Roundup: Mother’s Day Health and Fitness Events
It’s likely that your mother has spent a number of years nagging you to be healthy. So this Mother’s Day, give her the best gift you can by listening to her advice. Whether you want a way to bond with mom, or you’re a mom looking to treat yourself, these health and fitness events are a great way to celebrate this holiday and make your mother proud.
Healthy Mother’s Day Brunch
Celebrate Mother’s Day early with this educational and healthy brunch. The event is for moms with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. While the kids will have fun crafting, moms will enjoy brunch and engage in a seminar about raising healthy eaters. This event is a great way to meet local moms in the area and will save you plenty of future stress when feeding your kids. The best part is? It’s free. Though when you sign up online you will pay a $10 deposit, it will be refunded at the event.
5/8; 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Bright Horizons, 2465 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, mommybites.com
Ride by your Mother’s Side
Jam out to some tunes that both you and your mom can enjoy in this indoor cycling class. The playlist will feature cross-generational favorites, and will be held at the Handle Bar’s newest location in the Fenway neighborhood. After the 45 minute class, enjoy some relaxation with an exclusive tea-sampling from DAVIDsTEA’s new summer collection. Participants will learn how to properly seep loose leaf tea and will leave the event with a complimentary travel mug.
5/10; event starts at 11:30 a.m., $20, 857-239-9789, Handle Bar Fenway, 1336 Boylston Street, handlebarcycling.com
Restore this Mother’s Day Weekend
We all move at a fast pace, so this Mother’s Day weekend slow down and give yourself some well deserved rest. JP Centre Yoga will be holding a special mother’s day class for this exact purpose, rejuvenating the body and mind. This restorative yoga class uses plenty of props in a way that will allow yourself to fully unwind.
5/10; 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., $20, 617-942-8936, JP Centre Yoga, 670 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, jpcentreyoga.com
Mindful Mommies Fair
Moms join in this fair in honor of well… you! Join local mommy bloggers to learn about a range of topics such as being a new mom, breastfeeding, fitness, and healthy eating. Don’t want to ditch the kids? They can come, too, and enjoy book readings. The event is free and includes fair-trade chocolate and vegan baked goods. After the educational discussions there will be a fair-trade shopping event which will sell handmade goods from artisans in developing nations across the world. Money raised will directly support these artisans.
5/10; 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., event is free, Ten Thousand Villages Boston, 252 Washington Street, Boston, eventbrite.com
Mother’s Daughter Barre & Brunch
After all those years of driving the kids to ballet class, the mom’s can now join in with their kids. This mother-daughter barre pilates class will be sure to strengthen your arms, legs, and core, while making you feel like a prima-ballerina. After class, continue with the theme of sophistication with a brunch featuring mimosas, sparkling beverages (for anyone under 21), and light snacks.
5/11, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., $20 per mother-daughter pair and $8 for each additional daughter, 978-804-8841, Kiki Pilates Studio, 10 Elm Street, Danvers, kikipilates.com
Mother’s Day Workshop at Down Under Yoga
This workshop about loving yourself and the women who inspire you. Bring your mother, daughter, or friend to this event full of yoga, dance, uplifting discussions, and relaxation. This wellness workshop will leave you and your loved-one feeling refreshed and empowered. All levels of yoga experience are welcome.
5/11, 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., $40 per person, 617-244-9642, Down Under Yoga, 306 Walnut Street, Newton, downunderyoga.com
Mother’s Week at Healthworks Fitness Center
Healthworks Fitness Center is celebrating Mother’s Day all week long. At each studio location (Back Bay, Cambridge, Coolidge, and Chestnut Hill) Healthworks will be hosting special classes such as mother’s boot camp, mommy and me Zumba, post-baby abs, and more. Not a member of Healthworks? No problem. You can use a guest pass.
5-11; classes are complimentary with membership or guest pass, 617-859-8700, healthworksfitness.com