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Fitness at Canalside



Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York is excited to bring back in-person, free fitness classes this summer at Canalside! This year’s dynamic lineup includes the 10th Anniversary of Zumba® at Canalside, La’Movement Fitness, Yoga Steve and Jen, and more. This safe, summer fitness series is designed for all ages and all fitness levels.


Canalside Buffalo
44 Prime Street

Class Safety Protocols:

  • Please check in at the Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY Welcome Tent.
  • Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals.
  • Stay within 6' of your designated workout station.
  • Please maintain a minimum of 6' distance from other participants at all times.
  • Please bring your own water and equipment.

Graceful Warrior Yoga: Grace Warrior Yoga classes are designed to bring forth a unique experience filled with strength, power, grace, and clarity. Yoga and its unique ability to connect the body and mind is sure to bring about the positive results that we are all looking for in our daily lives.

Zumba® at Canalside: Zumba® celebrates 10 years at Canalside! This hour-long dance fitness party is back by popular demand. For a great outdoor summer workout on the Buffalo Waterfront, Jen, Megan, and Olivia will lead you through a wide variety of international rhythms. Zumba® is simple and easy to follow (you don't have to be a "dancer"), will get your energy up, and is guaranteed to leave you feeling happy and wanting more!

Zumba® Virtual: Can't make our in-person class? No problem! Our Zumba® ladies will bring the hour-long dance fitness party right to your home! 

BikeORBar HIIT: HIIT is the acronym for High Intensity Interval Training. HIIT is an incredibly effective way to burn calories and build muscle. You don't need any equipment to do HIIT, though a weight and bands can be incorporated for modification. All you need is your own bodyweight and space!

La’Movement Fitness: Join the Party! La’Movement Fitness is a place to get up, get active, and get moving. Offering high-energy and vibrant dance fitness classes facilitated through a multi-cultural lens.

Soma Cura Yoga: Flow Yoga at Canalside is open to all levels and is designed to promote strength, courage and a deep sense of calm. Stay grounded and learn to soar in this hour-long practice.

Shannon Connors Fitness: Come join certified Group Fitness Dynamo Shannon Connors and her team as they work you out in this full-body, high-energy workout designed to work every muscle in your body: beginner to the most experienced fitness enthusiasts will enjoy this one!  Bring your mat and a water bottle and your energy!

SowFit POUND Fitness: Get Kids Moving! Join us with GENERATION POUND® this Summer! A youth-oriented program that fuses movement and music to improve focus, coordination, physical fitness and teamwork skill. By combining exercise and interactive activities, kids will learn new ways to explore movement, embrace their creativity, and rock out - ultimately building strength, confidence and self awareness.

Boxstar Training: Boxstar training utilizes non-combative boxing routines for people at any level, combining boxing and kickboxing workouts, fight conditions, and resistance training.

Yoga Steve & Jen: Get to Canalside for a 60 minute peaceful and powerful yoga session with Steve and Jen. 

Barre Centric: Barre Centric fuses functional fitness moves, ballet, Pilates, yoga and orthopedic stretching to achieve strength, flexibility, and balance. The class uses a blend of concentric and eccentric movements with isometric exercises to fatigue the muscles, combined with lengthening stretches to increase flexibility. This class is 100% low-impact and an effective exercise class for all levels.

Mari Fox Wellness: Mindful Movement class is wonderfully inclusive and offers a gentle approach to yoga and movement to help relieve stiffness and stress in the body and mind.

Fit Like A Gladiator: Fit Like A Gladiator Bootcamp style includes a combination of plyometrics, lower body exercises, and a heavy dose of cardio that will test your endurance and strengthen your lower half using nothing but your body weight.

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