Step Out, Be Fit
Step Out, Be Fit is our new weekly “column” where we’ll feature a free outdoor fitness class paired with a nearby activity, restaurant, or bar you can check out after class! Why? Because it’s just more fun that way. Get ready for your fittest – and funnest – summer yet!
Not having a gym membership is no longer a reason to not to get fit in Buffalo. Over the past few summers, Buffalo has become home to an array of free, $0, won’t-break-the-bank, outdoor fitness classes. Regardless of where in the city – or outside of the city – you’re living, working, or playing, on any given day you can find a free fitness class to shake up your current workout routine, have fun with friends and family, or take your first baby steps into fitness.
Canalside on Fridays @ 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
AcroYoga will start your fit summer off with a serious bang. This class is brand-spanking new to the Canalside fitness schedule and, likely, brand-spanking new to even the most seasoned Buffalo yogis.
Taught by Acro WNY, AcroYoga blends together elements of yoga, acrobatics, and the healing arts of love and gratitude. You definitely need to show some love and gratitude when you’re being hoisted up on someone’s legs into the air!
So, yes, AcroYoga is in the air. There are three people involved in your practice during AcroYoga – a base, a spotter, and a flyer. All three people work together to maintain a safe practice environment.
Don’t be intimidated – this class will probably have more laughter than most as you negotiate a pose with the help of others. Everyone is there for the fun of it.
Buffalo Roots Series
Canalside on Friday, June 10 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
On five Fridays during the summer, Canalside will transform into a cultural celebration of the “roots” that make up some of Buffalo’s various heritages.
This Friday (6/10) the free event will celebrate West African heritages with “Sankofa.” Sankofa translates to “Go back and get it,” and is from the Twi language of Ghana.
You will be treated to musical and dance performances, interactive arts workshops, and to check out the huge variety of cultural organizations in Buffalo. Be sure to try out new foods and peruse the arts and crafts vendors representing their own heritages at the event.
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