Another milestone was reached at Bayfront Park’s free yoga class on Wednesday, Oct. 16, as total attendance since the inception of the classes surpassed 100,000. Assuming 525 calories burned during the hour-and-15-minute class, that amounts to a total of 52.5 million calories burned.
Free weekly yoga classes started at Bayfront Park on Sept. 12, 2005. Eight people attended the class. The class was held every Monday, and by May 2006, the classes had become so popular they were expanded to three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Saturday). Currently, average attendance is exceeding 100 per class.
The setting is ideal. Conducted outdoors by Biscayne Bay, the classes offer a unique atmosphere to relax and invigorate at the same time. In addition, participants can enjoy the stunning view.
“The classes are about building a community and we are pleased that the community has responded,” said Timothy Schmand, Bayfront Park Management Trust’s executive director.
Classes are open free to the public, and take place rain or shine and on holidays. In the event of rain, the classes are held inside the Bayfront Park Management Trust office. Current class sponsors are TeamFootWorks and Yoga Journal. Past sponsors have included smartwater, ZICO Beverages, Naked Juice, and NatureRaised Farms.