Troops for Fitness offers exercise in Boston parks
December 5, 2016
Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, Boston Veterans Services, The Coca-Cola Company, and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) offer Boston residents Troops for Fitness, a program to help bolster the city’s health and fitness initiatives by utilizing the expertise of local veterans.
As part of the Coca-Cola Troops for Fitness program, the Parks Department offers free workshops and classes instructed by military veterans at parks and community centers citywide. The veterans lead exercise programs including boot camps, golf clinics, cardio and strength training classes, running groups, family yoga, therapeutic yoga, and hiking workouts.
Mayor Walsh is committed to making physical activity programs and nutrition education in Boston’s neighborhoods a high priority for his office.
“This initiative allows us to offer free access to health and wellness resources for all neighborhoods in Boston while empowering local military veterans, thanks to the support from Coca-Cola and the NRPA,” said Mayor Walsh. “Troops for Fitness benefits all participants, from attendees enjoying the free workshops to the veterans who will be using their well-honed skills to get Bostonians healthy and active.”