Splendid September Fitness Events in the 614

Ah, September. Cool mornings, warm days, squeezing in one last bit of summer, and welcoming back your fall favorites. There is so much to look forward to this month in fitness events in the 614. This month, I am combining the main event post with the free event post to give you one-stop shopping. Plus, as the weather cools off, there are less free outdoor offerings (waaaaah!) BUT, there are lots more silly combos of exercise, food, drink, and animals as well as some special opportunities to explore. Here goes!

Yoga at Platform

Saturdays in September at 11am

Are you down dog for beer and yoga? They have the perfect Saturday planned just for YOU! Your $25 ticket includes a one hour all levels yoga practice with Amanda Reynolds-Snavley on September 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd and the fantastic Ashley Stuver on the 30th, 1 Platform beer, and food from The Hungarian Butcher. Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle, and towel. Weather permitting we will be on the beautiful outdoor patio, but we have a back-up plan in place as well. Please arrive a few minutes early to get set up for class. Space is limited to 20 people so sign up quick!


September 5 and 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Eat, Purr, Love Cat Cafe, 3041 Indianola Ave.

You can usually catch this event the first Tuesday of each month, but since the first sold out, they’ve added a second offering on the 15th. Eat, Purr, Love welcomes you to “Relax with yoga and cats!  Class includes an hour of yoga with cat-zen cuddle time before and after class in the cat lounge. Refresh with a complimentary bottled water. Share your mat with a cat during our Yogatos Class at Eat, Purr, Love Cat Cafe. Get your asana on with instructor, Kitty of Nyanko Yoga!” That’s right, people. They found a yoga teacher for this named Kitty. I am already loving this. I’ll be at the first one and I will let you know how it goes.

Self Defense at Bend

Wed, September 6, 7– 9PM

Join Bend for a girls night out event featuring a self defense class with Adam Coriell of Elite Being Training! Learn self defense tactics followed by shopping, food, and drink. Register early as this class is sure to fill up quickly! Cost: $5.00 Proceeds will benefit battered women

First Friday Twilight Yoga at Bexley Yoga + Happy Hour

Friday, Sept 8, 7pm

First Fridays are back from summer break!  September’s First Friday is special for a few reasons: It’s actually on the 2nd Friday of September, and class and happy hour will be outside in the breezeway starting at 7pm in the twilight! Featured music: live acoustic singing and guitar from Hank and the Music!  BYO bottle, they will provide the snacks, Vinyasa, and the ambiance. Normal class price of $15. Bexley Yoga has been featured on the blog. Read all about them.

Yoga +Tacos at Cosecha

Saturday, Sept. 9th, 10am

This event was supposed to take place a week prior, but the weather was NOT cooperating. There are tickets now available if you’ve been wanting to check out Cosecha (which I can’t recommend enough) through this special offering.

Taste of Fitness 3
September 10th 10-11:30

I went to one of these fantastic events with my friend and I am bummed I cannot make it to this one! Their last Taste of Fitness SAMPLER of 2017 has the coolest ever line-up!!

Come solo or with a friend. Enjoy three back to back 30 minute workouts plus stay for the experience stations. They’re supporting Youth Yoga Program through financial donations and yoga mat donations. You can bring this to the event with you<3


9:30am Doors Open (Come swing by our experience stations and hit the Coffee Station)

10am: Hip Hop by M Nicholson Hip Hop (You KNOW I love this one. from this post and this one too.

10:30am: WOD Crossfit by Chalkdust Crossfit

11am: Athletic Vinyasa Flow Yoga by V Power Yoga

11:30: Enjoy the experience stations listed below.

12pm: Leave and enjoy your Sunday!

Experience Stations:

Juice via Temple of Juice

Pop Up shop by Positively You

Mini Massages by Buckeye PMR

Face Masks with Beauty Counter

Columbus East Fit4Mom

Davids Tea Samples

Light Bites via MRE Columbus

Shopping with Bend Active

Drinks with Propello Life

Health coaching tips with Amanda Crichton, Registered Dietitian

Yoga Brunch: Native+The Kitchen+Staci of Bluespot

Sept. 10th 10am-1pm

The Kitchen hosts Native Cold Pressed co-owners Nicole and Erin for juice, brunch, and yoga instruction by Staci Mccool of Bluespot Yoga featuring an hour of power vinyasa (all levels). They are able to accommodate most dietary restrictions.

