Photo Credit & Source: Greenway Website
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 ()
Social Boston Sports Cornhole starts at 6PM at the intersection of Milk Street & JFK Surface Raod ()
Frontrunners Boston visiting RI this past Fall
Gareth Johnson is a writer who I read regularly via Medium. Earlier this month he had an interesting article on Frontrunners, the LGBT running club that was inspired by the novel, The Front Runner, first published in 1974 and would go on to sell more than 10 million copies. The book is noted for being the first contemporary gay novel to achieve mainstream commercial and critical success.Even more impressive than the book’s critical and commercial success is how it served as an inspiration to establish gay running clubs, initially in San Francisco and Los Angeles, but then through out the U.S., North America and eventually the world. I didn’t count but there are more than 50 International chapters and easily as many chapters here in the United States.
Aside from how inspiring the story is (one I didn’t know until I read Gareth’s article on Medium), I wanted to give the Boston chapter a shout out. Often I hear people lament how difficult it is to meet up and connect with people. This club meets regularly and has a social element following their Saturday runs which gives you the chance to get to meet and connect with others. And one needn’t be some amazing runner to keep up. Different distances are available for you to choose what is best for you. For more information about Boston’s Frontrunners’ Chapter visit the following links.
FB: Frontrunners Boston
If you’d like to learn more about your local Frontrunners chapter, click here.
Apologies for those of you who may feel like my blog is giving too much time to men in kilts but I’ve been following Stephen and Rab a.k.a. the “Kilted Coaches” videos on YT for a couple of months and their recent exercise video on how to strengthen your glutes is so much fun to watch.
How To Get Great Glutes
As you can see they do get a bit cheeky at the end of their clip so it may not be appropriate to watch in the office, but if you’re interested you can watch the fitness video on YouTube, here.
Each Wednesday morning I post a photograph and ask readers to offer a funny caption. Hopefully the caption below inspires you to share a few of your own.
The slightly less known yoga pose called, Ouch.
Public Body is heading back to Provincetown for their Work Hard, Play Hard Weekend, which will take place Friday, May 19th – Sunday, May 21, 2017.
Public Body’s Chad Flahive and special guest trainer Maryanne Blake will take you through a weekend of serious fitness in beautiful Provincetown, MA that will include workouts on the beach, hitting Ptown’s beautiful bike trails, sweating under the club lights and stretching poolside. Space is limited so register today. Total cost is $379.00 (including ferry) and $299.00 (non ferry option.) A $100.00 deposit is required to reserve your space. Three hearty meals, healthy post-workout snacks, bike rental, over 8 hours of fitness programming, and round trip fast ferry (optional).
For more information and to reserve your space today click on the link below
Public Body Weekend in Provincetown
Lodging is not included but The Crown and Anchor, will be home base for many of the weekend activities. You can make reservations directly from their website, http://www.onlyatthecrown.com.
After my weekly men in kilt post went live a number of you shared this video which had been published the day before so I thought I’d share it. Yoga instructor Finlay from Dundee, and his handsome student, Tristan take to the wilds of Scotland to practice yoga. Men in kilts + yoga = happy BosGuy.
Previous Men in Kilts Posts
The November Project Wednesday morning workout at Harvard
Warmer weather in Boston means that staying fit is definitely cheaper. Group workouts are offered throughout the city weekday mornings and evenings and they are open to the public and free. Below are a few suggestions so get off your butt and check out one or more of these classes.
Esplanade and DCR Hatch Shell has many classes in the evening including Zumba every Tuesday, Yoga every Wednesday and CrossFit classes each Thursday, but note most of these classes do not begin until next month.
Frog Pond at the Boston Common is currently hosting yoga classes every Thursday at 6PM through September 1 by the carousel. Bring your own mat and blocks if you can.
Post Office Square (a.k.a. Norman B. Levanthal Park) hosts morning and evening workouts that are free to the public. Weekday workouts start daily on Monday, June 20th and include bootcamp, pilates, yoga and zumba. For the full schedule, please click here.
Rose Kennedy Greenway is hosting free boot camp classes every Wednesday at 6PM for all levels at the intersection for Cross and Hanover Street courtesy of Next Level Fitness.
November Project: Work out with a positive support group every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for free workouts through the November Project.
Free Run Clubs in Boston are so plentiful it would be an entire post just listing all the clubs. Check out the link and pick a club that is convenient for you.
This post only lists a handful of the free fitness classes that will be available this summer. You can view and print the full Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series 2016 brochure here.