Meet our Greenway Fitness Instructors
The Greenway Conservancy is committed to bringing free and healthy workout options throughout the parks each summer. From pilates to boot camps, yoga to tango, over 100+ free classes are expected in 2018, covering a range of workouts and abilities. The 2018 Fitness Season is presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, with additional support from Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt and its new Game On! Foundation.
All the instructors in our program donate their time to bring free and interesting classes to the public. We wanted to share a few stories of the awesome fitness organizations and individuals that work with us to offer ongoing series throughout the summer!
Tango in the Park happens weekly on Saturdays from 6:30p-9:30p through August 25th by Ultimate Tango. This open-air Argentine tango lesson, milonga, and performance by local tango masters started 3 years ago inspired by New York City’s Tango in Central Park. Ultimate Tango owners Hernán Brizuela and Anita Flejter teach Argentine tango at their Medford studio (5 High Street) and wanted to bring the romance of dancing in the park to The Greenway.
Our Chinatown neighbor, the Wang YMCA, brings Zumba to the park every Monday night from 5:30p-6:30p through August 22. The Wang YMCA has been serving the community since 1914 and has multiple cultural programs and community resources. Their classes are often totally full at their indoor space so expanding to Zumba outside is an exciting partnership for us both!
Local business owner Stefanie Rousselle launched Boston Health & Wellness as a mobile company, bringing one-on-one and groups trainings and therapy right to places that need it. She is bringing the tunes of Britney, Whitney, Lady, and Taylor (as she wrote on her application!) to The Greenway with 90s Yoga Flow every Tuesday night from 5:00p-6:00p through August 28.
Micah Logan founded Next Level Fitness and Wellness in 2003, which has grown to include fitness studios, corporate wellness, and more. Their instructors have been bringing free High Intensity Interval Trainings (HIIT) to The Greenway for several years and are back again this year every Wednesday from 6:45p-7:45p through August 22.
As an exciting new partnership this year, Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt, headquartered just outside of Boston, is an additional supporter of our fitness program. Since hitting store shelves in 2011 as the first to market frozen Greek yogurt, Yasso quickly became one of the fastest-growing dessert brands. This year, they launched their new sports initiative, the Game On! Foundation, and will be popping up with free samples of their iconic bars and new pints on Dewey Square and at a few of our fitness classes throughout the summer.