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Free, Fun Fitness Classes and Activities on the Atlanta BeltLine

Fun Ways to Get Fit: Aerobics, FitWit, Mountain Biking, Trail Yoga, Sunrise/Sunset Hikes, Tours, How to Ride a Bike for Youth and Adults. And More!

 

ATLANTA (March 3, 2014) Atlantans are enjoying the benefits of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s Free Fitness on the Atlanta BeltLine pilot program featuring a host of exciting classes and activities for all fitness levels. The free programs are funded in part through a grant from The Coca-Cola Company and can be reserved at BeltLine.org/fitsignup.

“The Atlanta BeltLine is making Atlanta a healthier city in which to live,” said Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Executive Director Valarie Wilson. “We are so pleased that Atlanta organizations are rallying around these programs to help make that possible.”

 

Activities Include:

Free Fitness Classes

  • · Trail yoga at Washington Park, Sundays at 1 p.m.
  • · Trail yoga at Piedmont Park, Mondays at 5:30 p.m.
  • · Nutrition Walks

o Eastside Trail, Tuesdays at 9 a.m.

o Eastside Trail, Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

o Washington Park, Thursdays at 7:30 a.m.

  • · How to Ride a Bike: Kids at Washington Park, Sunday, March 9 at 2 p.m.
  • · Sunset Hike starting at Gordon White Park, Friday, March 7 at 5:30 p.m.
  • · Basic Mountain Biking at Gordon White Park at 10 a.m. on March 29
  • · Play Day on the Atlanta BeltLine on Sunday, March 30 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

In addition to a variety of fitness programs and classes, the Atlanta BeltLine offers a number of other opportunities to get out and get moving on the Atlanta BeltLine:

 

Walking Tours

Atlanta BeltLine Walking Tours invite fans to enjoy fresh air, new city views, fascinating Atlanta history, and every season of horticulture interest! Expertly-trained Trees Atlanta Docents share insights on the Eastside Trail with a strong focus on the horticultural collections and interesting facts about the Atlanta BeltLine.

  • · The walking tour takes approximately 1.5 hours and begins from an easily accessible trailhead in the Inman Park neighborhood at 10 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • · Each docent prepares unique tours to spotlight the native trees, architectural interests, key historical stories, and much more.
  • · These free walking tours are offered all year to provide the opportunity to explore every season of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum with an expert docent.

 

Walking Tour registrations open on the 20th of each month at BeltLine.org/Tours.

 

Bike Tours

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Atlanta Bicycle Coalition offer free, guided bike tours of the Atlanta BeltLine on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. Enjoy the ride while you learn about the Atlanta BeltLine vision, history, and updates on project planning, implementation and development.

 

Bike tours include rest stops highlighting assets and points of interest along the Atlanta BeltLine. Staff with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition will lead the rides, and each group will have a ride sweep to help with any unexpected mechanical difficulties. Bike Tour registrations open on the 25th of each month at BeltLine.org/Tours.

 

Running Series

In addition to these free fitness activities, the Atlanta BeltLine Running Series offers free monthly Run Clubs, as well as a series of 5K, 8K and 10K events that benefit the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. Information on the Atlanta BeltLine Running Series is available at BeltLine.org/Run.

 

Active Lifestyle Competition

The Atlanta BeltLine Active Lifestyle Competition launched in 2013 as a way to encourage and reward individuals for their fitness accomplishments. By participating in fitness activities around the Atlanta BeltLine and other partners, individuals earn points redeemable for exciting prizes provided by some of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants, stores and attractions. The 2014 Active Lifestyle Challenge will kick off in the first quarter of 2014.

 

Learn more about the Atlanta BeltLine’s healthy living initiatives at BeltLine.org/health.

 

 

About the Atlanta BeltLine

The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive transportation and economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs currently underway in the United States. The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is the entity tasked with planning and executing the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine in partnership with other public and private organizations, including City of Atlanta departments. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit www.BeltLine.org.

 

About the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABLP) is a non-profit organization committed to raising funds from private and philanthropic sources to support the Atlanta BeltLine, working with the community and partners to raise general awareness and support, and serving as a catalyst to mobilize resources to achieve the positive social impacts of the Atlanta BeltLine vision. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit www.BeltLine.org.

 

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Nia Knowles

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