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Fitness in the Park

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Portland Parks & Recreation's Fitness in the Park helps community members achieve their fitness goals while adhering to physical distancing recommendations and connecting to nature in our parks. All fitness levels are welcome.
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We invite you to participate in group fitness classes taught by some of your favorite PP&R instructors. Classes will meet Monday through Saturday mornings at outdoor locations throughout Portland.

Drop-in for just $5/class (with pre-registered credit card only) or purchase a Fitness in the Park pass for $45/month, which gives you access to unlimited classes for 30-days at all locations.

Purchase 30-day pass


Schedule for June 21 - September 18

Due to predicted rain and possible thunderstorms, Fitness in the Park classes will be canceled on Saturday, September 18. Thank you to everyone who participated this summer. 

Irving Park - Meets at the basketball court at NE 7th Avenue and Fremont Street

-MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
8:00am-Strength and Stretch with WickThe Ellove Technique with KellyStrength and Stretch with Wick

Dance Fitness with Sean R.

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9:00am-Zumba with Wick-

The Ellove Technique with Kelly
Canceled 9/16

Yoga with Dusty-
10:00am-Yoga with DustyZumba with TomYoga with DustyZumba for Beginners with Tom-

Gabriel Park - Monday through Friday classes meet at Hitchen Field by the parking lot of the community center; Saturdays meet at the field off the path behind the tennis courts

-MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
8:00am-----Gentle Yoga with Gail
8:30am-Strength with LindaStrength with LindaStrength with Linda--
9:00am-----Zumba with  Jasmine
9:30amLow Impact 20/20 with Brenda-Low Impact 20/20 with Brenda-Low Impact 20/20 with Brenda-
10:00am-Yoga with Amy-Yoga with Amy--
10:30amZumba with Kimo-Zumba with Kimo-Zumba with Kimo-
11:00am-QiGong with Sarah Jane-QiGong with Sarah Jane-Zumba Gold with Kristen
11:30amFundamental Yoga with Amy L.---Power Yoga with Amy L.-
12:00pm-Zumba with Jaimee-Zumba with Jaimee--

Columbia Park - Meets at the field in front of pool building

-MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
8:00amZumba Gold with Wick-Zumba Gold with Wick---
9:00amTai Chi with Catherine -Tai Chi with CatherineYoga with  KarenTai Chi with CatherineTotal Body with Charissa
10:00amZumba with Melanie K.Qi Gong with Terry L.Zumba for Families with WickQi Gong with Terry L.Zumba with Melanie Yoga with Karen
11:00amLow Impact with Judy G.The Ellove Technique with Kelly K.Low Impact with Judy G.The Ellove Technique with Kelly K.Low Impact with Judy G.Pound with Carissa H.
12:00pm-----Strength (Body Weight Training) with Andrea

 The Fields Park - NW 10th Avenue and Overton Street

-MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
8:00amQi Gong with James-----
9:00amInner Strength with James-Gentle Yoga with Karen-Yoga with Karen-
10:00amTai Chi with Terry L. -Tai Chi with Terry L.-Tai Chi with  Terry L.-
11:00am------

Mt. Scott Park - Meets behind the tennis courts

-MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
8:00amHIIT with AngelaCircuit City with NicCircuit City with NicCircuit City with NicHIIT with Angela-
9:00am-Zumba with TomCardio with LarryZumba with KathrynCardio with LarryStrength with Tara
10:00amPound with LaurenKundalini Yoga with RebeccaHatha Yoga with JennaHatha Yoga with JennaExercise for Everybody with Jennifer P.Tai Chi with  Mary L.
11:00am---HIIT with  Angela-Zumba with Paula

Ventura Park - Meets in the grassy field near the play structure

-MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
8:00amCardio, Strength, Stretch with Thais-Cardio, Strength,  Stretch with ThaisHIIT with Angela

Cardio, Strength,  Stretch with Thais
Canceled 9/17

Zumba Gold with Lydia
9:00amPilates with  ThaisZumba with  LydiaPilates with ThaisZumba with  Lydia

Pilates with Thais
Canceled 9/17

Zumba for Families with Lydia
10:00amZumba with  Juliette-Zumba with Juliette-Low Impact 20/20 with Thais
Canceled 9/17
Strength with Melinda
10:30am-Low Impact 20/20 with Thais-Low Impact 20/20 with Thais--
11:00amLow Impact 20/20 with Thais---HIIT with AngelaPop Pilates with Melinda
11:30am-Core and Stretching 20/20 with Thais-Core and Stretching 20/20 with  Thais--

Lincoln Park - Classes end September 2 at this location. Meets on the grassy area on SE Mill Street

-MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
8:00am-Cardio with Taylor-Cardio with Taylor-Cardio with Taylor
9:00am-Strength with Taylor-Strength with Taylor-Strength with Taylor
10:00am-Zumba with Sean-Zumba with Sean-

Zumba with Tom

Alberta Park  - Meets at the covered basketball court

-TuesdayThursdaySaturday
8:00amChair Yoga with Dusty         Chair Yoga with DustyHIIT Some Abs with Genevieve
9:00amHatha Yoga with DustyHatha Yoga with DustyPound with Carissa
10:00amZumba with ShridaZumba with ShridaStrength with Genevieve
11:00am--Zumba with Patria

How to Sign up

Due to increased safety measures and to limit check-in time, please complete these steps before attending.

  1. Create or log in to your PP&R online registration account.
  2. Ensure you have a credit or debit card saved to your account (customer service representatives will not be able to accept cash, so a credit card is required).
    1. Go to “My Account”.
    2. Click on “My Credit Cards”.
    3. Select “Add New”.
    4. Enter credit card information and then click on “Submit”.

Having trouble? Call 503-823-7529 and a customer service representative will assist you.


How to Participate Safely

What to expect

  1. If you’ve been feeling well, arrive at the park with your own water bottle.
  2. Check-in with a customer service representative who will have an iPad to sign you in. 
    Please note: Our system requires that customers provide the CVV number associated with their card on file at every transaction. No cash will be accepted.
  3. HAVE FUN!

Additional Safety Measures

Face coverings are no longer required outdoors for visitors or employees at Portland Parks & Recreation facilities. Per City policy, face coverings are required at all times for those ages 5 and older when inside City-owned facilities or structures. 

Restrooms may not be available depending on location. Multnomah Arts Center does not have public restroom access at this time.

Participants should bring their own yoga mats or towels, as there are sometimes elements of nature around Fitness in the Park classes. In some cases, participants may want to double up on mats or towels, depending on their own comfort. 

Participants should bring filled water bottles, hand weights, and resistance bands if needed. 

Two people wearing face coverings are lying on mats in the grass and practicing a yoga pose by lifting their legs.

Class Descriptions

DANCE FITNESS

Pop Pilates: Take classical Pilates to the next level by challenging students to rhythmically flow from one exercise to the next, developing a rock-solid core and leaving no muscle untouched.

Zumba for Beginners: Always wanted to try Zumba® but apprehensive of complex dance routines? Are you a seasoned Zumba® lover looking for a new experience? This class is for you! Choreography features larger and easier dance steps that offer a great workout and help you feel confident. Push yourself as far as you’re comfortable. This class is lively and invigorating in a welcoming atmosphere—a no-judgment zone!

Zumba Gold®: Recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity, easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion, and coordination. Come ready to sweat and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong. The class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility, and balance!

Zumba®: A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility, boosted energy, and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. Everybody and everybody! Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together to sweat it on. Mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise.

Dance Fitness: Easy, low impact, dance routines combined with the versatility of strength training. Enjoy choreographed dancing to hit songs while improving overall strength and improving flexibility. This is not a high-intensity strength training class and is easy for participants of all ages to dance and be fit!

Hip Hop: Smooth out your groove with easy-to-learn contemporary hip-hop moves. A fun workout that will make a 45-minute total-body exercise fly by! Teens welcome!

Pound: Channel your inner rockstar with this full-body cardio-jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums.

The Ellové Technique®: A non-impact conditioning class taught by certified instructors. The pure techniques of ballet, yoga, fitness, and Pilates are set to music in a seamless movement sequence that improves alignment, balance, strength, flexibility, and body awareness.

African Dance:The traditional dances and songs that are inherent in the culture of the West African peoples. High energy and focused on the fundamental positions, technique, and terminology and is designed to develop strength, balance, and artistry.

GENERAL FITNESS

STRONG Nation™: Combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio, and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is driven by the music, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more.

Cardio:A full-body workout that gets your heart pumping and muscles moving. You will feel the burn in all areas of your body. A challenging mix of intense, dynamic core stabilizing exercises.

Exercise for Everybody: If you’re getting into fitness, recovering from an injury, or hitting the gym isn’t really your thing this class is for you! Explore a wide variety of aerobic, strength, and flexibility exercises that will help you discover a passion for fitness.

Low Impact 20/20: Combines all your favorite aspects of fitness and puts them into one solid workout! Combine 20 minutes of cardio and 20 minutes of strength. The class is light to moderate intensity with free weights, and bodyweight movements.

Cardio, Strength, and Stretch: Combines all your favorite aspects of fitness and puts them into one solid workout! Combine 15 minutes of cardio, 15 minutes of strength, and 15 minutes of flexibility! Light to moderate class that works on slowly improving overall cardio, endurance, muscle tone, and flexibility.

Core and Stretch 20/20: Combines 20 minutes to strengthen your core and 20 minutes of flexibility! Progressive flexibility allows for full range of motion which enhances daily living.

Strength and Stretch: This class begins with active stretching then progresses through body-weight exercises with a focus on core strength, balance, and flexibility, ending with deep stretching on the mat.

Pilates Method: Designed to improve core strength, flexibility, muscle tone, body balance, spinal support, low back health, and body-mind awareness.

Low Impact: A variety of cardio activities to improve your cardiovascular endurance. This class is designed to be lower impact, but still effective!

Strength: FUN AND FIERCE! A dynamic strength training class uniquely geared for building and maintaining muscle and correcting body composition imbalances. This easy-to-follow format uses dumbbells and resistance bands. Come to work, leave joyful and energized! 

ADVANCED

Circuit City: Box, pump, and Jam your way through different strength and cardio workout stations in this awesome circuit training class.

Total Body:A high-intensity interval class to help burn calories quickly and build muscle. It combines conditioning drills, and strength training intervals resulting in body strengthening and improved flexibility.

HIIT: A full-body workout that can include an interval training sequence with high-intensity exercises. It builds cardiovascular fitness while improving muscular strength and endurance.

MIND/BODY - all levels

Tai Chi: A slow, gentle exercise practicing body awareness and intentional movement. Classes include exercises to strengthen core and legs, and to improve flexibility and balance.

Fundamental Yoga/Yoga: In this class, the basic, foundational yoga postures are practiced aligning, strengthen, and promote flexibility in the body. You can expect an emphasis on simplicity, repetition, and ease of movement.

Inner Strength:Teaches basic exercises influenced by dance/core movements, Pilates, and yoga. The focus of the class is to show that in a calm constant flow, while at the same time keeping the heart rate up, a person can become stronger, leaner, create body control, enhance endurance, and build awareness.

Power Yoga: Fitness-based approach to vinyasa-style yoga including poses done in sequence. A great full-body workout using your own body weight to tone and strengthen.

Gentle Yoga: A gentle, slow, restful style of yoga that involves long, passive holds in a series of 4-6 restful poses. Achieve a state of total relaxation and release.

Hatha Yoga: Join in this all-level class that incorporates favorite Hatha yoga positions with just the right amount of deepening into those poses, stretching, and some light flow movement–all with a goal of strengthening our individual yoga practices little by little. A judgment-free, stress-free, & fun class. Newbies are welcome!

Kundalini Yoga:A form of yoga that involves chanting, singing, breathing exercises, and repetitive poses. Its purpose is to activate your Kundalini energy or shakti. This is a spiritual energy that’s said to be located at the base of your spine. As Kundalini yoga awakens this energy, it’s supposed to enhance your awareness and help you move past your ego.

Qigong: Qigong can be described as a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one's mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound, and focused intent.

FAMILY FITNESS

Zumba® for Families: Classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba® choreography. Helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children's lives by making fitness fun.


COVID-19 related information

Our community’s parks system provides our neighbors with many opportunities to improve their mental and physical health during this public health emergency. Fitness in the Park is a creative way to continue supporting Portlanders' health and keep you connected with PP&R while following the guidance of public health officials.

Learn more about closures and postponements related to the COVID-19 pandemic response.

Contact

Fitness in the Park information line

phone number503-505-0083

Call this number for urgent updates regarding the schedule, cancellations, and other information.

MaryAnn Thibeault

Southwest Community Center Supervisor

Location

Park Location or Entrance
NE 7th Avenue and Fremont Street
Portland, OR 97212
Park Location or Entrance
SW 45th Avenue and Vermont Street
Portland, OR 97219
Park Location or Entrance
SE 72nd Avenue and Harold Street
Portland, OR 97206
Park Location or Entrance
SE 135th Avenue and Mill Street
Portland, OR 97233
Park Location or Entrance
460 SE 113th Avenue
Portland, OR 97216
Park Location or Entrance
N Lombard Street and Woolsey Avenue
Portland, OR 97203
Park Location or Entrance
1099 NW Overton Street
Portland, OR 97209
Park Location or Entrance
NE 22nd Avenue and Killingsworth Street
Portland, OR 97211

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