Get outdoor this August with these 5 outside health courses

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Outdoor recreation

A silver lining to the pandemic? Outdoor fitness classes are here to stay.

Illustration by Jeannie Phan

FOR HIIT
Hustl’d Studio

City dwellers and suburbanites alike will appreciate the full-body workouts from Hustl’d, which began as an online-only gym during the pandemic and has since expanded to include outdoor classes in two convenient locations. “Our HIIT courses are a combination of strength and metabolic conditioning to build a strong and lean body,” says co-founder Chris Leuth. Try it Tuesday and Saturday mornings in the street art-packed Underground in the Ink Block between South End and Southie, and Thursday and Friday mornings at Hunnewell Field in Wellesley.

hustldstudio.com.

FOR BOOTCAMP
BronCore Fitness

The motto of this fitness studio in the Government Center says it all: “Zero boredom. All sweat. ”Indeed, the energy is high and the mood contagious at Bron Volney’s bootcamps, which have been known to leave your muscles sore and your heart racing. Check out his weekly classes on Boston Common near the corner of Charles and Beacon Streets, filled with all of the short sprints, quick feet, and high knees that you can expect from this type of workout.

broncorefitness.com.

FOR YOGA
Lloyd Hawthorn

As one of the top yoga teachers in Boston, CorePower instructor Lloyd Hawthorn began offering classes in the fields of the Charlestown Community Center during COVID. His deep knowledge, cheerful personality, and impartial guidance attracted so many fans that he got them until December – December! – kept going last year. This summer he’s back three to four times a week with outdoor sessions. For just $ 10 each, it might be the best outdoor yoga you will find in town.

lloydhawthorn.com.

FOR DIVERSITY
Seaport sweat

Boston’s largest free outdoor workout series is back, bigger than ever, and runs through October 29th this year. The 2021 schedule includes an all-star lineup of the best fitness trainers in town Monday through Friday, from Jenn Azarian’s Barre Fusion to lower body sculpting with Alanna Perry, as well as a series of Saturday classes presented by trainers from Equinox. Can’t make it to the seaport? Follow @seaportbos on Instagram and tune in live from the comfort of your own garden.

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FOR LOWER BODY
Power of Redemption & Conditioning

This popular North End hotel makes the most of its waterfront location with a number of courses overlooking Boston Harbor. The cheeky “A $$ Class”, a redemption signature, is particularly suitable for lifting and tightening glutes, quads and hammies. Bonus: Sessions are limited to 15 participants, so everyone receives individual attention.

rscbos.com.