Summer Fitness Series

Summer Fitness Series

Total Contributers: 3

Total Miles Logged: 179.5

Total Pounds Lost: 1.8

The Worcester Parks Summer Fitness Series is a 17-week program presented by the YWCA Central MA and Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA in partnership with the City of Worcester. The program runs from June 3 through September 28 Mondays through Saturdays at 10 different parks. Classes range from boot camp to yoga to dance, with family-friendly options. Classes are offered in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.

The goal of this program is to provide Worcester residents with opportunities to engage in physical activity, build community and spend the summer becoming a healthier Worcester. We hope to see you there!

Quick Facts

  • 17 Week Program
  • 10 Classes Each Week
  • 10 City Park Locations
  • Classes for Everyone in the Family
  • Free Fitness - No Registration Fees or Sign-Ups Required
  • Learn About Fitness and Weight Loss Tips
  • Summer Fitness Series Brochure
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Weight Loss & Physical Activity Challenge

As a part of our initiative to spend the summer becoming a healthier Worcester, we are launching a Weight Loss and Physical Activity Challenge! In Worcester, 60% of residents are overweight and 27% are obese. Being overweight or obese increases an individual's risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer and more. How can we fight this health challenge facing our city?

As a start, the Worcester Department of Health and Human Services is launching a Weight Loss and Physical Activity Challenge! We encourage city residents to make personal weight loss and physical activity goals. Each time you reach a personal milestone, record the number of pounds you've lost and/or the number of miles you've walked, run or biked. The ticker at the top of the Summer Fitness Series page will keep track of how many pounds we've lost and how many miles we've walked as a city. Log as often as you'd like and help us become a city of physical fitness!

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Upcoming Fitness Classes

Notice: For information on cancellations due to weather, please visit the Division of Public Health Facebook Page. Additionally, feel free to join the Worcester Senior Center Walking Club every Thursday at 9 a.m. to walk the track at Worcester Academy's Gaskill Field (enter on Spurr Street).

Park Locations

Worcester has many parks throughout the city, which offer residents and visitors a wealth of activities with its vast array of green and blue space. Fitness classes will be held at the following City Parks throughout the summer:

Fitness Class Types

There are 8 different types of fitness classes offered this summer, some of which are offered in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French. Additionally, some classes are family-friendly and open to children of all ages, while others are open to ages 12 and up or offered for adults only. Click on a class name below to view details and more information:

This strength and conditioning class features different exercises each class. Not only will you increase your endurance, strength and conditioning, you will never get bored!

Brazilian Martial Art that fuses dance, martial arts and acrobatics. Capoeira has many benefits which include improvements in balance, coordination, strength and flexibility. You'll learn the moves, the music and the wonderful culture that Capoeira brings. No experience needed.

Fun dancing for all! Follow the teacher in routines set to fresh pop, Latin and classic rock jams! Good for all ages and generations, school-age to seniors!

Strength and conditioning combined with brisk walking will keep your body guessing as you mingle high intensity intervals with bouts of lower activity active recovery.

A class that combines familiar Yoga poses and Pilates with exercises that build strength, flexibility, balance and core conditioning. This class will challenge beginners and experienced exercisers alike and leave you feeling strong and energized!

A graceful form of exercise used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.

For all levels of fitness, learn how to start where you are and improve your fitness as you go along. Wellness, strength and flexibility components will help you to feel strong and fit.

For both the beginner and experienced student, you will use postures and conscious breathing in combination with mental focus to develop awareness through alignment and mindfulness of the body.

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