Appreciation for the outdoors has increased substantially since the days before the pandemic. According to FootwearNews.com, an "outdoor participation boom" is underway in America, with 7 in 10 adults planning on one or more outdoor recreational activities before the end of the year.

People like doing things outside, and for the 11th year in a row you'll be able to attend outdoor fitness classes at Fairhaven's Cushman Park.

The best part about it?

These classes are being offered absolutely free to the public for 10 weeks over the summer. Classes take place on Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday:  Yoga in the Park

Yoga in the Park begins Tuesday, June 21, with certified yoga teacher Jeff Costa. Yoga in the Park is a yoga series for all levels, designed to introduce newcomers to the basics of stretching and mindfulness, and challenge yoga enthusiasts with a focus on compassion for the body.

Thursday:  Summer Bootcamp

Summer Bootcamp begins Thursday, June 23, with American Fitness Professionals and Associates-certified personal trainer Wayne Goulart. The boot camp class consists of exercises that build functional strength and core stability with circuits utilizing light dumbbells and body weight.

What to Bring

Participants should bring a mat for yoga and a mat plus a set of weights for the summer boot camp class.

Classes are weather permitting. Cancellations will be posted on the Fitness in Cushman Park Facebook page by 7:30 a.m.

Sponsors

Fitness in Cushman Park is presented free to the public thanks to support from Bask and a long list of other community sponsors.

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