Category Archives: Free Stuff

Free outdoor workouts from boot camp to zumba

From free boot camp sessions on the Greenway to Zumba on the Esplanade there are summer outdoor fitness classes through out the city of Boston in the morning and evening.  Below I’ve compiled some of the classes currently available and open for you to join so get outside and give one of them a try.

Free work out, health, fitness, Boston fitnessMONDAY
6:30-7:30 AM November Project’s Destination Deck
7:15-8:15 AM Pilates at Post Office Square
7:30-8:30 AM HIIT Workouts at Madison Park in Roxbury
5:30-6:30 PM Yoga at Post Office Square
6-7 PM Zumba at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End
6:30-7:15 PM Pilates at Rose Kennedy Greenway (every other week)

Boston Moves, Summer fitness programsTUESDAY
7:15-8:15 AM H.I.I.T. at Post Office Square
10-11 AM Tai Chi at Symphony Park in the Fenway
5:30-6:30 PM Zumba at Post Office Square
6PM Running Group starts at City Sports in Back Bay
6-7 PM Zumba at the Hatch Shell in the Esplanade (Starting 7/15)

The November Project WEDNESDAY
6:30-7:30 AM November Project at Harvard Stadium
7:15-8:15 AM Pilates at Post Office Square
5:30 -6:30 PM Boot camp at Post Office Square
6:30-7:30 PM Line Dancing at Franklin Park

Free fitness classes, boston, boston movesTHURSDAY
7:15-8:15 AM Morning Stretch & Renew Yoga at Post Office Square
5:30-6:30 PM Zumba at Post Office Square

November Project Summit Ave Hill TrainingFRIDAY
6:30-7:30 AM November Project Hill Training (Summit Ave Brookline)

I’m sure there are more classes than those mentioned above. Share any other free outdoor summer classes that you know about by adding them (along with a web link) in the comments section, and I will add them to this list.

Free outdoor summer movies in Boston

Rob Reiner, River and a Movie, EF EducationWhat does Back to the Future, The Princess Bride and Batman have in common? They are all movies that you can watch outdoors for free in Boston this month.

Thrillist Boston has published their list of free outdoor movies in Boston and will continue to add to this list as new listings and shows are announced. Currently the month of July has 30 free movies published (and more will likely be added). So if you love being outside and enjoy movies this might be a great date night or fun night out with friends.  Note that the showings take place in a variety of spaces so double check the location and timing for each movie.

Thrillist Boston Free Outdoor Summer Movies Schedule

Free fun Fridays starts next week

Highland Street FoundationThanks to the Highland Street Foundation, Free fun Friday’s has returned to Boston. Starting next Friday on June 26th each week a variety of museums and cultural venues will be free and open to the public.

Some of the participating venues this summer include: Tanglewood, P.E.M., Ted Kennedy Institute, JFK Library, MFA, ICA and Mass MOCA. Each week I’ll try to highlight a venue or two that I think sound interesting.

You can view the full list of participating venues through the summer by visiting Highland Street Foundation’s printable 2015 summer calendar here.

Donna Summer Roller Disco is Friday, June 19

Boston, Together Boston, Donna Summer Roller DiscoTomorrow, Friday – June 19th, marks the return of Boston’s second annual Donna Summer outdoor Roller Disco at City Hall Plaza.

Friday, June 19th Boston to host Donna Summer Roller Disco

Similar to last year when more than 4,000 people came down to Government Center, the event will be free and open to the public, with skates for rent, food on hand and of course some excellent music courtesy of DJ Kon.  But beware that last year the lines to get roller skates wrapped around the entire Plaza so bring roller blades if you have them or plan to arrive early. Check out these photos from last summer’s Memorial Roller Disco to Boston native, Donna Summer. #HotStuffBosGuy, Boston Guy

Sunrise yoga series at Fiedler Field on Esplanade park

Free yoga, BostonFor all you early rising yoga fans every Saturday from 7:00 am – 8:00 am join Smooth Vinyasa instructor, Mike Massey, for Sunrise Yoga.

All participants meet each Saturday morning underneath the Charles River Bistro sign, located directly across from the DCR Hatch Shell, and walk over to Fiedler Field together – a beautiful location overlooking the Charles River.  Participants must bring their own yoga mat.

Sunrise Yoga  Every Saturday (thru Aug 29th)  Fiedler Field, Boston

After your morning yoga you can receive 50% off of Jazz Brunch at the Charles River Bistro.

Free fitness sessions this June in Boston parks

Christopher Columbus ParkThis summer nine parks in Boston will host FREE fitness sessions that are open to the public.  Participating parks include:

Blackstone Park – South End (BP)
Boston Common Frog Pond – Downtown (BCFP)
Christopher Columbus Park – North End (CCP)
Franklin Park – Dorchester (FLP)
Gertrude Howes Playground – Roxbury (GH)
Harambee Park – Dorchester (HP)
Jamaica Pond Pinebank Promontory – Jamaica Plain (JP)
Madison Park – Roxbury (MP)
Symphony Park – Fenway / Kenmore (SYP)

Use the park codes that I’ve included in bold above to check out the rotating schedule of free fitness activities in these Boston parks this June.  Click on calendar below to enlarge.Boston Summer Parks Fitness Calendar June 2015

Beantown Bootcamp hosts free outdoor sessions every Wednesday in June

Outdoor Bootcamp Series from City Sports and Beantown BootcampCity Sports along side Beantown Bootcamp is sponsoring a free one hour outdoor bootcamp series for six weeks each Wednesday that runs through the end of June 24, 2015 by the North End Greenway (across the street from Haymarket).

Beantown Bootcamp will design workouts that vary each week but consist of strength and muscle conditioning, cardio, agility and plyometrics.  Interested participants are asked to RSVP.

RSVP for a FREE 1-hour bootcamp session