Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation extends outdoor fitness classes, offers virtual fall classes

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The City of Grand Rapids’ Parks and Recreation department has extended

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The City of Grand Rapids’ Parks and Recreation department has extended several of its free outdoor fitness classes through September, officials said Monday, Aug. 24.

Six of the department’s dance, cardio and yoga classes will continue to run through Saturday, Sept. 26.

“We know how important these fitness opportunities are to our community,” said John Judnich, recreation supervisor, in a press release. “We want to continue to provide ways for community members to stay active and connected during COVID-19.”

Guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will remain in place. Participation limits will help enforce social distancing of six feet from those not in the same household.

Participants must bring their own supplies including a yoga mat, water bottle and towel. Masks are not required during the classes but are encouraged when arriving and leaving. Any individuals who are feeling ill should stay home.

The following classes are available for participants ages 16 and older:

Mondays, Aug. 31 through Sept. 29 (excluding Labor Day)

Zumba, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. at Rosa Parks Circle, 135 Monroe Center St. NW

Tuesdays, Sept. 1-22

Pound, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. on the Blue Bridge, off Pearl Street NW

Sunset yoga, 7 to 7:45 p.m. at Lookout Park, 801 Fairview Ave. NE

Wednesdays, Sept. 2-23

Yoga, 6 to 6:45 p.m. on the Blue Bridge, off Pearl Street NW

Kickboxing, 6:15 to 7 p.m. at 555 Monroe Ave. NW

Thursdays, Sep. 3-24

Yoga, 7:15 to 8 p.m. at Martin Luther King Park, 900 Fuller Ave. SE

The Parks and Recreation Department will also host five fee-based outdoor classes in September. This will include cycling along the Grand River and forest yoga at Ken-O-Sha Park, 1353 Van Auken St. SE. Each four-week session is $16 per person.

The department is offering four-week live virtual fitness classes in September and October for those who prefer to stay home during this time. Yoga, cardio and dance virtual classes are available for $16 each.

Additional information on the free outdoor classes is available here. Register here for fee-based outdoor or virtual classes.

Class cancellations due to the weather will be announced on the Parks and Recreation Department’s Facebook page.

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