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.
For the weekend of Sept. 7-9, 2018:
Autumn Harvest-Cycling and Cider
5-8 p.m. Friday. 51 Rider Bluff Road, Holden. www.facebook.com
A gravel/road ride around Brewer Lake followed by cider by the fire! The ride will be approximately an hour and forty-five minutes, with a distance of 22 miles. The terrain will consist of gravel and road (so bring a mountain bike or gravel bike). After the ride there will be cider and a fire to warm up by. Please bring an appetizer to share and RSVP to Sarah, the event organizer, by private FB message.
Bright Star World Dance FREE Class Week
Classes on Saturday and Sunday. Bright Star World Dance, Portland. Free. brightstarworlddance.com/freeclassweek
Free class week at Bright Star World Dance in Portland has already begun, and the free classes continue this weekend. Try Ashtanga Mysore Yoga and Intro to Mysore Yoga on Saturday and Oula Dance Fitness and Ballet Basics for Adults on Sunday. Classes are geared toward beginners and all genders, backgrounds, and body types are welcome.
3rd Annual Goddess Hike & Retreat
5:15-10:15 a.m. Saturday. Belknap Mountain, Gilford, NH. $65. www.facebook.com
This one-day retreat features a scenic hike up the Belknap Range (Piper – Belknap – Gunstock), mountain-top sunrise yoga, a second yoga session on the mountain-side, and a pot-luck brunch.
Outdoor Obstacle Fitness
8-9:30 a.m. Saturday. Spartan SGX BFD, Biddeford. $10. www.facebook.com
A fun mix of cardio, functional fitness, and strength training! All fitness levels are welcome to this fun outdoor class. Try your hand at monkey bars, climbing over walls, and plenty of other fun obstacles. Whether you’re training for an obstacle race or not, outdoor obstacle fitness is a great way to experience challenges in a whole new way.
(Fit Maine has tried it! Obstacle course workout in Biddeford’s coolest backyard: Spartan SGX BFD)
Open House at The Bar Method
Classes at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Bar Method, Portland. Free. www.facebook.com
Check out The Bar Method in Portland and enjoy free classes on Saturday and Sunday. There will also be refreshments and raffles!
Donation Yoga Class to Benefit Sea Change Yoga
10-11:30 p.m. Saturday. Sunflower Farm, Cumberland. By donation. www.facebook.com
Sea Change Yoga believes everyone deserves to experience the many benefits of yoga, and that’s why they bring it to people who don’t have access. They teach trauma-informed yoga to incarcerated people, folks in recovery from substance use disorder, people living in transitional housing, and other under-resourced communities. 100% of donations from this Saturday morning all levels yoga class in the field will support this incredible work to heal the world, one person at a time. Stay after to try some goat cheese, chat with folks from Sea Change and enjoy the farm. No advanced registration needed.