12 Mother’s Day Health and Fitness Events

Give Mom what she really wants...time for herself.

Barre and Blooms for Mother's Day

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Looking for something a little different to do this Mother’s Day? We’ve rounded up some of the city’s health and fitness happenings during Mother’s Day weekend so you can rest assured that while you’re celebrating Mom, you’re also celebrating your health. With the occasional mimosa, draft beer, or special breakfast pastry in the mix as well.

Afternoon tea with Mem Tea

Enjoy afternoon tea with Mom at MEM Tea Imports in Cambridge where they have been sourcing, blending, and distributing teas from around the world since 1999. Enjoy the traditions of High Tea while learning about the health benefits of some of their favorite tea varieties, such as white, green, and an assortment of herbal infusions.

$40, May 12, 3 p.m.- 5 p.m., 196 Elm St., Cambridge, eventbrite.com.

Xtend Barre and Blooms

Alice’s Table and Xtend Barre have teamed up to bring you Barre and Blooms for Mother’s Day, where you can take part in a private barre class then learn the art of flower arranging. You’ll get to leave with a good workout for the day and a beautiful flower arrangement in a stylish vase. Don’t forget grip socks for the barre class and wear something you don’t mind getting a little dirty while working with flowers.

$80, May 12, barre class 12 p.m.-1 p.m. and flower arranging class 1 p.m.- 3 p.m., 338 Newbury St., Boston, alicestable.com.

Mother’s Day Walk for Peace

This 22nd annual walk from Dorchester to City Hall aims to promote peace and raise $400,000 for the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, a resource for families affected by violence, crime, and grief. Walkers are encouraged to raise at least $100 each.

Free registration, May 13, 8 a.m., 1520 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, mothersdaywalk4peace.org.

Mother’s Day Coconut Milk Foot Bath for two

Pamper your Mom (and yourself) at Holiday Skin + Wax with a hydrating facial mask, hot lavender towel, an herbal foot soak, and an organic pineapple enzyme scrub. Complimentary herbal tea and pastries will be served.

$75 for two people, May 12, 10 a.m.- 11 p.m., 33A Harvard St. Suite 301, Brookline, eventbrite.com.

Boston’s Mad Dash Scavenger Hunt

Searching for something completely outside the box for Mom this Mother’s Day? Why not send her on a scavenger hunt of the city? This one starts outside the Hard Rock Café at Faneuil Hall, and each group is split up into teams and sent on their way anywhere between the North End and Boston Common for two and a half hours of scavenging.

$40, May 12, 11 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., 22-24 Clinton St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Mother’s Day Coffee & Crafts at Athleta

Shop in peace at Athleta (for your next great athleisure outfit) while your little ones craft paper roses and fortunetellers. Enjoy free coffee and treats and enter to win a $50 Athleta gift card or Wellness Basket.

Free, May 12, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., 92 Newbury St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Sip and flow at Aeronaut

Is your Mom more of the beer-loving type? Bring her to Aeronaut on Saturday for a 60-minute yoga class followed by a cold brew. Your ticket includes yoga and one full size pour of beer (with the option to include a Union Square Donut), but make sure to bring your own mat.

$35-$40, May 12, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., 14 Tyler St., Somerville, eventbrite.com.

Learn Tai Chi

Learn something new with Mom by joining the instructors of Brookline Tai Chi for an hour of energizing exercise as you learn this ancient practice. The event is free and part of the Learn Something New Series organized by the Brookline Health Department.

Free, May 12, 1 p.m.- 2 p.m., 361 Washington St., Brookline, eventbrite.com.

Turnstyle Cycle

Celebrate the holiday while making a difference. Turnstyle and Thin Blue Ride have teamed up for their fourth Pan-Mass Challenge. Funds raised from the event go directly to Dana Farber Cancer Institute for cancer research.

$30, May 12, 12:45 p.m.- 1:30 p.m., 24 Cambridge St., Boston, eventbrite.com.


Current YogaWorks members can bring their mothers—or any mother—in for a free class May 12-13 at any YogaWorks locations. From May 1-May 13, yogis can also take advantage of special Mother’s Day promotions, including 20 percent off all candles, jewelry and body care products. They’re also offering some class deals: from May 1-May 15 if you buy 10 classes, you get one free, if you buy 20 classes, you get two free, and if you buy five months, you get two months free.

Free and special promotions, May 1-15, various times. 364 Boylston St., 25 Boylston St., 1032 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, yogaworks.com.

Orangetheory Fitness

For members and non-members alike, Orange Theory Fitness is offering a Mother’s Day Bundle as gifts for moms from May 1-13. The bundle includes one OTbeat Core (their specialized heart rate monitor), a three class pack, and when Mom goes to her first class, she’ll receive $25 to use towards Orangetheory retail. Additionally, if mothers join the club by May 31, they will receive a Sweat Kit complete with a pack of mini-bands, Orangetheory water bottle, towel, and duffel bag. The special applies to all Orangetheory Locations.

5/1-5/13, 10 Saint James, Boston, 270 Third Street, Cambridge, 383 Revolution Drive, Somerville, orangetheoryfitness.com.  

Life Time Athletic 

Members and non-members, as well as mom’s and mom’s-to-be are welcome at Life Time Athletic in Chestnut Hill on Saturday, May 12 for complimentary classes and kids activities. Choose from a yoga class and two different pilates classes and after each one enjoy a complimentary bouquet of flowers, mimosas, and cocktails.

Free, May 12, 7 a.m.- 12 p.m., 300 Boylston St., Newton, mylt.life.