Virtual Workouts and Socially-Distanced Fitness Events to Try This Week
Get ready to sweat, learn, and eat healthier.
Help your little ones burn off some of their excess quarantine energy with two kid-friendly workouts on Wednesday: mindfulness with the Boston Public Library and stand-up paddle boarding in Chelmsford. And if you need to burn off some of your own restless energy, you can do it safely outside this week. Try HIIT and yoga classes on the Greenway, a bootcamp on the Common, or a morning vinyasa on the Cambridge side of the Charles.
Monday, July 6
HIIT Class on the Greenway: Join Healthworks instructor Tara Breznovits for a safe, socially-distanced outdoor HIIT workout every Monday night this summer. Using just your bodyweight, you’ll test your strength, power and speed with simple moves that will raise your heart rate and burn calories.
Free, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., 17 Rowes Wharf Lawn, Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, eventbrite.com.
Athletics: Looking to build your athletic strength and endurance? Try some of these challenging multi-dimensional and plyometric moves. Brooklyn Boulders instructor Dana Bogan designed this workout to target and improve your agility, stability, explosiveness and metabolic recovery.
Free, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., brooklynboulders.com.
Bringing Movement Back: As we age, our bodies naturally lose their elasticity, resulted in a limited range of motion. Physical therapist and yoga teacher Dr. Jessica Mangan combines yoga postures with functional movement to stabilize your muscles and bring your body back to its most efficient movement patterns. That way, you can continue your runs, spin classes and other workouts with greater balance and range of motion, and less of a chance of injury.
Free, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., facebook.com.
Tuesday, July 7
10 Foot Outdoor Bootcamp: Meet the Broncore Fitness team on the Boston Common for a killer 45-minute HIIT workout. Instructor Bron Volney’s classes are always high-energy and never boring, with new exercises and techniques each time you sweat. Class participants will space out ten feet apart, with cones to mark their designated “safe zones” for movement.
$16, 12 p.m.-2:45 p.m., Boston Common, broncorefitness.com.
Power Flow: This isn’t your run-of-the-mill, relaxing evening flow. Get ready to break a sweat and challenge your muscles with YogaWorks instructor Ali Litt. Link your breaths with your movement throughout this high-energy sequence, improving your strength, flexibility, stamina, posture and balance with a series of weight-bearing standing poses. This workout is best for athletes and intermediate yogis.
$25, 6 p.m., yogaworks.com.
Wednesday, July 8
Kids Paddleboard Lesson & SUP Yoga: For the aspiring yogis and aquaphiles alike, this intro paddle boarding class will teach kids aged seven and up proper stand up paddle board boarding, forward paddling, turning and strokes. Then, after a lunch break, they’ll learn some basic yoga moves on the board. Class size is capped at nine kids, but all equipment is provided. Just don’t forget your sunscreen and a towel.
$40, 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Chelmsford, facebook.com.
Mindful Minis: For the less adventurous kiddos, the Chinatown branch of the public library offers 25 minutes of mindfulness to help your young ones manage stress and improve their emotional awareness during this difficult time. Class activities include yoga, breathing techniques, drawing, mindful movement and more. Kids aged six to ten are welcome to join with parental supervision.
Free, 2 p.m.-2:30 p.m., facebook.com.
How to Feng-Shui for Abundance and Happiness: The ancient practice of feng shui isn’t just a quirky way to organize your living room. It’s actually a practice in manifesting luck in your everyday life through three modules of energy: heaven, human and earth. Heaven energy is ancestral, human energy is personal and earth energy is present in your immediate environment—such as your home or office. In this workshop, instructor Safrina Kadri will teach you all about how feng shui works, common mistakes you might be making and the most important areas of your home to practice.
Free, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., eventbrite.com.
Thursday, July 9
Lunchtime Flow: Re-energize on your lunch break with this grounding and vitalizing midday vinyasa from Body Lingua Yoga. Class will begin with a powerful flow that gradually slows in pace as class comes to a close. You’ll maintain a focus on your breath and a calm mind throughout, guided by instructor and Body Lingua founder Kristina Riccio.
Free, 1 p.m.-2 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Atlantic Ave., eventbrite.com.
Free Yoga & Life Coaching Session: Instructor Elizabeth Wallace of Elizabeth Wallace Wellness founded her new platform to teach both the mental and physical aspects of yoga. This introductory workshop includes 45 minutes of yoga, as well as a life-coaching session. All you need to take part is a yoga mat, a journal and an open mind.
Free, 7 p.m.-7:45 p.m., facebook.com.
Friday, July 10
Dumbbell Sculpt Live: Kick off your Friday morning right with a Sweat Fixx studio dumbbell workout. These 45 minute sessions pack high-energy, full body strength movements into a quick workout at the beginning of your day to empower and energize you for the rest of it.
$26, 9 a.m.-9:45 a.m., sweatfixx.com.
Virtual Yoga: This Savin Hill Fitness flow is designed to be calming and uplifting for everyone, no matter their level of fitness or experience. Yoga teacher Susie Donahue is a Savin Hill native and Reiki practitioner. Her classes focus on channeling inner strength and finding peace within.
Free, 5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m., savinhillfitness.com.
Saturday, July 11
Saturday Morning Outdoor Yoga: When the weather outside is gorgeous, there’s no better way to practice yoga than in the sun. Set up in a grassy area by the river on Memorial Drive, then flow through an all-levels vinyasa designed to build strength, balance and mobility. Bring your own mat and props, and wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing.
$12, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Memorial Drive, Cambridge, eventbrite.com.
Sunday, July 12
Donation Barre for The Conscious Kid: The Conscious Kid is an education, research and policy organization dedicated to disrupting racism and promoting positive racial identity development in youth. Help raise money for the cause with a yoga class by Barre & Soul instructor Leanne Curley.
Suggested $10, 12 p.m.-12:50 p.m., barresoul.com.