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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.

Note: There will be no classes held on Monday, October 10 (Indigenous Peoples' Day).

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.

Fitness Class Descriptions

Kick It

This class consists of a 13 round fitness method that is music driven and kickboxing inspiring. It is filled with high intensity intervals with kickboxing, boxing, rhythmic components, and a meditative cool down. All levels are welcome.

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 and torching calories.


A total body workout that will get your heart rate pumping and will include a warm up followed by blocks of body-weight exercises that target the upper body, lower body, core and cardio for a full body experience. We will end with a cool down and some stretching. The class is high intensity, but modifications will be offered for all fitness levels. We encourage you to join weekly to benchmark your fitness level and get stronger as the weeks progress.

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.


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, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class


This class will bring you through postures to align, strengthen and promote flexibility in the body. It will also help you strengthen the body and the mind as you realize your spirit, impact, and self-worth. Classes will incorporate coping skills along with relaxation techniques.

Chair Yoga

This class is great for everyone but particularly for those who prefer to move with the support of a chair. In this class we will energize our bodies, cultivate resilience, explore spinal movements, and build core strength and flexibility through accessible seated postures. First thing in the morning — it's better than a cup of coffee!

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