You Can Work Out with Aly Raisman

She'll be at the Jimmy Fund Fit Fest next month.

Aly Raisman

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For one day only, Aly Raisman can be your workout buddy—no backflips required.

On May 6, the Olympic gymnast is joining Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Reebok for the Jimmy Fund Fit Fest, an all-day fitness spectacular taking place on the Esplanade.

Raisman will kick things off with opening remarks and a guided warmup. Then, the day transitions into five workouts led by some of Boston’s best instructors. The schedule includes:

  • CrossFit taught by CrossFit Back Bay’s Erika Pearson
  • Bootcamp taught by Barry’s Bootcamp’s Derek Durkin
  • Boxing taught by EverybodyFights’ Stephanie Greenfield
  • Dance taught by Healthworks’ Carmen Rojas
  • Yoga taught by CorePower Yoga’s Majesta Thorndike

Of course, the event is about more than breaking a sweat. It’s also a fundraiser for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber, supporting critical cancer care and research carried out by the hospital—a cause near and dear to Raisman’s heart.

“Like so many others, my family has been affected by cancer,” she says in a statement. “I am excited to team up with the Jimmy Fund to make an impact in Dana-Farber’s important mission to conquer cancer.”

Interested participants may register individually or as a team, here. Registration costs $10, and each individual must commit to raising at least $175. Food and drinks will be provided throughout the day, as well as prizes and giveaways.

$10 plus $175 fundraising minimum, 5/6, 7 a.m. The DCR Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade, 47 David G Mugar Way, Boston,