June 3, 2016

{5 Friday Favorites} Free Summer Fitness Events in Baltimore 2016

Another Friday already is always a great thing! I've got a jam-packed weekend that is getting kicked off with pre-race ZOOMA Annapolis festivities. If you're running ZOOMA this weekend, say hi if you see me! This week hit us with that hot and humid weather. I love summer (minus the humidity) and LOVE running in shorts again. I just be sure to take my allergy mediciation, lather up the sunscreen, and I'm good to go! One of the great parts about being in the city is all of the free events always happening. Here are some of my favorite FREE summer fitness outdoor offerings you should check out. 


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5 Friday Favorites-Free Summer Fitness in Baltimore

1. Waterfront Wellness classes

Waterfront Wellness through the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore offers free fitness classes taught by local professional instructors all summer around the Inner Harbor with a beautiful backdrop. I LOVE Waterfront Wellness in the summer although usually marathon training gets in the way of me going. They added some weeknight classes this week which is awesome! Classes are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from May 28 through September 18th and include barre, yoga, bootcamp, body sculpt, Dance2Fitness. There is also a fun incentive program with prizes sponsored by Medifast. Definitely check out a class and take this chance to try out something new!  

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You can get more information and the full schedule here

2. 4th Annual Outdoor Fit+ Festival 

On Saturday, June 25th, 2016 will be the 4th annual Fit+ Festival in Harbor East on Aliceanna Street from 9 AM- 1PM. There will be free fitness classes from Under Armour, Lululemon, and The MAC as well as healthy food offerings, music, a photo booth, and giveaways.  The fitness classes including a run, yoga, bootcamp, boxing, and more! 

The event is free and includes free parking, but you have to RSVP here on the website. 

3. Summer Solstice with Soul Body Barre at UAPC UA Headquarters

I love any chance I get to workout out on the water at the awesome Under Armour Headquarters in Baltimore overlooking the harbor.  You can celebrate the Summer Solstice with a free 1-hour Soul Body Barre class with the creators. If you've never tried barre, this is a great chance! The class is free and open to the public but there is only a maximum of 50 spots so sign up here. There are some more details here

Update: Yikes, someone just let me know the class is already full! All the classes at the UAPC including Soul Body Barre are only $8 drop ins as well if you want to take a class there! I also know that there is free summer solstice yoga at 8 AM on 6/19 at the American Visionary Art Museum for free-details here

4. November Project-Baltimore

I had to include it! It's free all summer. And completely free every other Wednesday and Friday during the year-never cancelled. Come out for some extra sweaty hugs and fun running & body weight workouts 6:30 AM on Wednesdays at Rash Field right in front of Federal Hill on the water and 6:30 AM on Fridays at Patterson Park (corner of Linwood & East Baltimore).If you have no idea what I'm talking about, read why I think this free fitness movement and the Baltimore tribe is awesome. 

5. Free Yoga EVERYWHERE.

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There is a TON of free yoga everywhere. Here are a just a few of the offerings around the city this summer.  In Mount Vernon at Mount Vernon Park-East Square you can do outdoor yoga every Saturday from 8:30-9:45 through September 24th. 

In Canton there will be Pop Up Yoga Baltimore all-levels yoga classes at the Canton Waterfront starting June 5th and continuing on every Saturday from 9:30-10:30 AM. More details here

Free Baltimore Yoga is all-year round including summer-I love it! You can check them out Tuesdays at 6 PM at Patterson Park and Thursdays at 6:30 PM at Parks & People. More information can be found on their website

BONUS: This isn't a free workout, but if you want to try paddle boarding you should totally take a FloYo class this summer. FloYo is a full body workout class done on the standup paddle board that incorporates lots of yoga sequences. I took one a couple summers ago, and it was also the first time I had ever been paddle boarding-it was a blast! I am definitely going to make it a point to get out for a class this summer, especially since there is a location right in Baltimore in Dundalk. Check out their schedule and more information here.

What is your favorite summer workout? Do you like outdoor fitness classes? 


This post was linked up with my fave Friday Linkup ladies CourtneyMar, and Cynthia  as well as NicoleJilland Amanda .

22 comments:

  1. Looks like lots of fun stuff in Baltimore! See you at ZOOMA this weekend!

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    1. It was great seeing you at ZOOMA!

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  2. I love all of that free summertime yoga! Austin does a lot of that too, and I think it's pretty great city planning when healthy things are offered to residents for FREE! Win!

    Also, I just clicked around on your blog a little bit, and a couple of things: ou have a great marathon time!!? 3:34? Dang, lady...and I'm also a HUGE craft beer enthusiast! Living in Austin helps!

    Hope you have a great Friday!!

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    1. Yes free summertime yoga is awesome! You totally made my day with your comment! Thanks so much for thinking I'm speedy-you made me blush! I have always wanted to visit Austin but haven't made it down yet-just started following you on social media since it seems like we do have a lot in common!

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  3. Wow, so much to do in your area! Should be a great summer for you. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks-it's sure to be jam-packed!

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  4. SO fun! I'd have loved to do the Soul body Barre event but it's full. I love trekking to Baltimore. Will have to look into some of these other classes!

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    1. Ah sorry that class filled up fast! There may be more events that pop up as the summer goes on!

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  5. So many free things! I need to start scoping out the free fitness in Boston but I think it will be hard to compete with all the things we've got here in Baltimore. I wish I had taken advantage of it more!

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    1. You'll just have to visit every once in a while :)

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  6. Free yoga?1 That sounds awesome!!
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    1. Yup, plenty of free outdoor yoga with a view!

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  7. All of these sounds like so much fun!

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    1. Definitely! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. How fun!! My sister is nearby, so I'll have to share these with her! :)

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    1. Ooh awesome-she should definitely take advantage!

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  9. I love love outdoor yoga in the park. Starting this weekend there are a few different parks that offer free classes. FloYo? I need to try it!

    Thanks for sharing with the Fitness Health & Happiness community. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Definitely check out FloYo! I love outdoor yoga too.

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  10. i've always wanted to go to a November Project run/workout!!
    i do a good bit of yoga outside during the summer :)

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    1. Oooh you should if you're ever near an NP city-it's so fun!

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  11. Oh I wish we had things like that. But here in Vegas it's way too hot during the summer to do anything outdoors.
    Blessed Messes

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    1. Ah, I can imagine! If you travel you should check it out in other places!

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