Category Archives: Fitness
Do you like to be naked? Do you like to do yoga? Then maybe you should check out Naked in Motion, which has been hosting weekly naked yoga classes in Boston each Saturday afternoon; general admission tickets are $25.
For more details visit their website, nakedinmotion.com.
In less than a week 30,000+ runners will undertake one of the most difficult marathons in the world when the 122nd Boston Marathon takes place. It is hard not to be inspired by these people but for the majority of people a jog around the Charles River might be all you can commit to.
For those of you who may be looking for an excuse to be more active, I wanted to suggest checking out the Boston Frontrunner’s chapter. This club meets each week and has a social element following their Saturday runs, which gives you the chance to get to meet and connect with others. Do not worry about needing to be some amazing runner to keep up. Different distances are available for you to choose what is best.
I want to feature the LGBTQ groups and organizations that help people connect and enrich Boston’s gay life. If you’d like to have your club / team featured, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or via FB messenger.
Enjoy a guilt-free Thanksgiving holiday weekend by signing up to take a fitness class (or two) with one of Boston’s best personal trainers. Yovanny (Furry-Friday worthy) is hosting two outdoor bootcamps this week that will have you burning so many calories you will be able to double up on all the mashed potatoes, stuffing and desserts your heart desires.
Yovanny’s classes are on Thursday, November 23 from 7:00 – 8:30AM and Saturday, November 25 starts at 10AM at Joe Moakley Park in Dorchester. These classes are the last YofitYolife outdoor bootcamps of the year/season!
It has been a long time since I’ve shared a workout but with the holidays upon us, and overindulging a reality I cannot (and maybe you too) escape, I wanted to share a workout I read in Men’s Health. It will take about 20 minutes to do but will have you feeling the burn for several days after.
1 – Box Jumps: (100 reps) The article adds as a reminder to be sure to swing one’s arms while jumping to maximize height.
2 – Dumbbell front squat push press: (100 reps) Hold one dumbbell in each hand over your shoulders, squat, then use the momentum as you come up from your squat to press the dumbbells up above your head. The article suggests using 25lbs dumbbells but use whatever you think you can manage.
3 – Wall balls: (100 reps) Stand facing a wall with the med ball in hand; squat, and on your way up, throw the med ball up over your head and against the wall.
I’ve yet to do this but plan on trying a modified version of this workout later this week (with half the repetitions and breaking it into two sets). I doubt I can do this workout without customizing it and you should do the same. The article has a handy video that I couldn’t figure out how to embed so if you’d like to watch it link here: Watch the Workout Video Here.
Are you looking to do something social that gets you outside so you can enjoy the gorgeous weather this weekend? Ironsides is Boston is hosting a rugby boot camp on Saturday morning from 10AM – 1PM and all are welcome.
The Ironsides annual boot camp promises a great workout and may turn you on to the sport of rugby. After boot camp, you can also enjoy the social side of Ironsides as those who are interested generally head to a local bar to hydrate and socialize. A small fee of $25 will get you an Ironsides tank top and beverages at the “drink-up” after boot camp.
About Boston Ironsides: For over 20 years, the Boston Ironsides has brought together men from a tremendous range of backgrounds. We are players just out of college, seasoned rugby veterans, and men of every age who’ve just taken up the sport. We are accountants, engineers, bartenders, designers, students, and more. We are native Bostonians and players from all over this country – and others. We are gay, straight, and somewhere in between. Our differences make us stronger as a team, and every new member adds to that strength.
Did you know there is something called The Greenway Fitness Program that is free for you to attend? Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, the fitness classes are free and open to the public. To see the full schedule of classes (dates, times and locations) visit the Greenway website or link here.
Later today there are two free classes / events:
Workplace Wellness Bootcamp starts at 5:30PM at the Rings Fountain on Milk Street (map)
Social Boston Sports Cornhole starts at 6PM at the intersection of Milk Street & JFK Surface Raod (map)