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Free Yoga and Group Fitness Classes at Navy Pier

Get fit this summer with free yoga and motion fitness classes at Navy Pier led by some of Chicago’s best gym owners and instructors. On Tuesdays throughout Summer 2017, come to Navy Pier to get your heart pumping, strengthen your body, lower your stress, and keep your mind and spirit energized. See full schedule below.

Rush Hour Fitness, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

Tuesdays from 6pm-7pm at the Wave Wall performance platform, supplement your running and walking along Chicago’s most glorious promenade with fun, outdoor movement classes including Zumba, WERQ, Jam Session, and Bolly X! Be sure to wear your gym shoes and bring your water for this high-energy workout for all fitness levels. (Then, be sure to “re-hydrate” afterwards at one of Navy Pier’s fine restaurants or cocktail bars!) See full class schedule below.

Sunset Yoga, Powered by VibeUP

On Tuesday nights from 7:30pm-8:30pm, bring your yoga mat, a towel and water to Polk Bros Park for free outdoor yoga in the park, featuring a rotating cast of Chicago’s best yoga instructors. These yoga classes are for the novice through advanced yogis, and are suitable for all ages. See full class schedule below.

 

Spring 2017 Class Schedule

WERQ, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

June 27th

WERQ, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wave Wall Performance Platform

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WERQ

The WERQ dance cardio format uses all your favorite current pop, rock and hip hop radio hits, so the dance steps come easy. Repeated, easy-to-pick-up choreography is inspired by official music videos and song lyrics. Expect to torch major calories!

This event is part of Rush Hour Fitness, a series of free yoga and group fitness classes at Navy Pier. See a full schedule of free fitness classes at navypier.com/fitness.

 

Instructor: Jennifer Dahl

Jennifer is a fitness industry veteran with over 10 years of experience working as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and manager. Jennifer is currently the Fitness Director aT Fitness Formula Clubs, and Master Trainer for WERQ Dance Fitness.  She also currently teaches several group fitness classes, spanning across multiple formats (WERQ is her favorite!), including muscle, spinning and dance.

Jen Dahl
Jen Dahl
Sunset Yoga, Presented by VIBEUP: Move, Stretch, Breathe

June 27th

Sunset Yoga, Presented by VIBEUP: Move, Stretch, Breathe

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Polk Bros Park

Get moving this summer with complimentary sunset yoga classes at Navy Pier.

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Students will be introduced to yoga techniques to develop self-awareness, build community, and feel inspiration.  All ages and experience levels welcome.

Instructor: Alison Rootberg (Wellness for Everyone)

Alison Rootberg’s love of yoga developed out of her lifelong passion for movement. She completed her 200 hour yoga certification in December 2011.  Alison has an MFA in Dance and Integrated Media from the California Institute of the Arts. She also has a BFA in Dance and a BS in Inter-Arts and Technology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work has been presented throughout the United States, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Alison is a passionate teacher, who’s love of movement is contagious. Her classes will leave you feeling happy and motivated. You will be challenged with smile, reaching your potential in a safe, friendly environment. 

Alison Rootberg

Zumba, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

July 11th

Zumba, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wave Wall Performance Platform

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Zumba

Zumba fuses Latin/international rhythms and movements. Easy to follow moves feature interval training sessions with both fast and slow rhythms. In some classes, resistance training can be integrated to help tone and sculpt your body while burning fat.

This event is part of Rush Hour Fitness, a series of free yoga and group fitness classes at Navy Pier. See a full schedule of free fitness classes at navypier.com/fitness.

 

Instructor: Matt Vitato

Matt graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education and from the American College of Education with a Masters in Curriculum & Instruction with Digital Learning. He currently teaches 5th grade in Glenview. Though he is an elementary teacher, he has always had a passion for fitness. He began teaching Zumba in 2012 at Illinois State Campus Recreation, and has taught a variety of Zumba formats such as Aqua Zumba and Zumba Toning. Additionally, he has presented Zumba and Aqua Zumba at Midwest Fit Fest.

Matt’s biggest passion has been promoting and bringing Zumba into kids’ lives. He has done this by teaching after school classes to students and even setting up a summer school course. He has taught at a variety of Northwest Suburban gyms and has been with FFC for about a year.

