Railroad Park offers free exercise classes

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Want to get fit…for free? Railroad Park is launching eight months of free workout classes that will be offered every weekday at 6 p.m. in the park. The program will give people who live and work near the park the chance to exercise in a group setting without having to pay any sort of fee. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is sponsoring the initiative.

Get Healthy on the Railroad kicks off Friday from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. with demonstrations of each of the types of classes that will be offered:

Zumba--an energizing blend of Latin dance steps and aerobic exercise

Crunk Fitness--a hip-hop dance workout

FitCamp True Form--teaches proper form of common exercise moves

Yoga--promotes balance and flexibility; all levels of experience invited to participate

Power Walks--30 minute long brisk walks around Birmingham

Be Fit Group Experience--a workout routine based solely on bodyweight to build tone and endurance

Today's demonstrations will be given at 17th Street Plaza Section B.

Classes begin Monday, April 4. Find out more on the Railroad Park website, http://www.railroadpark.org.

Copyright 2011 WBRC. All rights reserved.