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Jun
26
Wed
Lunch Time Shimmy @ Bright Star World Dance
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm
Lunch Time Shimmy @ Bright Star World Dance

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Wednesdays
$10.00
$10 drop-in, $50/6-class card (get one class free!)

Energize your week! Learn basic belly dance movements to upbeat music and shake the mid-week stress. People of all levels and genders are welcomed and affirmed. No dance experience needed!

FMI: www.brightstarworlddance.com

Beginner’s Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Beginner's Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The beginner class focuses on the fundamental principles of alignment and a sequence of postures linked together by the breath. Students will be introduced to yoga poses through step by step verbal description and demonstration. Emphasis is placed on student understanding, safety, and stability within each pose. Props and posture modifications are offered to accommodate new or tighter bodies. No yoga experience is necessary. Class is open to all ages.

About your Instructor: Laurie Chadbourne believes that we all come to yoga with different needs and goals and sometimes we may not even know why we are arriving upon the mat. Yoga calls us in and guides us. Her intention is to create a safe, supportive practice that is accessible for everyone, at every age and every stage of life. She aspires to lead you through compassionate, judgment free, lighthearted classes linking breath and movement as she embarks on the journey of teaching. Robert A. Heinlein inspires her with, “When one teaches, two learn.”

Laurie enjoys reading and playing the guitar. She truly believes laughter may be the best medicine (next to yoga) and brings plenty of that with her on and off the mat.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Fresh Air Yoga @ Payson Park
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fresh Air Yoga @ Payson Park

There is no better place to practice yoga than outdoors with the sun on your skin, the grass beneath your toes, and the wind in your hair!

Find a deeper sense of connection to yourself and mother earth. Enjoy donation-based outdoor yoga in Portland, Maine from May – November.

Wednesdays: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. @ Payson Park
Pay what you can. Recommended donation $12 // JCA fitness passes accepted

Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Jun 26 @ 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

Yoga on the Point @ Thompson's Point
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm
Yoga on the Point @ Thompson's Point

Be Well Events and Thompson’s Point are thrilled to bring you Yoga On The Point! Overlooking the beautiful Fore River we invite you to flow, connect with nature, and soak in the sun with some of the best instructors around. Join us for a summer series you won’t want to miss!

Yoga classes will be challenging and powerful while accessible to all, no matter your skill level. After cultivating strength and bliss in an upbeat yoga class, hang on the point, shop local vendors, grab a bite at the food trucks, or a drink at the bar while catching the sun set.

** Only $15 per person or $150 for the whole summer (13 events)!

Rotating Teaching Schedule and Food Trucks announced soon – check back on Facebook for all the updates!

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1127634237440521/

Jun
27
Thu
Weekly Group SUP Paddle @ Portland Paddle
Jun 27 @ 7:00 am
Weekly Group SUP Paddle @ Portland Paddle

We’re bringing back our weekly SUP paddles for our 2019 season! Starting on June 6 our staff will lead an early morning paddle from our site at the East End Beach every Thursday. It’s free to join with your own board or just $15 to rent one from us ($10 off the usual rate).

This weekly gathering is a casual paddle open to anyone with some SUP experience who feels comfortable and confident on a board. This isn’t a guided trip, so everyone is responsible for their own safety and it’s not a good fit for total novices. That said, our staff are happy to share their knowledge of the sport and offer tips and support. The group will stay on the water for about an hour and will pick a destination that fits the conditions and participants.

A note about weather: If we need to cancel a weekly paddle due to weather conditions we will post an update on our Meetup page and on Facebook.

FMI: portlandpaddle.net/blog/weekly-early-morning-sup-paddle and www.facebook.com/events/647723035666362/

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Jun 27 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The room is heated up to 80 degrees.

Each class is unique and targets a peak pose. The class is led with intention and intelligent sequencing to prepare the body properly for apex of the practice. We work foundational and primary poses in each session. And the root of the teachings is to develop the capacity for self-inquiry. The body becomes the vehicle. The practice session allows the body to open slowly not to overload the nervous system, and in exchange tension, stress and congestion that has been stored in the muscles and joints now has the opportunity to release. Thus creating ease. As we create strength in the body we also begin to embrace stillness and longer holds. In leaving a class one should have a feeling of stability, strength and a connection to the body.

This class is a dynamic practice. Please hydrate properly before the class.

