Seattle Center Offers Free Summer Fitness Classes, 6/20-8/22

Seattle Center Offers Free Summer Fitness Classes, 6/20-8/22

Free weekly lunchtime and evening fitness and relaxation sessions begin next month at Seattle Center and continue through August. Open to all ages and abilities, the classes provide easy-to-follow movement and breathing that afford participants a fun time-out from their regular routine to stretch, strengthen and destress.

Summer Fitness - Zumba® Class, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Tuesdays June 20-Aug. 22, Next 50 Plaza, takes participants around the world through Latin, world rhythms, West African, belly dance, pop and classic rock music for an entertaining, high energy workout. No dance experience is required. Participants are encouraged to bring plenty of water and wear comfortable sneakers.

Summer Fitness - Meditation and Relaxation, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., Tuesdays, June 20-Aug. 22, Seattle Center Armory Room 301. Gautam Katta and Bhadresh Prajapati, with Heartfulness Institute, will guide participants in their meditation and relaxation practices that promote stress relief, better quality of sleep, stimulation of the immune system and greater concentration.

Summer Fitness - Gentle Yoga, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, June 21-Aug. 23, Exhibition Hall Lawn, offers something for everyone, from stretching your body to breathing your stress away. The classes focus on fluid movements to increase range of motion and joint and muscle flexibility. Beginners learn the basics of Hatha Yoga, and all will enjoy a strengthening workout. Wear comfortable clothing and bring along a yoga mat.

These fitness and relaxation options make use of the warmer, sunnier time of year to offer free, fun outdoor and indoor opportunities for anyone in search of a break from the usual to do something good for their bodies. For more information on Summer Fitness, Meditation and Relaxation classes and other Seattle Center public programming, call 206 684.7200 or visit www.seattlecenter.com/fitness.

Connect to the extraordinary at Seattle Center, an active civic, arts and family gathering place in the core of our region. More than 30 cultural, educational, sports and entertainment organizations that reside on the grounds, together with a broad range of public and community programs, create thousands of events on the 74-acre campus and attract over 12 million visitors each year. At Seattle Center, a City of Seattle department, our purpose is to create exceptional events, experiences and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities. Activities at the Center generate $1.15 billion in business activity and $387 million in labor income.

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