Looking to get active outdoors this summer? The City of Grand Rapids is offering a bunch of free outdoor fitness classes!

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City of Grand Rapids Offering Free Fitness Classes for 9th Year

Grand Rapids recently announced the 9th year of free fitness in parks and public spaces across the city.

No matter how you want to get moving, there is likely a class for you. More than 15 dance, cardio, and yoga classes will start the week of May 13 and run for 15 weeks.

City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation, Facebook
City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation, Facebook

Classes are Monday through Thursday and you don't have to register in advance. If a class has to be cancelled due to weather, the announcement will be made on the Parks and Recreation Facebook page, or you can call the department’s cancellation hotline at (616) 456-3699.

Schedule of Grand Rapids Free Outdoor Fitness Classes Summer 2024

Instructors will lead a variety of classes at varying fitness levels, including Zumba, Glute Aerobics, Yoga, Line Dancing, and African Dance. The earliest class starts at 6:30a.m. and the latest class starts at 7:00p.m.

Mondays, starting May 13

Tuesdays, starting May 14

Wednesdays, Starting May 15

Thursdays, Starting May 15

You can find out more about the series here and on the Parks and Rec Facebook page.

Outdoor Games, Gear, and Equipment You Can Rent for FREE From Grand Rapids Gear Library

Grand Rapid Parks and Recreation recently added skateboards to the Thrive Outside Gear Library. Did you know about all the cool stuff you can rent for free? Just about anything you'd need for a camping trip you'll find in the Gear Library at Roosevelt Park Gym, plus team sports equipment, clothing, picnic supplies, even gear for cold weather activities too! The Gear Library is located at the gym at Roosevelt Park at 739 Van Raalte Dr. SW in Grand Rapids. The library is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. 

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