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Wicked Maine Outdoor Fest
June 15, 2019 at the Cumberland Fairgrounds
Celebrate all things outdoors with hands-on activities like ax-throwing, fly fishing, archery, and more. Plus tons of vendors, live music, food trucks, and beer/wine!
More info + tickets: www.wickedmaineoutdoorfest.com

Jun
18
Tue
Yoga and Cancer class @ New England Cancer Specialists
Jun 18 @ 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

Jun
19
Wed
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool
Jun 19 @ 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
Jun 19 @ 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/

Fresh Air Yoga @ Payson Park
Jun 19 @ 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 19 @ 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 19 @ 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
20
Thu
Weekly Group SUP Paddle @ Portland Paddle
Jun 20 @ 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/

Bike & Brew Ride @ Maine Beer Co.
Jun 20 @ 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/