Fitness Fusion on the Riverfront - THIS WEEKEND!

Our friends at Rivière28 are comprised of more than 15 engaged professionals from the metro Detroit area organize the most fun and inviting experiences on the riverfront and Dequindre Cut for their peers who live, work, or play in the city of Detroit.  They are hosting an event this weekend where you can get engaged in cardio kickboxing, bootcamp, and yoga on Sunday.

WHAT: Rivière28 will host its first-ever Fitness Fusion event on Sunday, July 17 at Mt. Elliott Park. The event will feature cardio kickboxing, bootcamp, and yoga taught by instructors from the Boll Family YMCA, Patti Dukes Detroit Fitness, and Detroit Yoga Lab. With the purchase of a $15 ticket, attendees can participate in one class or all three. Heather Petraszko, a registered dietitian and certified personal trainer will also be on hand to offer nutrition and healthy lifestyle tips. Post-workout snacks from Avalon International Breads and smoothies from Drink Green Smoothies will be available. Proceeds from the event will directly benefit the Conservancy.

To purchase tickets for Sunday’s Fitness Fusion, visit


WHEN: Sunday, July 17 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  


WHERE: Mt. Elliott Park

110 Mt. Elliott Street

Detroit, Mich. 48207


WHY: Held on an annual basis, Rivière28 events are aimed not only at creating unrivaled experiences on the riverfront, but also at cultivating a new generation of supporters for the Conservancy.

For the latest information about Rivière28 and updates on the two planned events, please visit  or “like” the page “Rivière28” on Facebook.

About the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is a non-profit organization founded in 2003 with the mission to develop public access to Detroit’s riverfront and serve as an anchor for economic development. As the permanent stewards of the RiverWalk and the Dequindre Cut, the Conservancy is responsible for raising the funds needed for construction, operation, maintenance, security and programming of the public spaces located along the riverfront. The Conservancy’s ultimate vision is to develop more than three miles along the east riverfront. The first phase of the project, three miles along the east riverfront, is now 80 percent complete and spans from Joe Louis Arena to Gabriel Richard Park Visit for more information.

About Riviere28

The Riviere28 steering committee is chaired by Mitra Jafary-Hariri and Kristin Lusn, with support from Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Board members Penny Bailer, Hon. Mary Sheffield, and Beverly Watts.  Committee members include: Katherine Andrecovich, Darlisha Barnes, Austin Black II, Meghan Brennan, Mike Boryca, Jade Burns, Katherine Cockrel, Josephine Cook, Allison Drutchas, Liz Fratarcangeli, Julie Howe, Lorron James, Jackie Palmer, Kailey Poort, Phil Rivera, Enixa Shelby, Paige Shesterkin, Drew VanTongeren, and Jessica VanWert.

The name “Rivière28” was inspired by the history of Detroit, which was first developed from a French fort and missionary outpost along the banks of the Detroit River, a river that spans 28 miles in length.


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