Your March guide to free workouts in Birmingham including yoga at The Pizitz

yoga Your March guide to free workouts in Birmingham including yoga at The Pizitz
We <3 yoga at The Pizitz. Photo via The Pizitz Facebook

Remember your New Year’s fitness resolutions? Me either. Frankly, I’ve exhausted every excuse of why I “can’t” workout. My favorites are “it’s too cold outside” and “I can’t afford to join a gym right now.” But, I’ve completely run out of ways to avoid getting in shape.

The forecast for the month of March—not including this week, brrrrr— is looking pretty good, so no excuses about getting outside, and Birmingham seems to be offering free fitness classes around every corner. I figured I’d share the good news with some of my fellow fitness resolution ditchers, because hey, we’re all in this together. So, here’s your guide to working out for free in Birmingham this March

Sweat Free Fitness Series at The Summit

sum Your March guide to free workouts in Birmingham including yoga at The Pizitz
Belly Dancing AND Hula Hooping classes? The Summit is really bringing it this month. Photo via The Summit site
  • What: Free fitness classes
  • When: Every Monday at 6 PM during the month of March
  • Where: The Summit in the vacant space (former Flip Burger) near Chuy’s, 214 Summit Blvd #150, Birmingham, AL 35243
  • Details: Classes are one hour and include Belly Dancing on March 4, Yoga on March 11, Hula Hooping (Which is full, but you can join the waitlist) on March 18, and POUND on March 25. Classes are led by a local instructor!

Yoga Lab at The Pizitz

  • What: Free weekly yoga class
  • When: Every Tuesday night at 5:45 PM
  • Where: The Gallery (across from Ono Poke) in The Pizitz, 120 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Details: BYOM (Bring your own mat!) and your own water bottle! Attendees get free two-hour parking in The Pizitz parking garage.

Get Healthy on the Railroad sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama at Railroad Park

  • What: Free fitness classes almost every day at 6 PM
  • When: Starting March 11 with no end date
  • Where: Railroad Park, 1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Details: They will be offering Hip Hop Cardio, Bootcamp, Zumba and Yoga. You have to sign in before class, so get there at least 15 minutes early. Class instructors vary, and class cancellations will be determined by 4 PM (classes will be canceled in the event of inclement weather).

Birmingham Public Library

  • What: Free Intro to Yoga classes
  • When: Every Monday at 6:30-8 PM
  • Where: Birmingham Public Library-Central, 2100 Park Pl, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Details: Beginners and all body types welcome! Bring your own mat, wear comfy clothes for stretching, and if you have them, bring a yoga belt and blocks!

Happy Hour Yoga at Good People Brewing Co.

  • What: Weekly yoga class — *The class is not free (it costs $10), BUT you do get a free beer!
  • When: Every Saturday morning at 11AM-12PM
  • Where: Good People 114 14th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Details: The class is lead by Ally Edwards, Personal Trainer at EW Motion Therapy. BYOM (Bring your own mat!)

Honorable mentions

Most fitness studios around town allow a free trial or free first workout. Take advantage of those offers whenever you can!

  • F45 Birmingham Central—a studio that uses a mix of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Circuit Training, and Functional Training for intense workouts—offers a one-week free trial.
  • CORE Birmingham—a studio in Vestavia that focuses on core-building exercises like yoga, Pilates, cycling and barre—offers a free class

Did we miss something? Let us know on social @BhamNow!

Hannah Chambley
Hannah Chambley
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