Winter Fitness Fun

When the temperature drops, Pittsburgh doesn't stop moving. We just have to get creative and move it indoors!

Want to slide on carpet rampsJump on giant trampolines? Go roller skating? We've got that! More traditional sports your family's style? Robert Morris Island Sports Center has you covered for hockey, figure skating, golf and more. 

Located in the East End is The Climbing Wall, Pittsburgh's premier indoor rock climbing center where you are able to practice bouldering, top-roping, and sport lead climbing. They even have kids and teen classes so you and your family can take classses together or test it out with a one day pass!
Does your family enjoy biking in the summer? Well, take it inside -- to The Wheel Mill, Pittsburgh’s first and only indoor bike park located in a former warehouse building in Homewood.
Along with those unique ways to get your sweat on this winter, here's a breakdown of some great active events happening in February and March.


  • Winter Edition of Yoga in the Square
    Sundays: February 7-28 at 10am
    PPG Wintergarden
    Presented by Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, lululemon, Fittsburgh, and Highwoods Properties
    Reminisce about the summer days of Yoga in Market Square with its winter edition. Stay warm and get fit in the PPG Wintergarden with this free yoga class each Sunday in February at 10am.
  • Yoga at the Mattress Factory
    February 18
    Presented by Fittsburgh
    Find your Zen in the middle of a contemporary art exhibit - literally! This class is held in the middle of a life sized art installation! Sweat through a 75 minute yoga class, then explore the museum and enjoy a glass of wine from Arriba.
Pittsburgh Loves Yoga

  • Yoga at CMOA
    February 21
    Carnegie Museum of Art
    Fair warning, this session is sold out but there is a waiting list and future sessions! Perfect your yoga form in the Hall of Sculpture while listening to soothing music from a Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musician. After class, your ticket gives you admission into the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History.
    February 27
    Amazing Yoga (Shadyside)
    You won't even notice it's winter in this 85 degree hot yoga class! The room will be decked out in black lights with techno pop music playing in the background. Each participant will receive a glow stick bracelet and are encouraged to wear white and neon to add to the glow of the class.

Other Fun Fitness Events:

  • Race to Anyplace
    February 27
    Heinz Field
    Race for a cause with this six hour stationary bike race! Proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and with the event taking place in Heinz Field's East Club, the setting is pretty inspiring too.
Steel City Road Runners
  • Spring Thaw
    February 27
    North Park Sick of running on a treadmill and ready to start training for the Pittsburgh Marathon? The 40th annual Spring Thaw gives you that chance. You have the option of 10, 15, or 20 mile races through North Park that will definitely get your blood flowing!
  • Whiskey Tasting Walk
    March 5
    Strip District
    Presented by Venture Outdoors, 21 and older event
    Looking for a casual, scenic work out? Learn about Pittsburgh's popular Strip District on this fast paced walk. After, walkers will enjoy a cocktail and tour of Wigle Whiskey then get to sample signature Wigle Whiskey concoctions.
  • Rachel Carson Trail Quest Series
    March 5-26
    Venture Outdoors
    There are few physical challenges more difficult than the infamous Rachel Carson Trail, which spans 34 miles across Allegheny County. This challenge series lets you hike the trail in segments each week throughout March, unlike the Rachel Carson Trail Challenge where participants attempt the entirety of the trail in one day. Participants should be warned that even in segments, this is a very strenuous hike.
Venture Outdoors - Winter Hike

  • Coffee Roasting Hike
    March 13
    Pittsburgh's East End
    Presented by Venture Outdoors
    Coffee addicts unite for this 3-4 mile hike through Pittsburgh's East End neighborhood. After the hike, warm up with coffee and a private tour of Commonplace Coffee.
  • Fight For Air Climb
    March 19
    One Oxford Centre
    Missing the vertical challenge of the annual StepTrek? Fret not! This challenge will send you hiking to the top of One Oxford Centre to raise money for the American Lung Association.
  • 2016 Shamrock Shuffle
    March 19
    Harmony, PA
    Choose between a Half Marathon, 5K, and 1 Mile Run options. Popular for its festive twist, after Half Marathon runners make it up the steep hill, runners will be treated to Keg Stands and Jello Shots. The 5K and 1 Mile Run are both family friendly. Following all of the races will be soup, food, and beverages, including Green Beer. 

For more awesome ways to have fun and stay fit with your family this winter, check out Fittsburgh, Pittsburgh's guide to healthy living, and stay informed about upcoming events!