Building a Better Fitness Gym.

As a locally owned start-up, we built Oso because we knew someone had to do things differently.

Our Mission


The places where we train matter.

At Oso, we believe the gyms where we train reflect a lot about ourselves – after all, we spend a lot of time training, sweating, and hanging out in them.

Since the places where we train reflect us, we wanted to make them inviting, thoughtful, light and beautiful. We wanted them to cater to young adults who want more from their workout. We wanted to create better fitness jobs and build a healthier staffing model.

Yes, we take a lot of pride in Oso’s design, but we’re a lot more proud of the community and business that we’re building together.

Our Differences


More than +95% of our Members are adults. Yes, kids are always welcome too, but they already have their gyms so we built one for the adults who are still kids at heart.

More than just great climbing.

Classes, fitness, weight rooms, community events… these are typically afterthoughts at traditional climbing gyms. We know that there’s a lot more to a complete fitness routine than just climbing, and the gym is built with that in mind.

Outstanding members.

Our members are thoughtful, considerate, and a ton of fun to be around. They hold themselves to a high standard. Our members aren’t boastful, but they celebrate each other’s successes.

As a climbing gym, we thought adults needed their own place to train that was built with their needs in mind.

As a business, Oso strives to create better fitness jobs, benefits and access to the sports that we love.

Better Local.

We’re a start-up in the true sense of the word, bootstrapped in a Dallas apartment and opened into a pandemic. We’re grounded in trying to do the right thing, even when it’s hard.

Better Jobs.

Most gyms laid off their staff during the pandemic. We did the opposite – all while continuing to provide living wages. We’re proud to be among the only DFW gyms to offer health, dental, and vision insurance to our full-time employees.

Better Access.

We continue to pride ourselves on making Oso accessible to everyone, and further expanding our low-and-no cost memberships to those with more trying financial situations.

Our Commitment to Access

You can afford membership

We understand not everyone is financially able to pay the full price for a gym membership. That’s why we offer discreet, low-and-no cost memberships based on financial need. Because if you’re committed to being here, we’re going to help make it happen.

All Members Benefit

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Full Gym Access

Access to our gym facilities, including climbing walls, workout studio, weight room, cardio room, sauna, co-working spaces, and bar.

Oso Yoga Pose

Essentials Classes

Our Essentials Classes are designed for those new to Oso. More instruction, smaller groups, great for trying something new.

Membership Workout Class at Oso

Fitness+ Classes

Our Intermediate and Advanced workouts that span Bootcamps, Kickboxing, Spin, Yoga, Latin Dance, and more.

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Guest Passes

Members may bring as many Member Guests as they’d like with them each time they visit. Guests are allowed 5 visits each calendar year.

Oso Member Check In

Employment Insurance

Losing a job unexpectedly sucks. If this happens to you, just let us know and you can keep your Oso membership while paying nothing.

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Member Savings

Oso Members get special pricing on all retail apparel and exclusive access to members-only apparel drops and pre-orders.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? Here are some of the most common ones we hear!

Sure – feel free to just drop in and we can get you set up to have a great experience. We do encourage you to wear athletic apparel if you wish to participate (we’re a gym, after all) and it’s always faster when you fill out your Visitor Agreement prior to arriving.

Bouldering is the simplest form of rock climbing – it’s just you and the wall (and a bunch of soft padding beneath you).

It consists of climbing short but challenging “problems” that focus less on your endurance and more on your technique and power. Bouldering walls are generally around 13-16ft feet tall, so you won’t need a rope or harness. Proper falling technique and a padded landing zone provide safety (though we encourage you to downclimb). You can go at it alone but we recommend climbing with friends.

When you arrive at Oso, please feel free to walk up to reception area desk and one of our staff members will be able to assist you. During your first visit we’ll help you sign the Visitor Agreement, give you a tour of the gym, explain climbing safety, etiquette and basic techniques, and set you up with gear you may borrow during your visit.

Oso staff members are always ready to provide advice and assistance. If you have any questions or would like some help before your visit, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions at [email protected] or (844) OSO-GYMS.

Not much. During your first visit, an Oso team member will teach you everything you need to know to get to know the gym, our rules, and get you climbing. No matter what your skill level is, we have a unique and fun route for you. We thrive on variety and update our routes every day.

As far as apparel is concerned, make sure to wear something that’s comfortable to sweat in (there’s a lot of great athletic apparel out there).

As far as gear is concerned, all you need is a pair of climbing shoes, though we recommend a chalk bag (with chalk ball) or liquid chalk to help remove moisture from your hands and improve your grip. If you don’t have these items, no problem – all of these items are available for rent or purchase at the gym.

Yes, we offer a range of climbing classes for all skill levels as well as private classes. Feel free to sign up for these classes through our mobile application, or by asking a friendly staff member. Outside of classes, we have a highly skilled staff that can give you pointers on your climbing technique.

We also offer fitness and yoga classes and private training sessions.

No – Oso is a bouldering gym so no partner is needed. Though we recommend a spotter, so feel free to bring a friend (or tons of friends).

Absolutely – we encourage it. Members have unlimited Member-Guest Passes that can be used with their visitors who accompany them to the gym. Please note that Member Guest passes cannot be used without the associated member present, and non-members are limited from accessing Oso more than 5 times each calendar year as a non-member guest.

Definitely! We require that all children under the age of 16 be actively supervised by a parent or legal guardian during their visit. Though children of all ages can climb at Oso, we typically see that children 10+ years of age and older have the best experiences.

In climbing, the difficulty of a climb (known as a “problem”) is called its “grade”. Grades are a numerical representation of how easy or hard a climb is. In bouldering, grades operate on the V-Scale with lower numbers, such as V0 or V1, being easier and higher numbers, such as V8 or V10, being harder.

To make things easier, inside the gym we indicate sets of grades by the color of the climbing holds. These ranges overlap somewhat, so don’t shy away from trying colors that are both easier and harder than your usual level – that’s how you get better and learn new skills.

The beginning of a climb is indicated by a set of two Start tags that coordinate to the color of the holds on each climb. Sometimes these tags are separated, meaning the climb starts with your hands on separate climbing holds. On other climbs, the Start Tags are mounted on top of each other, indicating that your hands start on the same hold. The Start Tags will always be closest to the holds that are intended to be the beginning of a route.

Typically, climbs end with both hands grabbing onto the top edge of the wall. Occasionally, the end of a route is marked with a black “Finish Tag” near the last hold- you’ll see these often on easier climbs since they end at a lower height. To complete your boulder, you should aim to control the finishing hold with two hands prior to descending from the wall.