible around motherhood.

Type of Fitness: Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness

Area of Town:

Dublin, Jerome Village, Plain City

Facility Features:

Fitness Classes Maternity/Postpartum Workouts

Workouts are held at various locations in the Dublin area.  Check out the Fit4Mom Dublin website for more info.


Seven Studios

Seven Studios is a community center disguised as a yoga/fitness studio. We offer a variety of classes throughout the day including: Barre7, Pilates7, Yogaflow7 (different variations of yoga), HIIT7, Sculpt7, Dancefit7, Pound, Buti Yoga, Fusion classes and more. We also offer Life Coaching, Yoga Teacher Training, Workshops and Retreats, our customized aromatherapy line and fitness apparel. What we think makes Seven special is the desire to always be a warm, welcoming place that offers an inspirational message every time you walk in our doors, and a personal challenge to live more powerfully as you leave. We want you feeling energized, elevated, powerful and successful in each class and our certified, knowledgeable and friendly instructors make Seven a unique and special place.

Type of Fitness: Fitness, Yoga, Life Coaching, Mindfulness, Retreats, Workshops

Area of Town:

Downtown & Bexley

Facility Features:

Fitness Classes Lifestyle Coaching Personal Training

275 3rd St., Columbus, Ohio 43215

2408 E Main St., Bexley, Ohio 43209


Central Ohio Fitness Facilities by Type

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Elisabeth, a native of southwest Ohio, has recently moved back to her home state after 3.5 years in Dallas, TX, y’all. After having their son in early 2015, Elisabeth and her husband knew it was time to make the bittersweet decision to leave Dallas and head back home. Although neither Elisabeth nor her husband are originally from Columbus, it immediately felt comfortable and welcoming, home at last. Elisabeth is mama to a darling, wacky, and scrumptious one-year-old boy, Baby Bean, and married for over four years to the man who stole her heart with a smile junior year in college. Before embarking on her life-long dream of being a stay at home mom, Elisabeth attended law school in Cleveland and then promptly decided to become a real estate agent in Dallas. Elisabeth loves making lists of all kinds, squeezing into skinny jeans whenever possible, and truly believes nothing tastes better than that first cup of morning coffee (with lots of cream). Her favorite things include Cadbury Eggs, Christmas decorations, hotel room service, and watching Baby Bean grow and change each and every day, even if that means toddlerdom is upon her! Elisabeth is passionate about parenting, and loves to learn about the many different types of parents, child-rearing, and how individual families approach various, every day challenges. She hopes her stories can help others see a new perspective, understand that no matter what, they aren’t alone, bring forth a little bit of inspiration, and ultimately help other parents through this nutty job we’ve bestowed upon ourselves.