Troy's Fitness in the Park returns for the 2021 season | Status

TROY, N.Y. – Troy’s Fitness in the Park returns for a new season on June 6th and runs through August 8th offering free yoga classes to the public. The program takes place every Sunday from 9 am to 10 am in the William D. Chamberlain Riverfront Park.

Downtown Troy BID and sponsor CDPHP® continue to promote healthy living in Downtown Troy with the goal of improving the quality of life for residents, students, businesses and visitors.

“CDPHP is excited that Fitness in the Park will safely return in 2021 to bring fun, free exercise classes to people of all skill levels,” said John D. Bennett, MD, President and CEO of CDPHP. “We applaud the Troy BID partnership and our shared commitment to the health and wellbeing of the wider Troy community.”

Last year, New York State regulations limited the program to 50 pre-registered participants in a detached circle. This summer, Downtown Troy BID is ready to welcome back attendees without a reservation. Check-in on the day of the Covid-19 tracking is required. Please bring a mask, mat and water. Guests of all ages, levels, and experience have the opportunity to learn various routines and poses. This popular series is the perfect way to start a Sunday in Downtown Troy. After your yoga, explore the downtown shops, restaurants, and attractions. Get on the way and stay healthy!

“Fitness in the park has become a summer tradition in Troy!” Said Katie Hammon, executive director of Downtown Troy BID. “We are very happy to be able to offer this program to our community in the 8th season! From residents to business owners, students who come to town in the summer, and those who travel in from the surrounding communities, the tradition continues each year with new and returning faces. Go outside and interact safely with your neighbors, bring a friend or family member for this community-based free fitness program for all ages and abilities.

Program planning:

June 6 – Jamella Anderson

June 13 – Andrew Kasius

June 20 – Tara Smith

June 27 – Toni Smith

July 4th – Diane Simpson

July 11 – Amanda Vrsalovic

July 18th – Mia Frisch

July 25 – Amber Stephens

August 1 – Megan Hogan

August 8 – Lauren Toolin

* Instructors are subject to change

For more information on fitness in the park, visit If you have any questions, please contact the Downtown Troy BID at or call (518) 279-7997. Fitness in the Park is generously sponsored by Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc. (CDPHP®).

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