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Posted on: June 10, 2014

[ACTIVE] New Outdoor Fitness in the Parks Program Just Launched

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Free outdoor fitness classes are now being offered in several parks throughout Saint Paul. For the rest of the summer, residents will be able to participate in a variety of fitness classes as part of the new ‘Fitness in the Parks’ program just launched by the Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department. Classes offered will include yoga, martial arts, and dance with additional fitness classes potentially being added depending on demand and availability of instructors.

“We want our residents to be healthy and happy, and what better way to do that than having free fitness activities in some of our most popular parks,” said Parks and Recreation Director Mike Hahm. “Our indoor fitness programs have been a huge success over the years, and we’ve been looking at ways to bring more fitness activities outdoors, so we are very excited to finally make ‘Fitness in the Parks’ a reality.”

The classes will be taught by local Saint Paul businesses who have partnered with the City of Saint Paul to generously donate their time. Businesses that have already signed on to teach classes include; I Love Kick Boxing, Dancers Studio, Sara Wait Yoga, Legacy American Martial Arts, Jenna Theis Yoga, Awaken for Wellness, Sarah Zen Yoga, Tula Yoga and Wellness and Yoga for Every Body.

Pre-registration is not required, and classes are open to all ages and fitness levels. Class schedules can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/fitnessintheparks. Current park locations include; Cherokee Regional Park, Harriet Island Regional Park, Mears Park, Como Regional Park, Phalen Regional Park, Upper Landing Park, Raspberry Island and Indian Mounds Regional Park.

For more information, visit the Fitness in the Parks website: http://tinyurl.com/fitnessintheparks or email Greg Dodd: gregory.dodd@ci.stpaul.mn.us.

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