Cave Yoga and Meditation

SEPTEMBER 14: Cave Yoga – Flow Through the Senses

Join Danielle Dugan in a multi-sensory experience at the Olentangy Indian Caverns. Dive into the five senses while exploring Mother Nature’s natural rhythms. This class will include breath awareness, meditation, exploration of the senses & a gentle vinyasa flow.

SEPTEMBER 21: Cave Yoga – Slow Flow + iRest Meditation

Join Katie Whitsett for a slow vinyasa flow and iRest meditation at the Olentangy Indian Caverns. Move through a grounding breath practice, gentle stretches and flowing yoga postures followed by a guided iRest meditation. Restore and connect with earth during this relaxing practice.

For both classes, please bring with you:
– Yoga mat
– Jacket
– A towel to place under your mat
– Closed-toed shoes (required to walk down into the cave)
– Bug spray
– Love & Gratitude ❤

Free Mini Class Playdate at Goldfish Swim School

We LOVE Goldfish Swim School! I’m sure you’ve heard me rave about it (But just in case you didn’t, here’s How Goldfish Swim School gave us a safe summer and Swim Party at Goldfish Swim School with 614 Moms for you)

Here’s the scoop on this cool opportunity for you:

Looking for a gentle, fun way to introduce your baby to the water? Join us at Goldfish Swim Schools in Dublin and Westerville for our FREE Mini Class Playdate.  This is a FREE 30 minute class for children ages 4 months to 35 months (and require adult participation).  This is a great way to bond with your child,  while getting them comfortable in the water. Your little one will practice skills designed to help with social confidence, gross motor development, basic swimming movements, and most importantly skills to help them be safer in and around the water!  Call the front desk at 614.407.3474 for more information, and to register for your FREE class now.  We look forward to having a splashing good time! The Mini Class Play date is open to swimmers that have never been enrolled in one of Goldfish Swim School’s mini classes before.


Wednesday, September 20th – afternoon

Friday, September 22nd- evening


Wednesday, September 27th – afternoon

Friday, September 29th- evening

Yoga with Goats with Bern Yoga + Harrison Farm

Saturday, September 30th

You’ve seen it on the blog! Goat Yoga! It’s really a beautiful event led by warm and wonderful women. This is probably your last shot to unroll your mat under the shade of a big tree on a gorgeous farm and share some asanas with barnyard friends.

They’re hosting a FREE outdoor barre3 in the Park class

Sunday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon

Franklin Park Conservatory. Class begins at 11 a.m. but they encourage you to get there at 10 a.m. to register and visit our sponsors for small bites, juice samples, mini-massages, a braid bar and more.

Bring your yoga mat, water bottle, and some friends, and join us for an amazing morning!

BONUS: The first 100 attendees will receive a VIP swag bag.

Yoga at Franklin Park Conservatory

September 19th 6:30-7:45

FPC gives you a chance every to check out one of their classes for free every once in a while. Here’s your chance! They say you can expect to learn classic yoga postures through a deep awareness of correct alignment and precise actions in the body. The class is highly therapeutic, helping to refine your poses while training your mind to remain alert, focused and composed. All levels welcome. No registration required. Takes place in the Wells Barn.

Paddle for a Purpose

Saturday, Sept 23rd all day

Join Project 908 and H2Ohm as they PADDLE FOR A PURPOSE, to raise funds for TAASC! (ALL MONEY RAISED will be donated to TAASC.) The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition (TAASC) is a volunteer based, non-profit that brings adventure sports to adaptive athletes. Join them at TAASC’s beautiful riverfront property in Shawnee Hills (near the Columbus zoo) for SUP Boot Camp, SUP Yoga, Learn to SUP, or just rent a kayak or SUP and tour around the calm inlet on the O’Shaughnessy Reservoir.

