Get Healthy on the Railroad

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama's mission is to give employers, families and individuals access to quality, affordable healthcare. Blue Cross customers have greater peace of mind knowing this 75-year old company is helping protect their health and financial security. As a corporate leader in Alabama, Blue Cross is committed to positively impacting the health and education of the communities they serve. The sponsorship of "Get Healthy on the Railroad" allows the company to make a positive impact for the community and the overall health of the downtown Birmingham area. With this initiative, Blue Cross is doing the right thing, the right way, for the right reasons.

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Class Descriptions (all classes are FREE!):

Crunk Fitness (Mondays at 6:00 p.m.):

Crunk Fitness is a fun, high-energy, hip-hop dance workout for all levels. It involves a combination of basic aerobics movements and funky hip-hop dance moves, broken down so anyone can do it. You can tone up-lose weight, transform your body, and have a blast!

The BOOTCAMP GROUP EXPERIENCE (Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.):

The BOOTCAMP GROUP EXPERIENCE is the class you will love to hate. By using just your body weight this workout routine will help tone your muscles, build your endurance, and boost your metabolism. This class will challenge you on all levels. The combination of bodyweight exercises and functional exercises will have you burning calories in no time.

Zumba (Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.):

Zumba at Railroad Park is a Latin inspired dance fitness class. It blends easy Latin dance moves with aerobic steps. The class is fun, energizing, and easy to follow.

Yoga (Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.):

Yoga is a form of exercise that strengthens and tones the body. It promotes balance and flexibility, and quiets the mind. Yoga is for the beginning as well as advanced student.

Happy Feet Fridays (Fridays at 6:00p.m.):

Get your feet moving in the right direction with a 60-minute low to high impact walk/run course designed to wake up, shape up, or maintain the inner athlete in you. Happy Feet Friday will teach you proper walk/run techniques to maximize your current fitness goals.

Walking is safe and simple, plus it lowers your blood pressure, reduces your risk for or helps you manage type two diabetes, manages your weight, improves your mood and helps you stay strong. So whether you're training for your next marathon or just wanting to get moving, Happy Feet will get you on the right track. All experience levels are welcome.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Do I need to sign up in advance? No. Participants do not need to sign up in advance to participate in the classes. Simply arrive a few minutes prior to the beginning of the class, sign the class participation waiver, and enjoy!

How do I know if a class has been cancelled? Classes will automatically be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Feel free to check our Facebook site if you are unsure if the weather is considered "inclement".

What do I need to bring to the class? Participants should bring whatever they need to enjoy the class. A bottle of water is highly recommended, as are sunscreen and a sweat towel. Those interested in the yoga classes should bring a yoga mat.

May I arrive late? Class begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. Please be respectful of other class participants and arrive a few minutes prior to the class start time.

Where inside Railroad Park are classes held? The Crunk Fitness (Mondays) and Zumba (Wednesdays) classes typically meet under the 17th Street Pavilion, and the Be Fit (Tuesdays), Yoga (Thursdays) and Friday Night P.E. (Fridays) classes typically meet on the large lawn between 17th and 16th Streets. Class locations are subject to change based on availability; please check our website's Calendar of Events and our Facebook site for timely updates.

Note:

Classes will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather; cancellations will be posted on the Railroad Park website and Facebook Monday through Friday by 4:00 p.m. On Sunday (for Tai Chi class cancellation info) Park patrons may call the Ranger on Duty at 205-525-3055.

Class instructors and classes are subject to change based on availability; please check our website's Calendar of Events and our Facebook site for timely updates.