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Parks Fitness Series

The Boston Parks Fitness Series offers free fitness programming in Boston parks. Join us for both in-person and virtual classes led by certified fitness instructors. Please consult the complete class list below.

Everyone is welcome at our free classes, regardless of your fitness level. For more information and cancellations, check Facebook and Twitter at @bostonparksdept and @healthyboston.

This initiative is a partnership between the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Public Health Commission. It's sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

Summer Fitness Series Classes

2023 Summer Fitness

All classes are free and open to all!  Email of you'd like the Zoom link without signing up.

Class Day Time

Eventbrite Link

HIIT Sunday 8 a.m. Sign up for HIIT
Dance Fit Monday 5 p.m. Sign up for Dance Fit
Yoga Tuesday 7 p.m. Sign up for Yoga
Afrobeats Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Sign up for Afrobeats
Strength and Conditioning Thursday 7 a.m. Sign up for Strength and Conditioning
Chair Yoga Friday 12 p.m. Sign up for Chair Yoga
Zumba Saturday 10 a.m. Sign up for Zumba

Join an in-person class every week from May 7 - September 2.

Class Day Time Location Neighborhood Eventbrite Link
Strength and Conditioning Sunday 9 a.m. Ronan Park Dorchester Sign up for Strength and Conditioning
Family-Friendly Yoga Monday 5 p.m. Winthrop Square Charlestown Sign up for Family-Friendly Yoga

Strength and Conditioning

Monday 6 p.m. Christopher Columbus Park North End Sign up for Strength and Conditioning

Kick It by Eliza

Monday 6 p.m. Brighton Common Brighton Sign up for Kick It


Monday 6 p.m. Adams Park Roslindale Sign up for Yoga

Afrobeats Cardio

Tuesday 6 p.m. Marcella Playground Roxbury Sign up for Afrobeats Cardio

Beginner Salsa

Tuesday 6 p.m. Peters Park South End Sign up for Beginner Salsa


Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Almont Park Mattapan Sign up for Zumba

Tai Chi

Wednesday 7:30 a.m. Eliot Norton Park Chinatown Sign up for Tai Chi

Line Dancing

Wednesday 6 p.m. Franklin Park (Near clubhouse) Dorchester Sign up for Line Dancing


Wednesday 6 p.m. Medal of Honor Park South Boston Sign up for Yoga


Wednesday 6 p.m. Mission Hill Playground Mission Hill Sign up for Pound

Chair Yoga

Thursday 10 a.m. Symphony Park Fenway Sign up for Chair Yoga

Zumba Tone

Thursday 6 p.m. Billings Field West Roxbury Sign up for Zumba Tone


Thursday 6 p.m. Boston Common Downtown Sign up for Yoga


Thursday 6 p.m. Mozart Park Jamaica Plain Sign up for Zumba

All levels Bootcamp

Saturday 9 a.m. Ross Playground Hyde Park Sign up for Bootcamp

Family Zumba

Saturday 10 a.m. LoPresti Park (Basketball court) East Boston Sign up for Family Zumba

Fitness Class Descriptions


Afrobeats is a catch-all term for the various Afro-pop and fusion music that has modernized and transformed within Africa and has caught the hearts of the diaspora. Afrobeats has become the name of the dance and rhythmic technique. Classes develop and build core strength, stamina, rhythmic sensibility, and — most importantly — build community.

All levels bootcamp

These classes are designed to increase your strength and agility using conditioning drills, intervals. Improvements in your health and strength are best achieved with a strong weekly commitment.


¡Vamos a bailar! Experience the benefits of a great workout while learning to dance salsa on1. This is a low-impact cardio workout where you will learn beginner salsa on1 footwork and put it to practice in easy-to-follow choreography! No dance experience necessary. All levels welcome.

chair yoga

A gentle form of yoga that can be done seated or standing on the ground while using a chair for support. Focus on opening all the joints and loosening up tight muscles.

dance fit

A cardio dance-based class that will get your heart pumping and hips shaking while combining strength moves to get you stronger! Move and dance to the beat while breaking a sweat.

family zumba

Family Zumba gives you and your family a chance to be active together. It’s a full body workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. While many of the types of dance and music featured in the program are Latin American inspired, this class also contains choreographed moves to Soca, Dancehall, Afrobeats and Hip-hop.


Join instructor Olivia Porada for a high energy Kick It by Eliza class at the Brighton Commons! Kick It is a music-driven, kickboxing-inspired fitness method with 13 rounds. The class brings high intensity interval training with kickboxing, boxing, rhythmic components and a meditative cool down. All levels welcome! All you need is a yoga mat, sneakers, water, and yourself.

line dancing

A fun activity that has all the necessary elements to improve cardiovascular health. The Rhythm Riders rotate moving from high- to low-impact line dances. Whether you want to get ready for the summer social season, upcoming weddings, family reunions, or simply discover a fun new way to get moving again, they have the moves for you! We are all too familiar with the Electric Slide and the Cupid Shuffle. Please allow them to take you on a musical journey as you learn new line dances. So come let the rhythm move you, because a body in motion, stays in Motion!


Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements using weighted drumsticks.


An ancient Chinese martial art that is used as a slow-moving exercise to achieve relaxation and stress reduction. Tai Chi offers benefits for the body, mind and spirit.

strength and conditioning

This all-levels class is designed to increase physical strength and mobility through bodyweight exercises! The circuit style workouts will work all major muscle groups so you feel it from head to toe. All movements will have modifications to progress down or up depending on how you feel.


This class will bring you through postures to align, strengthen, and promote flexibility in the body. Taught by Not Your Average Yoga teacher, you will be able to strengthen the body and the mind as you realize your spirit, impact, and self-worth. Classes will incorporate coping skills along with relaxation techniques.


We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check. A total workout, Zumba combines all elements of fitness:

  • cardio
  • muscle conditioning
  • balance and flexibility
  • boosted energy, and
  • a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class
zumba TONE

Zumba Toning combines body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio work infused with Zumba moves to create a calorie-torching, strength-training fitness party. Students learn how to use lightweight toning sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all their target zones, including arms, abs, and thighs.

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