About your instructor: The landscape of Amy Figoli’s teaching is to hold the intention for people to find a way in, to meet the totality of oneself through asana practice, as well as working with the ability to begin to listen to what is arising. Learning to not override the currently pushing language of culture and of our bodies. To hold the space for silence, and listen inquisitively to how the body speaks.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Bike & Brew Ride @ Maine Beer Co.
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bike & Brew Ride @ Maine Beer Co.

Join us Thursday nights from May-September as we partner with L.L.Bean for our weekly Bike & Brew rides. The 22- mile route begins and ends at Maine Beer Company, and is a self-supported, moderate skill group ride through the back roads of Freeport, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, and Pownal. Check in at Maine Beer Company between 4:30-5:15(you will need to fill out 2 waivers-only need to do this once), the ride leaves around 5:15, and is followed by a beer on your return.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/308285440069511/

Yoga with Goats at Sunflower Farm @ Sunflower Farm Creamery
Jun 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Yoga with Goats at Sunflower Farm @ Sunflower Farm Creamery | Cumberland | Maine | United States

I am so so so excited for another year of Yoga at the farm.
Meet us for the first class on Thursday May 30th then make it a weekly event!

Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm
Saturdays 9:30 am-10:30 am
End of May-Mid September 2019
No need for ticket or reservation, just come!
Donations for Class Support Farm’s No Cull Philosophy. Suggestion donation $10.-$15. per person

Classes designed for teens and adults, but if you have a little one who can sit on a mat for an hour, feel free to bring them. There will no supervision elsewhere on the farm during class.

All classes are one hour, all level vinyasa classes in the field next to our goat pasture and end with goat snuggles and cheese tasting. Proceeds are split between instructor and farm. And… since the self-serve fridge is open Fri-Sun, people who attend yoga get early dibs on all the weekends treats! Hope to see you all back again this summer and to meet many new folks in the field as well. There is limited parking, and usually a turn out of 50-80 people, so try to carpool and pull all the way in to park behind the barn. Bring your mat and some water and get ready to enjoy a sweet outdoor class! Please note: Herd dynamics change throughout the season, so some weeks classes are next to the goats with baby snuggling after class, other weeks we will practice with goats in and amongst the mats! I try to decide based on what will make the goats most happy and quiet for our hour of yoga! The majority of the goat kids are at the farm for the June classes.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/2164184717138762/

Ladies’ Lifting Night @ Wolfpack Fitness
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ladies' Lifting Night @ Wolfpack Fitness | Auburn | Maine | United States

An outdoor workout (year-round – even in the winter!) at the really cool space at Wolfpack Fitness in Auburn, with views of the pond as you lift cinder blocks, do bear crawls in the dirt, sledgehammer a tire.

All levels welcome – there are plenty of modifications for every exercise to suit where you are.

Fit Maine checked it out: Lift heavy outside: Ladies’ Lifting Night at Wolfpack Fitness in Auburn

DROP-INS WELCOME! A full body workout for all fitness levels for just $5! We regularly have women from 18-60 at every class!

It’s a celebration of the human mind, body, heart, and soul. WolfPack Fitness, where “like a girl” is NOT an insult!

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/WolfPackWorldWide/

Restorative Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm
Restorative Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

This class setting is created to be of support to the nervous system. A reset to the system and the opportunity for deep rest are good for the soul, the body and the mind. We come in to a variety of restorative postures to aid in the dropping of an anxious mind. And to support a stressed physical and emotional body. This class goes well in tandem with any of the our other scheduled classes.

If you have a current or old injury you may also attend this class and you will be supported. Please inform Amy accordingly.

No yoga experience is necessary. Open to all ages and Levels.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot
Jun 27 @ 6:15 pm
Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot | Portland | Maine | United States

Free Group Run every Thursday at 6:15 p.m. with after-run libations at Liquid Riot.

Meet at Liquid Riot.

