6 Outdoor Fitness Classes to Get You Out of the House

Step away from the fridge and step outside for a workout. The fresh air will do you good.
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Mind Over Muscle co-founders Bri Milton and Melissa Blumenthal

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Co-founders Melissa Blumenthal and Briana Milton started Mind Over Muscle Fitness on May 3 in response to the pandemic. So far, they have offered only virtual classes, but on June 27, they will host their first four outdoor classes as part of their Day of Movement to encourage exercise and raise money for Black Lives Matter. The classes – to be held at 9 a.m., noon, 4 and 7 p.m. at Lacey Woods Park (1200 N. George Mason Drive, Arlington) – are donation-based and limited to 20 participants.

Blumenthal says they will post dates and times for other outdoor classes on social media as they become available.

Classes include barre, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), yoga and a strength-focused Total Body Workout. At a HIIT class, expect cardio bursts of burpees or mountain climbers, while strength hits the upper and lower body and core. “You could be doing chest presses for your upper body, lunges for your lower body and then planks for your core,” Blumenthal says.

For outdoor classes, bring your own mat. Unlimited classes are $20 for the first week. Packages and memberships are $50 for 10 classes or $99 per month.

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