For many Western New York families, the school year has ended and the weather – at least some days – has improved to the point that outdoor activities are welcome.
Below are the top 10 outdoor fitness activities that adults – and in some cases kids – can enjoy in the region this week.
A bonus: They're all free.
Splish Splash Summer Bash: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Park splash pad, Fillmore and North Parade avenues. BlueCross BlueShield Healthy Zone Cruiser, free face-painting, balloon art, arts and crafts with Buffalo Book Bike and healthy snacks. Free. The splash pad is designated a BCBS of WNY Healthy Zone. For information on hours, visit bfloparks.org/event/splash2017/.
Slow Roll Buffalo: Riders gather as early as 5:15 p.m. and the ride starts at 6:30 p.m. sharp. The roughly 10-mile guided ride will start and end outside the Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Court. The museum will open before and after the ride. An after-party with food, drinks and live music will follow. An after-party with food trucks, music and refreshments will follow. First-time riders should register for the bike ride at slowrollbuffalo.org. Bikers up to age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
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Everyone Can Dance: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Canalside. Dance fitness and games for all ages.
Jada Blitz Body Boot Camp: 7 p.m., Canalside. Fast-paced workout for maximum results. Will sample Balanced Body meals and offer fitness class participants 15 percent off with the code Canalside.
Walking on Wednesday: Brisk, 30-minute walk at noon, Kaminski Park outside Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton streets. Presented by the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo.
Sunset yoga: 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Krull Park, 6108 E. Lake Road, Olcott. Part of Independent Health's Fitness in the Parks.
Josh & Friends: “Circuit training” exercise programs by Sow it Now Fitness to music for ambulatory teens and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities, 10 a.m. Thursdays, Canalside.
Little Gym of Williamsville fitness: 10 a.m. Fridays, Canalside. Designed for children ages 4 months to 12 years old.
Zumba: 10 a.m., Artpark, Lewiston.
BollyX: 11 a.m., Canalside. Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program that combines dynamic choreography with the hottest music from around the world.
Hip Hop Cardio: GoPole Fitness presents this dance fitness class, 11 a.m., Canalside.
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