In today’s fast-paced world, stress has become a constant companion for many. However, taking care of your well-being is essential, and finding effective ways to destress and unplug is crucial for maintaining a healthy balance. If you’re in the metro Atlanta area and in need of some self-care, we’ve compiled a list of five free fitness classes below that can help you rejuvenate your mind and body.
Alongside these recommendations, Kaiser Permanente suggests various strategies to beat stress and offers additional support. As part of their commitment to promoting well-being, they provide a ClassPass deal, allowing members to access a wide range of fitness classes and activities to help reduce stress and improve overall health. Prioritizing self-care and taking advantage of these opportunities can significantly contribute to living a healthier and more balanced life.
The Battery Atlanta - Yoga presented by Kaiser Permanente
Join Atlantic Station’s Wellness Wednesday for a dynamic range of free outdoor fitness classes! Every month, on selected Wednesdays, you can engage in invigorating workouts such as yoga, effect fitness, FUEL with Rob Owens, and salsa with SALSAtlanta. Whether you prefer to unwind or challenge yourself, these classes cater to all levels of fitness. Remember to bring a water bottle for hydration and invite a friend to make the most of your mid-week wellness boost.
Location: Midtown - 1380 Atlantic Dr. NW; Website: atlanticstation.com/wellness-wednesday; Date: Select Wednesdays; Time: 6:30 p.m.
Peachtree Corners Town Green - Yoga and Crossfit on the Green
Experience the perfect way to de-stress with free weekly yoga and CrossFit classes at Peachtree Corners Town Green. Embrace tranquility every Tuesday at 8 a.m. during yoga, and unleash your inner strength and endurance every Thursday at 8 a.m. with CrossFit, from May through September. Regardless of your fitness level, these sessions welcome all participants to join in the energizing workouts.
Location: Peachtree Corners - 5140 Town Center Blvd.; Website: ptreecornerstowncenter.com/events; Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays; Time: 8 a.m.
Atlanta BeltLine Partnership - Free Fitness Program
Embark on a wellness journey with Atlanta’s largest free fitness program, presented by the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. From aerobics and boot camps to engaging yoga sessions, HIIT workouts, and even groovy Zumba classes, there’s a class to suit every interest. Additionally, enjoy educational walking and biking tours, pickup soccer games, informative nutrition workshops and more. Embrace a healthier lifestyle through Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s health and wellness program, where fun, free and accessible fitness is available for everybody.
Alpharetta - AvalOM
Indulge in the tranquility of AvalOm at Avalon in Alpharetta with weekly barre, yoga or pilates classes hosted by various studios and instructors. Every Wednesday until October, join the uplifting sessions to greet the sun and revitalize your mind and body. Collect virtual stamps at each session, and once you have attended five, claim your loyalty card reward to receive an exclusive swag item.
Location: Alpharetta (Avalon) - 2200 Avalon Blvd.; Website: experienceavalon.com/avalom; Date: Every Wednesday; Time: 6-7 p.m.
Incorporating these fitness classes into your routine can be a powerful way to destress, unplug and prioritize your self-care. Take the opportunity to explore different activities and discover what works best for you. Remember, managing stress is an ongoing process, and finding moments to unwind and rejuvenate is essential.
Dr. Reginald Mason from Kaiser Permanente highlights the Atlanta Track Club’s role in promoting a healthy and active lifestyle within the community.