Matt Vitato
Matt Vitato
Sunset Yoga, Presented by VIBEUP: Disconnect to Connect

July 11th

Sunset Yoga, Presented by VIBEUP: Disconnect to Connect

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Polk Bros Park

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Find yourself in the present moment with this meditative flow. With a focus on action and alignment, this all-levels practice combines postures, movement, and breath to enhance one’s strength, flexibility and balance. Beginners will safely learn the basics while more experienced students can take poses to a deeper level.

Instructor: Rachel “Scarps” Scarpino (Scarps Yoga)

Rachel Scarpino began her yoga journey in 2014 while attending undergraduate school at The University of Arizona. Mind, body and breath has served as the foundation for Rachel’s yoga practice. As a three-time certified yoga instructor, Rachel guides students and practitioners of all levels through this union of mind, body, and breath to flow into a state of meditative awareness. By combining an inner emotional and spiritual experience, Rachel serves as a space for authenticity, empowerment, and evolution. This energy will deepen the connection for what a yoga practice has to offer, both on and off the mat: a universal union.

Zumba, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

July 18th

Zumba, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wave Wall Performance Platform

Get moving this summer with complimentary fitness classes at Navy Pier.

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Zumba

Zumba fuses Latin/international rhythms and movements. Easy to follow moves feature interval training sessions with both fast and slow rhythms. In some classes, resistance training can be integrated to help tone and sculpt your body while burning fat.

This event is part of Rush Hour Fitness, a series of free yoga and group fitness classes at Navy Pier. See a full schedule of free fitness classes at navypier.com/fitness.

 

Instructor: Dominick DeFranco

Dom is a fitness professional/Dancer/Choreographer who hails from NY. His choreography credits include everything from off-Broadway and corporate events to television and music videos. He also worked with Reebok as on air fitness talent leading workouts for the first all fitness network, FITtv.

Dom spent 9 seasons as Choreographer and Director of dance team for the NBA Nets Dancers. He relocated to Chicago in 2007 and joined Fitness Formula Clubs as Group Fitness Manager.

Zumba quickly become his favorite fitness workout, he has been a licensed instructor for  Zumba, Zumba Sentao, and Zumba step since 2009.

Dominick DeFranco
Dominick DeFranco
Sunset Yoga, Presented by VIBEUP: Spunk & Funk Flow

July 18th

Sunset Yoga, Presented by VIBEUP: Spunk & Funk Flow

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Polk Bros Park

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Students will bring all of that fun & growth together playfully on a summer’s night. Bring on the funk!

Instructor: Beth Range Kiely (Lululemon)

Holy Cow! It’s been 15 years since Beth and her husband Terry opened Om on the Range Yoga Studio. They love being among the pioneers who created a foundation of independent yoga studios in Chicago. Today, they are champions of the local, welcoming vibe that IS yoga in this city. Beth is also the Mom of two teenage boys, co-creator of the Yoga Residency for Deaf Students at Bell Elementary School, and a 3-time lululemon ambassador. She loves to study & teach & share all things related to mindfulness.

Beth Range Kiely

BollyX, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

July 25th

BollyX, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wave Wall Performance Platform

Get moving this spring with complimentary fitness classes at Navy Pier.

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BollyX

BollyX is a Bollywood-inspired dance cardio format that combines dynamic choreography with music form around the world. Including both fast and slow-paced sequences to get you moving and sweating, BollyX will make sure you have fun and burn lots of calories!

This event is part of Spring Into Action, a series of free yoga and group fitness classes at Navy Pier. See the full schedule at navypier.com/fitness.

 

Instructor: David DeLeon

I’ve been teaching dance fitness classes for the past 4 years now and I’ve loved every moment of it. The fact that I get to bring so much joy and happiness to people’s lives threw dance is just beyond amazing. I started off just as a member and also weighing in at 250 lbs, but as I was taking the classes the instructors notice I had that special touch. So they encourage me to become an instructor and my life changed so much since then. It’s help me reach my fitness goals as well. It feels so good to be where I am today. I’m healthy and happy and that’s what I love bringing to my classes everyday. Brings me so much joy to see people smiling, dancing and just enjoying themselves! 

