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Aug
20
Sun
TQS Sunday Runday @ Coffee By Design
Aug 20 @ 8:30 am
TQS Sunday Runday @ Coffee By Design | Portland | Maine | United States

Quads assemble! Another Sunday means another chance to crush it!

Meet at Coffee by Design in East Bayside, 8:30am as we’ll start and finish our run there. Post-run, meet around 10:15-10:30am at CBD for coffee and food. Invite a friend and we’ll throw down some miles, all paces welcome! Good vibes and high fives guaranteed.

FMI: www.facebook.com/thickquadsquad

Yoga + Surfing class @ Scarborough Beach
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Yoga + Surfing class @ Scarborough Beach | Scarborough | Maine | United States

Join us from 9am to noon at Scarborough Beach for a special Yoga + Surfing class presented by Surf Camp and Kirsten Beverley-Waters of Thryve. Combine the thrill of surf with the zen of stretch.

nrollment is limited to 8 participants.
Ages 13 and up. $99 per person.
Sign up soon!

For teens and adults ages 13 and up, your morning will start with a balanced yoga practice on the beach to prep attendees for their surf lesson. This surfer’s flow is designed to access stronger breath, balance and core awareness. After the yoga practice attendees will get a surf lesson and time to explore the waves on Scarborough Beach. We will close our event with a restorative practice designed to help you go from stoke to zen and leave you feeling recharged.

FMI: www.surfcampme.com/surf-yoga

Paddleboard yoga on Androscoggin Lake @ Windsurfing Maine
Aug 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Paddleboard yoga on Androscoggin Lake @ Windsurfing Maine | Leeds | Maine | United States

Join Tisha for select Sunday Mornings this summer to experience the peace and calm of a yoga practice on the tranquil waters of Androscoggin Lake. Find joy and serenity in the gentle all-levels yoga class.

Take time to experience the beauty of your surroundings, find your breath in a new way, stretch and move and feel fantastic while you appreciate the serenity of nature around you. You will feel refreshed and renewed during and after your practice.

Sundays this summer: July 23, August 20, Sept 10.
Register with Tisha: tisha@innerlightyogaofmaine.com
207-754-0931

Paddleboard and paddle included. Bring swimwear, sunblock and a towel.

Morning Flow Yoga @ Bug Light Park
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Morning Flow Yoga @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

I am THRILLED to announce in addition to the weekly Tuesday night’s (6-7pm) yoga class I will be teaching Sunday mornings, WEEKLY! ✨💞☀️

10 a.m. Sundays at Bug Light Park in South Portland.

All classes are donation based with a suggested donation of $10-$15 to pay for park fees and personal time.
…but don’t let money stop you from joining your community in this beautiful practice, BRING WHAT YOU CAN!🙏🏼

**be sure to “like” Kelly Rich Yoga to stay up to date on all classes + workshops**

Kellyrichyoga@gmail.com

FMI: www.facebook.com/kellyrichyoga/

Summerfest! @ Kennebunkport Conservation Trust
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Summerfest! @ Kennebunkport Conservation Trust | Kennebunkport | Maine | United States

Join the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust for Summerfest 2017! This fun family festival will be bigger and better than ever before…..trail races of every length, tunes under the tent with acoustic duo Billy Billy, a human foos ball tournament (yes, HUMAN!), lunch by the famous Clam Shack & Harmon’s Clam Cakes, a beer tent featuring Sam Adams, a dunk tank to sink your favorite KCT friends, foot darts (think darts & soccer combined!), a story teller, lawn games, and more! All proceeds benefit the Trust’s work in Kennebunkport. Come eat, play and enjoy some good ole fashion fun while supporting our community!

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/114295945888797

 

Goat Hike! @ Ten Apple Farm
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm
Goat Hike! @ Ten Apple Farm | Gray | Maine | United States

Summer is in full swing and so are our goat hikes! We’ve had wonderful groups of gung-ho goat hikers in June, and can’t wait for our July and August hikes to begin. With long summer days, we’ll have at least one evening hike in August, and we may add one or two more. And if you have a group of 10-20 people and would be interested in a weeknight evening goat hike (starting at 6pm with goat milking), let us know. Here are the upcoming scheduled hikes:

Sunday, July 16, 1 pm
Sunday, July 30, 1 pm
Sunday, August 6, 6pm
Saturday, August 12, Time TBA
Sunday, August 20, 1 pm

Here’s how it works: You’ll hike through the Ten Apple Farm woods with our herd of Alpine dairy goats. The hike consists of an approximately 1 1/2 mile loop through the woods on fairly well maintained trails. There is some steep terrain. Children must be at least 5 years old and accompanied by an adult. (Children under 4 must be carried). Along the way we’ll talk about goats as pack animals and you’ll learn a thing or two about raising and caring for goats. After the hike, try your hand at goat milking, and enjoy some fresh goat milk and cookies! $10 per adult, $5 for kids.

