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Where To Find LGBTQ+ Friendly Gyms in Miami

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Gyms can be incredibly intimidating places, so it’s important to find a place that’s open and welcoming, regardless of who you are and who you love. Whether you’re a gym rat who’s new in town or a longtime resident who has no idea where to start when it comes to working out, you can find a gym to suit your needs in our list of LGBTQ+ friendly gyms in Miami!

Our Favorite LGBTQ+ Friendly Gyms In Miami, FL

Club Aqua Miami

2991 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33145

Club Aqua Miami is located in downtown Miami, which has a vibrant and bustling LGBT scene. If you’re looking for a fun, gay gym in Miami, this is the place! It has lots of different amenities for you to enjoy – you can sweat it out in the full gym or dry sauna, or you can choose to relax in the heated pool or sundeck.

Whether you feel like hitting the gym before a long night out or to relax after a long day, you can head on over to Club Aqua anytime as it’s open 24/7. Don’t forget your IDs, which are required to purchase memberships and enter the club! You can get a one-time membership for a day for $11 on weekdays ($14 on weekends) or a six-month membership for $40. 

Open 24 hours. Call (305) 448-2214 for inquiries.

Equinox South Beach

520 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL, 33139

Equinox isn’t an exclusively gay gym (in Miami or elsewhere), but it’s certainly a place that LGBT folk feel comfortable and safe in. Among its core values is the celebration of diversity and mutual respect, which are definitely values that we should all live by!

Equinox memberships cost a bit more than the usual – it’s at least $186 a month to access just the South Beach club, $215 to access all Florida clubs, and $285 to access all locations across the US. But Equinox is a luxury gym after all – for the facilities, classes, and overall experience, the price tag just might be worth it for you.

Open from 6am to 9pm on weekdays, except Friday when it closes at 8pm. Open on weekends from 8am to 7pm. Call (305) 673-1172 for inquiries.

The Fit Shop

2066 NE 155th St, North Miami Beach, FL 33162

If you’re the kind of person who’s energized when surrounded by people who are doing the same thing, then fitness classes are definitely for you! The Fit Shop offers a slew of high-intensity kickboxing and strength training classes that cater to everyone from beginners to experts. You can choose from large group classes, small group classes, or even one-on-one classes if that’s more your speed.

The Fit Shop is an LGBT-owned studio, and it makes sure to create a “judgment-free, kind, and inspiring environment” for everyone who walks through its doors. It definitely feels like a community when you join in! 

You can try it out for $30 a class, or get class packages for discounts depending on how many you get. You can also go all-out with an all-access year pass for $3000!

Hours per class vary. For more info, call (786) 916-9030 or text (305) 469-5362.

Barry’s Bootcamp

1835 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Barry’s Bootcamp claims to deliver “The Best Workout in the World”, and with the clientele that they get in its locations all over the world (which includes Olympic athletes!), it isn’t so impossible to believe. Get into the zone in Barry’s signature Red Room, where you can work out different muscle groups each day of the week!

It’s okay to be a total beginner when you’re in Barry’s. The instructors are there to both push you and guide you. Barry’s also has LGBT instructors, so you can be sure that it will be a safe and welcoming space. You can try out a class for $32, or invest in a membership for $140 for seven days.

Barry’s operates from 6am to 8pm on weekdays and from 8am to 2pm on weekends. Contact (786) 888-1699 for any questions.

Downtown Strength And Conditioning

15 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, Florida 33131

Downtown Strength and Conditioning is one of the inclusive gyms listed by The OUT Foundation, a nonprofit whose mission is to remove any barriers that LGBTQ+ people face in accessing and participating in fitness, health, and wellness. It’s also a partner gym for the OUTAthlete Program, which supports LGBTQ+ athletes.

Downtown Strength and Conditioning offers a wide range of classes, from High-Intensity Interval Training or HIIT to Olympic weightlifting. You can drop in and get day access for $30 or a monthly membership starting at $185. You can also get a 10-class pack for $195.

Open on weekdays from 5:30am to 9pm, Saturdays from 8:30am-1pm, and Sundays from 11am to 1pm. Get in touch at (305) 775-7004.

Enjoy Working Out In Miami, FL

Whether you’re just starting, looking to get back into shape, or want to maintain your routine in a new gym, we hope that we’ve made it easier for you to find a gym that will be welcoming and supportive of who you are. We wish you the best in your fitness journey!


***Disclaimer: There is a good chance that this post contains affiliate or sponsor links. If you make a purchase through them, we may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you (for which we are extremely grateful).

Also, while we do our best to highlight LGBTQ-friendly destinations and businesses, info provided is based solely on personal experience and recommendations by community partners. We hope that nobody experiences discrimination or homophobia while visiting Florida, but we make no guarantees. Please inform us if you experience discrimination or homophobia while visiting any destination so we can make updates to our recommendations.

Written by Rachel Covello

Rachel Covello is an award-winning speaker, writer, diversity consultant, and LGBT advocate. She was the Founder of LGBT Equality Alliance, a Chester County, PA nonprofit organization. She is currently the Publisher of OutCoast.com and Producer of the OutCoast TV YouTube Channel, both of which highlight LGBTQ welcoming destinations in Florida.


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