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50+ Free Fitness Classes to Try This Summer

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Written by Morgan Culhane

Published on June 29, 2016

August Bucket List, Buffalo NY, Step Out Buffalo

Zumba at Canalside / Step Out Buffalo


When the sky is clear and the sun is shining, inside the gym may very well be the last place you want to be. Luckily for us Buffalonians, there are plenty of options right here in your backyard where we can get fit and enjoy the sunshine at the same time.
This summer, there are tons of FREE outdoor fitness classes happening all over the city, including the Outer Harbor, Canalside, Larkin Square, Bidwell Park, Delaware Park, Buffalo RiverWorks, ArtPark, and even The Ralph.
With so many classes to choose from, you’re simply out of excuses! There’s everything from yoga, pilates and barre to zumba, bootcamp, TRX, kickboxing, hula-hooping classes, and many more. Make Summer 2016 the year you get beach body ready, and actually enjoy yourself along the way.
 

Monday

Barre Class
Mondays at 9 a.m.
Tony Walker & Co. in Williamsville, NY
Please bring your own yoga mat.
Presented by Fitness First at Tony Walker
 
Pilates
Mondays at 11 a.m.
Hartley Park (Lakewood Beach) in Jamestown, NY
Classes located near the pavilion.
Classes run until Aug. 22, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
OttFit Pilates Mat Class
Mondays at 5 p.m.
The Canal Lawn, Canalside Buffalo
Classes run until Aug. 29, 2016
Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
 
Yoga
Mondays at 5:30 p.m.
Larkin Square in Buffalo, NY
Classes located on the pickleball courts.
Classes run until Aug. 22, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
RevFit
Mondays at 6 p.m.
Pierce Lawn, Canalside Buffalo
Classes run until Sept. 5, 2016. / a Total body circuit workout designed to get your muscles fired up for 60 fun, power-packed minutes.
Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
 
Kangoo Jumps at Canalside
Mondays at 6 p.m. (except July 4)
The Canals, Canalside Buffalo
Classes run until Sept. 5, 2016.
Email garagefitnessstudio@gmail.com to reserve your boot.
Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
 
Zumba®
Mondays at 6 p.m.
Bassett Park in Amherst, NY
Classes located near the bandstand.
Classes run until Aug. 22, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
TurboKick
Mondays at 6 p.m.
Allen Park in Jamestown, NY
Classes located by the bandshell.
Classes run until Aug. 22, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
Yoga
Mondays at 6 p.m.
Westwood Park in Lancaster
Classes located off Pavement Rd. immediately on right side.
Classes run until Aug. 22, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
Boot Camp
Mondays at 6 p.m.  (starting July 11)
Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, NY
Classes located on the field. Park in Lot 2; enter at Gate 2, Sections 133/134.
Classes run until Aug. 22, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
Barre Centric
Mondays at 7 p.m. (except July 4)
Boardwalk, Canalside Buffalo
Please bring your own yoga mat.
Classes run until Sept. 5, 2016.
Presented by Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
 
Fusion Fitness
Mondays at 7 p.m. (except July 4)
The Canal Lawn, Canalside Buffalo
Please bring your own yoga mat.
Classes run until Sept. 5, 2016.
Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
 

Tuesday

Pilates
Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
Classes located between shelters 12 & 13. Park behind library.
Classes run until Aug. 23, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
Power Yoga  Buffalo- Family Yoga
Tuesdays at 11 a.m.
The Canals, Canalside Buffalo
Classes run until Aug. 30, 2016.
Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
 
TRX Tuesday with Amanda Moses
Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
Tony Walker & Co. in Williamsville, NY
Presented by Fitness First at Tony Walker
 
Zumba® at Canalside
Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
Boardwalk, Canalside Buffalo
Classes run until Aug. 30, 2016.
Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
 
