Weekly Feature



2018-06-07 / Business

Fitness in the Parks taking place throughout WNY

Independent Health and YMCA Buffalo Niagara have teamed up for the seventh consecutive year to offer Fitness in the Parks, free outdoor community exercise classes, throughout Western New York. The outdoor classes are taking place now through Aug. 25.

At Ellicott Creek Park in Tonawanda, yoga classes are held at 6 p.m. Thursdays, near the outdoor fitness center.

“Independent Health is excited to partner with YMCA Buffalo Niagara again this summer to offer Fitness in the Parks. It’s a great way to get outside and get in a workout,” said Frank Sava, spokesperson for Independent Health.

The free outdoor fitness classes include boot camp, cardio dance, cardio kickboxing, Pilates, yoga, PiYo, Zumba and two new fitness classes for children, among other classes.

Each class is 60 minutes and is taught by YMCA-certified instructors.

In all, nearly 500 classes will take place at 23 parks and locations throughout Western New York this summer.

Due to the popularity of Fitness in the Parks and to continue to meet the needs of the community, Independent Health added five new locations for 2018, including: De- Veaux Woods State Park in Niagara Falls; YMCA Eggert Road Program Center in Orchard Park; Losson Park in Cheektowaga; Town of Carroll Park in Jamestown; and the William-Emslie Family YMCA in Buffalo.

Classes will again be held in Amherst, Buffalo, Clarence, Jamestown, Lancaster, Lockport, Olcott, Orchard Park and Tonawanda.

Also returning will be a class at New Era Field at 6 p.m. every Monday.

There is no advance sign-up required to participate in any of the classes. Individuals can show up at the location of their choice on the day and at the time listed on the class schedule.

For a complete list of Fitness in the Parks locations, times and dates for giveaways, visit www.independenthealth.com/fitpark.

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