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City of Boston kicks off free Summer Fitness Series


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Parks and Recreation

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) have announced the 2021 Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. The series will offer 25 free weekly classes both virtually and in 18 City parks from June 6 to October 2.

The Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series offers Bostonians healthy activities, including Vinyasa Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Chair Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Barre, Dance Fit, HIIT, Family Fitness, Cardio and Core, ZUMBA, Family ZUMBA, Salsa Dancing, Fusion Fit, Strength Training, Cardio Dance, and Carnival Fit. The program is tailored to the interests of residents and participants, including a full spectrum of age-friendly classes for families to older adults as well as options for those new to fitness classes.

“We’re excited for another summer of outdoor fun, exercise and partnership with this year’s Summer Fitness Series,” said Jeff Bellows, vice president of corporate citizenship and public affairs at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. “Fitness classes in parks across Boston offer a chance for regular physical activity that is critical to a healthy lifestyle. We want to make it easy and fun to get outside and be active, and we’re thrilled to be working with the city to offer classes for folks of all ages, abilities and interests.”

By engaging in a citywide effort to increase opportunities for physical activity, BPHC and the Parks Department aim to further reduce barriers to active living and achieve the goal of ensuring that Bostonians have ample opportunities to be active.

For more information and a link to the full schedule, visit the Summer Fitness Series website.

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