If there’s a theme to this month’s events, it’s definitely holiday-related (but what else would you expect?). With Thanksgiving behind us and plenty more holidays on the way, we’re looking forward to festive times (and all the food!) to come.
To combat the craziness of the season, we’re sticking to our workouts by signing up for holiday races and yoga classes. But you know we’re also indulging in big brunches and seasonal sips. So be our guest – join us in finding some balance during the holidays (and EXTRA fun with these can’t miss holiday happenings).
It’s not always easy to muster up the motivation to knock out a 5K in chilly December. But when you’ll be greeted with flowers, chocolates, massages, and wine or beer at the finish line (seriously), it gets a whole lot easier. That’s what awaits the lucky ladies who participate in the Ladies Night Out 5K in Newburyport this month. So gather up your best gal pals and head north for a night that’s all about you. December 3.
Sip & Flow at Aeronaut Brewing in Somerville, where yogis of all levels will take to their mats for a one-hour class before hanging out with one of the brewery’s unique beverages. Next up is Bend & Sip at GrandTen Distilling in Southie, where a one-hour, all-levels flow will be followed by a distillery tour and seasonal cocktail. December 3 and December 4.One thing’s clear from this month’s events: Boston loves yoga and booze – and they just pair so well together. Kick off December with two events that’ll get you stretching and sipping. First up is
Beyoncé-themed event that features a 45-minute cycling class set to Lemonade followed by a meal and mimosas at Hops N Scotch. Once you’ve recovered from that, challenge yourself with a TABATA class at Equinox before refueling at Warehouse Bar and Grille with all your brunch faves. Or sweat at Cyc Fitness before snacking at Post 390. December 4, 10, and 11.There are few things we love more than brunch (though yoga and booze are close) – to be totally real, we pretty much look forward to it all week. But when it’s paired with a killer workout, we really can’t get enough. Lucky for us, Brunch Fit is hosting three awesome fitness and food sessions this month. First up is a
These road races are perfect for both newbie and experienced runners alike. At the Holiday MerryThon Race Series you can choose between running 2.62 miles (much merrier than 26.2), 13.1 miles, or combine them for a total of 15.72 miles. Whichever distance you pick, you’ll be treated to stellar ocean views on the Cape Ann course. Perks include swag like race shirts, hats, and medals, plus beer at Cape Ann Brewing and free finisher’s photos – perfect for your holiday card! December 4.
What’s better than yoga, sweetgreen, and wine? Not much, in our opinion! Enjoy all three at the Vinyasa Yoga: Back on My Feet event at the Janji pop-up store on Newbury Street. After the 60-minute, all-levels flow, nosh on a sweetgreen salad (our fave!) for lunch and indulge in a little vino from 90+ Cellars. All proceeds go to Back on My Feet, which aims to help the homeless population through running. December 14.
Most holiday races are Christmas-themed, so we were pumped to find the Dreidel Dash. The race celebrates Hannukah, though everyone is invited to participate in this inclusive 10K. The scenic course starts at the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore before winding around beautiful Marblehead Neck. This race has a super welcoming vibe, so it’s perfect for your first (or fifth) 10K. December 11.
We’ll never say no to our favorite Christmas cookies, but with all the treats to indulge in this time of year, we love making some of them healthy when we can. That’s why we’re super psyched for Superfood Society: Holiday Edition. At the event, local holistic nutritionist Jennifer Hanway will be at THE KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market showing us how to make Raw Pecan Bites and Spiced Cacao Hot Chocolate. Sounds like a match made in healthy heaven. December 2.
Take a break from the hectic holiday season with a Sugar Plum Flow at Coolidge Corner Yoga. Use your breath to move through a variety of poses during this 90-minute mat session, welcome to both beginner and experienced yogis. Designed to inspire seasonal cheer (it’s on Christmas Eve), the class is the perfect place to rest and recharge before one of the biggest holidays of the year. December 24.
If you’re looking for one last race this year, then head to North Adams for the Fat Ass 50K. Not up to running 35 miles? No problem. You can jump in for as little as one loop of 5.5 miles before heading off to ring in the New Year. This no-frills race doesn’t have awards or even water stations, but that’s cool with us. We’re just excited to log some miles before popping bottles later that night. December 31.
holiday races. They’re the perfect place to celebrate the season with your fit friends and have a little fun while squeezing in a workout. You don’t have to look hard to find a seasonal run in Boston, so there’s bound to be one that fits into your busy end-of-the-year schedule. Plus, there’s usually beer at the finish line. Cheers!For all the festiveness of the holidays, it can also be super stressful and tough to maintain a workout routine. That’s why we love signing up for a few
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