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Free summer fitness in Boston

Looking to head outdoors and get fit this summer? Check out these free fitness classes around the city to boost your workout routine and try new activities at no cost.

1. Northeastern’s own Fit University will host free full-body workouts every Wednesday in July at Clemente Field in the Fens at 7 p.m. People of all fitness levels are welcome to participate in these five outdoor sessions.

2. Head to the Prudential Center for FIT on the Garden every Tuesday this July from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for yoga, Pilates, or kickboxing. Classes are free to the public and held in the South Garden. Enter the outdoor space through the doors near the Customer Service Desk.

3. Try a free outdoor CrossFit workout with City Sports’ CrossFit on the Greenway every Wednesday in July at 6 p.m. Take the Orange Line from Ruggles to Haymarket and walk over to the Greenway for an hour-long session and free giveaways. Be sure to RSVP.

4. Trainers from The North Face will host free Mountain Athletics training sessions every Tuesday and Thursday night all summer long at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. Stop by at 6:30 for an hourlong workout, rain or shine, aimed at helping you achieve your outdoor athletic goals.

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5. The Boston Parks Summer Fitness series features free fitness classes held daily at nine different neighborhood parks across the city. The workouts range from Boot Camp to Salsa Dancing. Check out the schedule to find an activity that piques your interest.

6. Is boot camp not your style? Stroll over to the Boston Common Frog Pond for free yoga classes every Thursday at 6 p.m. through the month of August. The classes are open to the public. More than 100 students of yoga at all levels turn out for a power vinyasa flow class every week.

7. Participate in free outdoor fitness classes on the Esplanade from July to September through the Healthy, Fit & Fun program, which is sponsored by the Esplanade Association. Registration is required. Once registered, you’ll be able to attend zumba, sunset yoga, run club, and CrossFit sessions all summer.

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