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Atlanta BeltLine offers array of free fitness events

Atlantans are gearing up for spring with the Free Fitness on the Atlanta BeltLine pilot program. From bicycle classes and trail yoga to aerobics and nutrition walks, there will be an array of activities for both, young and young at heart, throughout this spring along the BeltLine.

The events, funded in part through a grant from The Coca-Cola Company, are geared at getting people moving and creating a way for them to lead healthier lifestyles.

“We have received a tremendous response from the community and individuals eager to engage in these fitness activities,” said Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Program Director Rob Brawner. “We have regular attendees, multi-generational families, first-timers and folks of all ages and walks of life participating in fitness classes and programs, which is exactly what we set out to accomplish.”

Free Fitness Classes
Aerobics with Young at Heart Fitness at Historic Fourth Ward Park – 6 p.m., Tuesdays
Aerobics with Young at Heart Fitness at D.H. Stanton Park – 10 a.m.. Saturdays
FitWit “Day without Shoes” at Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark – 6:30 p.m. on April 29
Intro to FitWit at Gordon White Park – 9 a.m. on Saturdays (except April 26)
Basic Mountain Biking with REI at Gordon White Park – 10 a.m. on April 27, May 24, June 28
Trail yoga with REI at Washington Park, Sundays - 1 p.m.
Trail yoga with REI at Piedmont Park, Mondays - 5:30 p.m.
How to Ride a Bike with REI: Adults at Washington Park - 2 p.m. on April 6, May 4, June 1
How to Ride a Bike with REI : Kids at Washington Park - 2 p.m. on April 13, May 11, June 9
Sunrise Hike with REI at Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark -  6 a.m. on April 7, May 5, June 2
Sunset Hike with REI starting at Washington Park - 7:30 p.m. on April 4, May 2, June 6
Group Run with REI at Tanyard Creek Park – 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 19
Group Run with REI at Gordon White Park – 9 a.m. on May 17 and June 21
Nutrition Walks with Open Hand at Piedmont Park – 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays
Nutrition Walks with Open Hand at Washington Park – 7:30 a.m. on Thursdays
Nutrition Walks with Open Hand at Eastside Trail Extension – 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays
Walk with a Doc with Healing Community Center at Lionel Hampton Trail – 9 a.m. on April 5, May 3, June 7
Walk and Talk with a Piedmont Doc at Eastside Trail at Irwin St. – 8:30 a.m. on April 26, May 24, June 28

In addition to a variety of fitness programs and classes, the Atlanta BeltLine offers a number of other opportunities to get out and get moving on the Atlanta BeltLine:

Bike Tours
The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Atlanta Bicycle Coalition offer free, guided bike tours of the Atlanta BeltLine on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. Enjoy the ride while you learn about the Atlanta BeltLine vision, history, and updates on project planning, implementation and development.
Bike tours include rest stops highlighting assets and points of interest along the Atlanta BeltLine. Staff with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition will lead the rides, and each group will have a ride sweep to help with any unexpected mechanical difficulties.
Tour reservations are available at

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