Last year brought about much change to our lives and our community. We were forced to make changes to the way we worked, lived and recreated. As COVID-19 caused many of us to transition our lives online, we also recognized the need to offer your favorite programs where else, but online! Starting January 18, Greeley Recreation began offering free virtual fitness classes to the community. These classes are hosted by many of your favorite Greeley Recreation instructors and are delivered to you “live” via Zoom.

As we start 2021, many are interested in pursuing new health and fitness goals or reviving old habits. While most of us are used to hitting up a traditional gym come January 1, that may not be possible with capacity restrictions, limited in-person programming, and physical distancing measures still in place.  Virtual fitness offers many of the same benefits as in-person exercise, from the comfort of your own space. Whether you are brand new to a class or a seasoned attendee, you can feel confident you’ll be getting a personalized workout. You will have the flexibility to turn on your camera and interact with the rest of the class or keep it off and enjoy the time for yourself. None of the classes will require any equipment, so there is no additional cost to you – all you will need is a little bit of space and a way to stream the class such as on a smartphone, laptop or TV.

We recognize the toll this last year has taken on our community’s mental and physical health. You may be missing the simple interaction of working out alongside your favorite workout buddy. We hope that by taking a virtual fitness class with friends or family, you will feel connected to the instructor and the class community and confident to tackle your fitness goals. If 2020 has taught us anything, it is our need for human connection.

These classes will be in a convenient, 45-minute-or-less, format and will allow you to participate from anywhere. The schedule will include many of our most popular classes include yoga, Zumba®, SilverSneakers® Circuit and more. Classes are open to all fitness levels and abilities, including all ages.

To enroll in the free virtual fitness classes, please email fitness@greeleygov.com. A weekly email will go out including the Zoom link and information about the upcoming week’s classes. A copy of the new schedule is available on the Greeley Recreation website.