Top 5 Creative Summer Workouts

Dance, bike, and stretch your way to your summer fitness goals.
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  1. Baoku’s Village offers classes and workshops focused on music and wellness through cultural celebration in their Covington studio. On Thursday evenings, participants can learn a Nigerian dance set to live Nigerian drumming at the Nigerian dance off W/Baoku & Praise class. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., 1008 Lee St., Covington, (513) 266-2070, baokusvillage.com
  2. “Fun runs” are nothing new, but if you’re sick of glow paint and miles marked with shots of beer, The Great Inflatable Race may be for you. Exactly what it sounds like, the racecourse is lined with giant inflatable obstacles that you must cross to reach the end. July 28, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Armco Park, Lebanon, thegreatinflatablerace.com
  3. Join the folks at newly minted The Hub OTR for Beers & Gears, a 10-15-mile social bike ride, complete with drink specials for riders. Thursdays through October, 8 p.m., 1209 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 746-6572, thehubotr.com
  4. Support Project Yoga Cincinnati, which helps to sustain classes for at-risk under-served people in the community, at Yoga + Brunch at MadTree Brewery. Yoga is free, but be sure to stay for a post-class brunch from Catch-a-Fire Pizza. Sundays through September, 9:30–10:30 a.m., 3301 Madison Rd., Oakley, (513) 836-8733, madtreebrewing.com
  5. Feeling ambitious? Take a six-week course in vintage swing dance at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center this summer. Led by experienced instructors and offered at two levels, this crash-course will have you jumping and jiving by autumn. Tuesdays, 7–9 p.m., (513) 497-2860, 3711 Clifton Ave., Clifton, cliftonculturalarts.org

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