Fit and Fab: Free summer workouts in Boston

Here are some Boston free summer workouts across the city so you can keep moving all season long!

by Michela Rahaim
June 28, 2022

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Looking to get fit for the summer? Still wary of COVID-19 or just looking for some sunshine while you sweat? Here are some Boston free summer workouts across the city so you can keep moving all season long!

Boston Rob Does Beantown

We’ve got three great shows that highlight the best of Boston! Check out Boston Rob Does Beantown, Blind Kitchen Boston and Eat Play Stay Boston.

Seaport Sweat

May 2 to Sept. 29

Boston’s biggest free workout series is back for its seventh season. They include weekly evening fitness classes and select Saturdays, featuring beats by DJ Sprino Monday to Thursday, and Kick It by Eliza on Saturdays. You’ll be sweating it out with Broncore Bootcamp and brand leaders such as Equinox, Lululemon and Outdoorvoices.

Seaport Common
Getting there
85 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210, USA
Mon-Sun 6am–11:30pm
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Fit Row Sweat Series Assembly Row

May 5 to Aug. 25

Assembly Row is bringing Boston a five-in-one fitness concept that branches from boxing to cycling to pilates! They bring in Title Boxing, Pure Barre and Orange Theory instructors to get the calories burning. Relax with live music and treat yourself to local food after.

Assembly Row
Getting there
355 Artisan Way, Somerville, MA 02145, USA
Mon-Thu 10am–9pm
Fri-Sat 10am–10pm
Sun 11am–7pm
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Summertime at the Street 

June 10 to Sept. 25

Make sure you sign up for the free classes ranging from yoga to bodyweight training at Summertime at the Street. Shake your stress away with dance cardio classes by Thrillfit. (Make sure you bring your sneakers and a water bottle, you might be twerking!) Looking for something to calm you down? They also have yoga under the stars!

The Street
Getting there
33 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
Mon-Sun 7am–10pm
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Boston Park’s Summer Fitness

All Public Parks Throughout the City

June 5 to Oct. 1

Offering both live and virtual classes, the Boston Park Series features yoga, barre, h​​igh-intensity interval training, and dance classes in every park throughout the city. Maybe try something new with salsa classes, Tai Chi, or an Afrobeat bootcamp. They even feature family classes, so you can bring the whole team with you!

Fit at the Pru

June 5 to Aug. 28

Go to the Pru’s South Garden every Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. to experience different heart-pumping workouts hosted by Under Armour and Flywheel Sports. Each week will feature a different special giveaway and prize, so don’t miss it!

Prudential Center
Getting there
105,800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199, USA
Mon-Sat 11am–9pm
Sun 11am–6pm
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Greenway Fitness Series

June 3 to Sept. 26

Enjoy the sunshine and breeze of the Greenway while walking the Armenian labyrinth or lunchtime yoga. Get your heart racing with Zumba or high-intensity interval training workouts by Healthworks throughout the summer.

Rose Kennedy Greenway
Getting there
Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110, USA
Mon-Sun 7am–11pm
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Esplanade Association Free Summer Fitness Series

July 16 to Sept. 15

Hang out near the Charles for Zumba by Healthworks, sunset yoga with Sara DiVallo, or a hard-hitting boot camp by Lynx Fitness Club. You’ll be able to watch the paddleboarders and crew teams workout on the water as you get your own workout going on land.

Hatch Memorial Shell
Getting there
47 David G Mugar Way, Boston, MA 02108, USA
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Free Backyahd Outdoor Fitness

May 19 to Sept. 18

If you don’t have a lot of time but want to fit in a quick workout, go to Dorchester for a 30-40 minute cardio burn put on by Big Coach V. They feature bodyweight and cardio training for anyone on the go!

South Bay Center
Getting there
8 Allstate Rd, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Mon-Fri 8am–8pm
Sat 8am–2pm
Sun Closed
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Waterfront Wellness Series

Put on by The Anthem Group, come to the old Navy yard every Saturday morning at 10 a.m., check out the varying workouts, incorporating resistance exercises, aerobic movements, and bodyweight training, all featuring upbeat music on the water.

Charlestown Navy Yard
Getting there
21 2nd Ave, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
Mon-Sun Open 24 hours
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Michela Rahaim knew she was destined to be a writer from her early obsession with punctuation and fascination with magical realism. She has written for the Borgen Project and The Mighty, and is currently working on her first novel.

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