Bootcamp
Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
Delaware Park in Buffalo, NY
Classes located near Amherst/Colvin Green Space.
Classes run until Aug. 23, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
Gentle Tai Chi
Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
Hartley Park (Lakewood Beach) in Jamestown, NY
Classes located near the pavilion.
Classes run until Aug. 23, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
Zumba®
Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
Day Road Park in Lockport, NY
Classes located near the gazebo.
Classes run until Aug. 23, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
Yoga or Zumba® (alternating weeks)
Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
Chestnut Ridge in Orchard Park, NY
Classes located near the casino.
Classes run until Aug. 23, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
Salsa for the Soul
Mondays at 6 p.m.
Canal Lawn, Canalside Buffalo
Please bring your own yoga mat.
Classes run until Aug. 30, 2016
Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
 
Blitz Body Boot Camp
Tuesdays at 7 p.m.  
The Canal Lawn, Canalside Buffalo
Classes run until Aug. 30, 2016.
Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
 
Beginner Hoopdance
Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Great Lawn, Boardwalk, Canalside Buffalo
Classes run until Aug. 30, 2016.
Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
 

Wednesday

Kardio Kick with Kristen Lawley
Wednesdays at 9 a.m.
Tony Walker & Co. in Williamsville, NY
Presented by Fitness First at Tony Walker
 
Bodyweight Strength
Wednesdays at 9 a.m.
Hartley Park (Lakewood Beach) in Jamestown, NY
Classes located near the pavilion.
Classes run until Aug. 24, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
Pilates
Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
ArtPark in Lewiston, NY
South 4th Street Entrance. Park in Lot D near the picnic shelter.
Classes run until Aug. 24, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
Hip Hop with Shawniece
Wednesdays at 5 p.m.
The Canal Lawn, Canalside Buffalo
Classes run until Aug. 31, 2016.
Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
 
Yoga
Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Buffalo Medical Campus in Buffalo, NY
Classes located at Ellicott Park at the intersection of Ellicott and Virginia.
Classes run until Aug. 24, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
Cardio Kickboxing
Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
Larkin Square in Buffalo, NY
Classes located on the pickleball courts.
Classes run until Aug. 25, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks.
 
Bootcamp
Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
Garrison Park in Amherst, NY
Classes located near corner of Garrison and Park Drive.
Classes run until Aug. 24, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
Zumba®
Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
Westwood Park in Lancaster
Classes located off Pavement Rd. immediately on right side.
Classes run until Aug. 24, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
Boot Camp
Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
Goehle Marina (Widewaters Marina) in Lockport, NY
Classes located near Cold Springs Road North and Lake Avenue South.
Classes run until Aug. 24, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
POUND Rockout. Workout
Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
Pierce Lawn, Canalside Buffalo
Classes run until Aug. 31, 2016.
Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
 
Love in Motion Yoga at the Pointe
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Wilkeson Pointe at Outer Harbor Buffalo
Classes are first come first serve; bring your own yoga mat.
Presented by Independent Health
 
Yoga
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Goehle Marina (Widewaters Marina) in Lockport, NY
Classes located near Cold Springs Road North and Lake Avenue South.
Classes run until Aug. 24, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
PiYo
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
The Canal Lawn, Canalside Buffalo
Classes run until Aug. 31, 2016.
Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
 

Thursday

Zumba®
Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Town Park in Cheektowaga, NY
Classes located between shelters 12 & 13. Park behind library.
Classes run until Aug. 25, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
Zumba®
Day Road Park in Lockport, NY
Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Classes located near the gazebo.
Classes run until Aug. 25, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
Yoga
Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Ellicott Creek in Tonawanda, NY
Classes take place by the outdoor fitness center.
Classes run until Aug. 25, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
Blitz Body Boot Camp
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Tony Walker & Co. in Williamsville, NY
Classes run until July 28, 2016
Presented by The Establishment
 

Friday

The UP BEAT BEAT DOWN with Amy Bueme  
Fridays at 9 a.m.
Tony Walker & Co. in Williamsville, NY
Presented by Fitness First at Tony Walker
 
