Sweat it out: Free outdoor fitness classes in metro Atlanta

The BeltLine offers a bevy of free workout classes, from aerobics to yoga to hip-hop fitness. Photo credit: Nasirah Denisse
Nasirah Denisse

Summer is the ideal time to get active outdoors, and metro Atlanta offers a variety of free outdoor fitness classes to help you do just that. From yoga and dancing to boot camp and cardio, these classes cater to all fitness levels and interests.

Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or a beginner looking to start a new healthy habit, there’s something for everyone in the city’s summer fitness scene. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of the best free outdoor fitness classes across metro Atlanta, so you can easily find the perfect class to help you get in shape and stay healthy all summer long.

The Battery Atlanta - Wellness Series

On non-game days, there’s free yoga at The Battery Atlanta every Monday evening, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required and free parking is available. Check out some of their past yoga sessions here.

Location: Cobb - 800 Battery Ave. SE; Website: batteryatl.com/yoga

Peachtree Corners Town Green - Yoga and Crossfit on the Green

Attend free yoga and CrossFit classes every week at Peachtree Corners Town Green. Yoga on the Green is held every Tuesday at 8 a.m., and CrossFit at the Green takes place every Thursday at 8 a.m., May through September. All fitness levels are welcome and don’t miss out on these invigorating workouts!

Location: Peachtree Corners - 5140 Town Center Blvd.; Website: ptreecornerstowncenter.com/events

Johns Creek - Free Outdoor Fitness

Experience free outdoor fitness classes at Newtown Park in Johns Creek. Join certified instructors for a variety of classes, including yoga, bar-less barre, H.I.I.T., cardio strength, zumba and more. Check the full schedule, as classes are held on different days and times throughout the week.

Location: Johns Creek (Newtown Park) - 150 Old Alabama Rd.; Website: johnscreekga.gov/free-outdoor-fitness

Colony Square - Yoga on the Square

Discover your inner zen and elevate your yoga practice with Colony Square’s Yoga on the Square. Every Wednesday from April to October, attendees can enjoy outdoor yoga experiences led by different local studios. No reservations are required, and guests are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats.

Location: Midtown - 1197 Peachtree St. NE; Website: colonysquare.com/yoga-on-the-square

Brookhaven - Movies on the Town

Town Brookhaven offers a variety of free fitness classes to the community, like their free yoga series every Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the green space (until May 31). Additionally, enjoy a community barre class with barr3 Druid Hills every Saturday from June 10 to Sept. 9, from 9 to 9:45 a.m. on the green space.

Location: Brookhaven (Town Brookhaven) - 4330 Peachtree Rd.; Website: townbrookhaven.net/events-brookhaven

Atlantic Station - Wellness Wednesday

Enjoy free outdoor fitness classes every Wednesday evening at Atlantic Station’s Wellness Wednesday. From meditation and yoga to boot camps and salsa dancing, there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss out on these exciting workouts!

Location: Midtown - 1380 Atlantic Dr. NW; Website: atlanticstation.com/wellness-wednesday

Alpharetta - AvalOM

Experience the serenity of AvalOm at Avalon in Alpharetta with special yoga, barre, or pilates classes led by different studios and instructors. Complete a loyalty card by attending five classes and receiving an AvalOM swag item as a reward.

Location: Alpharetta (Avalon) - 2200 Avalon Blvd.; Website: experienceavalon.com/avalom

Downtown - Free Yoga

Check out the convenience of free yoga in downtown Atlanta’s Woodruff Park. Classes are held on the park’s lawn, and they’re open to the public with an RSVP. Bring your own mat and water for a peaceful and invigorating Vinyasa flow practice.

Location: Downtown (Woodruff Park) - 91 Peachtree St.; Website: eventbrite.com/free-yoga-classes

Southwest Atlanta - Yoga in the Park

If you’re in Southwest Atlanta, don’t miss Yoga in the Park at Adams Park, organized by neighborhood Realtor Clarence Gabriel. Join the Sunday classes from May 7 to Sept. 25 and bring your own mat or blanket. All levels are welcome, so register in advance to secure your spot.

Location: Southwest (Adams Park) - 1620 Delowe Dr. SW; Website: eventbrite.com/yoga-in-the-park

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership - Free Fitness Program

Discover Atlanta’s largest free fitness program through the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s health and wellness program, offering a wide range of activities for all ages and fitness levels. From aerobics to boot camps and much more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy each day.

Website: beltline.org/free-fitness

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