San Diego is known to be one of the most fitness friendly cities in the country. However, with the prices of gyms going through the roof, boot camp classes costing an arm and a leg, and trying to fit in with the trendy crowd at a ballet inspired workout, maybe it’s time to simplify fitness and make it free. Fortunately, there is no better place than San Diego for fun, laid back and free fitness routines and classes.
One of the most popular spots to get in a good workout with a stunning view is at the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC). Continually throughout the day workout enthusiasts will be walking or running up what some call the “stairs of death.” Power up the 100 stairs and keep running to the observation deck to reward yourself with a breathtaking view of the Coronado and San Diego Bay, if you still have any breath left. Another one of the San Diego Convention Center fun facts is that every Wednesday night at 9:45 pm fitness fanatics come in droves to run the lit-up stairs together while blaring music and words of motivation encourage runners onward and upward.
Another great place to get in a fun and free workout is at Balboa Park. Every Monday and Tuesday at 6:15pm adults can partake in a free restorative yoga class at the Balboa Park Activity Center. If you need to keep the kids active, they can practice volleyball skills on Wednesday nights at 5:30pm during a free youth volleyball clinic. If you are looking to run to the beat of your own drum, Balboa Park’s Morley Field Sports Complex has a 2 mile long track with 18 fitness station stops along the way. You’re also bound to catch someone with a healthy pre-packed lunch because this is one of the better San Diego Balboa Park picnic spots.
Once you have happily tired yourself out and enjoyed the fun fitness activities San Diego has to offer, consider booking a nearby room at a cheap hotel in San Diego downtown. The Pacific Inn offers discounts of up to 12% off for advanced booking and we always have senior and military specials. Call 1-800-571-2933 to make your reservation today.