Working out can get expensive, and most people don’t want to spend their hard earned money on workout classes, but now there are no excuses. This summer, both the Newport Public Library and Island Yoga are offering a series of free fitness classes to anyone 18-118 years old and of any ability. No registration is required.

Newport Public Library fitness classes will be held in Aquidneck Park next to the library. Participants should gather by the parking lot entrance before class. In the event of bad weather, classes will be held in the Library's Program Room with participants admitted on a first-come first serve basis.

Island Yoga community classes will be held on Third Beach multiple times per week. Schedule below.


What to wear: Clothing that is comfortable for exercise and sneakers. 
What to bring: Bottle of water; sun protection (sunscreen, hat and/or sunglasses).       



Workout with Pulse Fitness

A boot camp style workout; burpees for the more advanced & general body weight work for beginners.

  • Thursday July 14, at 9:00 AM -  9:45 AM
  • Tuesday August 2, at 5:30 PM -  6:15 PM



Workout with Heidi's Fitness Studio

A version of Heidi's famous Fit Camp; a boot camp style workout.

  • Thursday July 21, at 9:00 AM -  9:45 AM



Workout with Force Newport Crossfit

CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program that delivers a fitness that is broad, general, and inclusive. 

  • Tuesday July 26, at 5:30 PM -  6:15 PM



Yoga with Mahatma Yoga

All ages yoga. Instructors will be available for adults and children at this fitness class. A Vinyasa flow and creative movement style yoga for adults and kids. 

  • Tuesday August 9, at 5:30 PM -  6:15 PM



Yoga with Thames Street Yoga

The ancient, sacred teachings of Vinyasa yoga – moving with breath, awareness and intention.  

  • Tuesday August 16, at 5:30 PM -  6:15 PM



T'ai Chi with Villari's Martial Arts Center's Jesse Harding

T'ai Chi is often called "moving meditation" using slow movements to balance thoughts, feelings, and actions to put "more years in your life and more life on your years."

  • Thursday August 25, at 9:15 AM -  10:00 AM


Island Yoga Newport

Head to the beach to catch the sun and do some yoga while you’re at it. The beach yoga is a free class with a suggested donation. The beautiful scenery of Third Beach and the community feel will help reduce tension, increase strength and flexibility while finding inner peace. 

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesdays and Fridays: 7:00 - 8:00 AM
  • Saturdays: 7:30 - 8:30 AM