In the South churches have it all – coffee shops, schools, libraries, and fitness programs.  As a northerner this fascinates me.  With some churches it’s like a city within the city!

A mom recently asked for free or low cost fitness programs in the area, and churches are certainly the best place to find that.  Here are some programs the moms recommend.  From what I’ve seen churches consider this a community outreach ministry, so you don’t have to attend the church to participate.  Please let me know what updates need to be made to this list – I’m guessing there are others!


Christ United Methodist
Classes (some with nursery available) and a fitness center.  Some classes are free, the fitness center has a small annual fee.  Community members welcome

Christ the King Lutheran Church
Zumba

Church of Christ at White Station
walking track, gymnasium, exercise equipment and Coffee House available to the community at no charge.  Fitness classes and special workshops offered from time-to-time, also free

Church of the Holy Communion
Classes and personal trainers

Colonial Park United Methodist Church
Yoga and Zumba, some classes are free

Evergreen Presbyterian Church
link on website is currently broken

Germantown United Methodist
Classes, a fitness center and nursery.  There is a fee to join.  Community members welcome.
Germantown Baptist
Classes, a fitness center and nursery.  Free to church members, a fee for others in the community.

Heartsong Church
Fitness classes

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Zumba

Independent Presbyterian
Fitness center with classes and childcare

Kirby Woods Baptist Church
Zumba

Mullins United Methodist Church
Yoga

St. Luke’s United Methodist
Zumba and Yoga

St. John’s Episcopal
Fitness room with track – open to the community and no fee
Fee-based classes

Second Baptist Church
Fitness center with track and basketball court

Central Church
Collierville
Classes, weights, Kids Zone (inside playground), gymnasium, and an indoor walking/running track.  Membership available to church members and non-members.

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