The City of Boston Is Hosting a Wellness Week from September 10-15
Celebrate with a mass meditation at Fenway Park and a free, day-long Boston Social Fitness Festival presented by Marty Walsh.
There is no denying fitness runs through this city’s veins. Walk down the streets and you may see more people in sneakers, courtesy of the multitude of sneaker companies headquartered here, and sporting a matching Lululemon set than wearing sport coats and high heels. This isn’t NYC. We run from workout class to workout class and rejoice when exercise convenes outside. In celebration of Boston’s deep love for fitness, the city is kicking things up a notch for the third annual Boston Social Fitness Festival and dedicating the entire week to wellness.
Starting things off on Monday, September 10, the Big Quiet, a massive meditation experience, is coming to Fenway for the first time. The event begins at 7 p.m., and 400 people will gather to meditate with live sound bath practitioners, instrumentalists, and violins. Tuesday through Thursday, you’ll be able to take a midday break at the Patios on City Hall Plaza with an “office recess,” complete with free games, snacks, and drinks. Saturday, the festival will begin bright and early with free all-day fitness classes, workouts, and activities.
Here’s what you can expect at the festival:
- Sunrise Yoga with Izzy VanHall (7 a.m.)
- Daybreaker Dance Experience (9 a.m.)
- Play Zone Open All Day (9 a.m.)
- BronCore Bootcamp (9 a.m.)
- Superhero Bootcamp (9 a.m.)
- Wake Up and Release Yoga with Sara DiVello (9 a.m.)
- Open Air Spin with Rev’d Cycling (9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12 p.m.)
- Power Yoga by Baptiste Power Yoga (10 a.m.)
- Tabata with Healthworks’ Tara Breznovits (10 a.m.)
- Cardio Dance Party by ((305)) Fitness (10:30 a.m.)
- BollyX Workout (11 a.m.)
- Life Time Fire Yoga (11 a.m.)
- CorePower Yoga (12 p.m.)
- AMP Fitness Metabolic Conditioning Training (12 p.m.)
- The Dance Mile (1 p.m.)
Fit University will also be on site hosting educational sessions ranging in topics from nutrition to lifting. Tufts Medical Center will demonstrate proper stretching and recovery techniques at their rest and recovery zone. And Orangetheory Fitness will be teaching participants how to row. While all classes and demonstrations are free, it is recommended that you sign up to reserve a spot for your desired workout or activity.
But that’s not all.
The week will close out on Sunday with the 14th annual Hub on Wheels city-wide bike ride, featuring two different routes: the downtown route and the Emerald Necklace route. A portion of the registration fee will benefit Boston Children’s Hospital.
The Big Quiet, $20, September 10, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Fenway Park, Gate E, Landsdowne St., Boston, eventbrite.com. Office Recess at The Patios, free, September 11-14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 1 City Hall Square, Boston. Boston Social Fitness Festival, free, September 15, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., City Hall Plaza, Boston, bostonsocialfitness.com. Hub on Wheels, $55, September 16, 6:45 a.m.-2 p.m., City Hall Plaza, Boston, hubonwheels.com.