The last few weeks have been a challenge to balance rest with activity. Months of minor but enduring discomfort culminated with a definite signal from my body that I needed to pay attention to it and learn how to take yet better care of it. So, that’s where I’ve been. But I thought it would also be a good insight to share since while an injury often requires rest to recover, I was also a little surprised to learn that what the doctor ordered was actually to be as physically active as possible. That is, to be well, within my means. For me, that means guided stretches several times a day, walks, and specific yoga stretches but not a whole practice. There are some neat fitness events happening around Boston, and if any of them sound good to you, I wanted to share them here to inspire you to be well within your means.
I usually love September because of the fresh air, and an overall rise in energy. I find I’m often more active in the fall. While I’d love to be starting a new gym routine, or signing up for a class, I’m learning what it means to be well within my means by attending a class that has some things I can do, and then sitting out for the exercises I know my body can’t do again yet – instead of not going at all.
On the last day of summer, be sure to return to some of the best moments of summer! I'm thinking back to this peaceful view and yoga on the beach ✨🌿 Take time to say "farewell" so that you can greet and embrace a new season (Fall , or whatever that might mean for you!) with all your heart! 💙💙💙#bepresent #lovelysquares #yogaeverywhere #yoga #hellofall #goodbyesummer #newenglandblogger #yogainspiration #mywellnessadventure
Here are some great fitness events going on around Boston this week (there’s a lot!):
Wednesday September 13// the last Yoga on the Charles of the summer with Sara DiVello, hosted by the Esplanade Association
Yoga on the Charles was just phenomenal today. The message: let go of all that isn't serving you well right now. The perfect Wellness Wednesday – I am leaving feeling cooled and refreshed, like I have given myself a gift of self care. Two more weeks of this, 6-7 pm on Fiedler Field on the esplanade, breathing with @Saradivello #letgo #innerbeauty #yoga #peace #boston @esplanadeassn #sunsetsofinstagram #sunset #yogaonthecharles #selfcare #mywellnessadventure
This is a delightful way to wind down from the day. Bring your own mat and prepare to enjoy a calming and relaxing practice outdoors with a true gem of an instructor! ❤
Free, 6 pm, weather permitting at Fiedler Park near the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. Check the @esplanadeassn Twitter here for updates in case of weather.
Thursday September 14// FenwaYoga
Grab a ticket to the Red Sox game at 1:35 pm and stay for a yoga class on the track with CorePower Yoga afterwards. Not only will you feel great after you get a workout in at an iconic location in Boston – Fenway Park – but you will feel good inside too as a portion of your FenwaYoga ticket proceeds go to the Red Sox Foundation’s Red Sox Scholars and Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program! I did yoga once at Fenway with Daybreaker at Fenway Park and as you can tell, it was SO much fun and a special place to be active in!
Saturday September 16// Daybreaker BOS presents The Heart of the City
Speaking of Daybreaker, you can also get a yoga workout in with YogaWorks, at a special class at the foot of City Hall. Your $20 ticket will get you a week of free classes at YogaWorks as well! Prefer to sleep in? Come join the FREE dance party and healthy refreshments after the workout to get your weekend started well. Heart of the City also kicks off the Boston Social Fitness Festival. Events for Boston Social Fitness Festival are Free, but many require an easy advance registration.
Can’t make it this Saturday? Sign up here to find out when the next Daybreaker is where you are (they’re in 21+ cities around the world, and counting!) or ask them to come to your city! Their newsletters often include a fun playlist of beats to listen to as well.
Saturday September 16// Trillfest
This is the first of its kind, one-day outdoor Hip Hop fitness festival featuring a trillfit workout with DJs, food trucks, lawn games, wellness market, meditation session, and concert series held at University Park in Cambridge. Trillfit has been featured in InStyle, Racked, and Boston Magazine.
22 Healthy Things to Do in Boston This Week
Check out the list – it includes everything from bike+brew to the opening of a CorePower Yoga studio, to a cooking class at Boston Public Market. It’s a good week to be well in Boston!
Free Fitness this Fall
There are 7 fitness series that are continuing in fall, including one at Ink Block’s new Underground at Ink Block Park – an 8 acre park also featuring murals by artists, a performance venue, and a cultural destination with food trucks and other events. The Boston Social Fitness Festival will also offer free (with advance registration) events all through September to keep you active.
Boston Magazine has a Health and Boston Wellness section, and they post healthy things to do around Boston each week. Head to that Health section (bookmark it) then scroll to the Healthy Events post to find out what’s going on this week.
Looking for some Wellness inspiration?
+ I’ve been reading W.E.L.L. Insiders as they talk about interesting topics (like how to be a better conference speaker, how to practice mindfulness without meditation, and wellness advice from leaders in this space) and also interview and highlight some local entrepreneurs who are making it easier today to find out what works for you to be your healthiest self.
+ You can also search my blog for the category “wellness” and see what I’ve been learning and loving in wellness lately!
See you out there, being well, within your means!