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Free Summer Fitness Classes Continue to Bring the Heat

Summer might feel like it’s winding down but free summer fitness is still in full swing around Boston! Whether you’re young or old, a beginner or an avid workout enthusiast, there’s sure to be a class that is perfect for you. With over a hundred different fitness classes offered across greater Boston, you can enjoy the rest of the summer by getting into shape and meeting new people with the same goal.

Greenway Fitness Program

The Greenway Fitness Program holds coach-led workouts across the Rose Kennedy Greenway with fitness routines such as Zumba, yoga, and tango. Registration for the classes is recommended ahead of time and all classes are subject to cancellation or venue changes due to inclement weather.

Two people tango on the Greenway

On Saturday evening, a group gathered to watch as masters in tango showcased their talent prior to giving lessons on the Greenway. Onlookers were encouraged to join in once the class began for a sixty minute beginner’s lesson. When the learning was done, DJ Meg Farrell continued playing a mix of traditional and alternative tango music for them to show off their new skills.

A similar scene can be found across the Greenway on most days of the week at various times of the day. If tango isn’t your thing, you can work those muscles in other ways with workouts that focus on several different aspects of fitness. You can work on strength training and speed with Healthworks’ HIIT workout or find an easier to follow workout with Zumba’s Latin rhythms routine.

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series

The Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series hosts various fitness programming in Boston’s parks throughout the week. Offering classes like salsa dancing, bootcamp, and yoga, there are several opportunities to enjoy Boston’s parks while working out. Classes are offered until September 28th. There are two classes at Christopher Columbus Park: Zumba on Mondays from 6–7pm and Bootcamp on Fridays from 6:30-7:30am. There’s also yoga at the nearby Winthrop Square in Charlestown on Sundays at 9am.

Yoga in Charlestown

Seaport Sweat

Located on the Seaport Common, Seaport Sweat offers a variety of free workouts for everyone to enjoy. With mid-day offerings for moms and sessions hosted by local brand leaders, working out has never been so fun with new and returning instructors bringing exciting routines to the residents of Boston.

“It’s so hard to stay in shape when you have a busy schedule but [Seaport Sweat] offers so many classes at so many different times of the day that it’s easy to find one that fits for you,” said a Seaport resident who has attended a few of the different classes.

The classes meet every weekday and Saturdays are reserved for local brands such as lululemon,Equinox, Gronk Fitness, etc. Often, you can find other free perks like complimentary massages for those sore muscles you’re sure to have after! However, keep in mind that registration is mandatory and can be done online.

With yoga on the Greenway for Bostonians who are 55 and older (Thursdays at 10:30am at the North End Park), a workout session focused on moms and their children in strollers, and a sunrise bootcamp for the truly dedicated workout fanatic, there’s a class for every level of ability. If working out on your own hasn’t been easy, join one of hundreds of groups who want to support you reach your goal of getting and staying in shape.