Get Outside! Fitness Programs

Get Outside! Fitness Programs at Shelby Farms Park offer a chance for the whole family to get fit, stay active and enjoy being in nature! All Get Outside! Fitness programs are free to attend, and beginners are welcome!

This project is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee. Get Outside! Fitness Programs are part of Shelby Farms Park's Health + Wellness Programs, which are made possible by Baptist Memorial Health Care.

Classes are subject to occasional time or date change or cancellation. Classes may be cancelled due to severe weather.  Please check the calendar for most updated schedule. 
Questions?
Please contact Christina Fortenberry at cfortenberry@shelbyfarmspark.org.


Fitness for Adults / All Ages

 

FAMILY ZUMBA

Dance based fitness class
Zumba® Fitness is a Latin Dance based fitness movement. By incorporating rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bhangra and other world music, everyone is welcomed and united through dance, culture and fitness. You don't need to have rhythm or be a dancer to participate.  Just have a love for fun and burning calories.

When: 
Every other Saturday at 3:30pm – 4:30pm (See calendar for specific dates)
Where: First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center 
 

LAKEFRONT FITNESS

Strength training and general conditioning
This fitness class is a combination of strength training and conditioning designed to increase power, muscular endurance, cardiovascular fitness, and coordination while building muscle and burning fat. Equipment such as medicine balls, resistance bands and weight bars are used to target each participant’s ability. Come experience overall improved fitness while being coached by trainers from NBS Fitness in Memphis.

When:  Fridays at 12pm (No class on June 22)
Where: First Tennessee Foundation Vis​i​tor Center


MENTAL FITNESS: MEDITATION TECHNIQUES

During this mental fitness workshop you will learn to clear your mind of stress from the work week and get recharged to tackle life's challenges and curve balls with a happy and upbeat attitude. Each week’s session is unique and covers a range of topics like Nature of Stress, Tendencies of the Mind, Meditation, Secrets of Breathing, Overcoming Depression & Anxiety Naturally, Raising Ones Energy, Finding Balance in Life and many more. The sessions combine simple yoga, breathing techniques, meditation and relaxation, and practical wisdom.

When:  Saturdays at 10:45am 
Where: Yurt at Woodland Discovery Playground - Note:  June classes will meet in Wolf Room of First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center 
Who: Ages 18+ (no prior experience required; experienced practitioners may benefit, too)


NATURE BOOT CAMP

BLT Fitness + Nutrition will challenge your body and mind during an intense full body workout that is designed to burn fat and build strength while helping you breakthrough your own limitations.  Every group training session is led by an experienced and certified personal trainer and is designed to be fun and high energy.  BLT created this boot camp challenge for anyone who is ready to stop making excuses and get the results they want! 

When: Tuesdays at 7am + Saturdays at 8am 
Where:  First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center


PILATES IN THE PARK

Whether you’re a Pilates pro or new to the practice, these Pilates mat classes will be a perfect addition to any workout! Please bring your own mat to this class.

Instructor: Club Pilates East Memphis / Club Pilates Collierville
When: Every other Thursday at 5:45pm-6:30pm beginning April 12.  (See calendar for specific dates.)
Where: First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center


STRENGTH + BALANCE

Strength training and basic movements
This fitness class is designed for our Wise Trek population (ages 50+) and for people with type 2 diabetes. Participants will be working with light hand weights, resistance bands and small inflatable balls. Classes start with a brief warm-up followed by strength training and light cardio, and finish with a cool down and stretch. Chairs are available throughout the workout if you need a short break

When:  Tuesdays at 1:30pm | Class will not take place on June 26 or July 3
Where: First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center


TAI CHI

Relieve stress and increase flexibility by participating in Tai Chi classes led by a certified instructor Richard Link, a Senior Trainer at Tai Chi for Health Institute. Tai Chi is an ancient practice that is enjoyable and safe for every fitness level. The slow, meditative movements of Tai Chi increase strength, range of motion and coordination. Classes can be enjoyed either sitting or standing. Comfortable shoes and loose clothing are recommended. Please bring a personal water bottle. This is a great fitness opportunity for our Wise Trek population (ages 50+) and for people with type 2 diabetes.  

When: Wednesdays at 3pm | Class will not take place on July 4
Where: First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center


YOGA

An all-levels class that will move, groove, and flow to upbeat music. With a different sequence and peak pose every week, this class will stay interesting and challenging as we move and breathe our way to happier hearts and more relaxed bodies.

With good humor and lots of laughter, learn how to advance your practice without taking yourself or your practice too seriously. This is a perfect class for people new to yoga, or students who want to re-connect with their fundamentals. Emphasis is placed on a strong foundation practice that you can build on for years to come. Basic postures, as well as transitions, like step-throughs and chatturangas, will be covered in depth. 

When: Saturdays at 9:30am ​
Where:  First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center
(Kids Yoga takes place in the same location at 11am)​

Family Martial Arts

Join instructor David Barnes for a fun-filled and family-friendly martial arts class.  Your child will be introduced to beginner karate techniques including some practical self-defense while you practice with them.  This class is perfect for kids of all ages.

WHEN: Sunday July 8  2:00pm-2:45pm

WHERE: First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center

 



Fitness for Kids​

For ages 12 and under unless otherwise noted

KIDS KARATE

Learn skills such as kicks, punches, blocks, stances and more to improve balance, physical awareness, discipline and coordination. Class is taught by certified karate instructor who has 7th degree black belt.

Dates: June 23, June 30, July 14, July  21
Times: 9:30am-10:30am
Where: AutoZone Front Porch at the First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center


KIDS YOGA

An all-levels class that will move, groove, and flow to upbeat music. With good humor and lots of laughter, learn how to advance your practice without taking yourself or your practice too seriously. 
​​With a different sequence and peak pose every week, this class will stay interesting and challenging as we move and breathe our way to happier hearts and more relaxed bodies.

​When: ​Saturdays at 11am​ 
Where:  First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center
(Adult Yoga takes place in the same location at 9:30am)​

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