NEW FOR 2017: 2.5 mile SUP INDIVIDUAL TIME TRIAL and RED DRAGON 4-PERSON SUP RACE!!! Don’t feel like getting on the water? Join them for a morning Yoga class along the riverfront, or an outdoor Boot Camp class. They’ll also have complimentary cornhole and Bocce. Or, test your balance on the slackline! Reserve your spot in advance by purchasing a ticket. All rental and class registrants will be entered in the raffle for a chance to win a 2017 SurfSUP from Project 908! Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase on-site, $5 each or 5 for $20.

Local vendors will be providing coffee and pastries. Pizza will be provided during lunch and refreshments will be available for purchase.

8:30 SUP Yoga with H2Ohm

9:00 Learn to SUP with Project 908

9:15 YOGA with PAI Fitness (on land, outside)

10:00 SUP RACE – 2.5 mile Individual Time Trial

10:30 Boot Camp (on land) with Liz from Polaris Crossfit

10:00 – 5:00p Kayak Rentals

10:30 – 5:30p SUP Rentals

1:00 PM RED DRAGON SUP Timed Heats


This time around, I am combining the amazing free fitness events into this roundup on awesome events. Some may be familiar, some may be new to you. Enjoy!

Yoga at Bend Active

September Sundays at 11

Summer break is over and Sunday classes are back!! They are excited to welcome Yoga on High as the September studio of the month! Classes will be every Sunday at 11am at their store on Lane Ave! Check out the line up…

••September 3- Beginner Ashtanga with Correna Starbuck

••September 10 Vinyasa Flow with Jeremy Grace

••September 17 from Sekoia with Karine Wascher

••September 24 Vinyasa Flow with Lara Falberg

Make sure to sign up because these events fill up!

Classes at the Commons

Throughout the month 

Fitness classes at Columbus Commons are still going through the end of Septmeber!!! Remember that amazing yoga class I told you about? Yoga with Amanda at Columbus Commons FREE Fitness Program. It was a highlight of my summer 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, but sometimes there are weather cancellations. I recommend following them on social for updates.

Free Community Yoga Classes at the Fountains

September 10, 17, 24, October 1, & 8 – 9:30 am, Capital University Fountains 

Take an hour from your Sunday as a way to treat yourself to free Vinyasa Flow yoga classes! We’ve teamed up with Bexley Yoga to offer 5 community yoga classes on September 10, 17, 24, October 1, & 8 starting at 9:30 am. The classes will be held at Capital University’s campus, by the reflection fountains in the center of campus. The skill level is appropriate for all participants for ages 13+. There is no cap on attendance, so bring a friend with you! This series was made possible through the generosity of the Main Event committee.

Sunday Funday at Lululemon Easton

Sept. 3, 10, 17 at 11am

This month’s featured studio, Engage Higher Degree Fitness, brings a variety of yoga styles into the store for you to enjoy. Stay after your class to shop!

Yoga Loft at Lululemon Polaris

Sept. 3, 10, 17 at 10:30am

Head up to Polaris Fashion Place for a free class hosted by Kasa Yoga & Wellness in the Lulu store on Sundays at 10:30. They’re offering a variety of yoga styles.

GYMGUYZ! at Athleta

September 24th at 10:45am

Also, Athleta opens their doors on Sundays for a workout this month, featuring GYMGUYZ. Coach Megan Jewett will be leading Core De Force Live, an empowering, core- focused workout inspired by mixed martial arts. This workout combines authentic Boxing, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai moves, explosive power moves, and interval training that all engage your core.

Bring a mat, your friends, and be ready for a great class!!

Mud and Madness 

September 9th, 10-12pm

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. My friend did this last month with her husband, 3rd grader, and 1st grader and she can’t wait to go back! Prepare to get so muddy you’ll probably just get rid of what you wore, so pack a change of clothes.

Fitness on the Square at Easton 

Fridays 8:30-9:30am

Celebrate Friday! This is the last month of this offering, so if you haven’t made it out there yet, get on it! 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.