Beginning Sunday, September 10, 2023, the City of Lowell will offer a series of Health and Wellness Classes at Boarding House Park, 40 French Street, in Lowell. In partnership with SLS Fitness, Sutra Studio, and the City of Lowell Recreation Department, a variety of free outdoor classes are available on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00AM to 11:00AM through October 15, 2023.
"Good health and well-being are the cornerstones of a thriving community, and it is our responsibility as a city to support the well-being of our residents," said City Manager Thomas A. Golden, Jr. "We're thrilled to partner with local businesses, SLS Fitness and Sutra Studio, and the City's own Recreation Department, to not just improve individual health, but also strengthen the bonds that tie our city together."
On Saturdays, SLS Fitness will hold two 45-minute classes, one at 9:00AM and one at 10:00AM. A variety of classes will be offered each Saturday, including Stretch and Mobility, Kids Stretch and Mobility, Pilates, and Meditation and Stretch. Classes will be followed by light refreshments in collaboration with Dragonfly Café. "The fitness program is built to be progressive and accessible for people no matter where they are on their fitness journey," said SLS Fitness owner Sherri Sarrouf.
Sunday activities feature yoga classes with Sutra Studio and Zumba classes with the City of Lowell Recreation Department. Additional staff will be on hand to provide childcare for registered participants.
"Aerobic exercise is recommended by the American Heart Association and by most doctors," said Lisa Golden, Director of Health and Human Services, of the initiatives health and wellness benefits. "It can lower blood pressure, raise good cholesterol, and lower bad cholesterol. It also helps to regulate blood sugar. Studies have shown that regular exercise helps to improve mood, as well as lose weight."
Classes are free, and registration is required. The full schedule and links to register for each class are available at: https://www.likelowell.com/wellness-classes