Weight Training at Oso.

Get a full body workout. Actually do leg day.

Weight Training doesn’t have to be awful.

Oso is more than just a climbing gym – with the best and most approachable weight training and cardio facilities in Dallas. Oso offers state-of-the-art fitness amenities including Olympic lifts, functional fitness training, cardio equipment, free weights, and machines. Get in the zone alone or power through with a group, either way we think you should enjoy getting stronger. Our instructors teach a wide range of classes and offer personal training.

Oso Fitness Incline Bench Press

What to expect

Weight Training Room at Oso

Go ahead, lift heavy.

Get a full body workout and meet your fitness goals in our 6,000+ sqft training facility.

  • All day classes to fit your schedule
  • Free weights, olympic lifts, machines
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Group fitness classes
  • Turf section for functional exercises
  • Mobility and stability training/screening/testing

Cardio, refined.

Not only does our cardio suite overlook the climbing walls but it also includes floor to ceiling windows to highlight the views from the the top floor. Rowing, running, walking, biking, and climbing stairs are all ways to enjoy moving your body in our bright open cardio space.

Oso Cardio Room
Membership Workout Class at Oso

Classes that you’ll love

How’s the old saying goes? Misery loves company? Just kidding! Our top-rated instructors design classes that are fun, engaging and get you pumped to come back and continue getting better (with your friends!)

Sauna time just makes sense.

Recovery shouldn’t be taken lightly. Finish up your workout (and improve your gains… there’s clinical research) with a sauna session. Towels and showers are available to help you get cleaned up and back out there to work, dinner, or whatever’s next on your itinerary.

Oso Sauna

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Frequently Asked Questions

Definitely – feel free to drop in and we’ll 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. You can always purchase a Visitor Pass prior to arriving here.

Yes – you’re welcome to lift on your own, though we do recommend a spotter if you’re going to be lifting heavy. Plus, who’s going to be there to witness your PR if you don’t bring a friend?

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 working out. No matter what your skill level is, there’s a workout for you!

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).

Yes, we offer a range of fitness classes for all skill levels as well as personal training. 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 offer support when needed.

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.

Bouldering Circuit - Support Graphic
Oso’s problem grading system

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.

Start Tags - Oso Support
Start Tags that you’ll see throughout the gym

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.

Finish Tags - Oso Support
Finish Tags that indicate you’ve completed a climb

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