The New Year has arrived, and across the country, Americans are packing gyms and searching online for healthy recipes. San Antonians are not immune. Despite our reputation as an unhealthy city, a lot of us are looking to get or stay fit in 2016. Are you one of the many trying to get fit? Here are some places to start.
Big corporate gyms are a great place to start your fitness journey. They have a plethora of amenities, group fitness classes to let you try different kinds of exercise, and the ones listed below have childcare.
Gold’s Gym (multiple locations)
Lifetime Fitness (5639 Worth Parkway and 18510 US-281)
YMCA (multiple locations)
Jewish Community Center (JCC) (12500 NW Military)
Freedom Fitness (multiple locations)
Boutique Fitness Studios
Boutique fitness is the latest trend in fitness. Boutique studios are small, upscale studios that focus on a specific type of exercise, such as yoga, indoor cycling, or rowing. There are too many to list in San Antonio, but I’ve highlighted a few below. Tell me your favorite if I missed it!
Stroller Strides is one of the few “boutiques” where you can and are encouraged to bring your kids. They are a mix of a playgroup and fitness class for parents and kiddos. I can’t recommend these classes enough! The first class is free.
JoyRide San Antonio (indoor cycling)
InBalance San Antonio (yoga/barre/pilates)
The main focus of the workout is body awareness. It’s called “smart” barre because you think through each movement. You create mind-body connections through awareness of how your muscles are working together and against each other to sculpt a stronger, leaner body.
Orange Theory Fitness (cardio/strength training)
Some of the perks of living in San Antonio are that we have beautiful weather for most of the year and a great trail system that surrounds the city. Throw the kids into a stroller or bike trailer and head outside for a hike, bike ride, or run! Here are some of the best parks and trails:
Granted, San Antonio is better known for its tacos and margaritas than salads and mineral waters, but there are lots of restaurants that cater to healthy eating. You just have to know where to look.
Let us know your favorite healthy hot spots in the comments!