Wild Workouts Header 2019

Zoo Launches Wild Workouts

CONTACT: Kyle Shepherd
Direct: 502-238-5331  |  Media Only: 502-744-5639
kyle.shepherd@louisvilleky.gov

The Louisville Zoo is launching Wild Workouts in a partnership with Flex Appeal. Classes include yoga, barre, boot camp and Zumba (Zoomba) and will take place around the Zoo after the Zoo closes.

Classes are $25 each with a $2.50 sign-up fee and are available online now at https://louisvillezoo.org/event/12365/2019-07-30. All fitness levels and abilities are welcome. Tickets must be purchased online prior to the workout in order to attend.

Tuesday, July 30 is Yoga and Bootcamp classes

Thursday, Aug. 1 is Barre and ZOOmba classes

Tuesday, Aug. 6 is Barre and ZOOmba classes

Thursday, Aug. 8 is Yoga and Bootcamp classes

Closed-toed shoes are strongly encouraged. Guests are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle that can be used at the area bottle refill stations around the Zoo.

YOGA (Snow Leopard Pass)

Strike a pose inspired by some of the Zoo’s animal inhabitants and escape from everyday life during a unique outdoor yoga class. From beginners to seasoned practitioners, these yoga classes are designed to help participants increase flexibility, strengthen muscles, and improve overall health and recovery.  Take in the beauty of the Zoo’s newest exhibit space, Snow Leopard Pass. Guests may catch a glimpse of one of the most elusive and graceful members of the animal kingdom.

BOOT CAMP CIRCUIT (Through the Zoo!)

Boot camp is a high intensity interval training style that will use body weight, free weights and other equipment to raise heart rate, burn fat and tone up. This wildly unique circuit will take participants through the different exhibits of the Zoo.

ZOOMBA (Glacier Run)

Designed with interval training in mind, Zumba classes combine simple dance moves set to a combination of fast and slow beats to give participants a complete cardio and aerobic workout.  These fun workouts focus on moving to the beat and are perfect for beginners and all fitness levels.  No dance experience (or rhythm!) is required! Takes place in the arctic-inspired town of Glacier Run where participants may see seals or sea lions splashing about and could even see a grizzly or polar bear wandering about the town.

BARRE FITNESS (Giraffe Savanna)

Using a combination of poses inspired by ballet, yoga, and Pilates, this class focuses on isometric strength training (holding your body still while focusing on working a select group of muscles) and combines them with sets of high rep range-of-motion movements. Participants will enjoy the beautiful African vista and giraffe yard and may even see a lion in the distance or even a rhino nearby.

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The Louisville Zoo, a non-profit organization and state zoo of Kentucky, is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and our planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in scientific research and conservation education. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

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