Free Summer Workouts Return to Millennium Park

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Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Free summer workouts are returning to Millennium Park.

The summer workout series will take place on Saturdays, June 4-Sept. 3, with the first class beginning at 7 a.m. The fitness series includes Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates and Zumba led by various instructors, accompanied by live music, DJs and drummers. All workouts are free and take place on the Great Lawn in Millennium Park.

In addition to the weekend fun, Wednesday Yoga will also make its return. Beginning June 1 and continuing through Aug. 31, Wednesday Yoga sessions run 45-minutes long from 7:30-8:15 a.m. on the Great Lawn. 

Here is the full schedule:

Saturday, June 4 – Chicago Gospel Music Festival

Yoga - 7 a.m. led by Marta Bailey from Dunamis Yoga

Cardio Workout - 8 a.m. led by LaTonya Ellis

Pilates - 9 a.m. led by East Bank Club

Zumba - 10 a.m. led by East Bank Club 

For just the opening Saturday, Gospel music will be played during yoga and cardio workout.

Saturdays, June 11-25

Tai Chi - 7 a.m. led by Christopher Zalek from the Great Lakes Tai Chi

Yoga - 8 a.m. led by Lani Granum of Moksha Yoga

Pilates - 9 a.m. led by Leah Ousley, Skyy Level Group Fitness

Zumba - 10 a.m. led by DANCEYTUDE with Meagan Ponce

The music played during yoga and Pilates these Saturdays will be by Carlo Basile of Las Guitarras de Espana and Friends. The drumming during Zumba will be performed by Crozier Percussion Collective.

Saturdays, July 2-30

Tai Chi - 7 a.m. led by Gilda’s Club Chicago with Deb Sitron and martin Romero

Yoga - 8 a.m. led by Alie McManys

Pilates - 9 a.m. led by Emily Gross, At the Core

Zumba - 10 a.m. led by Iris T. London, ITL Fitness

The music played during yoga and Pilates these weekends will be by Bill Mackay and drumming during Zumba by The Rhythm Revolution Drummers.

Saturdays, August 6-Sept 3

Tai Chi – 7 a.m. led by East Bank Club

Yoga – 8 a.m. led by Chicago Park District/Park Family Wellness

Pilates – 9 a.m. led by East Bank Club

Zumba – 10 a.m. led by Janice Lofton

DJ John Simmons will provide music for yoga and Pilates these Saturdays

Here is a complete list of the Wednesdays schedule with instructors:

Wednesdays, June 1-29

Wednesday Yoga: 7:30-8:15 a.m. led by Lani Granum of Moksha Yoga

Wednesdays, July 6-27

Wednesday Yoga: 7:30-8:15 a.m. led by Trevor Dye

Wednesdays, August 3-31

Wednesday Yoga: 7:30-8:15 a.m. led by Shakta Kaur, Kundalini Yoga in the Loop (KYL)

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