Finding the right images to promote your fitness classes can seem like a challenge. But luckily, there are some websites and resource libraries out there which give you some great options. And they’re free!

We’ve picked out five places you can get some great pictures.


Canva’s image library has over 60 million high-quality stock photos. From Pilates classes to dance fitness and everything in between, you can find images to suit your class timetable. You can even customise the images with text and filters to make them fit your brand.

Simply sign up for a free Canva account to search for images and create great social media posts, flyers, roller banners, anything you need!

New to Canva? You can get a step-by-step beginner’s guide here.

Sport England image library

Not many people know that Sport England has an online library that you can use for free.

It’s packed with images that cover a wide range of sports, including fitness classes. It also includes pictures that are suitable for different age groups, genders, and people who are disabled.

To use the library, simply register to gain access – it’s free!

Flickr Creative Commons

Flickr Creative Commons is a great resource for free images. You can search millions of photos taken by professional and amateur photographers from all over the world.

Just make sure to double-check the license attached to each photo so you know what terms you must adhere to when using it, such as crediting the photographer or not altering it.

A woman with brown skin on a exercise bike in a class with red lighting

(This Girl Can)

This Girl Can

This Girl Can has a stunning library of images that capture the power of real women taking part in physical activity.

You can find inspiring photos of ladies engaged in various forms of exercise, whether it’s running outdoors or attending group classes.

The library also includes pictures that portray body positivity and female empowerment. All images are free-to-use. Just make sure you read the guidelines first. You can view the library here.

Your own classes!

Finally, why not take your own photos of your classes in action?

You can use a smartphone to capture the energy and atmosphere of your class and then edit them easily with Canva or similar apps.

That way, you have unique images that capture the amazing things that happen during your sessions!

Just make sure you ask permission from your class participants before you start taking pictures! Top tip: our free support membership gives you access to editable photography permission slips. Sign up here.

Over to you

We hope this has given you some ideas on where to source free images for your fitness classes.

Remember to use the hashtag #StandAtTheFront so we can see your marketing and classes in action. And make sure you’re following us on Facebook and Instagram for more instructor top tips and info.