To sign up, send us an email to info[at]tenapplefarm.com with your name, # in your party, and a contact phone number (cell preferred).

See you at the farm!

To schedule a private hike or goat themed event for your group or party, email us: RSVP today!

Inversion Workshop @ The Rooted Collective
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Inversion Workshop @ The Rooted Collective | Portland | Maine | United States

Inversions: Foundations + Finesse

WARNING: Euphoria alert! That’s just one benefit of turning your body upside down! Have you been interested to try inversions but haven’t yet had the opportunity in class? Join Danielle + learn how to use the bandhas (yogic body “locks”) to stabilize the body, find proper alignment to avoid injury, and know the benefits to spending some time with your head below your heart. Danielle has been teaching safe, alignment based yoga for the past 11 years and has taught countless students how to safely invert. This workshop is for all levels, but students will take away more if they have some prior yoga experience. Students with neck and shoulder injury should speak with the instructor beforehand.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/134866410438512

Aug
21
Mon
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool
Aug 21 @ 6:00 am – 6:45 am
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool | Biddeford | Maine | United States

Boot camp uses interval, circuit, and aerobic training. It will burn fat, tone muscle, improve posture, build strength and endurance, and build confidence. You work out your arms, legs, and core using exercises that incorporate your whole body. Boot camp can get you into the best shape of your life. As one of my campers stated, “I am stronger, faster, and leaner”
A typical day includes a warm up, stretches, the ‘workout’, cool down, a possible game or challenge, and finishing stretches.

Boot camps varying routines are intense sessions that offer a variety of exercises, and challenge every muscle in your body. By rapidly moving from one exercise to the next, with minimal breaks, you can get a cardiovascular workout while simultaneously toning your muscles. And, you burn lots of calories. Its fun, varied, motivating, produces amazing results, and meets at a fantastic location.

Boot camp’s 45 minutes workouts allow you to do strength training and aerobic training in a single workout, which is very efficient when you have a limited time to work out.

FMI: www.biddefordsacobootcamp.com

I checked it out! Do boot camp on the beach with Biddeford Saco Boot Camp

Monday Night Dirt! Trail Running @ Locations in Camden
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm
Monday Night Dirt! Trail Running @ Locations in Camden | Camden | Maine | United States

“Monday Night Dirt” is a no-drop weekly trail running night that meets at Camden Hills State Park or Camden Snow Bowl (check the Facebook group page for each week’s location and info).

All paces welcome! No runner left behind! A TRoMM professional will run sweep!

Fit Maine checked it out! Read more about it: Monday Night Dirt: Into the woods with Trail Runners of Midcoast Maine

Aug
22
Tue
Eastern Prom Boot Camp @ Eastern Prom
Aug 22 @ 6:00 am
Eastern Prom Boot Camp @ Eastern Prom | Portland | Maine | United States

4 week-sessions of bootcamp fun on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 am 🙂

$15 drop-in. $80 4-week session, $120 6-week session, $48 4-class punch card, $270 summer pass.

Where will we meet for bootcamp?

Meet at the top of the hill on the side by the playground. Class may be held there, or we may move around the park depending on the day.

What should I expect in a bootcamp class?

Class could consist of many different things: kettlebells, medicine balls, bodyweight exercises, hill running, games, agility drills. Be ready for anything as every class will be different! Expect a good mix of cardio and strength from each class.

Do I need to be in good shape to sign up?

No! Class will be very challenging for all, but there’s no better way to get in shape than signing up for this series. Show up, do the workout, HAVE FUN, and see great results building strength and endurance.

I can’t run. Can I still do bootcamp?

Absolutely. Any time there is a running section of class I will give the option and a separate course to walk as well. No need to become a runner to do this class!

What if it rains?

If it rains we get wet! Class will be rain or shine. In the event of severe weather (thunderstorms) class will be canceled or postponed.

FMI: sunriseportland.com/bootcamp/2017-dates-and-pricing/

Trail Tuesday with Thick Quad Squad @ locations vary each week
Aug 22 @ 7:00 am
Trail Tuesday with Thick Quad Squad @ locations vary each week  | Portland | Maine | United States

Start your Tuesday right! It’s warming up and morning miles are key to staying cool. Join us Tuesday mornings for an always free, 3-4 miles on the trail, although you’re always welcome to run more or less, and at whatever pace you’d like!

