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16 parks of the capital hold free Nordic walking, gymnastics, yoga and dance and football trainings. All you need to participate is some free time, comfortable clothes, shoes and a QR code.
Winter is coming to an end, which means it’s time to get in shape for the summer season. However, for Moscow sports fans, the time of the year does not matter: in the parks of the capital, free sections are open for all 12 months. Citizens can do Nordic walking, try yoga and gymnastics, learn the basics of Latin American dances or learn how to play football.
We tell you in which Moscow parks there are free sections and how to sign up for classes.
Note that all classes in the parks are held in the COVID-free format by prior registration (the number of participants is limited). To attend training sessions, athletes over 18 years of age must present an identity document and a QR code of a vaccinated person, who has been ill, or issued after a negative PCR test.
Nordic walking is not as easy as it seems at first glance. This sport perfectly helps to keep the body in good shape: while walking with sticks, much more muscles are involved than during strength training. At the same time, the upper and lower parts of the body are worked out, the pressure on the knees and spine is reduced. Nordic walking maintains the elasticity of the joints, improves the functioning of the heart and lungs, and helps correct posture problems.
Everyone can play this sport, regardless of age and level of training. All you need is comfortable clothes, shoes for the season and special sticks, and free training takes place in 11 metropolitan parks.
In Lianozovsky Park, classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays. Start – at 09:00, gathering at the badminton court. You must pre-register by phone: +7 499 908-35-00.
In Babushkinsky Park, classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Beginning at 09:00, gathering at the fountain square. You can sign up by phone: +7 499 184-27-00. On the same days, Muscovites are expected in the Kuzminki park. Classes start at 12:00 on the site in front of the main stage. Need registration on the site.
And in the park on Olonetsky passage, you can train almost every day – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10:00, gathering at the sports ground opposite the rental, and also on weekends: on Saturday – at 10:00, on Sunday – at 16:00 , collection at the metro bridge. Appointment by phone: +7 499 184-27-00.
The most popular days for Nordic walking are Tuesday and Thursday. At 10:00, classes begin in the park near the Jamgarovsky pond, where you can sign up by phone: +7 499 184-27-00. At 11:00, training starts in the Mitino Landscape Park. Participants gather in front of the skate park, call: +7 499 184-27-00. Also on these days of the week you can join the classes in the Fili Park. Classes start at 09:00 at the main entrance to the park. Need a preliminary registration on the site.
In addition, every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 am, training takes place in the park of the Olympic Village. Participants gather on the dance floor near the main pavilion, you need to register.
In the park named after Yu.M. You can train Luzhkov on Wednesdays at 14:00 and Fridays at 16:30. Participants are gathering at Fontannaya Square, advance registration is required registration on the site. And in the park “Northern Tushino” classes are held on Wednesdays and Sundays at 12:00. Gathering at the sports ground near the art object “Bears”. Need in advance register on the site. or by phone: +7 495 640-73-55 (ext. 007).
And finally, on Sundays, training is held at the Vorontsovo estate – separately for beginners and more experienced participants. Those who are just getting acquainted with Nordic walking gather at 09:00, and advanced athletes at 11:00. The gathering place is near the stage. Required registration on the homestead website.
Qigong gymnastics and physical education
Chinese qigong gymnastics is popular with the older generation. In the Western tradition, a reflection of qigong can be called general physical training (GPP): they help strengthen the body, work out all the muscles of the body and maintain health. Six metropolitan parks invite you to do qigong or general physical training for free.
In the Vorontsovo estate, general physical education classes are held on Sundays at 10:00. Those who wish to gather near the main stage, a preliminary registration. In the Olympic Village Park, general physical training is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00. The meeting point is the dance floor near the main pavilion, and register needed on the site.
Qigong gymnastics classes are held in Babushkinsky Park: on Mondays at 11:00, and also on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00. Meeting at the green theater, you can sign up by phone: +7 499 184-27-00. The park near the Jamgarovsky pond also invites you to do Chinese gymnastics. Trainings are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 08:30, the participants gather at the mini-football field, sign up by phone: +7 499 184-27-00.
Tagansky Park also hosts qigong gymnastics classes – on Saturdays, starting at 10:00. Pre-need register on the site.
In the Northern Tushino Park, Qigong training sessions are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 11:00. Meeting in the development and creativity club, registration by phone: +7 495 640-73-55 (ext. 007).
Yoga: Zen and Kundalini
Another physical practice with a deep philosophy is yoga. Free yoga classes are held all year round in two Moscow parks. In winter they take place indoors, and in summer they take place outdoors.
In the cultural and leisure center of the Khodynskoye Pole park, Zen yoga classes are organized on Saturdays and Sundays at 09:30. To participate you need registration. And on Fridays and Tuesdays, Kundalini yoga classes are also held here. They start at 10:00, to participate you also need registration.
In the Moscow Longevity Pavilion of the Mitino Landscape Park, yoga classes are held on Wednesdays at 19:00. You can sign up for them by phone: +7 499 184-27-00.
Zumba and Latin American dances
You can also get in shape with the help of dancing. It is not only beautiful, but also useful, because dancing develops a sense of rhythm, the ability to hear and understand music, train the body and legs, plasticity of hands, grace, expressiveness. In Moscow parks, residents can find free Latin American dance classes and Zumba, a special dance fitness program.
In the cultural and leisure center of the Khodynskoye Pole Park, Zumba classes are held on Mondays and Fridays at 18:00. To participate you need register.
In Izmailovsky Park, in the Studio Park pavilion, classes in Latin American dances are organized. On Mondays at 17:00, Wednesdays at 16:00 and Saturdays at 11:00 experienced dancers gather here. And on Tuesdays at 14:00, Fridays at 14:00 and Sundays at 10:00, trainings are held for beginners. Phone registration is required: +7 (499) 165-24-27.
Near the main stage of the Vorontsovo estate, dance trainings are held in the open air – on Sundays at 12:00. Preliminary registration.
In addition, on March 6, fitness dance training begins in Tagansky Park. They will be held on Sundays at 17:00 in the dance hall of the center of creativity.
Football and futsal
Football is one of the most favorite sports among Russians. Therefore, in the parks, you can drive the ball on high-quality fields all year round.
For example, in the Gorky Park in the complex for winter activities there is a heated area. Professional coaches teach both men’s and women’s football free of charge. You can find out more at site parka.
The Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve has a mini-football field, which can be rented for competitions or training. Artificial LandScape turf, night lighting, showers and a warm locker room are all you need for a comfortable game in the fresh air in winter. You can find out the cost and conditions of booking on site.
There are two football clubs for adults in the Northern Tushino park. Trainings at Sparta are held on weekdays at 21:00 and on weekends at 17:00 at the stadium in the southern part of the park (the entrance to the park is opposite the intersection of Svoboda Street and Khimki Boulevard). Coaches give free lessons on general and special physical training, as well as teach the technique and tactics of the game. Free classes of the League of Veterans club are held there – on weekdays at 19:00 and on weekends at 15:00. Appointment by phone: +7 495 640-73-55 (ext. 007).
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