About Fitness in the Parks

Fitness in the Park will offer a limited offering of in-person classes starting June 13 through September 28, 2020. Participants planning to attend class should adhere to following all CDC and State of MN outdoor recreation guidelines including:

  • Staying at least 6ft apart from other park users.
  • Wearing a mask when social distancing is not possible.
  • Washing hands before and after your visit and bringing hand sanitizer with you to class.
  • Not attending classes if you are sick or at a higher risk of illness. 

There is no registration required and classes are open to all fitness levels. All ages welcome and no experience is necessary. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates and cancellations. Classes will be announced as they are added. 

Current schedule

Class Day Time Location
Kickboxing w/ Farrell's eXtreme Kickboxing (Continuing through September) Sunday 9:00-10:00am Summit Overlook Park
Vinyasa Yoga w/ Sandy LeMay (Continuing through September) Monday 6:00-7:00pm Summit Overlook Park
Nia Dance w/ Beth (Continuing on September 13, 19, and 26) (The 13th is Sunday, due to expected rain on Saturday the 12th) Saturday 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Hidden Falls Regional Park (North Gate)
Yoga w/ Emma from Modo Yoga (Continuing through September) Saturday 11:00 a.m. - Noon Hampden Park

Calendar

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For those who are not wanting to venture out quite yet, we are offering Fitness in the Parks training virtually! Follow along with these workouts from your yard or a park nearest you on your own. Before you leave your home, carefully read through our Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Information page for the most up-to-date guidelines and information. Watch our latest video below. We'll add more videos to our YouTube playlist as they are released.

Watch our YouTube Fitness Channel

Outdoor Fitness Course at Griggs Park

 

Stations for each exercise are posted, more than 6 feet apart allowing for social distancing while exercising. The workouts will be changed regularly. If you are interested in seeing a sample workout, watch this video on our Facebook page. We will let you know about new locations as they are created. 

Fitness in the Parks Background

Fitness in the Parks began as a free outdoor exercise program in 2014 that brings a variety of fitness activities to many of Saint Paul’s beautiful parks. There is no registration required and classes are open to all fitness levels. All ages welcome and no experience is necessary. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates and cancellations.

NOTE: We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and adapt to changes in public health guidance. At this time, we are reviewing the Governor's latest executive orders as we continue to make short and long term program plans. We will update this page with more information as it becomes available. If you are a local instructor with an interest in offering free fitness classes in Saint Paul, please contact katie.foss@ci.stpaul.mn.us

Fitness Partners

Fitness in the Parks classes are led by local businesses and fitness instructors who have partnered with the City of Saint Paul. Thank you to our 2019 partners:

The Resistance Movement, YMCA EastSt. Paul Midway YMCASt. Paul Downtown YMCAYWCA St. PaulCapture the Flag TCRooted & RisingVanjie & Carol, Neighborhood Nutritionist, Soulfully Me!!!, Sandy Lemay, St. Paul Athletic ClubVertical Endeavors, Grace Panian, Mia Barilla-Wanna, Katelyn Bachhuber. We thank all our partners for their commitment to the health and wellness of all Saint Paul residents. 

Last Edited: September 12, 2020