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!

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 canceled due to severe weather.  

Please check the calendar for most up-to-date schedule.

Questions?
Please contact Christina Fortenberry at cfortenberry@shelbyfarmspark.org.

 


Fitness for Adults / All Ages

 

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:  Saturdays at 8am 
Note:
  November 2 is the last Nature Boot Camp at the Park until the class resumes in Spring 2020.   BLT Fitness will continue to host free classes at their location beginning November 9.  Their gym is located at 694-55 N. Germantown Parkway in the Trinity Commons Shopping 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.

Returning Spring 2020


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 - Note: No class on December 24 and December 31
Where: AutoZone Front Porch at the 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 - Note: No class on November 27, December 25 and January 1
Where: Yurt at the Woodland Discovery Playground

NOTE:  There is a small fee for this class from November 13, 2019 through March 25, 2020.  First time participants are free.  For fee and payment information, please contact the instructor, Richard Link at link1945@aol.com


YOGA

This all-levels yoga class is perfect for people new to yoga or for students who want to reconnect with their fundamentals. Modifications will be given to create a safe and fun yoga practice for all. These classes will challenge you to focus on your mind, body, and breath.

When: Saturdays at 9:30am - Note: No class on December 28 and January 4 
Where: Yurt at Woodland Discovery Playground


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, 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 - Note: No class on November 30, December 7, December 28, January 4 and January 11
Where: Yurt at Woodland Discovery Playground 
Who: Ages 18+ (no prior experience required; experienced practitioners may benefit, too)



 

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