Where to Find Free Wellness, Workout, and Workout Classes Around San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – It’s a stressful world, so every time you unwind with wellness or workout classes, you’ll feel a little more at ease.

With that in mind, we’ve rounded up free classes you can try at San Antonio parks, businesses, community centers, and libraries year-round.

These classes range from yoga and swing dancing to running and Zumba, so there’s something for everyone.

And in these heavy times, it is nice to try new adventures and take a breath of fresh air from time to time. Best of all, these classes are free and offered regularly, so if you’re not feeling up to it today, there’s always next week, right?

After all, wellness is a journey. Here are some classes you can try for free around San Antonio, both outdoors and indoors.

Fitness in the park by COSA

The City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department holds regular fitness classes at area parks, libraries, and community centers throughout the year.

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Classes range from Zumba and strength training to yoga and cardio classes. Aqua fitness is also offered at the San Antonio Natatorium, located at 1430 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Many courses do not require registration, but there may be age restrictions for some. Classes are open to people of all levels.

If you are unsure if outdoor classes will be held due to inclement weather, call the hotline at 210-207-3128.

You will find the April course schedule below.

Wellness at Tobin

The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts has announced that its exercise series, Wellness at the Tobin, will return for the spring season.

Classes are held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and the third Wednesday of the month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Will Naylor Smith Riverwalk Plaza.

“With the generous support of HEB, Wellness at the Tobin is a series of free public experiences designed to address aspects of life and well-being, including social, physical, conscious, emotional and environmental well-being” , says a press release.

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For more information on registration, click here.

Here are the courses currently offered:

  • Meditation with Shambala: First Saturday of each month, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., until November. Guests should bring their own yoga mat, towel or small pillow to sit on. The course is offered by the San Antonio Shambhala Meditation Center.

  • Zumba with TJ: The second Saturday of each month, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., until November. The class is taught by Tamedra Jones, who has been a Zumba instructor and ZIN member since 2014. Guests should arrive in comfortable shoes and clothing, and classes are open to all fitness levels.

  • Drum circle with TamboRythym: Third Saturday of each month, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., until November. TamboRhythms was founded by Jorge Ochoa and promotes rhythmic expression through drums and hand percussion. Instruments will be provided but guests may bring their own percussion instruments.

  • Yoga with Mobile OM: Fourth Saturday of each month, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., until November. The course is provided by Cassandra Fauss, who created Mobile Om. Guests must bring their own yoga mat and towel.

  • Esta Noche Dance: May 18 and July 20, 7-8 p.m. Jonathan and Jennifer are professional dancers from New York who have opened a school called Esta Noche Dance Company in San Antonio.

  • Belly dancing with Karavan Studios: April 20, June 15, Sept. 21, 7-8 p.m. Karen Barbee Adkisson, owner of Karavan Studio and professional belly dancer, has been teaching students the art of belly dancing techniques for over 30 years. Guests should wear comfortable clothes. A few hip slings may be available to borrow.

  • San Antonio Swing Society: Aug 17, Oct 19, Nov 16, 7-8 p.m. Guests should wear comfortable clothes and sneakers, not heels.

Mobile Om Yoga

Mobile Om Yoga offers free or donation-based classes as well as walk-in classes for $10 (or a 10-class package for $90).

One of the free community yoga classes is held every Monday from 6-7pm at Legacy Park near the Frost Tower. This class is sponsored by the San Antonio River Foundation and the San Pedro Creek Culture Park.

Another free community yoga class is held every first, second, and third Saturday of the month from 10-11 a.m. at Mission San Jose. The class is sponsored by Missions Heritage Partners.

All classes are subject to weather. To see the full course schedule or to register, click here.

Yoga at the Contessa Hotel

The Contessa Hotel Spa is now offering free yoga classes on Sundays from 9am to 10am. Classes are open to all skill levels and reservations are required. This event is open to the public. To reserve a spot, hotel guests and visitors can call the spa directly at 210-298-8038.

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For more information, click here.

Downtown Running Group

If you visit the Pearl on a Saturday morning, you’ve probably seen runners, walkers, and joggers from the Downtown Run Group.

The group meets at the Pearl every Saturday at 8:00 a.m. and at the San Antonio Zoo parking lot near St. Mary’s Street every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

Running in the group is free and provides support and companionship on the road. For more information, click here.

If you have any other places you like to work out or meditate for free, let us know in the comments below.

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