St. Pete providing free courses in health, cooking, martial arts and extra this month


Take free tai chi classes in St. Pete

Tony Sadiku reports

While much of the country is below freezing, the weather in St. Pete and the Bay Area is beautiful. The city of St. Pete makes it easy and free to get outside and live a healthier life.

The program is called Healthy St. Pete and offers everything from cooking classes to pickleball.

Fitness professionals are holding free classes at local parks this month.

Dough Hatch, Headmaster at Suncoast Martial Arts, participates in the initiative. He offers outdoor classes in Tai Chi.

However, the programs are not limited to martial arts alone. There are food and cooking classes for kids, fitness bootcamps, neighborhood walks, aqua fitness, and more.

For more information on Healthy St. Pete’s offerings, please visit