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Free Zumba, Yoga, Barre & More – GR Outdoor Fitness Classes for Summer 2024

Free GR Summer Outdoor Fitness Classes photo GR Parks & Rec

Great news for all our movers and shakers out there!

Grand Rapids is bringing back the Free Outdoor Summer Fitness Series for another summer. We love this because it’s the perfect chance to get active, burn a few calories, enjoy the fresh air, and soak up some sun while the weather is nice—all for free!

From May 13, parks across our city are hosting fitness classes – from yoga to high-energy cardio and everything in between.

Who knows when you’ll get another chance to try out Barre on The Blue Bridge or get groovin’ with POUND?

Or, maybe Zumba at Rosa Parks Circle and the strength-building fun of Pumped Up Strength at Cherry Park is more up your alley.

Here’s to most of our amazing but -oh-too-short Grand Rapids summers!

See you in the park!

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POUND on the Blue Bridge 📷 GR Parks & Rec FB

Good to Know

  • Drop-in, no registration required!
  • Classes begin the week of May 13 and run for 15 weeks
  • No class Monday, May 27: Memorial Day.
  • No class Thursday, July 4: Independence Day.

Free Monday Classes (May 13 – August 19, no class May 27)

6:00 – 6:45 p.m.Basic YogaGentle stretching, flow through poses, ends restfully.Mulick Park, 1632 Sylvan Ave. SE
6:30 – 7:15 p.m.SoulfulMOTIONHigh intensity interval training (HIIT) to Christian and inspirational music.MacKay Jaycees Park, 2531 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
6:30 – 7:15 p.m.ZumbaHigh energy dance fitness with Latin and international music.Rosa Parks Circle, 135 Monroe Center St. NW

Free Tuesday Classes (May 14 – August 20)

5:30 – 6:15 p.m.BarreCombines Pilates, Ballet, and Yoga, uses light weights and resistance bands.The Blue Bridge
6:15 – 6:45 p.m.30 Minute HIITIntense interval training with body weight exercises. Modified options available.Lookout Park, 801 Fairview Ave. NE
6:30 – 7:15 p.m.Glute AerobicsBody weight rhythmic class focused on glutes and lower body.555 Monroe Ave. NW
7:00 – 7:45 p.m.Sunset YogaGentle stretching and flowing poses, ends restfully.Lookout Park, 801 Fairview Ave. NE

Free Wednesday Classes (May 15 – August 21)

6:30 – 7:15 a.m.Sunrise YogaGentle stretching and flowing poses, ends restfully. Meets on clubhouse deck.Indian Trails Golf Course, 2776 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.Pumped Up StrengthFunctional movement patterns, upper and lower body workout set to music.Cherry Park, 725 Cherry St. SE
7:00 – 7:45 p.m.African DanceAfro and West African dance styles set to African pop music.555 Monroe Ave. NW
7:00 – 7:45 p.m.WERQNonstop cardio dance set to pop and hip hop music. Bring water and towel.Highland Park, 700 College Ave. NE

Free Thursday Classes (May 16 – August 22, no class July 4)

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.Basic YogaGentle stretching and flowing poses, ends restfully.Sixth Street Park, 647 Monroe Ave. NW
5:30 – 6:15 p.m.POUNDFull-body workout with Ripstix®, combines cardio, conditioning, and yoga/pilates movements.The Blue Bridge
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.HIGH Low FitnessLow-impact fitness class with interval training, pop music, and choreography.Calder Plaza, 320 Ottawa Ave NW
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.Basic YogaGentle stretching and flowing poses, ends restfully.MLK Park, 1200 MLK Jr. St. SE
7:15 – 8:00 p.m.Line DancingLine dancing to various music genres, focuses on fitness and fun.Roosevelt Park, 739 Van Raalte Dr. SW

Classes hosted by Grand Rapids Parks and Rec.

Melody VanderWeide

INFJ. Mom of 3. Idea chaser-People believer-Inspiration seeker. Together we make GR amazing – Let’s go!

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