Cardio Dance
Fridays, 11 a.m. (Classes start July 8)
Town Park in Clarence, NY
Staff will direct you to site.
Classes run until Aug. 26, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
Zumba®
Fridays at 5:30 p.m.
Allen Park in Jamestown, NY
Classes located by the bandshell.
Classes run until Aug. 26, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
Cardio Kickboxing
Fridays at 6 p.m.  (except Aug. 5)
Bassett Park in Amherst, NY
Classes located near the bandstand.
Classes run until Aug. 26, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
Power Yoga
Fridays at 6 p.m.
The Canal Lawn, Canalside Buffalo
Classes run until Sept. 2, 2016.
Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
 
Acroyoga!  
Fridays at 7 p.m. (except Aug. 5)
The Canal Lawn, Canalside Buffalo
Classes run until Aug. 26, 2016.
Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
 

Saturday

Longboards Power-Hour Fitness Classes
Saturdays at 8 a.m.
Wilkeson Pointe at Outer Harbor Buffalo
Different free classes each week.
Presented by Independent Health
 
Love in Motion Yoga at the Pointe
Saturdays at 9 a.m.
Wilkeson Pointe at Outer Harbor Buffalo
Classes are first come first serve; bring your own yoga mat.
Presented by Independent Health
 
KettleBell AMPD
Saturdays at 9 a.m.
The Canal Lawn, Canalside Buffalo
Bring your own KettleBell or email garagefitnessstudio@gmail.com to reserve one.
Classes run until Sept. 3, 2016.
Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
 
Yoga
Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Bidwell Park in Buffalo, NY
Classes located near Elmwood across from farmer’s market.
Classes run until Aug. 27, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
Power Yoga
Saturdays at 10 a.m.
The Canal Lawn, Canalside Buffalo
Classes run until Sept. 3, 2016.
Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
 
Boot Camp
Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Buffalo RiverWorks in Buffalo, NY
Class locations on-site will vary by week.
Classes run until Aug. 27, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
Zumba ®
Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Goehle Marina (Widewaters Marina) in Lockport, NY
Classes located near Cold Springs Road North and Lake Avenue South.
Classes run until Aug. 27, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
Zumba®
Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
ArtPark in Lewiston, NY
South 4th Street Entrance. Park in Lot D near the picnic shelter.
Classes run until Aug. 27, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
Cardio Kickboxing
Saturdays at 11 a.m.
Goehle Marina (Widewaters Marina) in Lockport, NY
Classes located near Cold Springs Road North and Lake Avenue South.
Classes run until Aug. 27, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 

Sunday

BLT (Butt, Legs & Thighs)
Sundays at 9 a.m. (only on July 17, August 14 & September 4th)
The Canal Lawn, Canalside Buffalo
Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
 
Yoga
Sundays at 10 a.m.
Delaware Park in Buffalo, NY
Classes located near the Rose Garden.
Classes run until Aug. 21, 2016.
Presented by Fitness in the Parks
 
Vinyasa Yoga with Maya
Sundays at 10 a.m.
The Canal Lawn, Canalside Buffalo
Classes run until Sept. 4, 2016.
Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
 
Yoga
Sundays at 10 a.m.
Cazenovia Park in South Buffalo
This class is 18 & up and great for beginners!
Presented by South Buffalo Farmers Market
 
Power Yoga
Sundays at 3:30 p.m.
Bidwell Park  in Buffalo, NY
Classes run until Aug. 28, 2016.
Presented by Power Yoga Buffalo
 
If you know of more free fitness classes to add to this list, email us at info@stepoutbuffalo.com!
 
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Written by <a href="https://stepoutbuffalo.com/author/morganculhane/" target="_self">Morgan Culhane</a>

Written by Morgan Culhane

Morgan is a storyteller with a passion for exploring Buffalo's food and beverage scene. She enjoys drinking craft beer so much that she started a business dedicated to promoting this industry. As the co-founder of Content on Draft, she develops social media marketing strategies for craft beverage companies in Buffalo and beyond… and she loves it!
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