(Jeremy C. Fox for Boston.com)
The Boston Public Health Commission announced Tuesday that it would expand its Fitness on the Plaza program to include free weekly after-work boot camp classes on City Hall Plaza.
The program, part of Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s Boston Moves for Health initiative, already includes Friday morning boot camp and Wednesday- and Thursday-morning yoga classes. Menino launched the initiative in April, challenging Bostonians to collectively lose one million pounds and walk 10 million miles.
“Together, we have come a long way toward making Boston a healthier city, and Boston Moves for Health is the next step forward,” Menino said at the launch event, according to a press release.
The after-work boot camp classes will be run by Fitcorp and will meet each Wednesday from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. from July 11 – Aug. 29, except for Aug. 15. The high-energy interval class will emphasize strength and endurance training using drills and techniques targeting all major muscle groups.
The class is appropriate for all fitness levels. Advance registration is not required, but participants should arrive 10 minutes before class begins, dressed in athletic clothing and footwear, with their own water bottles.
The Fitness on the Plaza program is part of Menino’s effort to improve the health of local residents by providing access to free and low-cost physical activities and healthy living resources.