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How to Be Well in Baltimore: Fitness, Spas & Beyond

Stay on track with your fitness regimen or treat yourself to a restorative service while in town.

Whether you want to keep up with your workouts or give your body and mind a chance to renew, find new growth in Baltimore with our list of fitness classes, boutique studios and spa services.

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Waterfront Wellness

The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore and Medifast Inc. team up every May through September for the Waterfront Wellness series featuring free fitness classes, four days a week along the beautiful Inner Harbor. Head to West Shore Park next to the Visitor Center for yoga, boot camp or dance classes.

Yoga in Mount Vernon

Grab your mat and head to the West Square of Mount Vernon Place park for free yoga with City Fit every Saturday at 9 a.m. in the summer. Surround yourself with centuries of history as you stretch and pose in the shadow of the Washington Monument. City Fit also hosts free bodyweight bootcamps on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. after yoga.

Wellness on the Waterfront

Located in the scenic up-and-coming Baltimore Peninsula community, this wellness series consists of two class series—a full body, boot camp-style class on Mondays and yoga on Wednesdays. After class, treat yourself to a plant-based meal from Slutty Vegan or Bar Vegan.

Spas, Salon & Wellness Centers

Four Seasons Spa

While the Four Seasons is known for its luxurious accommodations, the hotel’s spa is an attraction of its own. Choose from a menu of signature treatments like facials and massages, plus specialty services like energy healing and ashiatsu (a therapist stands on your body for muscle relief). Spa guests also get access to the hotel’s outdoor pool on a terrace overlooking the harbor.


A couple relaxing at the Four Seasons Baltimore Hotel Spa

The Four Seasons Spa comes with breathtaking views of the Inner Harbor.

Art of Balance Wellness Spa

Run by two doctors, Art of Balance aims to help you achieve full-body wellness. The spa offers massages, facials and aroma therapy, as well as health and wellness treatments, therapies and coaching. Plus, choose from an array of non-surgical cosmetic procedures for aesthetic wellness.

The Escape by K

Me-time, on your time—that’s what The Escape by K provides by bringing luxury wellness and beauty services to your home or hotel room. Whether you’re looking to get glam for a special event, want to unwind with a Swedish or hot stone massage, or need a routine brow tint or lash extension, The Escape’s vetted providers will have you looking and feeling your best.

InnerPath Wellness

InnerPath is an integrated wellness center offering a variety of services designed to treat and nurture the whole individual. In addition to more traditional treatments such as psychotherapy and acupuncture, their treatment options also include more innovative and experimental modalities such as psychedelic therapies and cannabis coaching. They also offer multi-day retreats for those seeking a more immersive experience.

The Loft

Sweat it out at The Loft, which offers private, infrared sauna spaces and cold plunging facilities for you to benefit from contrast therapy, a practice in which you expose your body to extreme hot and cold temperatures to improve circulation, reduce stress, relieve sore muscles and more. The Loft also has a variety of brow, eyelash and skin treatments, from HydraFacials to lymphatic drainage massages.

The QG

What started as a barber shop has expanded into a full service destination featuring a classic clothing store, cigar lounge, speakeasy, restaurant and, yes, a spa. The QG spa offers the usual suite of facials and massages, but if you’d like something extra, try the HydraFacial, a cutting-edge technique that promises results in just thirty minutes. On the fourth floor is Four One Oh Salon, a spot designed to serve The QG’s female clientele with hair cutting and styling services.

Neal’s The Hair Studio & Day Spa

Prepping for an event? Or just want to look and feel your best? Knock it all out at Neal’s The Hair Studio & Day Spa. Indulge in a facial, Swedish massage, hair cut and color, manicure and professional makeup application.

NV Salon

NV Salon offers a full range of hair, waxing and skin care services. Get your basic cut and color done, or opt for a blow out or updo. Plus book a quick treatment like dermaplaning or a facial peel.

The Loft Bodywork Collective

The Loft Bodywork Collective is a boutique studio focusing on healing and rejuvenation through massage, acupuncture and holistic skin care.

The Well: Community Acupuncture & Wellness

The Well is a full-service wellness center in Fell’s Point specializing in acupuncture, shiatsu, group meditation, reiki, nutrition and massage therapy.

Healing on the Bay

Located in the heart of Charles Village near Johns Hopkins University, Healing on the Bay offers a number of services such as mindfulness, meditation, life coaching, stress management, and massage therapy.

Fitness Studios & Recreational Activities

Mobtown Ballroom

Mobtown Ballroom in Station North offers private and public classes teaching lessons in lindy hop, East Coast swing and the circus arts (including lyra, fabrics, cyr wheel, hula hoop and trapeze). All instructors are world-class dancers, competitors and performers. Come by on Monday or Friday nights to make it a social event with drop-in lessons, late night dancing and a bar.

Upton Boxing Center

People of all ages come to study the art of boxing at Upton Boxing Center in the historic Pennsylvania Avenue district. Classes range from basic to advanced levels and are taught by top-notch instructors. The facility offers local amateur boxers all of the equipment necessary to master the craft. There are punching bags, heavy bags, full weight rooms and a boxing ring. The Upton Boxing Center is affiliated with USA Boxing, the Junior Olympics and the Silver & Golden Gloves Competitions.

Jake's Skate Park

Jake’s Skate Park, named after Jake Owen, a five-year-old South Baltimore boy who was killed by a cell phone distracted driver in 2011, features a bowl, mini ramps, rails, ledges and transfers. Located in the newly reopened Rash Field in the Inner Harbor, the skatepark was designed by Grindline, one of the top concrete skatepark and design companies in the country.

Rash Field Park

Opened in 2021, Rash Field contains three parks, a cafe and shaded overlook of the Harbor.

Skatepark of Baltimore

Anyone is welcome to test their skills at this free, public concrete skatepark.  Skatepark of Baltimore is open sun up to sun down in Roosevelt Park in Hampden. Rather watch than ride? Several benches positioned along the skatepark’s perimeter allow you to sit back and enjoy the action.

Tribe Wellness

The newest addition to Baltimore’s wellness landscape, Tribe’s philosophy is based on the wuxing system, an ancient Chinese elemental theory. Their classes and workshops are thoughtfully designed to cater to people of all ages and fitness levels, making wellness approachable and achievable for the individual, the family and the community at large. Classes include body dance, yoga, pilates, restorative movement and so much more.