PRCR Department to offer Women’s Self Defense, Cynergy Fit, Yoga, Zumba & Bhangra Dancing during “May Month of Fitness”

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - 10:07am

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department will offer a free outdoor fitness series five nights a week in May at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. Free and open to area residents of all ages, May Month of Fitness will consist of the following weekly classes:

  • Mondays - Women’s Self Defense

  • Tuesdays - Cynergy Fit

  • Wednesdays - Yoga

  • Thursdays - Zumba

  • Fridays - Bhangra Dancing

All classes are free and require no registration. Each will be offered on its respective night from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Joyner Park Amphitheater.

During the Women’s Self Defense classes, instructors from Quest Martial Arts will teach participating women a variety of techniques to avoid danger and defend themselves if necessary. Sessions will focus on practical and instinctive methods to get you out of harm’s way. Participants are encouraged to bring water.

Cynergy Fit is an Outdoor Bootcamp Community in Wake Forest. Personal Trainer Cyndie Daniel will motivate, challenge and train participants to be stronger, faster, and better than the day before. The workouts are for all fitness levels. Participants will experience a full body workout that integrates strength, cardio, and intensity. Participants are encouraged to bring a mat and water.

Yoga is a mind and body practice. Various styles of yoga combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. Yoga participants should bring a mat and water.

Zumba is an aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and performed primarily to Latin American dance music. Participants are encouraged to bring water.

Bhangra music and dance can be seen in Bollywood movies and other genres of large-scale musical fusions. Rather than going to the gym, many people choose bhangra sessions as their preferred way to stay healthy and fit. It is a dance of joy, happiness, good health, and productivity. Instructors from Carolina Indian Arts (CIA), the premier Indian dance academy of the Triangle, will introduce participants to this cultural dance. No experience needed. Participants should bring water.

For more information on May Month of Fitness, visit and search “May Month of Fitness” or contact Special Events Coordinator Suja Jacob at 919-435-9558 or [email protected].

E. Carroll Joyner Park