Drop in for Fitness in the Park


By Andrea Cordle
Grove City Editor

Photo courtesy of the city of Grove City
Mike Nicholson leads a hip-hop fitness class in the Town Center Park on June 16 as part of the city’s Fitness in the Park program.

The city of Grove City is inviting citizens to get active in the park.

The city’s parks and recreation department is now offering Fitness in the Park, a drop-in workout class.

“Our staff is always looking at creative new ideas to get people into the parks,” said Grove City Parks and Recreation Director Kim Conrad. “We wanted to offer something different this year.”

Fitness in the Park offers a variety of classes with instruction from local instructors from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Thursday from now through the end of July in the Town Center Park, 3359 Park St. The classes include hip-hop fitness with Mike Nicholson, Zumba led by Chauntel Horaney, yoga with Amber Philips, and body combat instructed by Trisha Justice.
The free sessions allow residents to drop-in for the whole class or part of the class. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to participate.

“It’s for anyone and everyone,” said Conrad.

According to Conrad, the instructors teach modifications for those who need to go at a slower pace.

The remaining classes include:
• June 23: yoga
• June 30: hip-hop fitness
• July 7: Zumba
• July 14: yoga
• July 21: body combat
• July 28: Zumba

Residents should dress in activewear and bring water.

Fitness in the Park has been sponsored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. According to Conrad, the city needed sponsorship for the program to pay the instructors involved and advertise the classes.

Workout classes may be canceled due to unfavorable weather conditions. Cancellation information can be found on the city’s social media pages as well as the weather hotline at 614-277-3060.

For more information on Fitness in the Park, visit grovecityohio.gov.

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