Free Community Yoga and Fitness Classes in Tampa Bay

Being that dance has been in my life since I was very young, yoga came naturally as my form of exercise a few years ago. Yoga is about finding peace, stretching, strength, letting go of your worries, becoming aware of your surroundings and one with your breath, which to some extent that’s what dance is about.

Before I became a mom, my husband and I had gym memberships and took all the yoga and some of the fitness classes they offered. After having our baby, and moving states, it was hard to commit our time and money to the gym while in between traveling and raising our newborn. Especially with no family near us to watch our baby even for an hour. Then, we found the solution with no financial commitment: a series of free community fitness classes offered at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Armature Works, Hyde Park Village, and our local libraries. Best of all, most of these classes are offered outdoors!

  • Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park offers five weekly fitness classes that range for anyone’s interest from Yoga, Boot Camp, Barre, Zumba, and dance fusion. For more details on these classes check out Tampa Downtown Partnership.
  • Armature Works offers monthly fitness classes, with Yoga on the Lawn by Kodawari Studios, Weekday Yoga by Bella Prana, iStroll, and Run Club. Reservation is required through Eventbrite. Check out their monthly Calendar for more details. 
  • Hyde Park Village offers free weekly fitness series, Hyde Park Healthy, with classes ranging throughout the year. In 2018, they offered classes in yoga, circuit, Barre, and mat Pilates, taught by VKNG, CAMP, and Pure Barre. Reservation is required through Eventbrite. For up-to-date information, check out their Event Calendar 
  • Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative, through your local libraries, offers fitness classes for you as well as classes you can enjoy with your babies/kids. Classes range from yoga for adults, baby and toddler yoga, dance, and Zumba. You can narrow your interests when searching on the calendar Here.   

    Doing some yoga in Thailand!

Fitness and yoga are important in our lives; they keep us centered, happy, fit, living healthy and long lives, and keep our limbs moving as we age. These are some of the free yoga and fitness classes I have been able to explore in our great Tampa Bay Area.

I would love to hear if you know of any other classes that are not mentioned above.

What are some of your favorite classes you like to take?


Belina was a professionally signed dancer in Los Angeles, CA for several years. She has been a member of professional dance teams, as well as dance teams in the National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association and taught dance full time in the greater Los Angeles area. Belina has been in several national and international TV appearances where she has done commercials, music videos, talent competitions such as America's Got Talent, and America's Best Dance Crew, as well as print modeling. She is fluent in Albanian, Greek, and English. Belina is a graduate with Honors, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from California State University in Northridge. Having lived in the golden state of California for 16 years, my husband and I were excited to move to the sunshine state of Florida in 2017. We have been married since 2007, and waited 10 years until we decided to give our furry child a little human sibling. We are avid travelers and love to go on adventures. We’ve visited several countries in 5 different continents so far, and you better believe we started taking our daughter on trips at only 2 months old. Travel is our passion and we now love seeing our beautiful world through our daughter's eyes! I want to make moms feel confident that you too can take that bucket list trip with no kid left behind! After all, travel is the best form of education.