Head to Any One of Boston’s Parks This Summer for Free Fitness

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The sun is shining, the temperatures are rising, and Boston’s parks are overflowing with activities. Ditch the gloomy interior of your gym this summer and trade it for an outdoor park. The Boston Parks summer fitness series schedule is out and there are plenty of class offerings to fit pretty much anyone’s fancy.

On May 30 the series kicks off with a launch party in Copley Square from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. The evening is complete with free class demos, t-shirts, tote bags, and more.

Classes begin June 3 and conclude on September 28. The series includes things like bootcamp, cardio dance, high intensity interval training, and yoga (of course). Lesser known classes like an Afro-Caribbean group dance class, QiGong, Tai Chi, and line dancing will also be offered as well as salsa dancing, Zumba, and family fitness. The line-up hits on every aspect of fitness, so you’re bound to find something that you enjoy.

Here’s what to expect:

Mondays
Zumba, 6 p.m., Christopher Columbus Park in the North End
Salsa Dancing, 6 p.m., Blackstone Square in the South End
Strength training, 6 p.m., Town Field in Dorchester
Afrobeat Bootcamp, 6 p.m., Malcom X Park in Roxbury
Cardio Fit, 6 p.m., Hynes Playground in West Roxbury
Yoga, 6:30 p.m., Mother’s Rest at 4 Corners in Dorchester

Tuesdays
Cardio Fitness, 6:30 a.m., Iacono Playground in Hyde Park
Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Symphony Park in Fenway
Bootcamp, 6 p.m., Elmhurt Park in Dorchester
Yoga, 6 p.m., M St. Park (Medal of Honor) in South Boston
Zumba, 6 p.m., Gertrude Howes Playground in Roxbury
Cardio Dance, 6 p.m., McLaughlin Playground in Mission Hill
Family Zumba, 6 p.m., LoPresti Park in East Boston

Wednesdays
QiGong, 10 a.m., Elliot Norton Park in Bay Village
Yoga, 6 p.m., Brighton Common in Brighton
Family Zumba, 6 p.m., Almont Park in Mattapan
Line Dancing, 6:30 p.m., Franklin Park (near golf clubhouse) in Dorchester
Yoga, 6:30 p.m., Adams Park in Roslindale

Thursdays
Tai Chi, 10 a.m., Symphony Park in Fenway
Yoga, 6 p.m., Boston Common in Downtown
HIIT, 6 p.m., Highland Park in Roxbury

Fridays
Bootcamp, 6:30 a.m., Christopher Columbus Park in the North End
Walking group, 10 a.m., Moakley Park in South Boston

Saturdays
Family Fitness, 9:30 a.m., Fallon Field in Roslindale
Yoga, 9:15 a.m., Franklin Park (Schoolmaster Hill) in Dorchester
Bootcamp, 11 a.m., Almont Park in Mattapan

Sundays
Yoga, 9 a.m., Winthrop Square in Charlestown
Carnival Fit, 9:30 a.m., Mozart Street Playground in Jamaica Plain
Pound, 10 a.m., Smith Playground in Allston
Yoga, 2 p.m., Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain

For more information check Twitter @healthyboston and @bostonparksdept or call 617-534-2355. There are no classes on July 2 and September 2 and yoga on the Boston Common will not be held on June 20. For more information on the launch event: boston.gov and the series: boston.gov  

Source URL: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/health/2019/05/22/boston-parks-summer-fitness-series-2019/