I Run.Drink.Socialize

FMI: www.facebook.com/oldportpubrunME

Jun
28
Fri
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool
Jun 28 @ 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

Beginners Yoga w/ Marcia @ Threads of Yoga
Jun 28 @ 8:30 am
Beginners Yoga w/ Marcia @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

We begin with gentle movements to warm the body. This part of the practice includes gliding and circular motions to release tension from areas of congestion and restriction in the body. You are introduced to slower movements of the body in preparation for more movement in the form of Vinyasa. We transition into standing postures to begin to cultivate stability and strength. Props are utilized in the practice as support. The combination of these gentle movements and postures leads to the cultivation of a strong, flexible body.
No yoga experience is necessary

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Jun
29
Sat
Marshall Island Hike @ Marshall Island
Jun 29 all-day
Marshall Island Hike @ Marshall Island

Board a chartered boat for a day-long island adventure to Marshall Island with Maine Coast Heritage Trust. Tucked between Swan’s Island and Isle au Haut on the eastern edge of Jericho Bay, MCHT’s Ed Woodsum Preserve encompasses all 985 acres of Marshall Island, one of the largest undeveloped islands on the eastern seaboard.

Departing from Bass Harbor on Mount Desert Island, we’ll motor to Marshall Island for a five-mile hike along wooded shoreline paths, rocky coves, and through the interior of this beautiful, remote island.

We’ll follow the trails to Popplestone Cove, Boxam Cove, and stop for a picnic lunch along the way. We’ll leave time to enjoy the beach at Sand Cove – arguably Maine’s most spectacular sand beach – and definitely one of the most remote!

FMI: mcht.org/trips-events/2019-04-29-marshall-island-hike

Beach Bootcamp! @ Willard Beach
Jun 29 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Beach Bootcamp! @ Willard Beach | South Portland | Maine | United States

Every Saturday of the summer starting June 1st, Amy will be hosting an all levels bootcamp at Willard Beach in South Portland! This is a go at your own pace, circuit style bootcamp with modifications provided for any limitations. A guaranteed great workout no matter where you are at in your fitness journey!

We meet in the parking lot on Willow St and steak out around the first lifeguard chair to the right when you walk on the beach.

Come join us for some sand, sunshine & sweat! …..and most likely Scratch Bakery afterwards ; )

$15 drop in or $100 for 10 classes

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/2025473434231122/

Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Jun 29 @ 8:30 am
Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The room is heated up to 80 degrees. During summer months, the heat is not on. We work a nature’s heat. This class is great for a good sweat!

Each class is unique and each class targets a peak pose through intelligent sequencing. The class is led with intention as you are properly prepared for the apex of the practice. We work with foundational and primary poses in each practice.

The practice session allows the body to open slowly, not to overload the nervous system, and in exchange, tension, stress, and congestion that has been stored in the muscles and joints now has the opportunity to release. We also work to create strength in the body as we begin to embrace longer holds and include movement. In leaving a class one should have a feeling of stability, strength and a connection to the body.

This class is a dynamic practice. No yoga experience is necessary, as modifications are offered.

Please hydrate properly before the class.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Second Nature Hike Series @ Glassface Ledges Trail in Rumford
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am
Second Nature Hike Series @ Glassface Ledges Trail in Rumford

Come explore the Second Nature Hikes with us and earn your digital badge. We will be exploring each of the trails in the series over the course of 2019. The following dates have been set.

The Trails

May 18 Packard Trail in Buckfield: meet a tFare Share at 9am or trail head at 9:15am
May 19 Whitecap Mnt in Rumford: meet at Fare Share parking lot at 9am
June 29 Glassface Ledges Trail in Rumford: meet at Fare Share parking lot at 9am
Sept 15 Noyes Mnt in Greenwood: meet at 172 Richardson Hollow Rd at 9am

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/327638951432696/

Gentle Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am
Gentle Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

In this class we slow things down. We begin each practice with slow stretching of the body and preparing the body for movement in the form of Vinyasa. We make our transition into fluid movement at a slower pace, then winding down and easing into restorative. Practicing poses from this easeful state will help develop balance, strength, and resiliency and create a nourishing and rejuvenating experience of yoga.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

GORUCK Light Challenge – Portland, ME (Independence Day) @ Portland
Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
GORUCK Light Challenge - Portland, ME (Independence Day) @ Portland

Expect a history lesson as you ruck alongside fellow patriots and celebrate America’s birthday.