Locations change each week, but are in/around Portland. (Locations include Fore River Sanctuary, Presumpscot River Trail, Blackstrap Hill Preserve.) Check the Thick Quad Squad Facebook page for each week’s location!

FMI: www.facebook.com/thickquadsquad/

Historic Workouts – Kennebunk Beach @ Kennebunk Beach
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Kennebunk Beach Historic Workouts has begun! We start the workout every Tuesday morning at Mother’s Beach in beautiful Kennebunk, Maine at 9AM sharp. This 60 minute awesome beach workout is designed for all fitness levels that entails a proper warm up, cardio and strength training segments, along with some fun Kennebunk historical facts, and finishing with stretch and flexibility. All you need to bring is sunscreen, plenty of water, and a yoga mat or towel. $10 per person. Tickets available at ticketweb.com by searching “Kennebunk Beach Historic Workouts.” Great view. Great workout. Great deal.

FMI: www.historicworkouts.com/kennebunk-beach-historic-workout

Bug Light Donation Yoga! @ Bug Light Park
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bug Light Donation Yoga! @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

~Donation yoga at Bug Light Park with Kelly Rich is back! EVERY TUESDAY! (And Sundays! 10-11am)

BYOM (bring.your.own.mat)

***Suggested donation is 10-15$ for an energy exchange + to help pay for park rental fees.
That being said, please do not let money get in the way of practicing with your community.
Beginners + advanced practitioners welcomed!
🙏🏼✨🦋

Kellyrichyoga@gmail.com

FMI: www.facebook.com/kellyrichyoga/

Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga @ Portland Paddle
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tuesdays, 6:30 PM:  Sarah Graham, Wild Craft Yoga
Thursdays, 5:30 PM: Ashley Flowers, Ashley Flowers Yoga

If you enjoy yoga and you like being on the water, you’ll probably have a blast trying out SUP Yoga at the East End Beach this summer. You don’t need to be an expert yogi or an expert paddler. All experience levels are welcome. If it’s your first time there’s a decent chance you’ll get wet, so make sure you dress appropriately! We’ll provide anchors for each SUP so that the entire group can circle around the instructor without floating away.

There are limited spots available for each class, so we strongly recommend signing up ahead of time by clicking on the blue button below or calling 207-370-9730. If we cancel a class due to poor weather conditions you will be given a choice between rescheduling or receiving a full refund. However, we usually go out as long as there’s no steady rain or strong winds. The sea conditions near the beach are different every session, and that’s part of the fun of doing yoga while floating.

PRICE PER CLASS: $28 per student or $18 if you have your own SUP.

FIVE-CLASS PASS: Buy five classes at once for $100 (or $75 if you use your own SUP) You will select the date of your first class when purchasing, and then you can choose the four other dates at any time using a code that will be emailed to you. All unused class credits will expire at the end of the 2017.

FMI: portlandpaddle.net/sup-yoga/

Aug
23
Wed
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool
Aug 23 @ 6:00 am – 6:45 am
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool | Biddeford | Maine | United States

Boot camp uses interval, circuit, and aerobic training. It will burn fat, tone muscle, improve posture, build strength and endurance, and build confidence. You work out your arms, legs, and core using exercises that incorporate your whole body. Boot camp can get you into the best shape of your life. As one of my campers stated, “I am stronger, faster, and leaner”
A typical day includes a warm up, stretches, the ‘workout’, cool down, a possible game or challenge, and finishing stretches.

Boot camps varying routines are intense sessions that offer a variety of exercises, and challenge every muscle in your body. By rapidly moving from one exercise to the next, with minimal breaks, you can get a cardiovascular workout while simultaneously toning your muscles. And, you burn lots of calories. Its fun, varied, motivating, produces amazing results, and meets at a fantastic location.

Boot camp’s 45 minutes workouts allow you to do strength training and aerobic training in a single workout, which is very efficient when you have a limited time to work out.

FMI: www.biddefordsacobootcamp.com

I checked it out! Do boot camp on the beach with Biddeford Saco Boot Camp

Portland SWEAT Project @ Various locations around Portland
Aug 23 @ 6:30 am
Portland SWEAT Project @ Various locations around Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

Portland SWEAT Project
FREE OUTDOOR WORKOUT

there is no better way to wake up and say good morning than with a group of strangers who all happen to be in one place because of an early morning workout

WHO? Good People. [age, athletic ability, social status, ethnicity – not applicable] In other words, this is for EVERYONE.

