4 ways to vary your workout routine in Northwest Arkansas

Illustration: Sarah Grillo / Axios

Whether you’re looking to brighten up your workout routine or start a whole new one in 2022, NWA is full of local options.

1. Go cheap

Jones Center – 922 E. Emma Ave. in Springdale

  • Why it’s great: This place has an indoor swimming pool, a variety of fitness classes, a bicycle park, a gymnasium where you can play sports – and even an ice rink. And you can get it all for $ 25 per month or a simple subscription for just $ 8 per month.

Bentonville Community Center – 1101 SW Citizens Circle in Bentonville

  • Why it’s great: Go for a few laps, take a fitness class or work out in the fitness center. The community center also offers nutritional and personal training services. Memberships are $ 19 per month for residents of Bentonville or $ 25 per month for non-residents.

Fayetteville Public Library – 401 W. Mountain Street in Fayetteville

  • Why it’s great: Fayetteville has included a movement room in its newly expanded library. And yoga classes on Mondays and Wednesdays are free as long as you have a library card.

Rogers Activity Center – 315 W. Olive St. in Rogers

  • Why it’s great: Sports teams for youth and adults and generally child-friendly with after-school child care and summer day camps. Plus a fitness center and fitness classes. Memberships are $ 15 per month.

Razorback regional greenway – 37 miles south of Fayetteville in Bella Vista

  • Why it’s great: It’s always there for anyone to use for free. And it’s pretty cool that so many NWA entities have come together to build a state-of-the-art walking and cycling trail that crosses the entire region.
2. Master specialized training


Kickboxing and martial arts


3. Lift weights and do other traditional gym stuff
4. Treat yourself
  • Blake St. in Bentonville has the expected fitness center, fitness classes and a swimming pool, as well as facials, massages, a hot tub, and restaurants. Memberships are $ 100 per month for people in their twenties and $ 200 for those 30 and over.
  • The Fayetteville Athletic Club offers a spa, sports and a swimming pool. Member prices vary.
  • ClubHaus Fitness at Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville offers fitness classes and personal training. Memberships cost around $ 100.


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