Boston's Park and Recreation Department is offering free sessions of everything from snow shoeing to dancing, with options for participants to work out remotely. Program Manager Jen Misiaszek at Boston Parks and Rec tells WBZ's Carl Stevens that the workouts are flexible.
"We have the 'Boston Parks Winter Fitness Series.' We do offer in-person and virtual for those that feel more comfortable working in their home— but it's just promoting moving and fitness and health for the mind and body," Misiaszek said.
Fitness classes are available to all, regardless of a participant's athletic level— with options for daily virtual classes, weekly in-person classes, and "Pop Up Parties" in-person workout classes around the city. One of the many activities includes a walk through Franklin Park with state guides.
"Classes [are] ranging from walking, snow shoeing, dance fit, Qigong, Afrobeat, strength & conditioning, yoga, and a bunch more," Misiaszek said.
Participants like Margaret Reed say the programs are a blessing to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
"Getting outside, moving your body, speaking to other people, interacting with other people is just really good for your health and the community— I'm excited. I retired a year ago and my priorities are my mental and physical health," Reed said.
In-person winter classes run until the middle of March, while virtual classes wrap up in April.
WBZ's Carl Stevens (@CarlWBZ) reports.