By Emma Giron
Many students utilize the Sparks facility for weekly, if not daily exercise. With a pool, machines, classes and a small climbing wall, students have a lot of resources at their hands. However, there are a few extra specialties that the gym does not offer. For those with niche workout interests, here is a list of alternative facilities you may want to check out in Salem.
While there isn’t a hot yoga gym in Salem, there is warm yoga. Hot yoga is a style of yoga performed in hot and humid conditions, typically Bikram yoga, sometimes at temperatures of 105 degrees Fahrenheit. However, gyms such as Indigo Yoga Studio warm the room and lead their classes through body strengthening poses.
Indigo Yoga Studio is one of the premier yoga studios in the Mid-Willamette Valley. They offer weekly yoga and Pilates classes, workshops and community events.
Hours: Vary depending on the class.
Address: 320 Liberty St SE, Salem, Oregon
Membership Costs: student (8 visits per month) – $49, drop-in class- $10, new to Indigo pass (30 Days Unlimited) – $49
OPEN 24 HRS
For those looking for an after hour facility, here are a number of gyms in the Salem community.
24 Hour Fitness
This gym offers personal training, yoga and zumba classes. There is also a pool with additional pool conditioning workouts. 2.7 miles from campus.
Address: 451 Lancaster Drive NE Salem, OR 97301
Membership Cost: $30 a month
This gym prides itself on being a “judgment free zone,” welcoming all different levels of fitness. 4.1 miles from campus.
Address: 2787 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem OR
Membership Cost: $10-22 a month
This gym is great for college students because they do not require you to sign a contract, so there is not a long-term, binding agreement. 3.8 miles from campus.
Address: 4555 Liberty Rd. Suite #390, Salem OR
Membership Cost: $40 a month
Below are the descriptions of some facilities that are not structred like Sparks or other standard gyms.
The Rock Boxx
The Rock Boxx is a family friendly rock climbing gym. They offer climbing instruction and programs for kids, and have a party room that can be rented out for any occasion. The room can hold up to 24 people and includes climbing passes.
On weekdays the room is $165 for the first 10 people and $8 per additional person up to 24. On the weekends the room is $195 for the first 10 people and $8 per additional person up to 24. They also have an on-site tap house which serves many delicious local craft beers, wines and ciders.
Hours: Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: 3895 Cascadia Canyon Ave SE suite# 110, Salem, OR 97302
Membership Cost: student day pass -$11, 10 day punch card – $99, 1 month pass $55
Combat Sports Center
They offer kids classes, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) fundamental classes focusing on drilling technique, advanced BJJ classes to practice combination drilling as well as rolling/sparring and No Gi Jiu-Jitsu classes focused on flow grappling and submission.
Hours: varies per class.
Address: 1790 16th St SE, 97302”