Community Spotlight: The Rose Kennedy Greenway

The Rose Kennedy Greenway provides a wide variety of opportunities for physical activity for the whole family! The Greenway is a ribbon of parks that extends through the North End, Chinatown, the Wharf District, and Dewey Square, making it convenient and accessible to most Bostonians.

The Greenway allows you to try the types of classes offered at sports of fitness clubs without paying a membership fee through the month of September and beyond! Take a look at the types of activities offered and decide which ones are right for you.

Daoist Gate Tai-Chi – Tai Chi is a type of internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. Wudang Arts offers free classes in traditional Tai Chi in Chinatown Park on Sundays from 9 – 10:30 AM. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Yoga & Qigong – Qigong, also known as Chinese yoga, aims to promote healing, mindfulness by moving energy through the body more effectively. Start your day with a relaxing and invigorating experience of Yoga and Qigong movements on Tuesdays from 8 – 8:45 AM at the corner of High Street and Atlantic Ave. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or blanket if you have one.

Sunrise Yoga – Stretch, strengthen, and rejuvenate your muscles at Sunrise Yoga with Chuan Body and Soul Spa on Wednesdays from 7:45 – 8:45 AM at the Wharf District Parks. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or blanket if you have one.

Fitness Walking – Jumpstart your morning with some fresh air and exercise. Meet up with friends and the Boston Langham hotel (Oliver Street & Atlantic Ave.) on Thursdays from 7:45 – 8:45 AM for group walks along the Greenway. Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.

If those aren’t enough options, the Greenway is also accessible to several Hubway bike stations and many bike racks so that it’s easy for your family to enjoy the parks on wheels. Make the most of your park experience by treating your kids to a ride on the carousel, splashing in the spray decks, or embarking on a scavenger hunt! (Click here for details.)

What are you waiting for? Get moving with your family this month on the Rose Kennedy Greenway!

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