Join a New Fitness Group

Posted on May 2nd, 2014 by Seth Nickinson

Once in a while, we need to shake up our routine to rediscover the joy in physical activity. It can also be a great help to have the social support of other people. So check out some of these ideas in Santa Barbara County, and maybe try something new!


Santa Maria Recreation Aquatics

Santa Maria Swim Club

Santa Barbara Swim Club

Los Banos del Mar pool, Santa Barbara

Lompoc Aquatic Center



Central Coast Hiking Group Meetup

Sierra Club Los Padres Chapter weekly hikes

Santa Barbara Outdoor Adventure Meetup



Central Coast Outdoors Self-Guided Bike Tours



Central Coast CrossFit (Orcutt)

CrossFit 5 Cities (Grover Beach)


Boot Camp (fitness)

Santa Barbara Fit Body Bootcamp

Body Boot Camp of Santa Barbara


Adult Sports Teams

City of Santa Maria Adult Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Dodgeball, Tennis, Table Tennis

Santa Ynez Valley YMCA 6v6 Adult Soccer

Adult Basketball at Lompoc YMCA

City of Santa Barbara Parks and Rec: Adult Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, and Flag Football


Light Movement

Tai Chi and Qi Gong (Santa Barbara)

Tai Chi with Toni(Santa Barbara)



Gentle Yoga at the Santa Ynez Valley YMCA

Santa Barbara Yoga Center

Treetop Yoga(Santa Maria)

Healing Life Yoga(Santa Barbara)



Zumba with Josette (Santa Barbara)

Denise Farmer(Santa Maria)

Zumba at Lompoc InShape

Channel Islands YMCA (Lompoc)


Dance Classes

Dance in Santa Maria (from the SM Sun)

Santa Barbara Contra Dance Society

Hula Anyone? SB

all from Santa Barbara Rec


Running, Jogging, or Walking Groups

Santa Barbara Striders

Santa Barbara Dog Lovers (mostly for routes, but you can connect with others)

Santa Maria “Let’s Walk” (Saturdays)

City of Santa Maria Fun Run Series

Santa Maria Mileage Club


Marathon Training

Team in Training Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Running and Racing