David DeLeon
David DeLeon
Sunset Yoga, Presented by VIBEUP: Sunset Power Flow

July 25th

Sunset Yoga, Presented by VIBEUP: Sunset Power Flow

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Polk Bros Park

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This 60-minute class will begin with a vigorous vinyasa flow of sun salutations woven together with creative transitions and end peacefully with a savasana under the sunset. All levels welcome.

Instructor: London Durand (CorePower Yoga)

London, E-RYT 200, is a vinyasa based yoga teacher from Chicago, IL. She has been teaching in Chicago for the past 3 years and currently manages the CorePower Gold Coast studio. London believes in learning something new every time you step onto your mat. Expect a fun, energy filled class that offers you the ability to dig deeper and discover growth in the physical and spiritual self.

London Durand

WERQ, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

August 1st

WERQ, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wave Wall Performance Platform

Get moving this summer with complimentary fitness classes at Navy Pier.

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WERQ

The WERQ dance cardio format uses all your favorite current pop, rock and hip hop radio hits, so the dance steps come easy. Repeated, easy-to-pick-up choreography is inspired by official music videos and song lyrics. Expect to torch major calories!

This event is part of Rush Hour Fitness, a series of free yoga and group fitness classes at Navy Pier. See a full schedule of free fitness classes at navypier.com/fitness.

 

Instructor: Jennifer Dahl

Jennifer is a fitness industry veteran with over 10 years of experience working as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and manager. Jennifer is currently the Fitness Director aT Fitness Formula Clubs, and Master Trainer for WERQ Dance Fitness.  She also currently teaches several group fitness classes, spanning across multiple formats (WERQ is her favorite!), including muscle, spinning and dance.

Jen Dahl
Jen Dahl
Sunset Yoga, Presented by VIBEUP: Fun Flow

August 1st

Sunset Yoga, Presented by VIBEUP: Fun Flow

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Polk Bros Park

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This class is meant to be FUN! Be ready to listen to some fun music and let it all FLOW. Cassie teaches a strong vinyasa flow with alignment and breath at the core. Movement and strength are always incorporated into her classes, along with a little playful inspiration. Be ready to sweat, laugh, and love every bit of yourself!

Instructor: Cassie Czub (The Endorphin Effect )

Cassie is a yoga teacher who creates an environment in which students can grow from the inside out. She encourages students to explore their potential on the mat so that they will increase their awareness of their capabilities off the mat. Cassie believes that yoga is a place for students to find a place to listen to the inner voice which speaks from within—a voice which is often ignored. Making incredible changes and life choices can be difficult, but if one is able to connect with and honor his or her true self, all things become possible and real.

Cassie Czub

Zumba, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

August 8th

Zumba, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wave Wall Performance Platform

Get moving this summer with complimentary fitness classes at Navy Pier.

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Zumba

Zumba fuses Latin/international rhythms and movements. Easy to follow moves feature interval training sessions with both fast and slow rhythms. In some classes, resistance training can be integrated to help tone and sculpt your body while burning fat.

This event is part of Rush Hour Fitness, a series of free yoga and group fitness classes at Navy Pier. See a full schedule of free fitness classes at navypier.com/fitness.

 

Instructor: Dominick DeFranco

Dom is a fitness professional/Dancer/Choreographer who hails from NY. His choreography credits include everything from off-Broadway and corporate events to television and music videos. He also worked with Reebok as on air fitness talent leading workouts for the first all fitness network, FITtv.

Dom spent 9 seasons as Choreographer and Director of dance team for the NBA Nets Dancers. He relocated to Chicago in 2007 and joined Fitness Formula Clubs as Group Fitness Manager.

Zumba quickly become his favorite fitness workout, he has been a licensed instructor for  Zumba, Zumba Sentao, and Zumba step since 2009.

Dominick DeFranco
Dominick DeFranco
Sunset Yoga, Presented by VIBEUP: Sunset Invigoration – Deep and Slow Vinyasa

August 8th

Sunset Yoga, Presented by VIBEUP: Sunset Invigoration – Deep and Slow Vinyasa

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Polk Bros Park

Get moving this summer with complimentary sunset yoga classes at Navy Pier.

