Outdoor Sports Classes to Book This Summer

© Episod / Al Bindurand (@albin)

Get ready for a fit summer! Great news for Parisians staying in town: renowned coaches are leaving the gyms and studios to offer fantastic outdoor classes, including yoga, boxing, aquagym, and running, set in unique (and shaded, of course) spots all over Paname. It's time to sculpt a fabulous body for the back-to-school season while others are lounging on their beach towels (#sorrynotsorry). Check out the schedule for your sweat-filled summer right here.


Group classes in the four corners of Paris

Swedish Fit outdoor sport class in Paris

The concept : High-quality group classes (also available online) at definitively reasonable prices, bookable according to your preferences among the fifteen activities offered.

The locations : Swedish Fit offers not one, but five locations to book your classes. Coaches will meet you at Parc Montsouris, Square Saint Lambert, Paris Plage / Sully Morland, Mairie du 9e, and Terrasse des Jeux Olympiques (the forecourt of the Hôtel de Ville).

Workout options : Engage in around fifteen different activities including muscle strengthening and cardio (HIIT, pump, max), as well as yoga, Pilates, sophrology, dance, Pilates fusion, ballet sculpt, and more.

Swedish Fit. Free classes. Online booking. At Parc Montsouris from 01/07 to 30/08 every Monday at 7 PM and Saturdays at 11 AM. At Square Saint Lambert from 01/07 to 30/08 every Tuesday at 7 PM and Sundays at 11 AM. At Paris Plage / Sully Morland from 06/08 to 04/09 every Wednesday at 7 PM. At Mairie du 9e from 21/07 to 08/09 every Sunday at 11 AM. At Terrasse des Jeux Olympiques from 27/07 to 05/09 between 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM. © Swedish Fit (@swedishfit).


Outdoor running sessions

outdoor sport class La Montgolfière in Paris

The concept : A tailor-made program for the Olympics at La Montgolfière, a private sports club accessible only by subscription, offering a special two-week pass for the occasion, in collaboration with the running brand On. This pass provides unlimited access to all exclusive classes as well as La Montgolfière's facilities. Grab your leggings!

The locations : Meet along the Canal Saint-Martin or at Parc des Buttes-Chaumont.

Workout options : "Long" running sessions on Saturday mornings followed by refreshments provided by On, as well as two new thematic classes: Strength for Runners and HIIT for Runners.

La Montgolfière. 25 Rue Yves Toudic, Paris 10e. Special Olympics pass from July 29 to September 9, €150 or €2000 for the annual subscription. Registration directly at the club. © La Montgolfière (@lamontgolfiereclub) by Eric Martin and Antoine Ott (@antoine_ott).


Aquagym in a Fantastic Seine-based Pool

The spot: An amazing barge docked at Port de Javel, just across from André Citroën Park. Code name: Annette K, in tribute to the famous Australian swimmer Annette Kellerman, a pioneer of synchronized swimming and inventor of the one-piece swimsuit.

Sweat session: A floating gym with large windows overlooking the Seine and state-of-the-art equipment to sculpt your body to perfection: elliptical trainers, treadmills, rowing machines, free weights, etc. Enjoy group classes (Pilates, boot camp, etc.) and a cross-training area. The ultimate highlight? A beautiful open-air Olympic pool heated to 28°C with three swimming lanes for laps, aquagym classes, or simply chilling on the deck chairs with the Eiffel Tower in sight. Goodbye, mental stress!

We love: The healthy food options available, including vitamin-packed smoothies, granolas, and chia puddings. Don't forget the sauna, massages, and dietary consultations that complement these amazing facilities. It's the spot of the summer!

Single entry: €27. Port de Javel Bas, Paris 15th. Visit www.annettek.fr for more information.
© Annette K


Jump Rope at Bercy

The concept: Haven't heard of Urban Challenge yet? It's time to fill this unfortunate gap and quickly try out the leading outdoor coaching program. This amazing app allows you to book classes in Parisian parks with carefully selected coaches, including former Paris firefighter corps or high-level athletes.

Sweat session: Try a boot camp at Parc Monceau, a run at Tuileries, or a trail in Montmartre. In just three clicks, choose your training based on your mood for the day. New to the schedule: jump rope, a stylish and complete practice. Start with some warm-up jumps, then follow a circuit training with choreographed jump sequences. It's fun and you'll burn loads of calories without even noticing!

And also...

  • On a rooftop : Attention yogis addicted to their morning lotus sessions : EPISOD, the immersive sports club well-known among fit Parisians, is taking over the fabulous rooftop of the Deskopolitan coworking campus in the 11th arrondissement. Mats await you in the cool, on a 300 m² green rooftop terrace. Perfect for detoxing from the previous night's rosé. Next session : Wednesday, July 26 at 7:30 AM. 226 Boulevard Voltaire, Paris 11e. More info at episod.com.
  • With the OLY Be App : With its inclusive tagline "Yoga for all" and very affordable prices (starting from €9), the brilliant app created in 2015 by Gaëlle Frizon de Lamotte (offering more than 1,000 studio, live, and VOD classes) has converted even the most skeptical to yoga. Book a class in three clicks and head straight to the nearest spot from home or work (parks, hotel terraces...). Detailed schedule on olybe.com.
  • Running on La Coulée Verte : Start with a light jog to Hector Malot Garden, followed by a punchy street workout with about ten cardio and strength training stations. Coach Agnès is fantastic! Every Sunday from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM with L’Appart Fitness, 13 Rue Daval, Paris 11e, maximum of 10 people.


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