WHAT? FREE outdoor sweat session. Workouts are scalable and FUN. The sweat session will challenge you, the atmosphere will change you.

WHERE? Various locations in Portland (Baxter Boulevard/Back Cove Trail, Eastern Prom, City Hall.). See www.facebook.com/PortlandSweatProject/ for each week’s location

WHEN? Wednesdays at 6:29 AM – Rain or Shine

WHY? Because sometimes we need a reminder to wake up and get moving. It’s your accountability, motivation and reason to get in shape.

All you have to do is lace up your shoes and show up.
See you there.

FMI: www.facebook.com/PortlandSweatProject/

Yoga on the Nubble @ Viewpoint Hotel
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Yoga on the Nubble @ Viewpoint Hotel | York | Maine | United States

Wednesday mornings from 8-9am on the Viewpoint Hotel’s waterfront patio, one hour of all-levels vinyasa flow.

$20 drop-in rate // $10 hotel guest rate

E-mail info@koanwellness.com for questions & registration.

FMI: www.facebook.com/nubblelightyoga

Gentle Yoga @ Viles Arboretum
Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm

Gentle Yoga returns to Viles Arboretum.
Thursdays at 5:30 pm. *Drop ins welcome*

This will be a weekly class, every Thursday night, 5:30-6:45. Naomi Knights and Kim Nixon will be co-teaching this class. This is a gentle class, suitable for anyone, including beginners. Drop ins always welcome.

Back Cove 5K Series @ Back Cove
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm
Back Cove 5K Series @ Back Cove | Portland | Maine | United States

This year, our Weekly Back Cove 5K Series bib pickup will be happening every day starting May 24th until 5:00PM on May 31st! If you are later than 5:00 PM, you can meet us in the Back Cove parking lot across from Hannaford, where the race starts, to pick up your bib! After the first race, the packet pickup will continue from 5:15PM – 6:00PM before every race!

The series of races will start on May 31st and run every Wednesday night at 6:00pm until August 30th.

The Weekly Back Cove Series is a Fleet Feet Maine Running tradition!

In 2016, your participation allowed us to donate $15,000 to Portland Trails!

The “Big Run” Special Race – June 7th!

This year, our June 7th race happens to fall on Global Running Day! Our Weekly Back Cove race on that night will be part of the “Big Run”, a Fleet Feet Sports initiative in which 40 Fleet Feet stores across the country will be holding 5K races to celebrate!

All 250 participants who check in and run will receive a “Big Run” Global Running Day t-shirt if they show their bib at the store, immediately following the race! Not only will they receive a t-shirt, but you will have an all access pass to our PARTY to celebrate running!

FMI: www.fleetfeetmainerunning.com

Register: http://backcove.runtowin.com/register.php

Foundations of Mountain Biking @ Alternating Wednesdays at Eastern Prom and Stroudwater Trail
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Foundations of Mountain Biking @ Alternating Wednesdays at Eastern Prom and Stroudwater Trail | Portland | Maine | United States

Skill Classes will be held every other Wednesday from 6-8pm (weather-dependant) on the Eastern Prom, meeting at the WW2 memorial, near the tennis courts and softball fields.

Skills covered to include:

Fit and familiarization with your bike and its controls
Proper body positioning for riding in different terrain
Braking technique and timing
Shifting technique and timing
Climbing and Descending techniques
Trail etiquette

Trail Rides are held the opposite Wednesdays from 6-8pm (weather-dependant) on the Stroudwater Trail. These rides will enhance the skills sessions by reinforcing the use of the skills you’ve learned in real on-trail venues. We will have ample opportunities for group discussion and practice of specific skills, as well as to gain an understanding of the different trails systems available in the area, particularly the great Portland Trails network.

All classes and rides are BYO-Bike and 18+. HELMETS ARE MANDATORY. Also consider bringing water, a snack or two, and appropriate clothing. Check in with the Portland Gear Hub or other local bike shops if you need to rent a bike.

FMI: www.bikemaine.org/mtbskills

Read more! Learn to mountain bike (or improve your skills) with free classes & rides in Portland

Fresh Air Yoga @ Edward Payson Park
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fresh Air Yoga @ Edward Payson Park | Portland | Maine | United States

Fresh Air Yoga in Payson Park is back for it’s second year! Join me for 60 minutes of mindful yoga while you bask in the glory of the outdoors and your radiant self! Every Wednesday starting May 17th!

