Columbia SC is known for it's river-side running trails and winding bike paths (we're looking at you Harbison State Forrest). But sometimes nothing beats the energy of a group fitness class. In a city of go-getters it won't surprise you that we've got plenty to choose from with drop-in options perfect for travelers. Go ahead a book a class as you plan your next trip to the capital city. 

Fit Columbia

The limit on fun does not exist at Fit Columbia. From traditional yoga to hip hop aerial yoga to bungee fitness, there is something for everyone at this studio. Stay tuned to their social media for specialty classes like aerial with goats or puppies, partner aerial and glow aerial. Or try your hand at the bungee cord for a unique way to get your cardio in for the day. Drop-in to a traditional class for just $20 or book a private party for everyone on your trip. Whether it’s a girls’ getaway or team bonding, you can host a private group class at the studio in Five Points, or the skills will come to you on site.

Bikram Yoga

Drop in for $23 to experience Bikram Yoga- the original hot yoga with 90-, 60- and 45-minute options. The 105-degree room will help promote flexibility and aid in detoxification, having you leave with mental clarity and determination to be your best self. If the heat is not your thing, they have plenty of other class options ranging from Vinyasa Flow to Yoga HIIT.

Jamie Scott Fitness

From HIIT to cycling to yoga and core, JSF has it all. This fitness studio has become popular in both Columbia, SC and Charlotte, NC for its wide variety of classes and skill levels. Visitors can pay a one-time fee of $30 for a drop-in class. Bonus – Never been to a JSF studio before? Your first class is free!

Studio Fire

A mix of yoga, HIIT and Barre is what you’ll find here (not to mention a photo-worthy café with coffee and smoothies, plus a boutique with the latest trends in athletic and leisure wear). For $22 you can drop into a yoga/HIIT class for a balanced workout, a vinyasa yoga class for mind body strength, or a barre class that also includes yoga and core conditioning.


With three locations (West Columbia opening soon) this boutique fitness studio is making waves. The classes range from cardio to Pilates to stretch, or a combination of all three - and with all the state-of-the-art equipment to boot. Ever heard of the Megaformer? Us neither, but let’s just say it looks like you will have every muscle shaking before the end of the hour. Take a single class for just $29 and head to a bubbly brunch afterwards for a job well done.

Pink Lotus Yoga Center

Located in Lexington, Pink Lotus Yoga Center has a wide variety of yoga styles and unless specified otherwise, offers all of them in-person and virtually. All mat yoga is $20 for a drop-in class, while swing yoga (read hanging on aerial silks) is $25 for a drop-in class. Slow down with Yin Yoga or relax in lighthearted fun through swing-supported yoga postures – no experience necessary.