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Juicy hip work, shoulder opening and a total body yoga practice. Sunset Invigoration will unclog the  body, to lengthen and release what no longer serves you. You’ll breathe deeper and create clarity in the body, mind and spirit, and leave rejuvenated, calmer, feeling stronger and uplifted.

Instructor: Rajni Tripathi (Yoga Now)

Growing up with ancient, eastern modalities rooted in her indian heritage, yoga and meditation are Rajni’s tools to be of service to those who seek it. A multidisciplinary yoga teacher, trained in prenatal yoga – conscious and sacred birthing, certified Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, and having over 1,300 hours of teaching experience, Rajni’s purpose is to use yoga to enable her students to combat burnout, boost energy and reduce stress. She helps her students cultivate an authentic, and fearless life that leaves behind division, harmful mindsets, body discomfort, and mind-chatter. Classes will have your burning away anything that does not serve you. Breathe deeply and find release.

 

Rajni Tripathi

BollyX, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

August 15th

BollyX, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wave Wall Performance Platform

Get moving this spring with complimentary fitness classes at Navy Pier.

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BollyX

BollyX is a Bollywood-inspired dance cardio format that combines dynamic choreography with music form around the world. Including both fast and slow-paced sequences to get you moving and sweating, BollyX will make sure you have fun and burn lots of calories!

This event is part of Spring Into Action, a series of free yoga and group fitness classes at Navy Pier. See the full schedule at navypier.com/fitness.

 

Instructor: David DeLeon

I’ve been teaching dance fitness classes for the past 4 years now and I’ve loved every moment of it. The fact that I get to bring so much joy and happiness to people’s lives threw dance is just beyond amazing. I started off just as a member and also weighing in at 250 lbs, but as I was taking the classes the instructors notice I had that special touch. So they encourage me to become an instructor and my life changed so much since then. It’s help me reach my fitness goals as well. It feels so good to be where I am today. I’m healthy and happy and that’s what I love bringing to my classes everyday. Brings me so much joy to see people smiling, dancing and just enjoying themselves! 

David DeLeon
David DeLeon
Jam Session, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

August 22nd

Jam Session, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wave Wall Performance Platform

Get moving this summer with complimentary fitness classes at Navy Pier.

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Jam Session

Take the guess work out of the workout and make this dance class one big Jam Session. Influences of hip hop, old school R&B and pop are all combined for this fun, easy to follow dance class.

This event is part of Rush Hour Fitness, a series of free yoga and group fitness classes at Navy Pier. See a full schedule of free fitness classes at navypier.com/fitness.

 

Instructor: Dominick DeFranco

Dom is a fitness professional/Dancer/Choreographer who hails from NY. His choreography credits include everything from off-Broadway and corporate events to television and music videos. He also worked with Reebok as on air fitness talent leading workouts for the first all fitness network, FITtv.

Dom spent 9 seasons as Choreographer and Director of dance team for the NBA Nets Dancers. He relocated to Chicago in 2007 and joined Fitness Formula Clubs as Group Fitness Manager.

Zumba quickly become his favorite fitness workout, he has been a licensed instructor for  Zumba, Zumba Sentao, and Zumba step since 2009.

Dominick DeFranco
Dominick DeFranco
BollyX, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

August 29th

BollyX, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wave Wall Performance Platform

Get moving this spring with complimentary fitness classes at Navy Pier.

Read More

BollyX

BollyX is a Bollywood-inspired dance cardio format that combines dynamic choreography with music form around the world. Including both fast and slow-paced sequences to get you moving and sweating, BollyX will make sure you have fun and burn lots of calories!

This event is part of Spring Into Action, a series of free yoga and group fitness classes at Navy Pier. See the full schedule at navypier.com/fitness.

 

Instructor: David DeLeon

I’ve been teaching dance fitness classes for the past 4 years now and I’ve loved every moment of it. The fact that I get to bring so much joy and happiness to people’s lives threw dance is just beyond amazing. I started off just as a member and also weighing in at 250 lbs, but as I was taking the classes the instructors notice I had that special touch. So they encourage me to become an instructor and my life changed so much since then. It’s help me reach my fitness goals as well. It feels so good to be where I am today. I’m healthy and happy and that’s what I love bringing to my classes everyday. Brings me so much joy to see people smiling, dancing and just enjoying themselves! 

David DeLeon
David DeLeon

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