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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, January 15 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) and Monday, February 19 (Presidents' 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.

Winter Fitness Series Classes

2024 Winter Fitness

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

Class Day Time

Eventbrite Link

Zumba® Monday 5 p.m. Sign up for Zumba®
Yoga Tuesday 6 p.m. Sign up for Yoga
Strength and Conditioning Wednesday 6 p.m. Sign up for Strength and Conditioning
Cardio Kickboxing Thursday 7 a.m. Sign up for Cardio Kickboxing
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. No registration required.

Class Day Time Location Neighborhood Eventbrite Link
Yoga Monday 10 a.m. BCYF Roslindale Community Center Roslindale Sign up for Yoga
Strength & Balance Tuesday 11 a.m. East Boston Senior Center East Boston Sign up for Strength & Balance

Afrobeats Dance

Wednesday 6 p.m. BCYF Vine Street Community Center Roxbury Sign up for Afrobeats Dance

Tai Chi

Thursday 1 p.m. Veronica Smith Center Allston-Brighton Sign up for Tai Chi

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.


High energy total-body workout combines kickboxing, cardio, bodyweight exercises, and targeted work on abs and glutes.

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.


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 BALANCE

A total body workout with a focus on strengthening the core and limbs while amplifying the body’s movement through stretch, improving overall balance, posture, muscle tone and mobility. By learning how to move the body in a healthy way, one can reduce pain, improve body awareness, avoid injury and reinforce proper movement principles. Class begins in a chair to freely move every part the body and then transitions to standing weight bearing exercise to improve bone and muscle strength.

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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