Moving your fitness class outside while the weather is warm is a refreshing alternative to a traditional gym workout. It’s a great way to combine the benefits of exercise, while immersing yourself in nature – great for both the body and mind. Exercising in natural settings such as parks and farms can provide a peaceful change of scenery from indoor gyms.

Fresh air and nature can help reduce stress and boost your mood. Whether it’s a jog through the city, taking a yoga class in one of the many beautiful parks, or a rooftop Pilates class, the benefits of outdoor exercise can’t be beat! We’ve rounded up a list of outdoor workout classes for you to try!

Center City Fit Classes

April 23 – October 1, Tuesdays 6-7 pm

Keep it movin’ with free fitness classes lead by professional trainers from City Fitness. Every Tuesday from April – October, participants of all skill levels are invited to participate. April and May will be Zumba, June will be boxing, July will offer Bodycombat, August holds PHIT Body and September and October will have Zumba.

Citywide Athletics

Thursdays, 6:45 am (locations posted on Instagram)

Join Citywide Athletics for your outdoor workouts that are free, fun and member led. Workouts vary and are updated on the Instagram.

CoreFitness Art Museum Bootcamp

CoreFitness offers a boot camp that delivers in an action packed class using body weight exercises in an outdoor environment. It’s a lot of fun and was recognized in SELF Magazine as “The Best Outdoor Bootcamp Classes.”

Fairmount Park Conservancy Outdoor Classes

Throughout the summer, Fairmount Park Conservancy offers fitness classes, including hikes, yoga in the park, guided bike tours and more. Check the website for the full schedule.

Hike and Heal

Hike and Heal was founded in 2019 with the intention of making the outdoors more accessible for women, especially women of color in the Philadelphia area. It offers a variety of curated hikes and wellness events and has built a strong connection to green spaces in the city. In addition to being a pillar for women exploring the power nature has on healing, it also serves to build community. If you have ever felt alone or disconnected, the Hike Hive is a place for you to heal!

Monarch Yoga Roof Deck

171 W. Berks Street, Philadelphia, PA

Monarch Yoga offers classes on the roof deck with gorgeous city views. Classes are on Thursdays at 4:30, Fridays at 6 pm (starting 5/24) and Mondays at 7 pm.

Yoga on the Banks

Meet on grassy area at 25th and Locust, near the Schuylkill River Banks Boardwalk

Schuylkill Banks offers outdoor community yoga classes for all levels and all people. The classes encourage strong breath and connected movement and are taught by experienced local teachers with a gift for verbal cueing, creative vinyasa structure, and options for all levels of practice. No matter if you are an experienced yogi, or brand new to physical practice, you’re welcome at the Banks. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 10 am.

Schuylkill Yards Fitness Classes

3001 Market St, Philadelphia, PA

Drexel Square’s “Square Season” is back with free fitness classes, live music, and delicious food truck offerings. Classes offered include barre at the square, yoga in the yard, HIIT, kettlebells and calisthenics, and much more.

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