Arena is not a huge facility - just one floor with the main cardio and strength area in a space the size of a 5 or 6-car garage. There is also a cycling studio and yoga studoio. Space aside, the ambiance is fantastic with plenty of natural light and excellent equipment spacing.
Hooray for having a Bikram Yoga studio near downtown and the OSU campus. As you can see from the images, the studio is fully equipped with showers and locker room space. The practice room has wood floors and we hear the heat is pretty good.
- Bikram and Other Yoga Styles
There is a Canal Winchester loop that is approximately 33.5 miles and is considered "easy". It is possible to extend to 102 miles. The address provided is for Shades Restaurant -- where one group starts (Option One). See below for another option and use link to learn more.
- Cycling route
Wow, the 7th floor of the DoubleTree building has a lot going on -- for Athletic-Minded Travelers. Squash court, cardio room, golf simulator, weight room and more. DoubleTree guests can play for fun. Others can join in too for a $$ fee.
You'll need a car to get to the only 25-yard lap pool in downtown Columbus as it's about 5 miles from the heart of the city. $5 admission at the door. Call to confirm lap swim hours as they vary throughout the year.
- Swimming Pool
An urban run that follows part of the Columbus Distance Classic Half Marathon's route. Jog meanders along streets, sidewalks, parks, and comes back to Downtown along Neil Ave.
- Running Route
This humongous facility offers top-notch workouts on top-notch machines.
For travelers staying in the southern part of downtown Columbus, here's a route that starts/ends at Capitol Square and heads to the riverfront.
- Running Route
The Ohio State University has three pools available for visitors to lap in: the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion and the Recreation Natatorium. Distances for swimming include a 10-lane 50m, two 6-lane 25-yard pools, and an 8-lane 25-yard pool.
- Swimming Pool
While not an "official" Bikram studio, 90 minute Bikram "Hot" classes are offered each day. The room is kept at 105 degrees and a humidifier is used. Other classes offered are Slow Flow Vinyasa, Power Flow with weights and others.
- Bikram Yoga
This old and historic community center shows its age in some areas, but has received a facelift in others. The downstairs cardio area is the facility's best feature and sports new Life Fitness treadmills, Precor ellipticals, and a few recumbent bikes.
- Community Center
While we always prefer more "standardized" styles of yoga such as Bikram and CorePower, this studio is somewhat convenient for those staying downtown (5-7 miles) and very convenient if you are near OSU. Yoga on High offers various levels of classes in order to give you a well-rounded workout.
While we always prefer more "standardized" styles of yoga such as Bikram and CorePower, this studio is really convenient for those staying downtown and offers various levels of ashtanga and hatha yoga classes to give you a well-rounded workout.