Outdoor yoga and Zumba classes, boot camp on the field where the Buffalo Bills play football, and two health fairs are among the Healthy 10 picks this week when it comes to wellness, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region..
Slow Roll Buffalo: Niagara Square, outside Buffalo City Hall, is the starting and ending point of this weekly seasonal bike ride. Riders will start to gather at 5:30 p.m. for a 10-mile guided excursion that starts at 6:30. The journey is suitable for all ages and abilities. First-time riders should register at slowrollbuffalo.org. Helmets mandatory.
Fitness in the Parks: Free outdoor fitness classes are available all week in 23 parks across the region. The Buffalo Bills are off-season, so the classes include a boot camp at 6 p.m. on New Era Field, Abbott Road at Southwestern Boulevard in Orchard Park. Park in Lot 2 and enter the field from Gate 2 at Sections 133/134. For a schedule of each class or more information, visit independenthealth.com/fitpark.
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 sunsetbayusa.com.
EPIC Storytime Series: The topic this week – from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Canalside – is “Awesome Animals,” with a visit from the Buffalo Zoomobile. The series is for children up to age 8 and their families. For more info, visit epicstorytime.com.
IMPACT yoga: This class will take place at 5:15 p.m. Wednesdays through July 25 at Canalside and is one of several fitness classes each week on the downtown waterfront. For a complete schedule, visit canalsidebuffalo.com.
UB on the Green Care Fair: The University at Buffalo will host this free event starting at 6 p.m. on the Hayes Hall Lawn at the front of South Campus, 3435 Main St. The event will feature the music of JJ Swing, health screenings and fun activities.
Allergy support: The Greater Buffalo Food Allergy Alliance meets at 7 p.m. in the Cleveland Hill Fire Hall, 440 Cleveland Drive (near Harlem Road), Cheektowaga. Meetings include a discussion around a relevant food allergy related topic as well as support discussion. Every meeting closes with discussion of “positive experiences.” For more info, visit gbfoodallergy.org.
MaLa Mindfulness Circle: Felicita Kusch Lango is a mindfulness stress reduction coach and leads a weekly mindfulness circle at 7 p.m. in Sea Studio, at 238 Lexington Ave. Each gathering involves conscious breathing, stretching, movement and quieting the mind with wisdom teachings and contemplative poetry. Cost is $15. For more information, visit felicitaskuschlango.com.
Subaru Buffalo 4-Mile Chase: One of the most popular races of the summer sets off at 7 p.m. from Elmwood Avenue at Bidwell Parkway. Proceeds benefit the Erie County Medical Center Trauma Unit and the Police Athletic League of Buffalo. The pre-race party starts at 5 p.m. with Amina the Empress followed by a post-race party featuring Vin DeRosa and Vitamin D at 7:30. For information on the race and free children’s run for those aged 5-10, visit buffalosubaruchase.com.
Good News Gospel Festival & Health Fair: The second health fair of the week will feature some of the most popular Gospel music performers from across upstate New York. It will run from noon to 7 p.m. in Gluck Park, South Avenue at 15th Street, Niagara Falls. Free health screenings and the OG Cruisers Classic Car Show also are part of this annual event supported by Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.