• Free Outdoor Yoga at Element Huntsville

    POSTED July 18, 2017

Element Huntsville in Huntsville, Ala., will begin offering free yoga classes to guests and community members every Thursday at 7 a.m. For individuals looking to add activity and relaxation into their day, yoga teacher Cathy Lighton will provide the perfect solution.

Classes will take place in Element Huntsville's courtyard, overlooking Bridge Street Lake, and participants will receive complimentary fruit-infused water during the classes, and will have easy access to the newly opened Trieste Café as well. Element Huntsville is committed to giving guests the ability to stay active, with their 24/7 fitness center, rentable bikes, and indoor and outdoor pools.

“We are so excited to offer our guests a new, unique fitness experience during their stay, as well as welcome in our local community to participate and enjoy the hotel every week,” says Mark Nelson, general manager. “Cathy has taught yoga for over 20 years, and we believe she will provide a wonderful class to help our guests relax during their travels along with locals who may be stopping by before work.”

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