Free Family Fitness: Fun Ways to Stay Active This Summer

As a busy mom who loves to stay active, I’m always looking for unique opportunities to share healthy habits and fitness fun with my family. I’ve rounded up a few FREE summer fitness opportunities around town that you might want to check out.  

Wellness at the Tobin

I always think of the Tobin Center as a performance venue, but did you know they offer FREE wellness events throughout the year via their Wellness at the Tobin program? These events are open to all ages.  Here are just a few upcoming summer events:

June 15, 7:00 p.m.: Belly Dancing
June 18, 9:00 a.m.: Drum Circle
July 2, 9:00 a.m.: Meditation
July 9, 9:00 a.m.: Zumba

Find all the upcoming events and details here.

Planet Fitness

WOW! Planet Fitness is offering a FREE summer-long pass (valid May 16–August 31, 2022) for teens ages 14–19! Also, students who sign up will be entered to win a $500 scholarship AND entered to win the $5,000 grand prize.

Find registration and details here.

San Antonio Sports—Family Fit Challenge

This FREE family fitness program runs from May 9 to August 7. Don’t worry, it is NOT too late to get started. This event is open to adults and children. Classes are available at seven different locations and virtually via Zoom.

Each week, participants 13+ will receive one hour of Zumba, and kids (ages 4–12) can take the Kid Fit class. This program also includes incentive rewards; you can earn points that can be redeemed for various rewards! 

More details can be found here.

Sitcoms 5k

Love a good 5k? Participate in the Sitcoms 5k on Saturday, June 18, at the Dub Farris Athletic Complex. Opening Ceremonies begin at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 8:00 a.m.  Runners, walkers, and strollers are welcome.    

Register to run (FREE) or choose the chip-timed run ($5).  

Find more information and registration here.

It’s Time Texas’ Sweet Summer Habits Initiative

This summer, the It’s Time Texas Initiative is offering FREE virtual classes, available in both English and Spanish. A variety of classes are offered, including Zumba, Cardio and Strength, Total Body Workout, Low Impact, Mixxed Fit, Kickboxing, and more! 

Find all the details here.

Need a little extra encouragement? You can also receive one-on-one, confidential health coaching for FREE! Health Coaching is available in both English and Spanish and can be conducted via text, phone, or video! For more details and to register, call (844)-262-6224.  

Fitness in the Park

Fitness in the Park has a variety of classes for kids and adults, as well as family-friendly opportunities. Below you will find just a few of this summer’s family-friendly offerings.

Walking Group (Ages 12+)
Zumba (Ages 8+)
Hula Dance (Ages 6+)
Staying Active—Unique Games (Ages 6+)
Core Rhythms (Ages 8+)
Hip Hop (Ages 12+)
And MANY more!

Find a complete list of offerings, locations, and times here.

City of San Antonio

In addition to the Fitness in the Park program, the City of San Antonio offers a variety of classes that might be of interest to you and your children. Many of these offerings are completely free, but some are available for a small fee. Here are just a few of the offerings:

Baseball Skills Challenge
Baseball Home Run Challenge
3v3 Basketball
Tennis Clinics

For a complete list of activities, visit the site here.

Even in the Texas heat, I always feel better when I exercise. Enjoying physical activity with my son has allowed us to spend quality time together while building healthy habits.

I moved to San Antonio from Austin after graduate school 18 years ago. After a decade teaching in higher education, I started my own business-Saving with Christina. I love helping people spend less and save more money. You can find me on Instagram and TikTok: @savewithchristina or YouTube: Saving with Christina. If you like to adventure and travel, you can also find my adventures on Instagram @adventures_withchristina On a personal note, I LOVE coffee, traveling, and taking every opportunity to wear athletic clothes. As a family, we love going to the lake, being active and trying new things. When not deal hunting, you can find me exercising, eating veggies, spending time with my “baby” boy, or wrapped in my favorite blanket with a big cup of coffee.