Get Healthy on the Railroad
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama's mission is to give employers, families and individuals access to quality, affordable healthcare. Blue Cross customers have greater peace of mind knowing this 75-year old company is helping protect their health and financial security. As a corporate leader in Alabama, Blue Cross is committed to positively impacting the health and education of the communities they serve. The sponsorship of "Get Healthy on the Railroad" allows the company to make a positive impact for the community and the overall health of the downtown Birmingham area. With this initiative, Blue Cross is doing the right thing, the right way, for the right reasons.
For more information on Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama please visit www.bcbsal.com.
Class Descriptions (all classes are FREE!):
Jazzercise® (Mondays at 6:00 p.m.):
Do you want to look good and feel great? Try Jazzercise! This pulse-pounding, beat-pumping fitness program will leave you breathless, toned and coming back for more! With a hot playlist and various class formats, like Strike, Fusion, Core, Strength, and Dance Mixx, you will burn up to 800 cph (that's calories per hour) without missing a beat, literally! Hand weights and mats suggested, but not required.
Bootcamp at Railroad Park (Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.):
The Bootcamp at Railroad Park is the class you will love to hate. By using just your body weight this workout routine will help tone your muscles, build your endurance, and boost your metabolism. This class will challenge you on all levels. The combination of bodyweight exercises and functional exercises will have you burning calories in no time.
Zumba at Railroad Park (Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.):
Zumba at Railroad Park is a Latin inspired dance fitness class. It blends easy Latin dance moves with aerobic steps. The class is fun, energizing, and easy to follow.
Yoga at Railroad Park (Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.):
Yoga is a form of exercise that strengthens and tones the body. It promotes balance and flexibility, and quiets the mind. Yoga is for the beginning as well as advanced students. Yoga mats suggested, but not required.
Happy Feet Fridays (Fridays at 6:00p.m.):
Get your feet moving in the right direction with a 60-minute low to high impact walk/run course designed to wake up, shape up, or maintain the inner athlete in you. Happy Feet Friday will teach you proper walk/run techniques to maximize your current fitness goals.
Walking is safe and simple, plus it lowers your blood pressure, reduces your risk for or helps you manage type two diabetes, manages your weight, improves your mood and helps you stay strong. So whether you're training for your next marathon or just wanting to get moving, Happy Feet will get you on the right track. All experience levels are welcome.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Is there a fee for the classes? Thanks to the generosity of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama all of the Get Healthy exercise classes are free!
Do I need to sign up in advance? No. Participants do not need to sign up in advance to participate in the classes. Simply arrive a few minutes prior to the beginning of the class, sign the class participation waiver, and enjoy!
Where inside Railroad Park are classes held? Jazzercise® (Mondays), Zumba (Wednesdays), and Happy Feet Friday (Friday) classes typically meet under the 17th Street Plaza Section B. Bootcamp (Tuesdays) and Yoga (Thursdays) classes typically meet on the lawn between 16th Street and 15th Streets. Class locations are subject to change based on availability; please check our website's Calendar of Events and our Facebook site for timely updates.
What do I need to bring to the class? Participants should bring whatever they need to enjoy the class. A bottle of water is highly recommended, as are sunscreen, and a sweat towel. Those interested in the yoga class should bring a yoga mat. Those interested in Jazzercise® should consider bringing hand weights and a mat.
Are children allowed to participate? Yes. To ensure the safety of our guests we ask that children under the age of 10 participate in the class only if supervised by an adult. It is our hope that each and every person has a safe and enjoyable class experience.
How do I know if a class has been cancelled? Classes will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather; cancellations will be posted on the Railroad Park website and Facebook Monday through Friday by 4:00p.m. Class instructors and classes are subject to change based on availability; please check our website's Calendar of Events and our Facebook site for timely updates.May I arrive late? Class begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. Please be respectful of other class participants and arrive a few minutes prior to the class start time.
Classes will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather; cancellations will be posted on the Railroad Park website and Facebook Monday through Friday by 4:00p.m.
Class instructors and classes are subject to change based on availability; please check our website's Calendar of Events and our Facebook site for timely updates.