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Adventure Out

Turning Over a New Leaf

Adventure Out Yoga Series is a year-long outdoor fitness campaign to encourage residents to visit city parks for exercise. Exercising outdoors or “green exercise” has many additional benefits to indoor fitness activities, including stress management, improved self-esteem and mood, increased frequency of exercise, and improved sense of well-being.

The Adventure Out program features monthly yoga classes to help you turn over a new leaf and discover the benefits of green exercise. Yoga brings the mind, body, and spirit into harmony in such a way you can feel your own natural rhythm. The focus is on warming up, stretching, breathing, and posture learning, so that you can trust your body’s wisdom. It brings a sense of peace and renewed vitality.

  • Free yoga classes offered at city parks.
  • Classes are designed for all ages and fitness levels

UPCOMING 2019 DATES:

  • Saturday, May 25th
    •  Location: Cannon Park Gazebo
    • Time: 9:00-10:00 am

  • Saturday, June 8th
    • Location: Cannon Park Gazebo
    • Time: 9:00-10:00 am

Frequently Asked Questions

Adventure Out is a year-long outdoor fitness campaign to encourage residents to visit Charleston City parks for exercise. Exercising outdoors or “green exercise” has many additional benefits to indoor fitness activities, including stress management, improved self-esteem and mood, increased frequency of exercise, and improved sense of well-being.

Mutual interests among the partners led to a shared vision to promote the green exercise trend, given the research showing its additional benefits, including stress management, improved self-esteem and mood, increased frequency of exercise, and improved sense of well-being. We wanted to share these benefits with the public in a fun way that motivates individuals and families to Adventure Out.

There is no cost to participate. March to June 2018 (More dates to come).

Classes are open to all, a liability waiver, available at the classes needs to be signed prior to participating.

Outdoor exercise makes people happier, less fatigued and angry, more tranquil and relaxed, and provides a more lasting energy boost compared to indoor exercise. Even five minutes of green exercise (like walking across a park or campus) is likely to boost self-esteem and mood. Green exercise is experienced as more restorative and is more likely to increase a person's frequency of exercise compared to indoor exercise, and all these effects are enhanced with both duration and intensity of outdoor exercise.

No, classes are designed for all fitness levels so you can workout at a level of intensity that is appropriate for you. We do suggest that if you haven’t been exercising, are over 50 and/or have a pre-existing condition that may cause risk of illness or injury during exercise, that you consult your physician before participating in Adventure Out programs.

Children under 12 are permitted to participate but must be listed on parent waiver.

The Adventure Out program is a partnership among the Medical University of South Carolina Office of Health Promotion and Wellness Center, City of Charleston Parks and Recreation, and Coca Cola. Each partner brings valuable input - the Office of Health Promotion had the vision and the desire to promote outdoor fitness to MUSC and the community, and the City had the facilities and staff to support the program. All have something unique to contribute that together hopefully will translate into a healthier community.

Additional Resources

Use the following links to read articles and visit website about green exercise and other health topics: