Fitness in the Park

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A group of women and children participate in a Zumba class in the park.
Portland Parks & Recreation's Fitness in the Park helps Portlanders stay active and achieve their fitness goals while connecting to community and nature in our parks. People at every fitness level, age 14 and up, are welcome.
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Fitness in the Park is back for the 2024 season and classes are FREE!
As part of our Parks Levy commitment, we're trying to help more people use our parks and activities, especially seniors, teens, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, and those with less money.  Please be prepared to answer a short demographic questionnaire before participating in Fitness in the Park this summer.  

Dates: June 24–August 30

Tentative locations:


Schedules

North Portland

Columbia Park | Classes take place around the trees by the baseball diamond.

  • Monday
    10:00–10:45am—Zumba®, Diane * No class 6/24 and 7/8
    11:00–11:45am—The Ellové Technique®, Kelly * No class 6/24, 7/8, and 8/19
    3:00–3:45pm—Nia Fitness–Silent Disco Style, Tudie
    4:00–4:45pm—Cardio Strength and Stretch, Terri * No class 7/15
    5:00-5:45pm—Yoga, Terri * No class 7/15
    6:00-6:45pm—Meditation, Terri * No class 7/15
  • Wednesday 
    10:00–10:45am—Zumba®, Diane * No class 6/26 and 7/3
  • Thursday 
    8:00–8:45am—The Ellové Technique®, Kelly * No class 7/11
  • Friday 
    10:00–10:45am—Zumba®, Diane * No class 6/28 and 7/5

Irving Park | Classes take place by the playground in the trees. 

  • Monday
    9:00–9:45am—Pilates, Amanda
    10:00–10:45am—Kids and Family Yoga, Amanda
    11:00–11:45am—Yoga, Sabra *No class 7/8 and 8/12
  • Wednesday
    8:00–8:45am—Nia Fitness, Tudie *No class 7/10
    9:00–9:45am—Pilates, Amanda
    10:00–10:45am—Kids and Family Yoga, Amanda
    11:00–11:45am—Yoga, Sabra *No class 7/10 and 8/14
  • Friday
    9:00–9:45am—Yin Yoga, Terri * No class 7/19
    10:00–10:45am—Hatha Yoga, Terri * No class 7/19

Luuwit View Park | Classes take place on the grass next to skate dot. 

  • Tuesday 
    3:00–3:45pm—Nia Fitness, Silent Disco Style, Tudie *No Class 7/9
    6:00–6:45pm—Slow Flow Vinyasa, Javelin*No class 7/30, 8/6, and 8/13

Rose City Golf Course | Classes take place behind the clubhouse. New this year!.

  • Tuesday 
    4:00–4:45pm—Zumba®, Diane * No class 6/25, 7/2, and 7/9
    5:00–5:45pm—Zumba®, Diane * No class 6/25, 7/2, and 7/9
  • Thursday 
    4:30–6:00pm—Yoga, Amanda
Southeast Portland 

Mt. Scott Park (In partnership with Mt. Scott Community Center Mobile Recreation Program) | Class will be held by the tennis courts.

  • Monday
    10:00–10:45am—Family Dance–Move and Grove, Maya (Ages 5 and up with an adult)
    11:00–11:45am—Dance Party, Maya
  • Tuesday
    8:30–9:15am—Cardio Core, Angela 
    10:00–10:45am—Exercise for Everybody, Larry
  • Wednesday 
    9:00–9:45am—Dance Fit and Flow, Cat
    10:00–10:45am—Balance and Agility, Bece
    3:30–4:15pm—Mindful Decompression, Jenna
    4:30–5:30pm—Body Positivity Yoga, Jenna
  • Thursday 
    9:00–9:45am—Nia Fitness, Emily
    10:00–11:00am—Hatha Yoga, Jenna
    11:15–12:15pm—Yin Yoga, Jenna
    4:45–5:30pm—Dance Fit and Flow, Cat
    5:45–6:30pm—Yoga Stretch, Cat
  • Friday 
    4:00–5:00pm—Fitness for Life, Thais 

Laurelhurst Park | Classes take place on the open grass behind the building.

