Your Cincinnati Outdoor Summer Workout Guide
Summertime Cincy is in full swing. The days are long, the temps are high, and there is no shortage of outdoor activities. As a Cincinnati-centric online health and wellness publication, we are constantly on the lookout for activities to share with our followers to help motivate and give them access to special, free, or low-cost, health-focused events in the community. We curated a list of ongoing opportunities to get moving this summer and enjoy the great outdoors. Get your calendars out!
Skip the gym and take your workout outdoors at Smale Park on the Cincinnati Riverfront
Free classes are held throughout the week on the Schmidlapp Event Lawn, located next to the Moerlein Lager House.
Wednesday: Every Wednesday through September 26, Modo Yoga conducts a class at 6:30 p.m.
Friday: Every Friday through July 27, The Barre Code conducts a free lunchtime barre class from 12:10-1 p.m.
Workouts at Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine
Continuing their annual programming, Washington Park hosts free workouts every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Tuesday: Yoga with The Yoga Bar from 6-7 p.m., followed by Dance Toning with The LB Rookwood from 7-8 p.m. They also have “Pop Up Play: Youngster Yoga” at 11 a.m. every Tuesday through August 7, hosted by The Yoga Bar.
Saturday: Central Parkway YMCA offers a variety of free rotating fitness classes every weekend at 9 a.m. through September 1.
Summit Park in Blue Ash has free fitness classes through September 30
Sunday: Yoga by Body Alive at 9 a.m., followed by Zumba by Lori Laufman at 10 a.m. through September 30
Monday: HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) by Body Alive at 5:30 p.m. through August 27
Tuesday + Thursday: Crossfit by Blue Ash CrossFit at 5:30 p.m. through August 30
Wednesday: Yoga by Stacy Shirley at 5:30 p.m. through September 26
Rooted Yoga hosts Yoga on the Promenade in MainStrasse every Sunday at 10 a.m. through August 26
There are various running groups that offer free weekly runs throughout summer. Here are a few of our favorites:
Cincinnati Frontrunners and Frontwalkers meet three times a week for non-competitive social runs, meaning all levels are welcome. They meet every Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. at Mt. Storm Park, Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at Eden Park, and Saturday at 9:00 a.m. at Spring Grove Cemetery.
Avondale Running Club: This club is the oldest organized African American running club in the nation. Walkers meet each Saturday morning around 9:30 a.m. in Avondale, and runners meet every Sunday at 7:30 a.m. at rotating locations such as Sharon Woods, Winton Woods, Glenwood Gardens, Lunken Airport, Eden Park Overlook, and Mt. Airy Forest. There is an annual membership fee of $15, but the club is open to all who have a desire to stay physically fit and that are passionate about spreading health and wellness in the community.
Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. through October 31, CincyStateOfBeing hosts a workout at Findlay Market with rotating instructors and class formats. Class price is $5, or $10 if you want to hang out after and have a beer in the Findlay Market Biergarten.
Let us know where you’re headed! We hope to see you out there.
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