Fitness In The Park returns to Austin Parks in the summer of 2021


AUSTIN, TX – Fitness in the Park is back! The Austin Parks Foundation series kicked off Memorial Day Weekend and will continue throughout the summer, officials said.

Fitness in the park will take place every second Saturday at 10 a.m. this summer until August 14, from May 29 to August 14. The events will be available virtually on APF’s YouTube channel and in person.

The relaunched series will feature six different fitness styles including salsa and tai chi in some of Austin’s most popular parks such as the Zilker Botanical Garden and Rosewood Neighborhood Park, officials said.

It’s My Park Day, which starts on Saturday and runs through June 13th, and will feature one of Austin’s most popular fitness trainers, Erica Nix. Nix will host a “lively” session to mark the Park Foundation’s 29th birthday while DJ Mel plays tunes from Stretch Panic.

On June 26th, award-winning boxing trainer Ashley Bazan leads participants through a fitness class, accompanied by music by Lincoln Durham. Gabriel Mendez with breakdancing Austin will teach a breakdance class to the sounds of brownout in Parque Zaragoza, the authorities said.

The last two classes in the series will include a Tai Chi lesson with Master Vince Cobalis, who has over 50 years of martial arts experience and is responsible for the Ip Sun Tai Chi program in Austin, and a two-stage class with expert Beth Coffey.

Over the summer, the Little Hummingbird Society also offers parents an opportunity to get involved with their community and have fun with their children while promoting healthy lifestyles and volunteering for the youngest park goers.

For more information on the Summer Series, visit the Austin Parks Foundation website.

Fitness in the park summer 2021 schedule:

  • Aerobics in Rosewood Neighborhood Park | June 12 at 10 a.m.
    • Instructed by Erica Nix
    • Music from Stretch Panic
  • Boxing in Michael Butler Park | June 26th at 10 a.m.
    • Instructed by Ashley Bazan
    • Lincoln Durham music
  • Breakdance in Parque Zaragoza | July 10 at 10 a.m.
    • Instructed by Gabriel Mendez
    • Music by Brownout
  • Tai Chi in the Zilker Botanical Garden | July 24th at 10 a.m.
    • Instructed by Master Vince Cobalis
  • Two-Step in the Zilker Clubhouse | August 7th at 10 a.m.
    • Instructed by Beth Coffey
    • Music by Weldon Henson


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