  • Tuesday 
    6:00-6:45pm—Qigong, Mary
  • Thursday
    3:00-3:45pm—Bodyweight Strength, Isabel
    6:00-6:45pm—Pound®, Car

Ventura Park| Classes will be held by the playground

  • Tuesday 
    8:00–8:45am—Bodyweight Strength, Isabel
    9:00–9:45am—Bodyweight Strength, Isabel
  • Thursday 
    8:00–9:00am—Bodyweight Strength, Isabel
    9:00–9:45am—Bodyweight Strength, Isabel
    10:00–10:45am—Zumba®, Diane * No class 6/27 and 7/4
    11:00–11:45am—Zumba®, Diane * No class 6/27 and 7/4
West Portland

Gabriel Park | Classes are held in Little Gabriel Park, parking is available near the Community Garden on 4198 SW Canby Street.

  • Monday
    8:00–8:45am—Qigong, Nathaniel
    9:00–9:45am—Yoga for Everyone, Amy 
    10:00–10:45am—REFIT®, Kat 
  • Tuesday
    11:00–11:45am—Belly Dancing, Ahndine
  • Wednesday
    8:00–8:45am—Strength and Mobility, Chris
    10:00–10:45am—Dance, Dance, Dance!, Paula *No class 7/31
    11:00–11:45am—Strength and Stretch, Paula *No class 7/31
  • Friday
    10:00–10:45am—Dane, Dance, Dance!, Paula 
    11:00–11:45am—Strength and Stretch, Paula 

Special Events 


Class Descriptions

DANCE FITNESS 

Belly Dancing
Exercise your body and spirit while learning ancient, evolving belly dance techniques. Improve posture, strength and stretch. Learn the fundamentals of universal belly dance language for your own dance journey.

Dance, Dance, Dance!
45 minutes of continuous sweaty cardio combining diverse dance themes and music with fun choreography. All levels are welcome.

Dance Fit and Flow
This dance class is designated to support your mobility, strength, and overall fitness while leaving you to get out of your head and into your body! Dance Fit & Flow progresses from a gentle warm-up to light choreography and space to explore and freestyle, and closes with deep stretch and relaxation to support physical integration.

Dance Party 
Dance Party is an invitation to jump, jiggle, and wiggle. This class will take you through creative dance prompts to increase your confidence and mobility. 

Family Dance–Move and Groove
Bring the family and let's get dancing! This class will focus on creative movement, group dancing, and call and response
with easy choreography. Come try dances like the Cha Cha Slide, Electric Slide, line dancing, and more! For ages 5+ with
an adult present.

Nia Fitness: Silent Disco Style! –FAMILY FRIENDLY
Nia is accessible dance (no prior experience needed), gentle, fun, inclusive, healing, move-at-YOUR-own-pace & in YOUR body's way. It is about what it FEELS like, not so much what it looks like, y'all. We use headphones (provided), handsfree mic, radio transmitter & iPod technology!

REFIT® Family Dance Fitness –FAMILY FRIENDLY
A community-centered, value-positive dance fitness experience designed to engage the heart as a muscle and a soul.

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. 

GENERAL FITNESS 

Balance and Agility
Boost your balance and agility with exercises using tools like Franklin Method® balls, resistance bands, and movements across all three planes of motion. Challenge your body and spatial awareness for improved balance, agility, and functional movement. Suitable for everyone, regardless of age and ability

Bodyweight Strength
This is a 45-minute workout consisting of bodyweight exercises with a focus on either muscular strength or muscular endurance. A combination of upper body, lower body, and core exercises will be incorporated into this full body workout. People of all levels are welcome.

