Monday, December 21, 2015

FREE Workout Classes in Los Fresnos

Christine (the instructor) likes to make us do squats– a lot!
As promised, here are the details on the FREE workout classes I have been in enjoying in Los Fresnos the last couple of months!  On average, I attend them twice a week, but classes are offered everyday.  Morning classes are 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Boys and Girls Club across from Los Fresnos High School (located behind Memorial Park at 900 N. Arroyo Blvd).  Mondays and Wednesdays focus on cardio kickboxing, Tuesdays and Thursdays do strength training, and Fridays are mixed cardio classes (ex: some Zumba and kickboxing). There are also evening options twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for cardio (at the same location).

A photo of Christine and me, after class. ;)
The instructor's name is Christine, and she is one of the best I have had the privilege of working with.  She is encouraging, energetic, and greets every member of the class as we arrive.  The atmosphere is what made the biggest difference for me (outside of the obvious plus that the classes are all FREE and awesome).  I take my daughter with me once a week, and she plays quietly in a corner, or occasionally does the exercises along with me!  It is no problem having her there.  Christine calls her, "the baby," and there was one session where all the ladies exploded in applause for my girl because they were so impressed by her participation.

My favorite workout partner, my mom!
The free exercise programs are offered throughout the valley and are part of the UT Health School of Public Health and are a branch of Tu Salud Si Cuenta (Your Health Matters!).  There is no charge for the courses because they are funded by grants.  This particular exercise program is good for another year.  Typically, as long as there is proof of participation and funds being used, the grant will continually be renewed.

I overheard a couple of ladies talking this morning after class about how what we do with Christine is the exact same thing they do at Gold's Gym (only without the cost!).  I'll take it!  I hope to see YOU there!


  1. Thanks for posting this. I know others that have done them some and really enjoyed them. I just know it would be too distracting with two kids in tow for me to go. Maybe one day...

    1. Yeah, it just depends on the kind of day they're having. I have taken both Jack and Ceci before when he has been on vacation and they are usually fine. But certainly, it makes things a little more challenging.