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Free fitness classes from O2 in Downtown Raleigh all month!

Posted April 1
Updated April 2

Shape Up Downtown

O2 Fitness is hosting the Shape Up Downtown event during April. They will be offering free fitness classes every Monday - Wednesday! Here are the details from their press release:

O2 Fitness Brings Back Spring “Shape Up Downtown” Series

Raleigh, N.C. (March 26, 2014) – For the fourth time, O2 Fitness, the largest locally owned fitness company in North Carolina, will host its successful “Shape Up Downtown” event in downtown Raleigh. The free event series will be offered every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in April, and will give members of the community the chance to try an array of popular fitness classes while enjoying the warmer weather.

All classes are free and open to the public and will take place at 6:00 p.m. on the City Plaza turf located in the 400 block of Fayetteville Street in Downtown Raleigh.

This year’s class schedule includes Ballet Barre, BODYATTACK™, BODYCOMBAT™, BODYFLOW™, Bootcamp, CXWORX™, INSANITY®, Total Body Conditioning, Yoga and Zumba. Shape Up Downtown will literally kick off on Tuesday, April 1 with a Les Mills BODYCOMBAT™ class. Inspired by martial arts, this unique class draws from a wide range of disciplines such as karate, boxing, taekwondo, tai chi and Muay Thai. Participants that have recently taken Les Mills classes like BODYCOMBAT™ and BODYATTACK™ can expect to exercise to new tunes and choreography because O2 Fitness instructors will be teaching newly released class routines.

While free classes will be offered every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, one weekday in particular will be especially worthwhile. Every Tuesday, participants will be able to refuel with help from Happy + Hale, downtown Raleigh’s popular fresh juice and salad delivery service. The company, which began as a cart operation, will move into the former Collectors Gallery space in May. Happy + Hale will be on site at Shape Up Downtown to pass out free samples of some of their most in-demand drinks and salads including the Kale Krusader, Beet It, Happy Herbs and All Hale Caesar.

Another new partner for this year’s event, Inside-Out Sports has been in business in the Triangle for the past 20 years and will also be on site at Shape Up Downtown every Tuesday. To start the series off on the right foot, Inside-Out Sports will raffle off a pair of shoes and be ready to answer any and all running-related questions at the April 1 class. They will also lead short runs immediately following the Tuesday classes.

All Shape Up Downtown classes are free and open to all ages and abilities. While the series will take place at City Plaza, the nearest O2 Fitness club is located just down the street at Seaboard Station. The Triangle is home to a total of 12 O2 Fitness locations.

Shape Up Downtown Spring 2014 Schedule

*All classes take place starting at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 1 – BODYCOMBAT™

Wednesday, April 2 – Bootcamp

Monday, April 7 – BODYFLOW™

Tuesday, April 8 – Total Body Conditioning and Walk/Run

Wednesday, April 9 – Bootcamp

Monday, April 14 – Zumba

Tuesday, April 15 – INSANITY® and Walk/Run

Wednesday, April 16 – Yoga

Monday, April 21 – Yoga

Tuesday, April 22 – CXWORX™ and Walk/Run

Wednesday, April 23 – BODYATTACK™

Monday, April 28 – Zumba

Tuesday, April 29 – BODYFLOW™ and Walk/Run

Wednesday, April 30 – Ballet Barre

For more information, see the O2 Fitness website.

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