Light does not equal easy, but it does equal FUN. Led by Special Forces Cadre, cover 7-10 miles in 4-5 hours and earn your first (or 50th) GORUCK patch. Average completion rate: 100%

The hardest part is signing up.
Sign up now: https://www.goruck.com/event-14883/

Force multiply.
Download a printable flyer here: http://ruck.ly/2bqxjd6

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/342207039691974

The Dance Mile – CANCELLED @ Lincoln Park
Jun 29 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Dance Mile - CANCELLED @ Lincoln Park | Portland | Maine | United States

The Dance Mile is an interactive dance festival on closed off city streets led by a custom sound truck, MC, & DJ. It’s a workout, endorphin rush, and amazing social fitness experience!

Schedule of Events

3:30 – 5:30 PM – Registration, Wellness Expo & Social Fitness
5:30 – 6:00 PM – Dance Acts, & Warm Up
6:00 – 7:00 PM – The Portland Dance Mile

Requirements

Adult Tickets – Ages (13+)
Kids Tickets – Ages (5-12)
Kids Under Age 5 = Free

What you get:

* Dance down one of the most iconic areas in Portland!
* ZUMBA Warm Up & Professional Stage Acts
* Adults & Kids – Custom Dance Mile Tank Top
* Bib Number w/bedazzling station
* Access to Wellness Expo & Vendor Village

Dance on!!!

FMI: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-dance-mile-portland-me-registration-54989022647

Yoga with Goats at Sunflower Farm @ Sunflower Farm Creamery
Jun 29 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Yoga with Goats at Sunflower Farm @ Sunflower Farm Creamery | Cumberland | Maine | United States

I am so so so excited for another year of Yoga at the farm.
Meet us for the first class on Thursday May 30th then make it a weekly event!

Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm
Saturdays 9:30 am-10:30 am
End of May-Mid September 2019
No need for ticket or reservation, just come!
Donations for Class Support Farm’s No Cull Philosophy. Suggestion donation $10.-$15. per person

Classes designed for teens and adults, but if you have a little one who can sit on a mat for an hour, feel free to bring them. There will no supervision elsewhere on the farm during class.

All classes are one hour, all level vinyasa classes in the field next to our goat pasture and end with goat snuggles and cheese tasting. Proceeds are split between instructor and farm. And… since the self-serve fridge is open Fri-Sun, people who attend yoga get early dibs on all the weekends treats! Hope to see you all back again this summer and to meet many new folks in the field as well. There is limited parking, and usually a turn out of 50-80 people, so try to carpool and pull all the way in to park behind the barn. Bring your mat and some water and get ready to enjoy a sweet outdoor class! Please note: Herd dynamics change throughout the season, so some weeks classes are next to the goats with baby snuggling after class, other weeks we will practice with goats in and amongst the mats! I try to decide based on what will make the goats most happy and quiet for our hour of yoga! The majority of the goat kids are at the farm for the June classes.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/2164184717138762/

Jun
30
Sun
S.A.S. (Slow As S*#t) Running Club @ Eastern Trail
Jun 30 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
S.A.S. (Slow As S*#t) Running Club @ Eastern Trail

Do you run? Do you walk? Do you Run and walk? Well We are S.A.S and we want to run with you!!! Join us at the Pine Point entrance on the Eastern Trail for a 2.5-5 mile run! Free to all.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/2303280469939140/

Ballet Basics For Adults with Rosa Noreen @ Bright Star World Dance
Jun 30 @ 9:30 am
Ballet Basics For Adults with Rosa Noreen @ Bright Star World Dance

Sundays, 9:30-10:45 AM
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 PM
Rate: $75/six-class card good for 8 weeks, $15/drop-in

Learn the fundamentals of ballet, with traditional barre and center work covering a range of exercises to improve posture, flexibility and strength. All are welcome, ages 14+, whether you are new to dance, returning after a long time, or looking to cross-train. Please wear fitted clothing and leather or canvas ballet slippers (or socks, first class only). See the folks at Petit Jete Dance Boutique in Brunswick for shoe fitting!

FMI: rosanoreen.com

Jul
1
Mon
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool
Jul 1 @ 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

Jul
2
Tue
Summer SUP Yoga Series @ Portland Paddle
Jul 2 all-day
Summer SUP Yoga Series @ Portland Paddle

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 wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet, along with an extra warm layer! We’ll provide anchors for each SUP so that the entire group can circle around the instructor without floating away.

Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 PM, June 25-July 30
Instructor: Ashley Flowers
Registration ends June 18, 2019

FMI: portlandpaddle.net/sup-yoga

Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park
Jul 2 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park  | Portland | Maine | United States

Come on out and join the Runaways Run Club for a free, all levels 3.5 mile group run around the Back Cove Trail in Portland every Tuesday. This is an informal and fun group run, go at whatever pace you’d like, for first placers to first timers! We’re meeting at Payson Park at the parking lot nearest to the trail / Baxter Blvd and we’ll be taking off on the run no later than 6:05am, just FYI. See you there!

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaysrunclub/

Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Jul 2 @ 4:30 pm
Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The room is heated up to 80 degrees.
During summer months, the heat is not on. We work a nature’s heat.
Each class is unique and each class targets a peak pose through intelligent sequencing. The class is led with intention as you are properly prepared for the apex of the practice. We work with foundational and primary poses in each practice.

The practice session allows the body to open slowly, not to overload the nervous system, and in exchange, tension, stress, and congestion that has been stored in the muscles and joints now has the opportunity to release. We also work to create strength in the body as we begin to embrace longer holds and include movement. In leaving a class one should have a feeling of stability, strength and a connection to the body.

This class is a dynamic practice. No yoga experience is necessary, as modifications are offered.

Please hydrate properly before the class.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Yoga and Cancer class @ New England Cancer Specialists
Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga and Cancer class @ New England Cancer Specialists | Kennebunk | Maine | United States

Yoga and Cancer classes are different from regular yoga classes you would typically find at your local studio. They are even different from classes that are called “gentle” or “restorative.” Yoga and Cancer was specifically designed to provide therapeutic benefits to cancer patients and survivors in a relaxed and supportive environment. Specific movements and postures along with mindful breathing and meditation techniques help manage stress and support the immune system. Yoga and Cancer will help you build strength, improve flexibility and range of motion and support the health of the cardiac and lymphatic systems.

FMI: www.yogaandcancer.org/classes

Moving ME Forward Running Club @ Central Maine Community College
Jul 2 @ 5:30 pm
Moving ME Forward Running Club @ Central Maine Community College

Weekly Running Club: Bob Brainerd, a Nationally Certified and State Licensed Athletic Trainer and co-owner of Central Maine Conditioning Clinic has been inspiring and coaching people of all levels of athletic abilities to achieve their fitness goals for more than 30 years. For some, that goal is to complete their first 5K as a walk/run, for others it is to run a qualifying time for the Boston Marathon and for others it is compete in an Ironman event, just to name a few. Although the goals vary, Bob has the proven experience and expertise to get you safely across that finish line!

The individual membership includes:

Exclusive weekly group training program with Bob Brainerd on Tuesday nights, April thru September, with a home base of Central Maine Community College in Auburn, ME
NEW for 2019: 1st Tuesday of each month workout will be held on the outdoor track at Bates College!
5K Community Fun Runs at various Lewiston-Auburn locations the last Tuesday of each month
Sneaker evaluation & gait analysis
Free periodic educational sessions
Annual club celebration event
$25 voucher toward team gear for new members
RRCA membership
Priceless gift of knowing that your membership fee is helping others in your community!

Beginning in 2018, Bob’s well known Tuesday Night Coaching sessions will benefit Moving ME Forward! By joining the Moving ME Forward Running Club , your membership fee will be donated to this local non-profit organization, whose vision is to mentor, inspire and grow opportunities for individuals to develop and implement innovative strategies that will promote health and fitness changes within their own communities.

FMI: runsignup.com/Club/ME/Auburn/MovingMEForward

Jul
3
Wed
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool
Jul 3 @ 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
Jul 3 @ 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/

Lunch Time Shimmy @ Bright Star World Dance
Jul 3 @ 12:00 pm
Lunch Time Shimmy @ Bright Star World Dance

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Wednesdays
$10.00
$10 drop-in, $50/6-class card (get one class free!)

Energize your week! Learn basic belly dance movements to upbeat music and shake the mid-week stress. People of all levels and genders are welcomed and affirmed. No dance experience needed!

FMI: www.brightstarworlddance.com

5km Pub Club (Running Club) @ Baxter Brewing Co.
Jul 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
5km Pub Club (Running Club) @ Baxter Brewing Co.

Welcome to the 5km Pub Club at Baxter Brewing Co, presented in stride with Lamey Wellehan. Join us on the first Wednesday of each month at 5pm for a casual 4km – 5km group run followed by a dinner/beer special, and running content from Lamey. Some weeks we will have running movies to show on other weeks, shoe demos and on others social happy hours. Stop by this coming Weds, Dec 5th for the first run of the series!

