Self-Care Saturdays at Third Street Promenade

Women participating in exercise class

Make the most of your weekends by prioritizing your well-being for Self-Care Saturdays in Downtown Santa Monica. This weekly Saturday series of free events in Santa Monica is running each Saturday through September and offered in collaboration with Fit Girl Club LA and includes workout classes, access to local vendors, and the opportunity to connect with the community.

Browse Local Vendors

We all know that a little bit of luxury can go a long way when it comes to taking care of our mental and emotional well-being. That’s why Self-Care Saturdays has partnered with local vendors to offer a convenient shopping experience you can enjoy before or after your workout (you’re also welcome to just come for the shopping!).

Find creative and handmade items that can elevate your self-care from local and minority-owned brands. You can also enjoy one of the most popular Santa Monica events by browsing the famous Downtown Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, open from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm every Saturday.

Free Workout Classes in Santa Monica

The main attraction of Self-Care Saturdays is the free workouts on Third Street Promenade. Start your weekend off right with these free, fun events that cater to a variety of fitness levels and workout styles. They are a great opportunity to try new workouts, meet like-minded wellness folks, and enjoy the great outdoors. For the best experience, bring a yoga mat, towel, and water.

Two workout classes are offered every Saturday morning, one at 10:00 am and one at 11:00 am. Attend one or both! The classes are free, but registration is required. You can RSVP for workouts here.

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, participants who are not vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask that covers the nose, mouth, and chin.

See below for the current workout schedule!

Buns Of Steen with Nicole Steen

Date: Saturday, August 28

Time: 10:00 am

Shape your booty with the Buns of Steen Booty Workout. These fun workout classes in Santa Monica use a combination of toning, sculpting, and cardio exercises to help you achieve the silhouette of your dreams. Optional equipment to bring includes the Buns Of Steen® Booty Band, Buns Of Steen® Ankle Weights, and free weights (at least 5 pounds).

For more information, follow @nicolesteenfitness on Instagram.

Power Yoga with Nicole Sciacca*

Date: Saturday, August 28

Time: 11:00 am

Join yoga teacher Nicole Sciacca for a morning of power yoga. Nicole discovered her passion for yoga after a back injury put her dance career on the back burner. She is the current Chief Yoga Officer of West Hollywood’s Playlist Yoga. This class is a great way to experience the spiritual and physical benefits of yoga, for beginner and experienced yogis alike.

For more information, follow @nicolesciacca on Instagram.

*When selecting tickets, please choose General Admission 11:00 am class.

Shakti NAAM with Alyssa Gaustaud

Date: Saturday, September 4

Time: 10:00 am

Shakti NAAM yoga incorporates breath work, movement, laughter, and meditation for a rejuvenating and refreshing experience. This class focuses on fun and fitness and will have you feeling on top of the world.

Ballet Bodies with Romi Rivera*

Date: Saturday, September 4

Time: 11:00 am

A combination of ballet, Pilates, barre, and personal training, the Ballet Bodies method helps you shape and sculpt a dancer-like figure. Precision, grace, and strength are core concepts of this workout.

For more information, visit balletbodies.com.

*When selecting tickets, please choose General Admission 11:00 am class.

TOWEL TONING® with Creator Virginia Biven

Date: Saturday, September 11

Time: 10:00 am

This unique workout uses functional training moves and resistance exercise techniques to engage muscles, improve mobility, and tone and lengthen your physique. The workout is choreographed to upbeat music for a motivating and energizing cardio experience.

TOWEL TONING® bands will be available to borrow or purchase.

For more information, visit toweltoning.com.

Cardio Kickboxing with Sarit Zorano*

Date: Saturday, September 11

Time: 11:00 am

Raise your heart rate, activate multiple muscle groups, and enjoy a total body workout that improves your speed and sharpens your agility. Cardio Kickboxing is a high-energy workout for all levels, from beginners to pros. It’s a great way to challenge yourself and have fun!

For more information, follow @iamsariri on Instagram.

*When selecting tickets, please choose General Admission 11:00 am class.

HIIT with Double Ops Santa Monica

Date: Saturday, September 18

Time: 10:00 am

Build muscle and burn fat with a HIIT session that combines functional cardio with strength and resistance training, as well as shadow boxing and kickboxing.

For more information, visit doptraining.com.

Let That S**t Go Yoga with @nafbabes*

Date: Saturday, September 18

Time: 11:00 am

Join instructor Kari J. for a yoga class unlike any other. Rooted in exploring your personal power and letting go of whatever’s weighing you down, this class will take you on a yoga asana voyage, peppered with laughs, playful moves, and funky music. All are welcome, from experienced yogis who have already reached Zen to newbies who want to learn to find their happy place.

For more information, visit the NAF website.

*When selecting tickets, please choose General Admission 11:00 am class.

EDM Yoga Dance Workout with Sydney Benner

Date: Saturday, September 25

Time: 10:00 am

Instructor Sydney Benner will take you through her signature program, Flight. This combination of yoga and high cardio rhythmic dance moves will have your heart pumping and your head nodding to the up-tempo music.

For more information, visit sydneybenner.fitness.

Yoga and Live Music with Valerie Rutka*

Date: Saturday, September 25

Time: 11:00 am

Move through a series of poses to live music in this unique and energizing yoga class. Build physical strength and inner peace through movement that is designed to energize your body and quiet your mind.

For more information, follow @valerierutka on Instagram.

*When selecting tickets, please choose General Admission 11:00 am class.

 

For those who can’t make it to the classes in person but still want to enjoy the free workouts, Fit Girl Club LA is live-streaming all classes virtually. Visit www.fitgirlclub.com for more information.

Feature photo courtesy of Downtown Santa Monica.

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