Bayfront Park’s yoga classes surpass 75,000 in attendance

milestone was reached at Bayfront Park’s free yoga class on Monday, Apr. 23, when the total attendance since the inception of the classes surpassed 75,000. Assuming 525 calories burned during the hour-and-15-minute class, that brings us to more than 39 million calories burned.

Free, weekly yoga classes started at Bayfront Park on Monday, 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 (Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays). Currently, average attendance exceeds 100 per class.

“This is another proud example of an outstanding free program provided to the public by Bayfront Park,” said Miami Commissioner Frank Carollo, who serves as chair of the Bayfront Park Management Trust.

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 executive director.

Classes, which are free to the public, take place rain or shine and on holidays. In the event of rain, the classes are conducted inside the Bayfront Park Management Trust office. Saturday classes are sponsored by TeamFootWorks and Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run. Past sponsors have included smartwater and ZICO Beverages.

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