Fitness in the Parks: Home Edition is Offering Free Virtual Classes All Summer

City Guide, Classes / Workshops, Fitness, Lifestyle


Written by Step Out Staff

Published on May 28, 2020
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Fitness in the Parks: Home Edition will go live all summer

We’re not gonna sugar coat it. Seeing practically every in-person summer event get cancelled across WNY – most recently the Erie County Fair for only the second time since 1841 is a huge letdown. Free fitness classes held in Buffalo’s gorgeous parks have not been spared the same sad fate – but thankfully that doesn’t mean free fitness classes are cancelled all together.


Fitness in the Parks, presented by Independent Health and the YMCA will be offering free, live, virtual exercise classes all summer by certified instructors beginning May 26.

Fitness in the Parks: Home Edition will be offered through Facebook Live. The series of virtual fitness classes will be offered each week for the community to take part in from the comfort of their own home / yard. All classes will continue to be led by certified YMCA instructors.


“While we can’t work out together in the parks right now, we know that staying active and healthy is important now
more than ever,” said Michelle Carbery, senior corporate wellness specialist at Independent Health. “We’re here to help you keep moving all summer long!”

Beginning May 26, the following classes will be offered:

  • Mondays at 6 p.m. – Boot Camp
  • Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. – Kickboxing
  • Wednesdays at 9 a.m. – Fusion
  • Thursdays at 5 p.m. – Yoga
  • Saturdays at 9 a.m. – Cardio Kick


With the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, you can simply join the live-stream class offered at the scheduled time from the Facebook page of either the YMCA Buffalo Niagara Facebook page and the Jamestown Area YMCA Facebook page.

For more information, including class descriptions and frequently asked questions, go online at

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