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 8th Year

Grand Rapids recently announced the 8th 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. Fifteen dance, cardio, and yoga classes will run weekly starting May 15, 2023.

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

Classes are Monday through Friday 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.

The City of Grand Rapids is partnering with Priority Health and Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. on the fitness series.

Schedule of Grand Rapids Free Outdoor Fitness Classes

Instructors will lead a variety of classes at varying fitness levels, including kickboxing, Zumba, and slow flow yoga. The earliest class starts at 5:30a.m. and the latest class starts at 7:15p.m.

City of Grand Rapids
City of Grand Rapids

Clicking on each link below will take you to the Facebook event for the class.

Mondays (No class May 29)

Tuesdays (No class July 4)




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

Additional Exercise Opportunities in Grand Rapids

If you're looking for something different, the City of GR also has classes at varying prices, including cycling, Kettlebell AMPD, swing dancing, barre, and paddle board basics.

City of Grand Rapids/ Canva Pro
City of Grand Rapids/ Canva Pro

There are programs for kids dance and yoga too.

For more free exercise opportunities in Grand Rapids, head to the climbing walls at Highland Park or the outdoor fitness park at Ottawa Hills park.

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