Louisville Zoo begins wild workout series

By Greg Phelps| WAVE 3 News
The Louisville Zoo is launching its wild workout series.
Classes include yoga, barre, boot camp and Zumba and will start after the zoo closes.
All fitness levels and abilities are welcome. Guests are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle that can be used at the bottle refill stations around the Zoo.
The dates for the classes are listed below:
  • Tuesday, July 30 : Yoga and Bootcamp classes
  • Thursday, Aug 1: Barre and ZOOmba classes
  • Tuesday, Aug 6: Barre and ZOOmba classes
  • Thursday, Aug 8: Yoga and Bootcamp classes
A description of each class is listed below:
YOGA (Snow Leopard Pass)
Strike a pose inspired by some of the Zoo’s animal inhabitants and escape from everyday life during a unique outdoor yoga class. From beginners to seasoned practitioners, these yoga classes are designed to help participants increase flexibility, strengthen muscles, and improve overall health and recovery. Take in the beauty of the Zoo’s newest exhibit space, Snow Leopard Pass. Guests may catch a glimpse of one of the most elusive and graceful members of the animal kingdom.
BOOT CAMP CIRCUIT (Through the Zoo!)
Boot camp is a high intensity interval training style that will use body weight, free weights and other equipment to raise heart rate, burn fat and tone up. This wildly unique circuit will take participants through the different exhibits of the Zoo.
ZOOMBA (Glacier Run)
Designed with interval training in mind, Zumba classes combine simple dance moves set to a combination of fast and slow beats to give participants a complete cardio and aerobic workout. These fun workouts focus on moving to the beat and are perfect for beginners and all fitness levels. No dance experience (or rhythm!) is required! Takes place in the arctic-inspired town of Glacier Run where participants may see seals or sea lions splashing about and could even see a grizzly or polar bear wandering about the town.
BARRE FITNESS (Giraffe Savanna)
Using a combination of poses inspired by ballet, yoga, and Pilates, this class focuses on isometric strength training (holding your body still while focusing on working a select group of muscles) and combines them with sets of high rep range-of-motion movements. Participants will enjoy the beautiful African vista and giraffe yard and may even see a lion in the distance or even a rhino nearby.
The costs of the classes are $25, and there is a $2.50 sign-up fee. Tickets must be bought online before classes starts. You can buy tickets by clicking or tapping here.

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