As we roll into February, many of us are finally emerging from the haze of years of parenting through COVID. It’s been years of Netlfix binges, working on Zoom, and unlimited snacking, and if you’re anything like me, you might be ready to burn off a little excess energy and maybe some extra pounds too. Luckily for us, we live in a city with a plethora of workout options at our fingertips! Read on to find the best places to work out in San Antonio.
Outdoor Workout Groups and Clubs
Camp Gladiator is run by certified personal trainers who work out all over San Antonio in schools, parks, churches, or any outdoor spaces. Most Camps allow members to bring children with them! You will need your own weights and a mat.
Stroller Strides is the OG mom and baby workout club! There are several locations around San Antonio. For a monthly fee, you get workouts with a personal trainer and a playgroup. Stroller Strides also provides weekly non-workout meetups for socialization.
Mommy and Me Fitness is similar to Stroller Strides in that it is held at parks around San Antonio and allows you to bring your baby with you. Workouts are barre- and yoga-style. This is a great opportunity to get in much-needed adult time while getting your workout in.
I cannot say enough about how lucky we are to have such an extensive running and walking trail system in San Antonio! If you’re an introvert and want your workouts to be solo, I totally get it. (Samesies!) You can find all kinds of great information about our running and walking trails here.
Gyms and Workout Studios
While not new, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Lifetime Fitness. It is truly more than just a gym, complete with both an indoor and outdoor pool, saunas, steam rooms, a cafe, and a spa! I am biased because I am a group fitness instructor there, but the group fitness classes (in my opinion) are incomparable to others I’ve been to. Membership includes two hours of child care daily!
Hotworx is unique in that everything is done in an infrared sauna. Infrared saunas have several alleged benefits, including a more intense sweat and relief of joint pain for those who suffer from it. Hotworx has yoga, pilates, and indoor cycle. One of the best parts of Hotworx is that it is open 24 hours! Moms can sneak in a workout while kiddos are sleeping.
Fitness 1440 is another 24/7 gym located near Braun and 1604. They have group fitness classes, as well as typical cardio and strength equipment. It also has a cardio cinema, where members can get their cardio on while watching a movie in a dark studio.
F45 is a new gym that has popped up with locations all over San Antonio. They are a team training group with alternating cardio and strength workouts that last—you guessed it—45 minutes. First class is free!
Club Pilates has multiple locations around the Alamo City and offers Pilates classes using the reformer (that big table with moving cables). Pilates is a great workout that is lower intensity, in addition to toning muscles and offering a core workout.
Cyclebar is, not surprisingly, a cycle studio. Riders can pick from a variety of classes during the week, many of which are themed. In between cycling songs, instructors will cue an upper-body track for a full-body workout. There are multiple Cyclebar locations in San Antonio.