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Fresh Air Meets Fitness in Midtown’s Parks

April 11th, 2024

When was the last time you took your fitness outside?

With the return of beautiful weather comes Fresh Air: Midtown Parks, a series of free weekly health and wellness activities, aimed at encouraging an active and mindful lifestyle, which is critical to the health of our community.

This year’s activities include Zumba, Yoga, Bootcamp, and more to activate five of Midtown’s parks every weekday in the months of May – September. Workouts are free and open to all ages and fitness levels.  Check out the class descriptions below before you go to determine if you need to bring any exercise materials, like a yoga mat. Registration for all of the classes can be found here.

 

About Midtown Parks

Midtown Parks, which focuses on investing in Fremont Park, Marshall Park, Sutter’s Fort, Muir Park, Truitt Bark Park and Winn Park, was established in 2019 as the 501(c)(3) arm of the Midtown Association. Midtown Parks aims to support the well-being of the community by creating centrally located public spaces that provide opportunities for recreation, leisure, and to build relationships with neighbors. Parks and open spaces encourage active lifestyles and promote social interaction, which are essential components of enhancing physical and mental health. Based on hundreds of proven public-private partnership models throughout the country, Midtown Parks provides a path towards achieving these goals.

Transportation

All five parks provide a green space in the densely populated yet easy-to-navigate central grid. Transportation options include hourly street parking, SacRT bus & light rail, rideshare, as well as walking and biking.  Check out our transportation tips to getting around Midtown.

 


Health and Wellness Classes and Activities in May

 

Mondays @ Marshall Park (915 27th St) | 4 PM – 5 PM

Strength & Mobility Training

This training will be a low impact, full body exercise that isolates each muscle group to strengthen then lengthen to increase joint mobility, improve balance, realign your body and leave you feeling stronger physically and mentally.

 

Tuesdays @ Muir Park (1515 C St) | 9 AM – 10 AM

Zumba with Jackie 

Follow them at @jackie_dancefitness

Zumba is a fitness program that mixes low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Class attendees should bring comfortable shoes and a water bottle. Every class feels like a party so get ready to dance & have a good time!

 

Tuesdays @ Fremont Park (1515 Q St) | 6 PM – 7 PM

Yoga with Yoga Moves Us

Follow them at @yogamovesus

Yoga features gentle movements and breathing techniques to focus on alignment and balance. Class attendees should bring a mat and a water bottle. 

 

Wednesdays @ Winn Park (1616 28th St) | 6 PM – 7 PM

Yoga with Yoga Moves Us

Follow them at @yogamovesus

Yoga features gentle movements and breathing techniques to focus on alignment and balance. Class attendees should bring a mat and a water bottle.

 

Thursdays @ Fremont Park (1515 Q St) | 6 PM – 7 PM

Yoga with Yoga Moves Us

Follow them at @yogamovesus

Yoga features gentle movements and breathing techniques to focus on alignment and balance. Class attendees should bring a mat and a water bottle.

 

Fridays @ Sutter’s Fort (2701 L St) | 6 PM – 7 PM

Yoga with Yoga Moves Us

Follow them at @yogamovesus

Yoga features gentle movements and breathing techniques to focus on alignment and balance. Class attendees should bring a mat and a water bottle.

 

Thank you Fresh Air: Midtown Parks Sponsors

Demmon Partners | Sutter Health | Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op | CADA | Ravel Rasmussen | The Ice Blocks | UC Davis Health 

 


Special Activities in May

Monday 5/20 & Wednesday 5/29 @ Muir Park (1515 C St) | 6 PM – 7 PM

Kickball with Xoso Sport & Social League

Follow them at @xososports

Are you curious about kickball but unsure where to start? Join us for Kickball Community Nights in partnership with Xoso Sports! These free events are perfect for newcomers eager to learn the game in a friendly setting. Just bring athletic shoes and a water bottle, and get ready to kick off some fun. Sign up now for one of our community nights—new players only, ages 18 and up. Similar to baseball, kickball is played with one ball, two teams and four bases but instead of a bat, you use your foot to kick! Class attendees should bring athletic shoes and a water bottle.

Sign up here

 

These outdoor activities are examples of ways Midtown Parks supports the well-being of the community by creating centrally located public spaces designed to provide opportunities for recreation and leisure and to build relationships with neighbors. 

For more information about upcoming activations and ways to sponsor or support Midtown Parks, please visit www.MidtownParks.org.