March at Railroad Park means more than just celebrating the arrival of spring, it’s also the time of year when the park amps up its promotion of healthy lifestyles with its Get Healthy on the Railroad fitness classes! The hugely popular FREE evening exercise program is held at 6 p.m., Monday-Friday, at Railroad Park.
Attendees of all ages and fitness levels are welcomed and can expect a great variety classes including Zumba, Yoga, and even a “boot camp” style class for those who want to kick it up a notch. The exercise program is made possible through the funding of Blue Cross Blue Shield, which also provides Railroad Park with class fitness instructors. Classes take place either under the 17th Street Pavilion or the large lawn between 17th and 16th Streets, and typically last an hour.
Get Healthy on the Railroad Class Descriptions:
Crunk Fitness (Mondays at 6:00 p.m.):
Crunk Fitness is a fun, high-energy, hip-hop dance workout for all levels. It involves a combination of basic aerobics movements and funky hip-hop dance moves, broken down so anyone can do it. You can tone up-lose weight, transform your body, and have a blast!
The Bootcamp Group Experience (Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.):
The Bootcamp Group Experience is the class you will love to hate. By using just your body weight this workout routine will help tone your muscles, build your endurance, and boost your metabolism. This class will challenge you on all levels. The combination of bodyweight exercises and functional exercises will have you burning calories in no time.
Zumba (Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.):
Zumba at Railroad Park is a Latin inspired dance fitness class. It blends easy Latin dance moves with aerobic steps. The class is fun, energizing, and easy to follow.
Yoga (Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.):
Yoga is a form of exercise that strengthens and tones the body. It promotes balance and flexibility, and quiets the mind. Yoga is for the beginning as well as advanced student.
Happy Feet Fridays (Fridays at 6:00p.m.):
Get your feet moving in the right direction with a 60-minute low to high impact walk/run course designed to wake up, shape up, or maintain the inner athlete in you. Happy Feet Friday will teach you proper walk/run techniques to maximize your current fitness goals. Walking is safe and simple, plus it lowers your blood pressure, reduces your risk for or helps you manage type two diabetes, manages your weight, improves your mood and helps you stay strong. So whether you’re training for your next marathon or just wanting to get moving, Happy Feet will get you on the right track. All experience levels are welcome.
For specific dates, see Railroad Park’s event calendar, and for additional information about the fitness program, visit Get Healthy on the Railroad. Railroad Park is situated downtown between 14th and 18th streets.