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Fresh Air Fitness classes coming to downtown

Release Date: April 19, 2021

Media Contact: Katie Adelman
Rochester Downtown Alliance
Direct: 507-216-9886



Fresh Air Fitness classes coming to downtown

ROCHESTER, Minn.—Fresh Air Fitness, presented by the Rochester Downtown Alliance and Winona State University, Rochester’s Campus Activity Board, will provide a fun, physically distanced outdoor activity in May and June.

Free one-hour Fresh Air Fitness classes will begin at 5:15 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in Central Park. On Tuesdays, participants can work out with Anna Christian from Pure Barre. Thursday classes will feature Heather Ritenour-Sampson from Yoga Tribe.

“Engagement with outdoor spaces and activities is hopefully a lasting outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Kanika Couchene, RDA director of events & strategic partnerships. “While we wait for larger events to return, we thought outdoor fitness classes were a good way to continue this a newfound appreciation for the outdoors, to offer a safe and fun activity, to engage people in a healthful manner, and, of course, to invite Rochester residents to rediscover a beautiful downtown space.”

COVID-19 precautions with Fresh Air Fitness classes include:

  • The public will be required to sign up for a fitness class in advance.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be present.
  • Masking will be encouraged.
  • The Rochester Downtown Alliance is following state of Minnesota guidelines.

Find Fresh Air Fitness class reservation links and more details at

About the Rochester Downtown Alliance
The Rochester Downtown Alliance is a nonprofit corporation comprised of a broad range of people representing property owners, business leaders, the city and others with a direct stake in enhanced business and economic development conditions in the downtown district. We work together to build a vibrant downtown community. We believe a strong core positively impacts the greater city of Rochester. Through a series of special events, activities, and initiatives, we create energy, excitement, and a unique character to Downtown Rochester, Minnesota.