Fitness at Canalside has drawn more than 20,000 participants to the Buffalo harborfront during the last year and a half. This week is the last time this year's fans of free outdoor exercise can add to those ranks.
As summer comes to a close, residents in the region can look forward to trading in their sneakers for skates at the ice at Canalside, said Kate Schrum, a community relations specialist with BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, which sponsors both fitness options.
Meanwhile, below is a list of free fitness options this week and, in some cases, a bit longer.
BIKE, RUN, WALK
Slow Roll Buffalo. 6:30 p.m. Mondays, starting at various sites through October, Roughly 10-mile guided ride for all ages and abilities. First-time riders should register at slowrollbuffalo.org. Free.
Walking on Wednesday. Brisk, 30-minute walk at noon Wednesday, Kaminski Park outside Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton streets. Presented by the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo.
Goat Island Adventure walk. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Goat Island, Niagara Falls State Park. To register and for information, call 282-5154. Free.
Jada Blitz Body Boot Camp. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Canalside.
DANCE AND ZUMBA
BollyX. 11 a.m. Saturday, Canalside. Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program.
Bellydance. 9 a.m. Sunday, Canalside.
Hip Hop Cardio. 11 a.m. Sunday, Canalside.
ConfiDANCE. 6 p.m. Monday, Canalside. Jazz fitness class.
Everyone Can Dance. 10 a.m. Tuesday, Canalside. Dance fitness and games for all ages.
Zumba. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Canalside.
Little Gym of Williamsville fitness. 10 a.m. Friday, Canalside. Designed for children ages 4 months to 12 years old.
PILATES, TAI CHI, YOGA
HEAL Bflo Yoga. 9 a.m. Saturdays through September, Bidwell Park, Elmwood Avenue at Bidwell Parkway.
Yoga on the Green. 9 a.m. Sundays into October, Kenmore Farmers Market, Village Green at 2919 Delaware Ave. For more information, visit vedayogaspace.com. Suggested donation $5 to $15.
Qigong. 9 a.m. Sunday and Sept. 3, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga. $8.
Love in Motion Yoga. Vinyasa yoga, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Canalside.
Power Yoga Buffalo. 6 p.m. Friday, Canalside.
OTHER OUTDOOR EVENTS
Garage kettlebell. 9 a.m. Saturday, Canalside.
Full Body Blast, By Harmony Fitness. 10 a.m. Saturday, Canalside.
Pound Garage. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Canalside.
Catalyst kickboxing. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 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. Thursday, Canalside.
BAMF Ninja/Parkour. 7 p.m. Friday, Canalside.
Stand Up Paddleboard. 11 a.m. Saturday, Canalside.
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