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/202795870607073/

Beginner’s Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Beginner's Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The beginner class focuses on the fundamental principles of alignment and a sequence of postures linked together by the breath. Students will be introduced to yoga poses through step by step verbal description and demonstration. Emphasis is placed on student understanding, safety, and stability within each pose. Props and posture modifications are offered to accommodate new or tighter bodies. No yoga experience is necessary. Class is open to all ages.

About your Instructor: Laurie Chadbourne believes that we all come to yoga with different needs and goals and sometimes we may not even know why we are arriving upon the mat. Yoga calls us in and guides us. Her intention is to create a safe, supportive practice that is accessible for everyone, at every age and every stage of life. She aspires to lead you through compassionate, judgment free, lighthearted classes linking breath and movement as she embarks on the journey of teaching. Robert A. Heinlein inspires her with, “When one teaches, two learn.”

Laurie enjoys reading and playing the guitar. She truly believes laughter may be the best medicine (next to yoga) and brings plenty of that with her on and off the mat.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Fresh Air Yoga @ Payson Park
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fresh Air Yoga @ Payson Park

There is no better place to practice yoga than outdoors with the sun on your skin, the grass beneath your toes, and the wind in your hair!

Find a deeper sense of connection to yourself and mother earth. Enjoy donation-based outdoor yoga in Portland, Maine from May – November.

Wednesdays: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. @ Payson Park
Pay what you can. Recommended donation $12 // JCA fitness passes accepted

Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Jul 3 @ 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

Yoga on the Point @ Thompson's Point
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm
Yoga on the Point @ Thompson's Point

Be Well Events and Thompson’s Point are thrilled to bring you Yoga On The Point! Overlooking the beautiful Fore River we invite you to flow, connect with nature, and soak in the sun with some of the best instructors around. Join us for a summer series you won’t want to miss!

Yoga classes will be challenging and powerful while accessible to all, no matter your skill level. After cultivating strength and bliss in an upbeat yoga class, hang on the point, shop local vendors, grab a bite at the food trucks, or a drink at the bar while catching the sun set.

** Only $15 per person or $150 for the whole summer (13 events)!

Rotating Teaching Schedule and Food Trucks announced soon – check back on Facebook for all the updates!

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1127634237440521/

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Weekly Group SUP Paddle @ Portland Paddle
Jul 4 @ 7:00 am
Weekly Group SUP Paddle @ Portland Paddle

We’re bringing back our weekly SUP paddles for our 2019 season! Starting on June 6 our staff will lead an early morning paddle from our site at the East End Beach every Thursday. It’s free to join with your own board or just $15 to rent one from us ($10 off the usual rate).

This weekly gathering is a casual paddle open to anyone with some SUP experience who feels comfortable and confident on a board. This isn’t a guided trip, so everyone is responsible for their own safety and it’s not a good fit for total novices. That said, our staff are happy to share their knowledge of the sport and offer tips and support. The group will stay on the water for about an hour and will pick a destination that fits the conditions and participants.

A note about weather: If we need to cancel a weekly paddle due to weather conditions we will post an update on our Meetup page and on Facebook.

FMI: portlandpaddle.net/blog/weekly-early-morning-sup-paddle and www.facebook.com/events/647723035666362/

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Jul 4 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The room is heated up to 80 degrees.

Each class is unique and targets a peak pose. The class is led with intention and intelligent sequencing to prepare the body properly for apex of the practice. We work foundational and primary poses in each session. And the root of the teachings is to develop the capacity for self-inquiry. The body becomes the vehicle. The practice session allows the body to open slowly not to overload the nervous system, and in exchange tension, stress and congestion that has been stored in the muscles and joints now has the opportunity to release. Thus creating ease. As we create strength in the body we also begin to embrace stillness and longer holds. In leaving a class one should have a feeling of stability, strength and a connection to the body.

This class is a dynamic practice. Please hydrate properly before the class.

About your instructor: The landscape of Amy Figoli’s teaching is to hold the intention for people to find a way in, to meet the totality of oneself through asana practice, as well as working with the ability to begin to listen to what is arising. Learning to not override the currently pushing language of culture and of our bodies. To hold the space for silence, and listen inquisitively to how the body speaks.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net