Cardiocore
This class will integrate strength and cardio to increase your heart rate and allow you to strengthen your core muscles while increasing your balance and flexibility. We'll use weights and resistance bands to challenge your muscles and gain strength. Cardiocore is designed as a high-intensity class, but low-intensity option will be given. 

Cardio, Strength & Stretch
A fun cardio workout that tones muscle and builds strength. This is for you if you’re looking to get back into shape or stay in shape.

Fitness for Life 
Combine all your favorite aspects of exercise and puts hem into one solid workout! Cardio, resistance, mobility, balance, and stretching exercises in the same session. Light to moderate class intensity, that works on slowly improving overall quality and longevity of life.  

Pilates 
A system of repetitive exercises performed on a yoga mat or other equipment to promote strength, stability, and flexibility. Pilates exercises develop the body through muscular effort that stems from the core.

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.

Strength and Mobility
A combination of mobility exercises that increase the range of movements and motions your body can perform. These include flexibility, but also balance, pliability, and strength. The full combination is the best way to avoid injury.

Strength and Stretch 
Boost your quality of life! This class uses body weight to increase your strength, endurance, and stamina. Comprehensive core training, along with functional training, and flexibility work are also included to help you regain or enhance your sense of power and possibility!

MIND/BODY 

Body Positivity Yoga
Celebrate our myriad of physical shapes as you stretch your limbs and your sense of self-love. These sessions integrate practices from Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Qi Gong, and dance to build muscles and attune to our best selves. This is a fun and upbeat class with healthy messages to carry through your day. Multiple parts of this class will include getting up and down. All are welcome to join.

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.

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!

Kids and Family Yoga -FAMILY FRIENDLY 
All the elements of yoga but in a kid-friendly way that gets children singing, dancing, skipping, marching, jogging, shaking, laughing, hopping, limbo-ing, and storytelling all while practicing Yoga.

Meditation
You will be guided through simple and soothing yoga preparation and poses from restorative to floor poses and inversions. With a focus on Asana (movements) and Pranayama (breathing practices), you will learn relaxation techniques and meditations to transition you into rest.

Mindful Decompression
Tune into your breath, body, and thoughts with lighthearted humor and creative exploration.  Learn different techniques to relax the nervous system, reduce stress and anxiety, increase your attention span and intuition, enhance your memory, and feel amazing! 

Qigong
Qi Gong 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.

Yoga
Come practice your yoga breath under the shade of trees! All levels welcome as we work to improve flexibility, strength, balance, and calmness.

Yoga for Everyone 
Yoga for everyone, stretching and strengthening at whatever level feels best for your body, beginners and experienced yogis equally welcome. Prop availability is limited to whatever you choose to bring with you. Breathe deeply in the beautiful fresh air!

Slow Flow Vinyasa
Yoga for everyone, stretching and strengthening at whatever level feels best for your body, beginners, and experienced yogis equally welcome. Prop availability is limited to whatever you choose to bring with you. Breathe deeply in the beautiful fresh air!

Yin Yoga
A slow-paced style of yoga (as exercise), incorporating principles of traditional Chinese medicine, with asanas (postures) that are held for longer periods of time than in other yoga styles.

Contact

Fitness in the Park information line

phone number503-505-0083Call this number for urgent updates regarding the schedule, cancellations, and other information.

Location

Park Location or Entrance
N Lombard Street and Woolsey Avenue
Portland, OR 97203
Park Location or Entrance
N Fremont Street and Interstate Avenue
Portland, OR 97227
Park Location or Entrance
NE 7th Avenue and Fremont Street
Portland, OR 97212
Park Location or Entrance
NW Corner of SE César E. Chávez Blvd. and Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214
Park Location or Entrance
NE 127th Avenue and NE Fremont Street
Portland, OR 97230
Park Location or Entrance
SE 72nd Avenue and Harold Street
Portland, OR 97206
Park Location or Entrance
460 SE 113th Avenue
Portland, OR 97216
Park Location or Entrance
2200 NE 71st Avenue
Portland, OR 97213