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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.

Note: There will be no classes held on Monday, October 9 (Indigenous Peoples' Day).

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.

Fall Fitness Series Classes

2023 Fall 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

Afrobeats Dance Monday 5 p.m. Sign up for Afrobeats Dance
Yoga Tuesday 6 p.m. Sign up for Yoga
Strength and Conditioning Wednesday 6 p.m. Sign up for Strength and Conditioning
HIIT Thursday 7 a.m. Sign up for HIIT
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 September 24 to November 4.

Class Day Time Location Neighborhood Eventbrite Link
Family Zumba Sunday 11 a.m. Noyes Playground (Basketball Courts) East Boston Sign up for Family Zumba
Gentle Yoga Monday 10 a.m. Adams Park Roslindale Sign up for Gentle Yoga

Tai Chi

Thursday 1 p.m. Brighton Common Brighton Sign up for Tai Chi

Walking Group

Saturday 9 a.m. Franklin Park Dorchester Sign up for Walking Group

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.

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.


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
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