River Fit 2021

Free fitness classes on the Esplanade returned for the 10th year in summer 2021 with more fitness classes offered in a summer season than ever before! The Esplanade Association is excited to extend our River Fit Fitness Series throughout fall 2021 with various pop-up classes with previous River Fit partners and new!

River Fit consists of a variety of outdoor fitness classes— including dance fitness classes, high-intensity interval training, and yoga— that are taught for a range of experience levels and abilities. People of all ages and fitness-levels are invited to get fit for free in the park while enjoying beautiful riverfront views!
Find all River Fit class offerings and how to register below! 

River Fit 2021 Calendar

River Fit: Rumba y Timbal Pop-Up

August 4 Class rescheduled to Friday, October 1 from 12pm to 12:45pm on Fiedler Field.

Join the Esplanade Association for River Fit: Rumbal Y Timbal Pop-Up the fall!

Looking for a new cardio workout? Then come join us and learn how to dance Salsa! Rumba y Timbal will teach you the basic steps of Salsa and apply it to a lot of music! You’ll be exercising and having fun at the same time!

River Fit: ‘Froca

Taking place on October 5 and October 12 from 5:30pm to 6:15pm on Fiedler Field.

River Fit: ‘Froca will take participants around the world, exposing them to new rhythms while they break a sweat! ‘Froca is a celebration of songs and dances from across Africa and the Caribbean. Set to popular African and Caribbean music, ‘Froca draws on movements and dances rooted in deep tradition as well as steps that have gained popularity in recent years. ‘Froca was created by Sylver Rochelin Randrianantenaina, a professional dancer and choreographer from Madagascar.

In class, Sylver guides his students through an hour of nonstop dance and choreography, allowing everyone to internalize the steps, feel the rhythms, and work up a sweat – celebrating each other’s cultures. ‘Froca classes include steps and rhythms from Madagascar, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Congo, Ethiopia, Mali, Guinea, Ghana, Togo, Senegal, Trinidad, Jamaica, and more.

River Fit: Yoga with B/SPOKE

Friday, October 8 from 12pm to 12:45pm

Join the Esplanade Association for Yoga with B/SPOKE this fall, part of the River Fit Summer Fitness Series!

B/SPOKE YOGA is a vinyasa based practice for all levels, with intelligent and effective sequencing to help you flow through each posture intentionally. Each class will follow a structure that allows freedom and creativity for the instructor to create a sequence around a theme, area of the body and/or a peak pose. Yogic philosophy will be respectfully weaved throughout to help connect the physical practice to the spiritual practice of yoga.

There will be an emphasis on music that ebbs and flows with each portion of the class, to help you get out of your head and into your body. This sunrise yoga class will begin with guided breath work and end with a mindful moment that will allow you to take the intention of class outside the studio and into your life.

Yoga mats will not be provided. We encourage you to bring your own, however, they are not required to participate.

River Fit: Kick It By Eliza

Upcoming classes include October 19 and October 26 from 5:30pm to 6:15pm on Fiedler Field.

Join the Esplanade Association for River Fit: Kick It By Eliza on Fiedler Field this fall!

Kick It is a 13-round fitness method that is music-driven and kickboxing-inspired. No equipment is needed except for a yoga mat, if desired. Some rounds target specific body parts (such as legs or arms), but most of the class is cardio focused. Plenty of options to modify are provided along the way, so this class truly is for everyone!

River Fit: Kick It By Eliza Fall 2021 Schedule

  • Tuesday, October 19 | 5:30pm to 6:15pm | Fiedler Field
  • Tuesday, October 26 | 5:30pm to 6:15pm| Fiedler Field

All River Fit: Kick It By Eliza classes will be led by Kim Scoppetta (@kim_scoppetta).

Yoga mats will not be provided. We encourage you to bring your own, however, they are not required to participate.

River Fit: Hive Soul Yoga

Friday, October 15 and Friday, October 22 from 12pm to 12:45pm on Fiedler Field

Join the Esplanade Association for River Fit: Hive Soul Yoga for an energizing midday reset!

This 45 minute class is designed to help participants feel strong and empowered, no matter their fitness level. Hive Soul Yoga‘s practice will be preceded by an intention setting, backed by an upbeat R&B playlist, and sequenced for all levels. Bring a mat, bring your friends, and join us!

Yoga mats will not be provided. We encourage you to bring your own, however, they are not required to participate.

River Fit: Helen Batchan Yoga

Friday, October 29 from 12pm to 12:45pm on Fielder Field

Join the Esplanade Association for River Fit: Helen Batchan Yoga, part of the River Fit Fitness Series!

Helen Batchan‘s hatha yoga class is inspired by techniques she learned from CorePower and Sivananda, combining the athletic with the spiritual. It will be an intermediate level class.

River Fit: Helen Batchan Yoga will take place on Friday, October 29 from 12PM to 12:45PM on Fiedler Field.

Yoga mats will not be provided. We encourage you to bring your own, however, they are not required to participate.

About River Fit

Free fitness classes on the Esplanade returned for the 10th year in summer 2021 with more fitness classes offered in a summer season than ever before! The Esplanade Association is excited to extend our River Fit Fitness Series throughout fall 2021 with various pop-up classes with previous River Fit partners and new!

River Fit consists of a variety of outdoor fitness classes— including dance fitness classes, high-intensity interval training, and yoga— that are taught for a range of experience levels and abilities. People of all ages and fitness-levels are invited to get fit for free in the park while enjoying beautiful riverfront views!

RIVER FIT COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES

  • Participants are required to pre-register in advance; only pre-registered attendees can participate.
  • Vaccinated participants can go mask-free! We strongly encourage non-vaccinated participants to wear a mask or face covering.
  • The Esplanade Association will have hand sanitizer available on-site.
  • Stay home if you feel sick and/or are part of a vulnerable population