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Summer City Fitness
MAYOR BROWN AND BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF WESTERN NEW YORK ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF SUMMER CITY FITNESSS
A Series of Free Fitness Classes for City Residents
July 19, 2016 – In an effort to get city residents moving in the summer months, Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced the launch of Summer City Fitness in partnership with BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.
"Fitness in our city parks is an important part of our continued efforts to create a healthier and more vibrant city by providing more opportunities for residents to exercise and spend time outdoors," said Mayor Brown. "I applaud BlueCross BlueShield and our community partners for teaming up with us on Summer City Fitness at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and Perkins Park as we work together on continued ways to help residents maintain healthy lifestyles and enjoy the many green spaces that Buffalo has to offer.”
The free fitness series features a mix of low- and high-impact classes, such as Zumba®, Pound, Pilates, and Aerobics. Classes, taught by popular instructors from the city’s community, will take place on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and Perkins Park from July 20 through September 3.
Mayor Brown called on BlueCross BlueShield to help launch the series. BlueCross BlueShield offers free fitness classes at Canalside and has a long history of bringing healthy initiatives to city residents.
Summer City Fitness will officially launch with the first class on Wednesday, July 20 at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park at 6:30 a.m.
Classes are open to individuals of all ages, regardless of fitness level and experience. No pre-registration is required, individuals simply show up and jump in.
In addition, free fruits and water will be provided to participants by Urban Fruits and Veggies.
All classes are weather dependent. More information and a full calendar of fitness classes can be found at bcbswny.com/play. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences on social media through #SummerCityFitness.
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