Events Guide: Free Fitness in August

It's here! Check out all these free fitness goodies the Columbus fitness community has to offer you. I am amazed every month. It's still warm, so savor the chance to get you fitness fix outside. Gather your gang, show them this list, and try them as many as you can!

Classes at the Commons

Fitness classes at Columbus Commons are back!!! Remember that amazing yoga class I told you about? Yoga with Amanda at Columbus Commons FREE Fitness Program. It was amazing and I'm determined to try more of them this session. United Healthcare sponsors a series of free fitness classes of all kinds in the downtown park in two sessions, and session 2 is starting up! There really is no catch. You must sign a waiver (available in the link) and you'll be given a bracelet which you will wear to all events as evidence of this. Check their schedule for Commons cardio, yoga, kickboxing, bootcamp, hip hop, and Zumba. They use a fantastic sound system and it's easy to see your instructor. In the rain, classes are held on the stage under cover.


Mike Nicholson Hip Hop Fitness at Ohio State Fair

Friday, Aug. 4th 7pm

There is no better and more fun cardio in town than Mike Nicholson Hip Hop Fitness  and no matter what class you go to, you'll sense the energy of people who are happy to be there and happy you're there. These mega events are like that to an extreme. It's going to be a big party with a live band and surprises. And if you've paid to get into the fair, the event is free! It will be under a shelter.

Fit4Mom Stroller Strides Grand Reopening

Saturday, Aug 5th 9:30am

Big Meadows Picnic area in Highbanks Metro Park. 
Registration: 9:00am
Stroller Strides Family workout: 9:30am
Playdate and giveaways from local and national sponsors: 10:40am

FIT4MOM Columbus North is having a FREE Grand Reopening celebration! They have provided Columbus area mamas with Stroller Strides for almost 4 years! Mid August brings another session of prenatal fitness class, Fit4Baby, and the launch of Body Back, a moms only HIIT workout, with nutrition plans and accountability. Register using the link. If you have questions, send an email to

Fitness at the Station

August 5th 8am

Stretch and have fun at a FREE Saturday morning Vinyasa class in Hilliard’s Station Park featuring instructors from Mat Happy Yoga! All classes start at 8 a.m. Ages 6+ are welcome.

Free yoga on the Village Green

Saturday, Aug 5th 8-9am

Nourish your body, mind and spirit by enjoying FREE yoga class on the SE Village Green while visiting the Worthington Farmer's Market! Kathy Yannucci, owner of Kasa Yoga and Wellness will be teaching this 1-hour mixed levels vinyasa yoga class. In the event of rain, please come to their studio, Kasa Yoga and Wellness, at 634 High Street, to take the 8:30 AM class for FREE.

Bexley Yoga at Lululemon Easton

Aug 6, 13, 20th at 11am

As featured on the blog, instructors from Bexley Yoga will be leading free classes on Sundays in August in the Lululemon store at Easton. Catch Catherine Derrow, Sabrina Naves, and Rachel Bertner for an all-levels class


Yoga Loft at Lululemon Polaris

Aug 6, 13, 20th 10:30am

OR head up to Polaris Fashion Place for a free class hosted by The Yoga Loft in the Lulu store on Sundays at 10:30. Take class from Alice or Miranda and bring some water.


Yoga on High at Athleta

Aug 6, 13, 20, 27th at 10:45am

Also, Athleta opens their doors on Sundays for yoga this month, featuring instructors from Yoga on High. Catch Jeremy for slow flow, Karine for Permission to Pause, and Karine for Sekoia and last 2 weeks.


Mud and Madness 

August 13th 12-2pm

Ready for a muddy fitness adventure? You'll negotiate several muddy obstacles on a 1.5-mile fun family adventure. First 300 participants receive a prize. Meet at Cherry Ridge Program Area

Mom and Me Class at Barre 3 Powell

Sunday, Aug 13th 11:30-12

You read about this place in Studio Spotlight: Barre 3 Powell and now you can go with your kiddo! Sign up for a FREE 30 minute barre3 class and bring your child along to join in. Children ages 7-14 are welcome. One sign up counts for a mother and child pair. Register with the link provided. If you have more than one child please email so they can reserve the extra spot for you.

Core Power at Easton

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30

These classes are ongoing all month and take place in the Easton Gateway area by Fusian and Melt. Check in at Core Power before class starts. Bring a mat, towel, and water, or rent from their studio.

Fitness on the Square at Easton 

Fridays 8:30-9:30am

Celebrate Friday! Easton describes this as being designed for the first-timer and mainstream fitness fan. This introductory yoga class focuses on strength, conditioning, and flexibility. It’s free and open to the public, ages 13 and older, and conducted by instructors CorePower Yoga (August and September). So bring your mat and join them for fitness and fun in the sun! Class is held at Easton, south fountain by Brio.


2 Replies to “Events Guide: Free Fitness in August”

  1. Hi Lindsay!

    I am doing a free Family Fun yoga class for Dublin Community Recreation Center at Donegal Cliffs Park Saturday August 12 @ 9 am. My kids help me and we have a blast with sun salutations led by a poem, animal themed and partner (acro) poses.

    1. lindsayfgoodman says:

      That’s awesome! I love it!

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