Esplanade Association’s Healthy, Fit & Fun Program Returns for the Eighth Straight Year

July 5, 2018 – Boston, MA – Free fitness classes on the Esplanade will return for the eighth-straight year this summer! Beginning Tuesday, July 10, the Esplanade Association ( will again partner with some of Boston’s most respected fitness organizations to host the Healthy, Fit & Fun free fitness program.

Healthy, Fit & Fun consists of a variety of outdoor fitness classes— including professionally-led Zumba, Yoga, and Boot Camp— 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 river views.

Classes will begin Tuesday, July 10 and will be held every week, Tuesday through Thursday, until Thursday, September 6th.  Whether park visitors want to get a cardio workout while dancing to the rhythms of Zumba, ease away the stress of the work week with a relaxing sunset Yoga session, or build muscle tone at a Boot Camp class, there are fitness offerings for everyone on the Esplanade this summer.

This year’s weekly class schedule includes:

  • Tuesdays at 6:00pm: Zumba led by Healthworks (meet at the DCR Memorial Hatch Shell).
  • Wednesdays at 6:00pm: Sunset Yoga led by Sarah DiVello (meet at Fiedler Field).
  • Thursdays at 6:00pm: Boot Camp led by Boston Fit Body Boot Camp (meet at Fielder Field).

Healthy, Fit & Fun classes are free and open to the public. Participants can visit to find a complete program schedule, learn more about the different class offerings, and pre-register for the summer.  Advanced registration is strongly encouraged. In the event of rain cancellation, a call will be made by 12:00pm the day of a class and shared via the Esplanade Association’s twitter (

These classes are made possible with help of the following sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Healthworks Fitness for Women, Polar Beverages, Boston Fit Body Boot Camp, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).

From seasoned athletes to those looking to try something new, everyone who joins these classes will discover the joy of exercising outdoors on the Esplanade

All fitness classes are hosted by the Esplanade Association, a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the State Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to provide free programming for the public, to organically maintain 12 ornamental garden beds and care for over 1,700 park trees, and to rehabilitate historic park features. For a full list of other Esplanade Association events and activities, visit

About the Esplanade Association (EA)

The Esplanade Association is a 100% privately-funded nonprofit organization that works to revitalize and enhance the Charles River Esplanade, sustain its natural green space, and build community in the park by providing educational, cultural, and recreational programs for everyone. Working in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Esplanade Association is dedicated to improving the experiences of the millions of visitors who enjoy Boston’s iconic riverside park.

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