Health & Wellness

Baltimore Outdoor Fitness Programs to Check Out as the Weather Gets Warmer

Ready to break free from the gym this spring? Here are a few local fitness programs to switch up your routine as temps rise.

As March rolls in, we’ve got sunny skies on the brain. And as we prepare for what will likely be a quick transition into spring (if those unseasonably warm days in February were any indication), now is the perfect time to get motivated with some new outdoor workout opportunities. Whether you’re a beginner looking for a way to increase your steps, or a seasoned gym rat in need of a change of scenery, here are a few local fitness programs to switch up your routine this spring.

Bmore Running: Calling all runners quick or slow. This crew of inclusive cardio coaches offers group training sessions designed to get you over the finish line. Whether you’re getting started on a fitness journey or you’re an experienced runner training for a marathon, Bmore Running is an easy way to get moving and meet new people. Want to try it out? Meet other group members at McHenry Row in Locust Point on Thursday nights for a free, 3-6 mile group run or walk.

B’More SUP: Returning in May, Charm City’s only floating fitness studio invites you to move your body while exploring our local waterways. For anyone looking to spice up their strength training, B’More SUP’s (SUP stands for standup paddleboarding) various water-based workouts incorporate bodyweight exercises, paddle drills, yoga, pilates, flow, and meditation. At the three Baltimore locations in the Inner Harbor, Essex, and Sparrow’s Point, enjoy sunrise classes, take a paddle tour, or rent a board and explore for yourself.

FIT4MOM Baltimore: Want to get out of the house without having to find a sitter? The local arm of this national fitness class for moms meets everywhere from the Maryland Science Center and Cross Street Market to Riverside and Latrobe Parks. (There are virtual programs offered, too.) Featured classes include Stroller Strides and Body Boost, which incorporate your stroller in strength, cardio, and core training moves—so you can bring your kiddos with you. The program is designed to help moms to prioritize their physical health and social life, while balancing the demands of raising little ones.

Kickball League of Baltimore: Get after it—spring 2023 registration is now open for this local kickball league. Play on a co-ed team with a group of friends or register as an individual to meet new people while playing Wednesdays or Thursdays for a seven-game season. It’s a fun, low-commitment way to get active and show off your competitive side. Games begin March 30 and April 5.

Waterfront Wellness: Returning this spring, Waterfront Partnership’s free exercise initiative—which offers a number of all-inclusive classes against the backdrop of the sparkling Inner Harbor—is meant to bring the community together. Yoga, running, or pilates lovers—or anyone looking to get moving—are encouraged to check out the scenic opportunities. Sign up to get notified when the spring class schedule goes live, here.

*This list will be updated.