5 Popular Ways to Get Fit Outdoors in Indianapolis

Whether you’re a yogi or Zumba devotee, there are ways to get fit outdoors.

July 2016Add a comment

SlacklineYogaSlackline Training * Balance Yoga Center

This dynamic yoga practice—performed on a suspended line—boosts spatial awareness, balance, core strength, and concentration. Sound like your worst nightmare? The grass is only a couple feet below in case you get wobbly. 404 W. Main St., Carmel, indybalance.com


Downtown Boot Camp * Fire Eye Fitness

If variety pumps you up, you’ll enjoy this program’s assortment of obstacles, ranging from steps at the War Memorial and the hill at White River Trail to logs and sandbags at Veteran’s Park. The calorie-blasting class rotates among downtown locations all summer. 1029 Fletcher Ave., 491-5831, FireEye.fitness


Aqua Zumba * Monon Community Center

Prefer to shake it in private? Dive right into Aqua Zumba at the Monon Community Center. The small class size, combined with the fact that your bottom half is under water, means you can let loose and no one will know if your cha-cha is off-off. The water adds subtle resistance, so you’ll still feel the burn. 1235 Central Park Dr. E, Carmel, 848-7275, carmelclayparks.com


Workout Wednesdays * YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

Every Wednesday during the summer, women duck out of the office during their lunch hour for this YMCA-sponsored event on Georgia Street. High-energy instructor Andre Johnson makes it feel less like a workout and more like a giant party with your girlfriends as he leads you through squats, jumping jacks, pushups, or Zumba-style routines. West block of Georgia Street, georgiastreetindy.com/calendar


SUP Yoga * Flourish Yoga

SUP Yoga at Somerset Lakes in Fishers is equal parts challenging and relaxing. Popping up into downward dog or reverse warrior on the paddleboard engages core muscles you didn’t even know you had, while the quiet ripple of the waves soothes your mind. At the end of the session, the instructor guides you through a peaceful savasana (corpse pose) as you float on your board with legs and arms totally limp. 10138 Brooks School Rd., Fishers, 841-0103, flourishyoga.biz 

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