San Antonio Community Resource Directory
Fit City SA (Nonprofit )

FitCitySA is the main community portal for health and fitness in San Antonio and is powered by the Mayor’s Fitness Council.

The Mayor’s Fitness Council is supported by the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District.

Andrea Bottiglieri - Fitness Council Coordinator Send email
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This resource guide was developed to provide mental health and suicide prevention resources. This guide focuses on educating teachers, administrators, parents, and guardians, on how to increase access to mental health resources, reduce stigma, build resiliency, and develop empathy to improve the mental health and well-being in our schools.

The goals of this resource guide are:

  • To increase understanding of mental health conditions and the treatment of mental health conditions in youth and young adults.
  • To increase understanding of the problem of youth suicide, the risk factors that can lead to suicide, and the treatment and prevention of suicidal behavior in youth and young adults.
  • To increase knowledge of mental health conditions, risk factors, and warning signs for suicide, so that teachers, administrators, parents, guardians, and adults who work with youth and young adults are better prepared to identify and refer students who may be at risk.

The topics covered in this resource guide are:

  • The problem of youth and young adult suicide
  • The role of teachers, administrators, parents, and guardians in suicide prevention
  • Mental health conditions and other suicide risk factors
  • The role of schools in suicide prevention

Download a copy here.

Andrea Bottiglieri Send email
Updated within the last 2 months.

Get ready. Get Set. Go! To your local parks for free Fitness in the Park classes. The program offers many opportunities to improve your physical fitness, from Zumba to walking and running groups to high-intensity workouts and boot camps all taught by professional instructors. The classes are offered in conjunction with the Mayor’s Fitness Council.

For a complete listing, click here.

Fitness Stations: The Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of fitness options including a number of parks with lighted walking trails. These parks are open until 11:00 PM daily. Don’t forget to spice up your workout by spending time working out on our outdoor fitness equipment. The list of more than 30 parks with equipment can be found at Fitness Stations.

Indoor Fitness: For an indoor fitness option consider the Enrique Barrera Fitness Center, 5800 Old Highway 90 West. Barrera features a well-equipped workout room as well as a variety of fitness classes. Click here for all the details.

Fitness in the Park classes are open to all ages and fitness levels. Click here for the citywide schedule.

No pre-registration is required. The schedule is subject to change.

Click here for our Mobile Fit Request Form.

Free

Andrea Bottiglieri Send email
Updated within the last 4 months.

Get Strong with Mayor Ron is spearheaded by the Mayor’s Fitness Council in conjunction with San Antonio Parks and Recreation and the Mayor’s Office. The mission of the Mayor’s Fitness Council is to lead San Antonio to be one of the healthiest and most active communities in the nation which residents, groups, and organizations work collaboratively to achieve targeted health and fitness goals.

Since 2017, Get Strong with Mayor Ron events have taken place across San Antonio in nearly all of the City Council Districts with the goal of shedding light on health and wellness initiatives and elevating fitness and nutrition programs throughout the city. At each Get Strong event Mayor Nirenberg interacts with participants for a fun, physical, or hands-on wellness activity.

The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department is an integral part of the Get Strong series, providing support through venues, instructors, and popular classes that showcase the Mayor setting a healthy example.

Check here for details on the next Get Stong event.

Updated within the last 1 month.

Benefits of Walking

Regular physical activity helps everybody feel better and improves overall health. Walking is an excellent form of physical activity and the leading choice of exercise for Americans. Additionally, walking is free and reduces energy use, traffic congestion, and pollution.

Through consistent walking, you will…

  • Get and stay healthier
  • Feel better about yourself
  • Have less chance for heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers
  • Have less chance of being depressed
  • Control your weight
  • Have stronger muscles and bones
  • Sleep better at night
  • Increase your chances of living longer
  • Look better
  • Be with friends and meet new people
  • Enjoy yourself and have fun

Click here to learn more about different walking techniques and the proper walking attire.

Bert Pickell Send email
(210) 273-7983
Updated within the last 1 month.