Free Fitness Classes Coming to the Minneapolis Convention Center Plaza

Every Saturday from July 17 through August 28, the newly redesigned outdoor space will host Summer Fitness on the Plaza

Photo: Ric Rosow/Travel The Globe Photography

Minneapolis (July 14, 2021) – The Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) is introducing the public to its newly redesigned Plaza by offering free outdoors fitness classes every Saturday from July 17 through August 28. A variety of local fitness businesses - with classes that include yoga, HIIT, Zumba, boxing and more - have been invited to take their workouts outside and onto the Plaza. There will be 15 sessions to choose from during the seven weekends.

Each Summer Fitness on the Plaza event is open to the public. Registration is required, but there is no cost to participate and fitness enthusiasts may attend as many sessions as they like.

When: Every Saturday from July 17 through August 28 (various times)
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Price: No cost to attend
Registration: Required – Click here
More Information: Click here for the complete schedule and details (The Plaza is located across the street from the main entrance on 2nd Avenue)

“We’re excited to welcome the community to our beautiful new Plaza through these free fitness classes,” said Minneapolis Convention Center Executive Director Jeff Johnson. “The Minneapolis Convention Center is an important asset to the city and its residents, and Summer Fitness on the Plaza is one of the events that helps strengthen the bonds between the MCC and the surrounding community”

Here is the current schedule* of fitness classes:

Saturday, July 17
8-8:45 a.m. | BODYWEIGHT BOOTCAMP (by YWCA Minneapolis)
10:30-11:30 a.m. | FUN-CTIONAL FITNESS (by Solcana Fitness)
3-4 p.m. | ZUMBA (by CM's Fitness & Dance)

Saturday, July 24
9-10 a.m. | BOXING FITNESS & FUNDAMENTALS (by ME&I Fitness & Performance)
11 a.m.-12 p.m. | VINYASA YOGA (by Up Yoga)

Saturday, July 31
8:30-9:30 a.m. | A50 (by Alchemy 365)
1-2 p.m. | KUKUWA AFRICAN DANCE (by Kukuwa African Dance)

Saturday, August 7
9-10 a.m. | HIIT HOP (by ZeSa Fitness)
11 a.m.-12 p.m. | ZUMBA (by CM's Fitness & Dance)

Saturday, August 14
9-9:45 a.m. | BODYWEIGHT BOOTCAMP (by YWCA Minneapolis)
10:30-11:30 a.m. | POP PILATES (by Straightline Dance Fitness)

Saturday, August 21
8:30-9:30 a.m. | A50 (by Alchemy 365)
10-11 a.m. | YOGA FOR ALL LEVELS (by YogaFit Studios)

Saturday, August 28
9-10 a.m. | HIIT HOP (by ZeSa Fitness)
10:30-11:30 a.m. | SWEAT SESH (by True Grit Society)

*Schedule is subject to change

Located in downtown Minneapolis with beautiful skyline views, the 2.5-acre Minneapolis Convention Center Plaza is built on top of an underground parking deck and includes a lawn area perfect for events, receptions and fitness activities. Surrounded by an urban meadow planted with prairie grasses and wildflowers, it is downtown’s largest pollinator refuge.

Designed by Damon Farber Landscape Architects for environmental sustainability, the Plaza also includes native tree and plant species, and irrigation utilizing the Convention Center’s stormwater capture system. The city is pursuing SITES certification for the Plaza. “SITES-certified landscapes help reduce water demand, filter and reduce stormwater runoff, provide wildlife habitat, reduce energy consumption, improve air quality, improve human health and increase outdoor recreation opportunities.”


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ABOUT THE MINNEAPOLIS CONVENTION CENTER
The Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) is owned by the City of Minneapolis and marketed through Meet Minneapolis. The 1.6 million square foot facility features 475,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 3,400 fixed-seat auditorium, 87 meeting rooms and two ballrooms. The MCC is GBAC STAR, LEED and GMIC certified and works to serve its constituencies and stakeholders as the face of Minneapolis to visitors. Through its efforts, the MCC helps sustain more than 8,600 jobs in the community. Learn more about the MCC here

MEDIA CONTACT
Kevin Kurtt, PR and Communications Manager, 612-767-8118, kevink@minneapolis.org
Kathy McCarthy, PR and Communications Director, 612-767-8048, KathyM@minneapolis.org
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