Community fitness in Paris

Community fitness classes


 Paris Fitness is a community exercise programme that was started in Paris in 1985.  We offer practical, low-cost fitness classes on an à-la-carte basis, plus occasional "tune-up" workshops. 

The current schedule of classes is above, and they take place in the theatre space at the American Church in Paris community centre, 65 quai d'Orsay, 74007 Paris. 

Body Sculpt (total body conditioning) – A toning class that uses light weights and mat work to develop strength and flexibility in the major muscle groups. Pilates principles applied. You will leave feeling strong, stretched, and inspired.

Café-Cardio Intervals – Intervals class of cardio choreography and toning, using light weights and punchy music. Increase endurance and overall strength, and walk out feeling like you’ve been tricked into building up a good sweat. (Why café? We go out for coffee after class!)

Pilates – Strengthen and lengthen the core muscles to develop a tall, open posture and balanced muscle development. This is a classic Pilates approach, at a basic to intermediate level, adapted to the participants. Mind, body, muscle, balance - good combo.

Keeping fit in the City of Light


Keeping fit in Paris is easy, fun and an essential element of expat joie de vivre. Whether you’re looking for a gym, a Pilates trainer, Zumba, dance classes bike paths, or tennis courts, Paris offers plenty of choices. 

How do you like your fitness classes? Are you motivated by challenge or by the social vibes, by the teacher or by the music? Do you like to dance, to laugh, to zen out, or do you like to just put your head down and sweat? Find the class that suits you! 

Spring Training Challenge


For four weeks, commit to three things: 

1- to do an extra 30 minutes of physical movement per week. This can be added in a lot of ways, for example via a 30-minute chunk of exercise like walking or running, doing push-ups or situps, or doing an activity 5 minutes each day. It can include anything physical, including dancing, massage, housework - the only rule is it has to be something you don't usually do.

2- to eat at least one fresh fruit and one fresh vegetable per day, frozen or fresh, not canned.

3- to get a daily email or Facebook post giving you something special to do for that day. 

We start the next training on Friday 14 February - or follow along by joining the Facebook group ParisFitnessGroup

Contact Paris Fitness

Write to me at, or join the Paris Fitness Facebook group here