Sure, you could put your earbuds in and go for a lonely, sweltering run alone. Or maybe you like to find new, free workout on YouTube, but get bored halfway through and inevitably quit. That all sounds super lame and pretty ineffective if you’re trying to get your summer body (or in Tampa, your year-round body). Luckily, Tampa has a ton of free, or cheap, and always fun ways to get a workout in.
There are a bunch of outdoor yoga classes in Tampa that are either donation-based or have a small fee, none of which require a commitment or contract. You can go once or a million times, it’s totally up to you.
–Yoga with a twist: Join instructors from Kodawari yoga studio the last Sunday of the month at 11 AM (sometimes it begin at 10 AM) for a yoga class at the Epicurean Hotel, followed by a drink at Élevage. $15 for the class and a champagne toast, $20 for the class, toast, and a drink after.
–Yoga in the park: Every Sunday (weather permitting) you can join Yoga Downtown Tampa for a donation-based class at 6 PM. Bring your yoga mat, water, and some sunscreen.
–Yoga at the Sundial: Don’t worry St Pete, I didn’t forget about you! Join the Sundial St Pete every 3rd Saturday of the month at 8:00 AM for a free yoga class.
–Saturday yoga in Ybor: Join Yoga Loft Tampa for a free class at the Ybor City Museum Garden every Saturday at 9:30 AM. Class is donation based and goes to the Ybor City Museum Society.
–Zumba in the park: Every Tuesday at 6:00 PM, head to Curtis Hixon Park and join the Downtown YMCA and the Downtown Tampa Partnership for an hour of Zumba in the park! Free.
-Irish 31 running club: The run begins at Irish 31 in Hyde Park at 6:30 PM and ends with a free buffet and $2 Miller Lite drafts. Free t-shirt after your 5th run. Free.
-Run the Heights– Every Thursday at 7 PM, head over to Hidden Springs Brewery for a run along the Riverwalk, then grab a beer at Hidden Springs after. Free.
–Fresh Kitchen: Join Fresh Kitchen at Bern’s Park every Tuesday at 6 PM for a free workout from CAMP fitness. Sometimes bootcamp, sometimes yoga, always fun. Free.
–Bamboozle Fit Club: Head to Curtis Hixon Park every Wednesday from 6-7 PM for a workout class provided by Bamboozle Café. Free.
With all these fun and cheap ways to get in shape in Tampa, we can always be bikini ready!
Did I miss any free classes? Let me know in the comments!