Free Outdoor Barre Classes in Westchester County Parks

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (June 2021) Westchester Parks Foundation (WPF) is joining forces with Xtend Barre and two New York-Presbyterian hospitals to launch a new summer workout series in the park called “Fit in the Park.” The series will kick off on Wednesday, June 23 at 5:45 p.m. at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. The FREE outdoor barre workout classes are open to any level of fitness and take place throughout the summer at Westchester County’s Croton Point Park and Glen Island Park in New Rochelle.

Christine LaPorta, deputy director of Westchester Parks Foundation said: “With so many people working from home the past year, we decided to continue our fitness offerings in the park with a super-energizing workout that is great for everyone at all fitness levels. We are thrilled to team up with Xtend Barre to bring their popular workouts to popular parks in Westchester County so all residents can destress, re-focus, and re-charge.”

“Xtend Barre is a barre-based, full-body workout designed for everybody with low-impact, cardio-infused, high-energy classes!” said director of training, Jennifer Cordiner. “Founded on principles of Pilates and dance, this program is for anyone who wants and needs to move their body for STRENGTH, POWER, CARDIO and CONFIDENCE.”

What Time Does the Fit in the Park Barre Classes start?

The Fit in the Park Barre Classes at Croton Point Park and Glen Island Park starts at 5:45pm and ends at 7:00pm.

Is there a fee to participate in these Westchester County Fit in the Park Barre Classes?

Fit in the Park Barre Classes at Croton Point Park and Glen Island Park (New Rochelle) are free. Advanced registration is required.

Where in Westchester County are the Free Barre Classes taking place?

The free barre classes in Westchester County are being held at Croton Point Park and Glen Island Park in New Rochelle.

When are the Free Barre Classes in Croton Point Park?

Fit in the Park Barre classes at Croton Point Park will take place on June 23, August 11 and October 6, 2021 from 5:45pm to 7pm.

When are Free Barre Classes in Glen Island Park, New Rochelle?

Fit in the Park Barre classes at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle will take place on July 14 and September 8, 2021 from 5:45pm to 7pm.

How Do I Register for Fit in the Park Barre Classes in Croton Point Park and Glen Island Park?

In order to participate in the Fit in the Park Barre classes at Croton Point Park and Glen Island Park, you must register online. Visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fit-in-the-park-tickets-157079437827

What Do I Need to Bring to Fit in the Park Barre Classes?

Participants of Fit in the Park Barre Classes must bring their own individual mats or towels. No other equipment is necessary, but participants can bring weights or resistances bands to utilize.

What are the Covid-19 Guidelines for Participants of Fit in the Park Barre Classes?

Participants of the Fit in the Park Barre Classes at Croton Point Park and Glen Island Park must follow the park rules regarding masks and social distancing protocols and will be asked to space mats 6 feet apart. 

About Fit in the Park at Croton Point Park and Glen Island Park

Fit in the Park is hosted by WPF, Xtend Barre and Westchester County Parks, and sponsored by NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. The series will take place from 5:45 -7:00 p.m. on the following dates: 

  • June 23 – Croton Point Park in Croton
  • July 14 – Glen Island Park in New Rochelle
  • August 11 – Croton Point Park in Croton
  • September 8 – Glen Island Park in New Rochelle
  • October 6 – Croton Point Park in Croton

*In the event of rain cancelations, participants will be notified of rain dates.

About Xtend Barre

Xtend Barre is a full-body workout designed for people of all levels of fitness, from athletes to individuals trying to achieve a personal best, to people in the process of building or re-building their confidence, losing weight, overcoming illness, or entering a new phase of life. The Xtend Barre method, created by Andrea Rogers, combines elements of Pilates and dance to create a dynamic and safe workout. Where other barre programs focus only on the small movements, Xtend Barre’s diverse programs focus on movement of the whole body, delivering cardio, strength, endurance, and flexibility.  For more information, visit, xtendbarre.com.

About Westchester Parks Foundation

Westchester Parks Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, philanthropic organization which provides private support to preserve the County’s Park system and improve the quality of life in our communities. Westchester Parks Foundation’s mission is to engage the public to advocate for and invest in the preservation, conservation, use, and enjoyment of the 18,000 acres of parks, trails, and open spaces within the Westchester County Parks system. For more information, visit thewpf.org.

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