The fitness and well being scene in Paris, isn’t as engrained into the culture as it is in other cities I have visited in France, or other parts of the world, but it is growing! I must say I am still perplexed sometime when I go to a yoga class, or a running group and I see people smoking post workout, but hey at least they got their exercise in? In any case, I have been really happy lately to see a variety of outlets that are accessible and affordable to stay active in Paris. I put together a list of different fitness groups I recommend in Paris, for a variety of fitness activities!
Marais Running Club ( Free)
This is a running meets up that gathers at different starting points in the Marais ( restaurants, bars), and then they set off for a run together, followed by a post run drink. Its a nice combination of exercise and a social atmosphere.
NIKE We Run Paris ( Free)
Nike offers free running trainings departing from the Nike Running store in the St. Michel. Each session has different targets, some are women’s only runs, others are focused on improving 10KM times, speed work on a track, or long runs. This sessions usually fill up quickly, so try to reserve your spot in advance.
Mademoiselle Running ( Free)
Is an all women’s running group, that promote fitness as a way of life from being active, nutrition, and over all well being.
Let’s Run Paris (Free)
Originally started as a group of friends that wanted to train for marathons and half-marathons together, and now have opened it up to other runners in the community interested in training for 42km and 21k races in the Paris region. The group meets on Monday evenings for 10k runs and Saturday mornings for long runs.
#CYD- Conquer Your Day (Free)
Is a great work out community that meets everyday of the week ( except Sundays) in different locations throughout Paris. The sessions begin with a 20-30 min run followed by a boot camp. They also offer stretching classes and Yoga as well. Check out their FB page with upcoming workouts.
Affordable Yoga in Paris Bootcamp- 5 euros
The affordable yoga in paris group also offers bootcamps in the parks of Paris for 5 euros.
Urban Challenge ( Prices vary)
Is a bootcamp that takes place in various locations in Paris such as Parc Buttes du Chamont, Bois de Vincennes, Jardin de Luxembourg, everyday of the week. You can sign up for different packages ranging from 10 course pass or monthly passes.
Berge de la Seine- Get Moving ( Free)
Offers a variety of outdoor fitness classes along the seine on the weekend. They have TRX training, boxing, Nordic walking, jump rope, running coaching for beginners, and a wide variety of other fitness class options. All their activities are free you just need to sign up in advance for the class you wish to take.
Bootcamp Girls- 10 euros
Circuit training 100% girly is their motto. Bootcamp girls offers multi-sport training options for women with different training options from intense cardio, boxing, and core/ strength training.
WISP- Women’s International Soccer Paris ( yearly inscription fee)
If your looking join a football ( soccer) team WISP is a team, made up of players from different countries living in Paris.They have weekly practices and games on weekends.
Cite Universitaires- PUC ( prices vary)
Cite U PUC has a large amount of sports teams that you can sign up for if your looking to join a team sport, and they have nice facilities for training.
Sport découverte ( Free)
The Mairie of Paris offers free classes at different sport centers in Paris for adolescents and adults for exposure to different sports. The offer classes such as basketball, boxing, nordic walking, self defense classes, and a variety of different classes. Check out the different classes offered and how to register here.
Check out my previous post on affordable Yoga classes in Paris.