Fitness

Enjoy Free Outdoor Fitness This Summer at Assembly Row

Somerville's dining, entertainment, and fitness mecca has a jam-packed summer lineup of outdoor fun.


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Break a sweat at one of Assembly Row’s free summer fitness events. / Photo provided

As if you needed another reason to look forward to warmer weather, Somerville’s Assembly Row is commemorating their fifth anniversary with a packed lineup of events throughout the summer, offering everything from a silent disco to their signature Fit Row Sweat Series.

Anyone looking to shift their workout outdoors after months of going stir-crazy in the gym can get moving with a number of free, active events. Looking to find your zen? Check out yoga on the Mystic River every Saturday morning. Hoping to spice up your fitness routine? Pop into a salsa lesson or an evening of Latin dancing to get your heart rate up. Searching for a new go-to workout class? Register for a free class with one of Fit Row’s five participating boutique studios as part of the fitness hub’s Sweat Series on select Thursday’s.

And workouts aren’t all that Assembly Row has to offer this season. You can bring along the kids for a movie in the park, or stop by the new pop-up arts and community space, Vox Pop, for Children Story Times and educational workshops. In June, you can check out Assembly Row’s first-ever Pride Month celebrations, which will feature a banner unveiling ceremony, a silent disco, and a screening of the coming-of-age film Love, Simon.

“Assembly Row has worked for five plus years to create a variety of events to draw residents, visitors, neighbors and office workers,” David Middleton, Assembly Row general manager, said in a press release. “Our anniversary is a perfect way to celebrate our connections to events, partners and opportunities that create a sense of community, fun and energy every day of the week.”

Here’s what to expect:

May 5: Yoga in the Park.

May 9: Launch of Somerville Media Center collaborative space, Vox Pop.

May 12: Mom’s run 5k.

May 19: MSPCA 5K.

May 23: Fit Row Sweat Series with Club Pilates.

May 30: Pride Banner Unveiling.

June 1: Lupus Walk.

June 7: Silent Disco- Assembly Row Pride.

June 14: Dancing on the Row Kick Off.

July 11: Local restaurants fight to be named best bartender in Bar Stars.

June 22: Yoga summer solstice.

June 27: Fit Row Sweat Series with Barre N9ne

July 25: Fit Row Sweat Series with Cyclebar

August 25: Race to the Row.

September 14: Live local music, local artists, free children’s activities, and the annual fireworks show at Riverfest.

355 Artisan Way, Somerville, 617-440-5565, see the full list of events, times, and to RSVP: assemblyrow.com.