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Fitness in the Park returns, offering free classes in a fun environment

Published on April 28, 2022

Picture of a yoga class outdoors in Big Spring Park

The annual Fitness in the Park program is back for 2022 with new workouts, new energy, and new faces but the same goal – helping everyone discover the fun side of fitness.

Mayor Tommy Battle, in collaboration with the City’s Parks and Recreation Department and his Healthy Huntsville initiative, is proud to offer these free one-hour group fitness classes, at 9 a.m. each Saturday in May and June.

“Great instructors, a beautiful outdoor setting, and the energy and companionship of others combine to make Fitness in the Park a fun, invigorating, and first-rate investment in your physical and mental health, all for only one hour of your time,” said Kevin Ready, Healthy Huntsville Coordinator.

Classes, led by expert instructors, feature a variety of styles and can be modified to the participant’s comfort level. Returning instructor Karissa Spears of Kurvy Fitness, says she wants people to know working out doesn’t have to be a chore.

“It can be exciting, fun and exhilarating all at the same time,” Spears said. “That’s why I love Fitness in the Park! It’s a great opportunity to try new workouts and figure out what format is best for you. Movement, regardless of the intensity, is great for the body and soul!”

Except for Zumba on May 28, which is suitable for ages 12+, all other classes are designed for participants ages 16 and up. Any minors should be accompanied by an adult. The classes will take place in Big Spring Park East. In the event of rain, they will be held under the portico behind Huntsville Utilities.

2022 Fitness in the Park Schedule 

  • Saturday, May 7:   Fit Camp with J’Que from Fitness DEFY’d
  • Saturday, May 14: POUND with Fancy Franklin Fitness & Health
  • Saturday, May 21: Dance Fitness with MERC Fitness Asylum
  • Saturday, May 28: Zumba with Stephanie Mills
  • Saturday, June 4:  Kardio Dance Fitness with Karissa from Kurvy Fitness
  • Saturday, June 11: Yoga with Ryan
  • Saturday, June 18: Pure Barre with Pure Barre Huntsville
  • Saturday, June 25: Workout of the Day with CrossFit Impulse

No special equipment is needed. Just bring a towel or mat and plenty of water! More information can be found at HuntsvilleAL.gov/HealtyHuntsville and on Healthy Huntsville’s Facebook page.

Led by Mayor Tommy Battle and the City’s Parks & Recreation Department, Healthy Huntsville is working with the community to offer FREE programs throughout the year to help educate our citizens on wellness and good physical health.