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Outdoor fitness classes bid good-bye during next two weeks

Independent Health's Fitness in the Parks classes close out the summer season this week. Meanwhile, Canalside outdoor classes – presented by BlueCross Blue Shield of Western New York – will stretch into Labor Day weekend.

All of these classes are free and all are welcome to participate.

Below is a complete listing of remaining classes.

* Independent Health classes run through Saturday this week. For more information, visit

**Canalside group fitness classes, unless otherwise noted, at 44 Prime St. on the downtown waterfront. For more info, visit

All classes are weather dependent and subject to change. It’s a good idea to bring a mat or blanket for yoga and similar classes, and bottled water for all classes.


*Boot Camp. 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, Friday, Edward F. Loomis Park, Loomis Bay Road, Ashville.

**Jada Blitz Body Boot Camp. 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Canalside. Fast-paced workout for maximum results. Will sample Balanced Body meals and offer fitness class participants 15 percent off with the code Canalside.

*Boot Camp. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Garrison Park, Garrison Road, Amherst.

*Boot Camp. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Goehle Marina, 767 Market St., Lockport.


The Zumba class is one of the most popular during summers at Canalside. (Robert Kirkman/Buffalo News)

*Zumba. 10 a.m. Saturday, Artpark, Lewiston.

*FreeStyle Barre. 10 a.m. Saturday, Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St.

**BollyX. 11 a.m. Saturdays, Canalside. Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program that combines dynamic choreography with the hottest music from around the world.

**Bellydance. 9 a.m. Sundays, Canalside. Aerobic style fitness with Belly Dance moves. You may be surprised how slightly changing your fitness routine can challenge your muscles. No experience needed.

**Hip Hop Cardio. GoPole Fitness presents this dance fitness class, 11 a.m. Sundays, Canalside.

*Zumba. 5 p.m. Monday, Goehle Marina, 767 Market St., Lockport.

*Zumba. 6 p.m. Monday, Bassett Park, 359 359 Klein Road, Amherst.

** ConfiDANCE. 6 p.m. Monday, Canalside. Jazz fitness class.

**Barre Centric. 7 p.m. Mondays, Canalside. Body sculpting with ballet, yoga and Pilates fitness exercises.

Salsa instructor Sarah Haykel will lead her last Salsa in the Park class of the summer on Monday in the Delaware Park Rose Garden. (Photo by

Salsa in the Park. Sarah Haykel, director of Salsa for the Soul, and Jerome Williams lead their last class for the season from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Rose Garden at Marcy Casino, Delaware Park. $5 includes lesson and dance social. Beginners and singles welcomed and encouraged. For more info, visit

**Everyone Can Dance. 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Canalside. Dance fitness and games for all ages.

*BollyX. 10 a.m. Tuesday, Cheektowaga Town Park, 2600 Harlem Road.

*Zumba. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Day Road Park, 5014-5098 Day Road, Lockport.

*Zumba. 6 p.m. Tuesdas, Chestnut Ridge Park, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park.

**Zumba. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Canalside.

*Zumba. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Westwood Park, 175 Pavement Road, Lancaster.

*Zumba. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Krull Park, 6108 E. Lake Road, Olcott.

*Zumba. 10 a.m. Thursday, Cheektowaga Town Park, 2600 Harlem Road.

*BollyX. 9:30 a.m. Friday, Clarence Town Park, 10405 Main St.


*Youth Circuit. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Delaware Park at the Amherst Street/Colvin Avenue green space.

**Little Gym of Williamsville fitness. 10 a.m. Fridays, Canalside. Designed for children ages 4 months to 12 years old.


*Yoga. 10 a.m. Saturday, Bidwell Park, Elmwood Avenue at Bidwell Parkway.

Qigong. 9 a.m. Sundays through Labor Day Weekend, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga. $8.

*Pilates. 11 a.m. Monday, Lakewood Beach, Hartley Park, 531 E. Terrace Ave., Lakewood.

*Yoga. 5:30 p.m. Monday, Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St.

*Yoga. 6:30 p.m. Monday, Westwood Park, 175 Pavement Road, Lancaster.

**Love in Motion  Yoga. Vinyasa yoga, 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays , Canalside.

*Tai chi. 6 p.m., Tuesday, Lakewood Beach, Hartley Park, 531 E. Terrace Ave., Lakewood.

*Power Pilates. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Wilkeson Pointe, Buffalo Outer Harbor, 225 Fuhrmann Blvd.

*Pilates. 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Day Road Park, 5014-5098 Day Road, Lockport.

*Yoga: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Colby Park, High Street at Michigan Avenue, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

*Yoga: 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Garrison Park, Garrison Road, Amherst.

*Sunset yoga. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Krull Park, 6108 E. Lake Road, Olcott.

*Yoga. 6 p.m. Thursday, Ellicott Creek Park, 1 Ellicott Creek Drive, Town of Tonawanda.

**Power Yoga Buffalo. 6 p.m. Fridays, Canalside.


**Garage kettlebell. 9 a.m. Saturdays, Canalside.

**Full Body Blast, By Harmony Fitness. 10 a.m. Saturdays, Canalside. Combines resistance training, cardiovascular training, stretching and flexibility, fat burning, and muscle building components.

**Turbo Kick Live. 10 a.m. Sundays, Canalside. Cardio kickboxing party that tones muscles and torches fat.

**SilverSneakers. Senior fitness by Sow it Now Fitness, 10 a.m. Mondays, Canalside.

** RevFit. 6 p.m. Mondays, Canalside. Total body circuit workout.

*Cardio kickboxing. 6 p.m. Monday, Goehle Marina, 767 Market St., Lockport.

*Bodyweight Strength Training. 9 a.m. Tuesday, Allen Park playground, 31 Hughes St., Jamestown.

*Pound. 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, Allen Park bandshell, 31 Hughes St., Jamestown.

**Life coaching and guided meditation. last day is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Canalside.

**Pound Garage. 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Canalside. Modern-day fusion of movement and music with weighted drumsticks designed for a full body interval workout.

**Catalyst kickboxing. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Canalside.

**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.

*Cardio Kickboxing. 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St.

*Cardio Kickboxing. 6 p.m. Friday, Bassett Park, 359 Klein Road Amherst.

**BAMF Ninja/Parkour. 7 p.m. Fridays, Canalside. Learn how to navigate obstacles in your environment as effectively and efficiently as possible. Get very good at getting over, under, around and through just about anything.


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