Worcester’s Fitness in the Park a free way to stay active and healthy

Worcester’s Fitness in the Park a free way to stay active and healthy

Worcester’s Fitness in the Park a free way to stay active and healthy

School’s out, summer’s here and if you’re looking for a way for you and your kids to stay active, look no further! Fitness in the Park is back for its third year, running now through Sept. 18, bringing a series of classes to 13 parks in the city.

Residents of all ages have the chance to participate in such classes as Zumba, Latin salsa, hip-hop dance, self-defense and many more. Fitness in the Park is a program presented by the city of Worcester and sponsors including the YWCA, You Inc, and many more. The initiative was created to promote healthy eating, active living and community building in the city.

Maria Fernandez-Domique, director of public affairs at Blue Cross Blue Shield, says this program is all about “health justice, environmental justice, food justice and racial inequality.” Black and brown communities have the highest rate of inactivity, therefore programs such as this one are important in creating opportunities for underserved communities to be given access to services that promote healthy physical, social and mental health wellness.

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