outdoorfit5-fanelli2011Whether you make your home in Red Bank or make a living here, the free weekly Wednesday evening fitness classes at Riverside Gardens Park are an energizing alternative to rush-hour traffic. (Photo by Peter Lindner) 

Yoga, Zumba, Tai Chi and Pilates are the order of the evening — in a setting that’s both attuned to relaxing riverside vistas and plugged into the energy of downtown Red Bank — as a new Wednesday evening series of free fitness classes continues at Riverside Gardens Park.

Conducted by instructors from the Community YMCA from 6 to 7 pm, the free outdoor sessions are presented in partnership with Red Bank Parks and Recreation and the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign — and they’re open to anyone who lives and/or works in the borough.

The classes began on April 23, and even though the fitness-friendly weather was late in getting with the program, there remain plenty of great opportunities to take advantage of the series that’s scheduled to continue through October 15.

Participants in Yoga or Pilates classes are asked to bring their own mat or towel — and any questions regarding possible weather-related cancellations can be answered by calling (732)741-2504, extension 10 on the day of the event.