Staying in shape during the summer isn’t easy– eating ice cream and laying out by the pool sometimes seems more tempting than heading to the gym or lacing up your sneakers to run in the heat. However, these free fitness events throughout the city make it easy to enjoy the nice weather and get in your daily workout. From zumba to yoga, from the Common to the Esplanade, taking advantage of these classes will give you the chance to explore the city and try new activities.
Summer Fitness Series
Brought to you by the Boston Public Health Commission, the Parks and Recreation department and the Blue Cross Blue Shield MA, the Summer Fitness series runs from June 6 to September 2 and includes events ranging from line dancing to Tai Chi. Every day of the week, this series hosts a variety of classes around the city. There are even activities for children, held every Tuesday and Thursday morning, and family-oriented fitness activities. Check out the full schedule here.
Salsa in the Park
Salsa in the Park is a great way to get out and meet new people. Drawing over 500 people of all backgrounds and skill levels, this weekly event is held every Monday at the Blackstone Community center from 6-9 p.m. Put together by the group MetaMovements, the goal of Salsa in the Park is to turn public spaces into a place for the community to come together through music and dance. The group also offers free percussion and dancing classes for children, youth and elders. Visit their website to learn more.
Performance time at #salsainthepark #ilovedancing #myheartishappy #iloveboston A video posted by Paulina (@pbongay) on
Island Yoga: Spectacle Island
After a long week at work, unwind and let go of your worries at Island Yoga: Spectacle Island. Just a ferry ride away, this island provides a great view of Boston’s skyline and a peaceful respite from the noise of the city. All you need to do is bring your mat, and the instructors will guide you in stretching out and soothing your stress. Be sure to register in advance, as spots for this event fill up quickly. Stay updated on the Boston Harbor Islands calendar for more fun outdoor activities.
The November Project
If you’re looking for something more high-energy, then the November Project is about as intense as it gets. Meeting every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning, this is more than a workout– it is a fitness movement! Founded in Boston by two guys, Bojan and Brogan, this movement has now spread to cities all over North America. If sprinting up stairs at Harvard Stadium or running to destinations around the city while hundreds of workout buddies cheer you on sounds like your kind of fun, then this is the place for you. Read their blog to learn more about the movement here.
How do you wake up? #Boston #novemberproject #stairs #stadium A photo posted by aturco (@aturco) on