When it comes to exercise, the best option is simply the one that’s most likely to engage you. If you absolutely hate running, don’t try to make running a part of your life… you have other options, after all, that are more likely to keep you active and motivated.
One of the best parts about living in Tennessee’s fastest growing city is that there are always more forms of exercise to discover every month. Many of these options are free! Check out a few of our favorite free exercise classes in Nashville…
#1 Stroller Strong Moms
Go SLAM (Sweat Like a Mother) with other mamas and their kids in this full-body workout, which meets throughout the week at Mana Sports Club and Gordon JCC. Participants build muscle while increasing endurance and flexibility. Stroller Strong Moms is a great option for moms who would like to have their kids with them. Keep the kids moving in the stroller or, if they’re big enough, have them join in the workout with you. First class is free.
#2 East Nasty Running Club
We’ve mentioned the East Nasty Running Club before on the blog, but they get a repeat mention for making “East Nashville a great place to live and run, and [for making] running accessible to everyone in our community.” Join them on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m., or join one of their race training programs. This organization is free and completely run by volunteers. However, they do suggest a $10 donation per runner per year to help cover insurance costs.
#3 F3 Nashville
From 5:30 a.m. to 6:15 a.m., men all over Middle Tennessee, from Sylvan Park to Murfreesboro, gather for free participant-led bootcamps. In the words of F3, “All you have to do is show up. It really is free. You don’t have to be in shape.” What do you have to lose? Find a group in your neighborhood. (There are currently more than 1,400 groups meeting around the U.S.)
#4 Orangetheory Fitness
If you want to get your heart rate up, there are few classes more suited for the job than an Orangetheory Fitness class. A national brand, Orangetheory offers curious locals one free class at any of its three Nashville locations (Midtown, Green Hills, West Nashville).
#5 Kickboxing Classes
Hotbox and TITLE Boxing are two excellent options for getting a high intensity workout. Fire away at a punching bag under your instructor’s guidance… then, keep your heart rate high in between those rapid punches with additional cardio. First class is free.
Exercise Questions? See a Doctor in Nashville Here!
Need help developing an exercise plan that serves your health and wellness goals? Our Nashville doctors at St. Thomas Medical Group can work with you to develop healthy diet and exercise habits that can serve you for years to come. Call +1 (615) 297-2700 or schedule your appointment online.