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Sign up for Fresh Air Fitness Classes

Fresh Air Fitness presented by Winona State University, Rochester's Campus Activity Board every Tuesday and Thursday in May and June are made for every body. Feel empowered to sign up by meeting the instructors and learning what to expect from these classes.

Meet the instructors

Anna Christian has always had a passion for fitness. Growing up as a competitive athlete she spent a lot of time in the gym. She went on to graduate with a degree in exercise science from Montana State University. During her college years, she found Pure Barre. Pure Barre is a low impact, high intensity workout. Combining the use of ballet, Pilates, and yoga, Pure Barre provides a full-body workout that promotes long, lean muscle tone by using small, isometric movements that bring each muscle group to fatigue. Anna began instructing for the Bozeman, Montana Pure Barre studio in 2014. She then brought her passion for Pure Barre to Rochester, opening her studio in 2017 and loving being part of the Rochester community. She believes moving your body is the first step toward living a healthy lifestyle, and Pure Barre provides a community that works for anyone and every body.

  Sign up to work out with Anna here.

Heather Ritenour-Sampson is the owner of Yoga Tribe, a conscious community of human beings seeking the meaning of life, and the means to show up all the way in the everyday; raw, real and ready to serve the world with vitality and well-being in mind. For centuries, yoga practice has evolved to address the full spectrum of being human, and in modern times, yoga has become a powerful tool to address mental and emotional stress, physical tension, and energetic depletion. Come practice with us to explore your own interior and exterior landscapes, to find balance, and to build flexibility, empowerment and connection along the way!

  Reserve your spot for yoga with Heather here.


Know what to expect

When you get off work or are done with classes for the day, grab your water bottle and yoga mat and come outfitted with your gym clothes, as there are no dressing rooms at Central Park (225 First Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901). Check in at the Downtown Rochester, MN tent beginning at 4:45 p.m. Sign up at least two hours prior to the class; no walk-ups will be permitted. Warm up with some stretches and ditch your worries and stresses. Then look forward to class beginning promptly at 5:15 p.m.!

Get signed up

With class sizes limited, now's the time to get signed up to reserve your spot! Fresh Air Fitness starts May 4 and runs through June 29 every Tuesday and Thursday.

Understand the COVID-19 precautions

  • RSVPs will be required for a fitness class at least two hours in advance.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be present.
  • Masking will be encouraged.
  • Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (including fever, cough, or difficulty breathing) is asked to stay home and follow the state of Minnesota’s Get Tested process. We also ask participants to cancel their reservation in a timely manner.
  • The Rochester Downtown Alliance is following state of Minnesota guidelines for outdoor recreation.

  Sign up here for Fresh Air Fitness classes every Tuesday and Thursday in May and June.