Classes are appropriate for all levels, yoga mat not required.

Class will be located on the grass near Ocean Ave.
Donation supported class, suggested $15.

FMI: www.facebook.com/pg/ashleyflowersyoga

MSU Lady Slide surfing lesson @ Higgins Beach
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm
MSU Lady Slide surfing lesson @ Higgins Beach | Higgins Beach | Maine | United States

Join us for an all women’s surf night led by our women surf instructors Kate, Tess & Sami. The hour lesson will start at 6:00pm in August and 5:30pm in September and includes a board and wetsuit rental. We’ll meet at the bathhouse at Higgins Beach.


Fit Maine checked it out! Read all about it: Women’s surfing lessons Wednesdays at Higgins Beach with Maine Surfers Union


There is a changing room available as well as showers at the bathouse. We ask you to arrive 5-10 minutes before the lesson starts so we can give you your wetsuit & board. We have multiple upcoming Lady Slide nights!

Wednesday, August 16, 23, 30

Wednesday, September 6, 13, 20, 27

Wednesday, October 4 – More dates to come depending on water temps in October

Free meet and greet at 6:30pm for other lady sliders who have their own gear. We will be to the left of the rock in the middle of the Higgins Beach.

FAQs

Minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Please note this event is 18+

How do we know what our wetsuit size is?

Wetsuits are sized by height + weight. Please provide us with your height + weight when checking out so we can provide you with the right size wetsuit.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We do not provide transportaion to the event Uber or Lift can.

There is parking at Higgins Beach bathhouse. Large parking lot on your left as you drive in on Ocean Ave, before you pass Higgins Beach Inn on the right. Please do not park along the waterfront parking spaces these spaces are for hour parking and your car will be ticketed if you park too long there.

What can I bring into the event?

Suncreen & Towel

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can reach us at Maine Surfers Union, 207-771-7873 with any questions or email us at Mainesurfersunion@gmail.com

What’s the refund policy?

Because we cap the event off at 10. We ask that if you can’t make it or you’re going to cancel please let us know by phone call or email. We usually have a waiting list and would like to pass your spot on to someone waiting.

We will refund your money if it outside of 24hrs of the event.

FMI: www.eventbrite.com/e/msu-lady-slide-tickets-27214239523

Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

Runaways Run Club is a Maine based weekly running meetup that offers Wednesday night pub runs and Sunday morning trail runs, for all speeds and levels.

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaywednesdays

Aug
24
Thu
Eastern Prom Boot Camp @ Eastern Prom
Aug 24 @ 6:00 am
Eastern Prom Boot Camp @ Eastern Prom | Portland | Maine | United States

4 week-sessions of bootcamp fun on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 am 🙂

$15 drop-in. $80 4-week session, $120 6-week session, $48 4-class punch card, $270 summer pass.

Where will we meet for bootcamp?

Meet at the top of the hill on the side by the playground. Class may be held there, or we may move around the park depending on the day.

What should I expect in a bootcamp class?

Class could consist of many different things: kettlebells, medicine balls, bodyweight exercises, hill running, games, agility drills. Be ready for anything as every class will be different! Expect a good mix of cardio and strength from each class.

Do I need to be in good shape to sign up?

No! Class will be very challenging for all, but there’s no better way to get in shape than signing up for this series. Show up, do the workout, HAVE FUN, and see great results building strength and endurance.

I can’t run. Can I still do bootcamp?

Absolutely. Any time there is a running section of class I will give the option and a separate course to walk as well. No need to become a runner to do this class!

What if it rains?

If it rains we get wet! Class will be rain or shine. In the event of severe weather (thunderstorms) class will be canceled or postponed.

FMI: sunriseportland.com/bootcamp/2017-dates-and-pricing/

Rain or Shine Club (for kids & families!) @ Royal River Conservation Trust locations in Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Pownal, New Gloucester, Cumberland, or Durham
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am

Thursday Mornings at 10 AM

FREE – Every Thursday, always 10 AM, always free, rain (or snow) or shine. Come adventure with the Rain or Shine Club and experience your neighborhood in new ways and learn about places to explore across town. We will visit new locations each week in Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Pownal, New Gloucester, Cumberland, or Durham. Check the Rain or Shine Club page for details and schedule of locations. The Rain or Shine Club is geared toward young children and their caretakers. So load your babies in backpacks or or bring your new walker along. We keep the group together so everyone enjoys their trip into the wild.

It’s a great way to meet other young parents. It’s also popular for new residents, neighbors, or folks of all ages who want to get to know our organization and explore new trails.