Update: Barn Bootcamp has been cancelled for the rest of the month. Darn! It’s bootcamp. In a barn! Kendra Wheeler,
I tried Strike Fit. And wow, there was sweating. There was panting. There was a sense of toughness that lingers days later (just like the soreness in my arms and quads).
Mom's Morning is an awesome opportunity for women (and yes, men too!) to learn to surf in a welcoming environment. (Meaning, you'll be with other brand-new surfers, in small waves at Gooch's Beach and under the tutelage of Aquaholics owner Nanci Boutet
To help registered simmers train (the swim filled up the day registration opened), the Portland and Casco Bay YMCAs are offering training sessions right up until race day. Session one is almost over, but there's plenty of time to sign up for sessions two and three.
I appreciate a sweat-inducing indoor cycling class. Or the moment in a yoga class when you can finally balance in tree pose without all that erratic wobbling and arm-flailing. But in Maine, being fit isn't just about feats at the gym or stamina on the treadmill. And it definitely has nothing to do with pant size.
Halloween-inspired things to do in Maine this weekend (and into next week). Run a 5K in costume and eat pancakes after. Rock Climb by the light of your headlamp. Or do yoga by candlelight with spooky music.
This weekend, you can sprint in high heels and ride a bike while dressed in your finest tweed. It also happens to be a fine time of year for trail running, and there's an event on Saturday in Westbrook that runners - particularly runners with dogs - will want to check out.
Go full-on fall this weekend with a bike ride to apple orchards or a yoga hike in the white mountains. There's also a trail running festival (or trail walking, if you prefer) and a chance to try speedskating.
This weekend offers two chances to go for a run and enjoy a beer at the finish line and two chances to paddle (SUP, canoe, or kayak) on the water. Plus a day of free activities at the YMCA of Southern Maine during their Welcoming Week celebration on Saturday.
This is a solid weekend for you budget-minded folks who still like to try new things. There are a number of free ways to work out - Barre classes and yoga and dancing - and an obstacle course workout that's only $10. There's also a donation yoga class in Cumberland - pay what you can to benefit Sea Change Yoga.