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The Healthy 10: Two Slow Rolls this week, Zumba on the Beach and more

Slow Roll times two, yoga in the Elmwood Village and Zumba on the beach are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region.


Fitness in the Parks: Take a Pilates class at 10 a.m. in Stiglmeier Park, 810 Losson Road, Cheektowaga, one of 500 free outdoor classes in 23 parks across the region as part of this Independent Health-sponsored summer series led by YMCA-certified instructors. No registration is required. For a schedule of each class or more information, visit

Summer yoga: Depending on the weather, this class will start at 5 p.m. and be held outside at the Winery at Marjim Manor, 7171 E. Lake Road, Newfane. Cost is $10. Each class is tailored to those who attend. Call 778-7001 to reserve a spot

Slow Roll Buffalo: This free bike ride is twice as nice this week. Riders can gather at 5:30 p.m. for a 10-mile guided excursion that starts at 6:30 at the Freedom Wall, East Ferry Street at Michigan Avenue. A second Slow Roll, a Clarence Pedal Party, sets out at 7 p.m. Friday from Murphy Brown’s Craft Beer Empourium, 9500 Main St., Clarence. Both rides are suitable for all ages and abilities. First-time riders should register at Helmets mandatory.


Zumba at the Beach: Sunset Bay Beach Club will host dance fitness at 10 a.m., and at the same time on Friday, at 1028 South Shore Drive, Hanover. If it’s chilly or raining, class will be held inside the Beach Club. Cost is $5 per class, or five classes this summer for $20. For more info, visit

Summer brings dozens of outdoor fitness classes to WNY

Tibetan drums Sound Healing: Those interested in learning more about how Tibetan healing bowls work can visit the Santosha Holistic Center, 22 Lafayette Blvd., Amherst at 7 p.m.; for more info, Cost is $15.


Prevent Type 2 Diabetes program: This weekly six-month class starts at 1 p.m. at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, 224 E. Main St., Springville. For those with prediabetes or a high risk of diabetes; facilitated by a certified diabetes educator and a registered nurse, Register by calling 592-9643. The cost of the program is covered by many insurances without a copay and always by Medicare.


Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Clambake: This clambake fundraiser starts at 5:30 p.m. and benefits Niagara Hospice. It's at Youngstown Yacht Club, 491 Water St., Youngstown. For more info and to register, visit or call 716-HOSPICE.

Explore Buffalo Ships ‘n’ Bottles. This summer fundraiser will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. aboard the USS Little Rock at Buffalo Naval Park. The event will benefit the nonprofit Explore Buffalo tour group’s educational mission and grow programming, particularly educational programs for schoolchildren. Tickets run $50, or $45 for Explorer Pass holders. Includes music, silent auction, ship tours and a pair of drink tickets for beer and wine. For tickets and info, visit or call 245-3032.


HEAL Bflo Yoga: Yoga classes are now a staple of the Elmwood Village Farmer's Market, which takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Bidwell Park, Elmwood Avenue at Bidwell Parkway. The classes run from 10 to 11 a.m.; bring a mat.

Summer City Fitness: LaLa, from La’Movement, will lead a dance fitness class at 10 a.m. at the foot of the Martin Luther King Jr. statue in MLK Park, Fillmore and North Parade avenues. Free fresh fruit and water will be provided. For more info, visit

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