By: Malcolm Mayhew
In a season filled with backyard barbecues and poolside parties, it’s easy to put on some pounds when booze and hotdogs abound.
Fortunately, Fort Worth offers plenty of free opportunities to get in your best summer shape. Check out the offerings below, ranging from easy to moderate and vigorous workouts.
Classes start at 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
If you haven’t been to The Trailhead, a bustling outdoor destination in the Clearfork development, the free exercise and yoga classes present the perfect opportunity to check it out. Whether you’re looking for a hardcore workout or a more low-intensity exercise like yoga, you can find a variety of free classes from local yoga and barre studios, boot camps and even Mommy and Me fitness classes. Stay for one class or make it a full morning and try a variety. Check out the complete schedule at Trailhead1848.com.
Alternating every Saturday at 8:30 a.m. in the Sundance Square Pavilion
Find your Zen and build strength with yoga or get moving and sweating with Zumba – alternating every Saturday in Sundance Square. It’s a great way to kick off your weekends this summer. Make a date with friends for the free class and work up an appetite to enjoy one of the many brunch spots in downtown. SundanceSquare.com
Every Sunday through August 10 at Panther Island Pavilion, Noon – 6:00 p.m.
This weekly event brings families and friends together along the banks of the Trinity River. Kayak and SUP rentals are available from Backwoods Paddlesports or bring your own paddle board, tube, canoe or kayak. On the waterfront Panther Island stage, yogis can enjoy a donation-based class at 11:00 a.m. taught by the tenured teachers of local studio, Indigo Yoga. If you’re feeling more adventurous, try a stand up paddle board yoga class at 12:15 p.m. with the Yoga Project. And, if you just want to chill on the river, Sunday Funday is for you. Check out the bar featuring local brewery Panther Island Brewery and delicious eats from the food truck of the week. SundayFundayFW.com
Social Running Club every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
While some running clubs charge for memberships or fun runs, Social Running Club in Fort Worth invites all runners to join a free group run/walk every Wednesday. The group meets at the Clearfork Food Park on University for a four-mile loop. Get the full scoop online at SocialRuns.com.
Sundays at 11:00 a.m. at the Lululemon Fort Worth store
Every Sunday, rise and shine with a complimentary yoga class at Lululemon’s store in University Park Village. The featured studio changes monthly, and it’s a great way to get a feel for the different styles and teachers in the area. Plus, it’s hard not to treat yourself with a little shopping spree after saving on a class. Facebook.com/LululemonFortWorth
Photo Credit: The Trailhead
By: Malcolm Mayhew