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Outdoor fitness classes available at Mich. parks

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State parks in Michigan are offering outdoors fitness classes such as yoga and tai chi this summer.

The Department of Natural Resources' Fresh Air Fit program has instruction tailored to workout veterans as well as newcomers. Examples range from a "martial arts outdoor boot camp" at Bay City State Recreation Area to low-impact aerobics and Warrior X Fit kickboxing at Interlochen State Park in Grand Traverse County.

The classes are taught by local instructors. People interested in participating should contact the instructors for information about costs and registration.

Below are a few of the current class offerings:

Bay City State Recreation Area (Bay County)

Martial Arts Outdoor Bootcamp: June 4 - June 27, Tuesdays/Thursdays at 11 a.m.
Tai Chi: June 10 - Aug. 21, Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

Brighton State Recreation Area (Livingston County)
SNAG Fitness Golf for children: June 1 - 29, Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Burt Lake State Park (Emmet County)
Fitness Rocks: June 1 - June 29, Tuesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays at 9 a.m.
Charles Mears State Park (Oceana County)
Yoga on the Beach: June 12 - Aug. 28, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.

Fort Custer Recreation Area (Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Barry counties)
Feel Good Yoga: June 22, July 13, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Saturdays at 9 a.m.  

Grand Haven State Park (Ottawa County)
Zumba Beach Party: June 10 - Aug. 14, Mondays/Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Interlochen State Park(Grand Traverse County)
Low Impact Aerobics: June 15 - Sept. 28, Saturdays at 9 a.m. (no class July 6 or Aug. 17)
Warrior X Fit Kickboxing: June 28, July 5, July 19, Fridays at 9 a.m.

Island Lake State Recreation Area (Livingston County)
Warrior Fit Training, Core Conditioning, Beach Boot Camp, Cardio:
Dates and times vary: www.michigan.gov/islandlake

Ludington State Park (Mason County)
Group Fitness: June 11 - Aug. 29, Tuesdays/Thursdays at 8:30 a.m.  

Muskegon State Park (Muskegon County)
Beach Boot Camp: June 10 - Aug. 31, Mondays at 5:45 p.m., Saturdays at 10 a.m.
EcoTrek Fitness:
Blockhouse: June 29 at 8 a.m., July 15 at 6 p.m.
Snug Harbor: July 4 at 9 a.m., July 29 at 6 p.m.

Orchard Beach State Park (Manistee County)
Jazzercise: June 6 - Aug. 29, Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
Beach Fitness for Youth: June 8 - Aug. 17, Saturdays at 10 a.m.

Petoskey State Park (Emmet County)
Fitness Rocks: June 1 - June 29, Wednesdays/Fridays/Saturdays at 9 a.m.

Pinckney Recreation Area (Washtenaw, Livingston counties)
Summer Solstice Yoga: Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m.

Silver Lake State Park (Oceana County)
Tai Chi: June 11 - Aug. 27, Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m.

Wilderness State Park (Emmet County)
Yoga on the Beach: June 11 - Aug. 23, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Many more classes are listed online at www.michigan.gov/freshfit. Fresh Air Fit program costs vary; please check the online event listing for instructor contact information and contact the instructor directly about payment, registration, cancellation policy and other details.

A list of more classes, teachers and complete information is available at www.michigan.gov/freshfit.

- The Associated Press contributed to this report

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