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Partnerships Bring Free Indoor Fitness Programs to Downtown Phoenix this SummerPartnerships Bring Free Indoor Fitness Programs to Downtown Phoenix this Summer<div class="ExternalClass4EA485B5A7DB4DDEABF610D73C090C74"><p>​<a href="/parks/fitphx">FitPHX</a>, the citywide health and wellness initiative, has partnered with <a href="https://local.aarp.org/az/" target="_blank">AARP Arizona</a> and the <a href="https://valleyymca.org/lincoln/" target="_blank">Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA</a> to offer free, indoor fitness programs to the community this summer. These programs are designed to be social, fun and energizing, and will provide moderate exercises for all ages and skill levels.<br></p><ul><li> <strong>Monday Boot Camp:</strong> In partnership with the Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA, this seven-week fitness boot camp will be held in the A.E. England Building in Civic Space Park (424 N. Central Ave.) on Mondays from June 25 to August 6 from 6 to 7 p.m.<br></li><p></p><li> <strong>Fall into Fitness:</strong> Due to popular demand, this eight-week fitness series returns. After being held outdoors in Hance Park during the fall and spring months, this summer it will be held indoors at the A.E. England Building in Civic Space Park (424 N. Central Ave.) on Tuesdays from June 19 to August 7 from 6 to 7 p.m.<br></li><p> </p><li> <strong>WalkPHX Wednesdays:</strong> In partnership with the Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA, this eight-week social walking series will continue indoors at the YMCA's ASU Sun Devil's Indoor Fitness Track (350 1st Ave.). WalkPHX Wednesdays will be held June 20 to August 8 from 5:15 to 7 p.m.<br></li></ul><p> <span style="text-align:center;">Event participants are encouraged to take Valley Metro Light Rail to the Central Ave. and Van Buren St. or 1st St. and Van Buren St. stops, near Civic Space Park and the Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA.</span></p><p>"The partnerships that support these summer programs help to activate downtown Phoenix with free innovative fitness classes, as well as advance FitPHX's mission to make Phoenix one of the healthiest cities in the nation," said Councilman Daniel Valenzuela. "We are grateful to our partners AARP and the Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA for their continued support to make programming for FitPHX possible for our community."</p><p>"AARP Arizona is thrilled to partner again with the City of Phoenix's FitPHX initiative," said Paula Wright, AARP Associate State Director, Community Outreach. "The family-oriented program is designed for all ages and experience levels. It gives an opportunity to our 50 plus community to exercise at their comfort level. As part of AARP's commitment to Healthy Living, we encourage everyone to stay active. We invite you to try one of the fitness workouts and you just may get hooked."</p><p>"The YMCA is a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility," said Mary Davis, Operations Director for the Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA. "We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That's why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors in our community to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive."<br></p></div>6/21/2018 4:30:00 PMGregg Bach, 602-262-4994Anissa Edouard, FitPHX Coordinator602-262-6864