RiseVT and their esteemed partners are back at it with a new round of Show Up events! Do you recall driving by Taylor Park in the summer between 6:00 and 7:00 am and seeing a slew of your neighbors working out? For the past two summers RiseVT has organized weekly workouts in the park. The first year, they were led by RiseVT staff and last summer, local instructors came and led the masses through some sweaty fun.

The number of people “showing up” hit 40 on some occasions, so RiseVT wanted to keep the enthusiasm alive. However, living in northern VT makes early workouts in the park a little less appealing once the days grow shorter and colder….not that you shouldn’t get out there if you have the determination (and a headlamp).

We are fortunate to have many excellent instructors, facilities and owners in our community to continue our FREE workouts. We have partnered with Duke’s Fitness Center, The St. Albans Recreation Department, Collins Perley Sports and Fitness Center, RAW Fitness, Mystic Waters, Jane Yoga and Pamela Easterday Meditation to bring a wide array of classes. Now, any week from now until mid-April, you can attend a FREE class, ranging from meditation, yoga, Zumba, bootcamp, strength classes, cardio classes and hula hooping! Thanks to Jan Sweet, we will also be having two classes in Highgate.

All classes are for ALL abilities and ages. The instructors are able to instruct with modifications to meet your level. There is no pressure to keep up, just come, move and have some fun! You do not have to sign up, except for spinning at Duke’s on March 25th, due to a limited number of bikes. Each class will also have fun prizes and giveaways, such as Hannaford gift cards, Kevin Smith’s gift cards, Rail City gift cards, State Parks passes and RiseVT swag.

For more information, check out the “Events” section of the RiseVT Facebook page or contact Jessica Frost at jfrost@nmcinc.org. Are you an instructor? Reach out, if you have an interest in leading a class. See you at the Show UP!