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Take advantage of free fitness options this summer

Working out doesn’t have to cost money — you can always just lace up and go for run. But if group fitness is your thing, you can take advantage of the many free outdoor classes this summer, including the City of Boston’s free Summer Fitness Series.

June 2 is the official kickoff for the three months of classes, and will be marked by an announcement from city officials at Christopher Columbus Park followed by Zumba and bootcamp classes. Those who attend the kickoff event will get a free pedometer, water, and snacks.

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Throughout June, July, and August, the free fitness events will be held at parks throughout the city, including Franklin Park, Mission Hill playground, and Symphony Park.

“By extending this opportunity into the neighborhoods, the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series aims to further reduce barriers to active living and achieve our goal — to ensure that Bostonians across the City have ample opportunity to be active,” city officials said in a statement about the series.

The free classes include yoga, Tai Chi, and line dancing in addition to Zumba and bootcamp. You can browse the schedule online to find class times and locations. For more information:
m.cityofboston.gov/parks

Free classes can also be found this summer at Norman B. Leventhal Park in Post Office Square. Bootcamp, yoga, pilates, and Zumba classes will be held Mondays through Thursdays, beginning June 2 and running through Sept. 25. The classes are held in the mornings and evenings (though it seems like lunchtime would be a swell time for a class, too). More information and schedule: www.normanbleventhal
park.org

Later in June, free yoga classes will be held on Spectacle Island, taught by instructors from South Boston. While the classes are free, participants will need to pay for the ferry — though doing yoga in view of Boston Harbor may well be worth the ferry fee. The 90-minute classes start at 10 a.m. and will be on Saturdays from June 21 to Aug. 30. More information: www.bostonharbor
islands.org/event-details?rid=1961

 And in July, the Esplanade Association will kick off its series of free outdoor fitness events, which include a walking group; Zumba in the Hatch Shell; sunset yoga; a Wednesday evening run club led by Marathon Sports; Tai Chi; crossfit; and a dance class on Thursdays, led by instructors from Arthur Murray. Though these classes are free, the Esplanade Association website includes a pre-registration form.

For more information: www.
esplanadeassociation.org/what-we-do/
programs/healthy-fit-and-fun

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