Mark Your Calendar for “Get Outside” Events at Shelby Farms
Summertime is here – the kids are out of school, the weather’s getting warmer, and it’s the perfect time to get outside. We’ve teamed up with Shelby Farms Parks as a sponsor of their Get Outside series. “This is a brand new program. It’s for everybody at every level,” said Ann Marie Wallace, system community outreach coordinator for Baptist Memorial Health Care. “It’s free and they have everything from yoga to Zumba. It runs the gamut.”
No matter what your interest is – or what your schedule is – you’re likely to find the perfect opportunity to get moving. Whether you come alone, with a friend, or bring the entire family, there is something for everyone. “Classes start as early as 5:30 in the morning, which is awesome for the summertime,” said Ann Marie. “We’re encouraging people to take part in these classes before they start their day, or if they’re off work, they can do that as well.”
Take a look at a summary of the offerings below and let us know which classes you plan to try this summer.
Nature Boot Camp
Thursdays at 7pm: First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center
This strength training and obstacle course is designed to push you farther than you push yourself alone. Use bodyweight exercises and running and competitive stations to get moving. Participants work in groups to complete each station.
Better Body Boot Camp
Fridays at 7am: First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center
This one-hour bodyweight strength training and high impact exercise class is a more challenging session not encouraged for beginners.
Every other Saturday at 3:30pm: First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center
Rhythms like salsa, merengue, cumbia, bhangra, and other world music are incorporated into this family-friendly class meant for people of all ages and skill levels.
Strength + Balance
Tuesdays at 1:30pm; First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center
This fitness class is intended for people 50 and older or people with type 2 diabetes. It utilizes light hand weights, resistance bands, and small inflatable balls. Chairs are available if a short break is needed.
Adults + Kids Yoga
Adults – Saturdays at 9:30am: First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center
Kids – Saturdays at 11am: First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center
This basic yoga class is an all-levels class with a different sequence and pose every week. Perfect for people new to yoga or students who want to reconnect with the fundamentals.
Specific dates – registration required.
Kids will learn kicks, punches, blocks, stances, and more from a certified karate instructor.
Specific dates – registration recommended.
Children will learn about dance, rhythm, and expressing themselves through movement with a variety of dance styles. Pick and choose sessions or come to all of them – no prior experience needed.
Wednesdays at 3pm: First Tennessee Visitor Center
A certified Tai Chi instructor teaches slow, meditative movements to increase strength, coordination, and range of motion. Enjoyable and safe for every fitness level, including ages 50 and up or people with Type 2 Diabetes.
Lakefront Fitness: Strength Training and General Conditioning
Tuesdays at 12pm: First Tennessee Visitor Center
This class combines strength training and conditioning to increase power, cardio fitness, muscle endurance, and coordination. Taught by trainers from NBS Fitness in Memphis, participants will use medicine balls, resistance bands, and weight bars.
Lakefront Fitness: Mental Fitness – Happiness Wellness Series
Saturdays at 10:45am: Yurt at Woodland Discover Playground
People ages 18 and up are encouraged to attend this mental fitness workshop to clear the mind of stress from the work week and get recharged for the challenges of the upcoming week. Each session covers a new topic, such as the Nature of Stress, Secrets of Breathing, Overcoming Depression and Anxiety, and much more.
Read more about the Get Outside classes and other fitness classes available at Shelby Farms.