Fitness Fridays: free lunchtime yoga at Grand Park

Welcome back to another installment of Fitness Fridays, where we feature various ways you can combine transit and fitness. In this post, we explore free lunchtime yoga at Grand Park in DTLA.

Now that the weather isn’t quite so terribly hot, outdoor activities during lunch hour actually sound appealing. So, if you feel like doing a little mindful stretching — and a little light sweating — try yoga at Grand Park and earn that wet burrito you’re going to demolish at your desk later. 🤣

To get to Grand Park, take the Red or Purple Line to Civic Center/Grand Park Station. You can get a little pre-workout in by taking the stairs out of the station! Another option is the DASH D, which stops at the park on Spring Street. Multiple Metro buses also stop around the park. Check the Trip Planner for more info.

Classes take place on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. on the performance lawn. The park provides yoga mats for you to borrow if you don’t have one, or forget to bring your own. I wouldn’t say the class is extremely strenuous. I’ve taken a few yoga classes that leave you feeling like jello afterwards, but the ones at Grand Park are basic enough for beginners to attend. You’ll feel mostly refreshed, so you can get through the remaining workday.

What I really enjoy about yoga in the park is getting to look up at the sky and feeling the breeze. And don’t feel self-conscious because you’re in a public space! There’s a pretty good-sized group and while focusing on your movements, you won’t even notice the people passing by. One tiny caveat about lawn yoga is that the ground is a little uneven, which can make it a little harder to balance.

The classes are scheduled to continue through May 2019. Be sure to check Grand Park’s website if you plan on attending during the holidays, as times may change.

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