2020 Summer Fitness on The Greenway

5, Aug, 2020

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is excited to announce our 2020 Greenway Fitness Season, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. The Conservancy’s free fitness classes from local gyms and instructors would typically have begun in May but due to COVID-19, many classes were postponed pending guidance from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the City of Boston. 

The Greenway Fitness Program runs throughout the summer and offers free fitness classes across the park every Monday through Thursday and Saturday, with additional classes taking place on select Fridays and Sundays. This year’s offerings consist of a range of options including yoga, cardio dance, strength and conditioning circuits, and parkour workouts.

The Conservancy’s fifth year of partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts on the Greenway Fitness Program will connect those safely able to visit the park, as well as those at home, with free fitness and resources to stretch, strengthen, and unwind this summer.

“We’re excited to support the Greenway Fitness Program again this summer,” said Jeff Bellows, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship and Public Affairs for Blue Cross. “Free fitness classes in the heart of Boston, and virtually at home, offer a chance for regular physical activity and exercise that are critical to a healthy lifestyle.” 

The Greenway Fitness Program will complement all that The Greenway has to discover. Visitors can explore our seven unique water features and unwind in our organically maintained lawns and gardens. Earlier this spring, the Conservancy announced the installation of a new artwork by Mexican-American master folk artist Catalina Delgado-Trunk and imminent installation of new artwork by renowned British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare. Delgado-Trunk’s Global Connections: Mesoamerican Myths, the Domestication of Nourishment, and its Distribution and Shonibare’s Wind Sculpture (SG) V will be on display for one year and will join four other artworks currently on display on The Greenway. The Greenway Open Market takes place every Saturday and first and third Sundays of the month, and the  Boston Public Market at Dewey Square has returned for the season,on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Greenway Food Truck Program and Greenway Carousel at The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove are operating with limited schedules. 

All Greenway programming features enhanced cleaning and physical distancing procedures to promote safety for our park visitors. You can learn more about changes to Conservancy programming in the park and response to COVID-19 in our blog post, COVID-19 – Updates from the Greenway Conservancy. This information will continue to be regularly updated; you can also sign up for regular email updates from the Conservancy on our webpage. 

About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (bluecrossma.com) is a community-focused, tax-paying, not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Boston. We are committed to the relentless pursuit of quality, affordable health care with an unparalleled consumer experience. Consistent with our promise to always put our members first, we are rated among the nation’s best health plans for member satisfaction and quality. Connect with us on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and LinkedIn.

About The Greenway and the Greenway Conservancy (www.rosekennedygreenway.orgThe Greenway is the contemporary public park in the heart of Boston. The Greenway welcomes millions of visitors annually to gather, play, unwind, and explore. The Greenway Conservancy is the non-profit responsible for the management and care of The Greenway. The majority of the public park’s annual budget is generously provided by private sources. 

Original blog post July 7th. Updated on a regular basis to reflect new information.