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Here’s what’s happening healthy! March/April 2017


This month started with my birthday and a new program that I co-created, Well Athletes, a conditioning program for high school students. Super exciting and fun! Plus, today is the first day of SPRING which makes me incredibly happy. I hope you are up and at ’em and springing into action.

I’ve pulled together a quick list of What’s Happening Healthy Here – (in and around) where you live. Get involved, try something new, meet new friends and get moving! It’s healthy. HAPPY SPRING!

Here’s what’s happening:

A HEALTHY DEAL: Cyclebar is still running their introductory offer of 10 rides for only $99!

I’m gonna leave these here for you… 7 Exercises to Improve Core Strength from the American Council on Exercise. Nothing fancy just good movement!

This month, I ordered Essential Oils from my friend, Molly Schrewsberry at Love Well Live Well as a birthday gift to myself. So far, I have given everyone in my house a massage and my room smells of lavender. I’m still learning about these but I’m working on adding more calm in a very active house.

Wellesley Trails! 43 miles of trails in Wellesley. What a gift! Get out and explore this spring. There are many benefits to getting outside, here’s one study…  Stanford researchers find mental health prescription: Nature.

A Benefit Class for Yoga Reaches Out with Jordan Lashley & Tara Morris – Saturday, March 25th at H.Y.P. Needham 4:30pm-6:30pm $25 cash or check only. Register here! 

TONED DOWN: AN INTRO TO BTONE – A gentler version of btone’s signature tone classes. Don’t hesitate! Try something new, it’s healthy!

Metro West Jiu Jitsu and Self Defense Training – First Fridays – “First Friday” is a specialized, women’s-only training event. I went March 3rd and it was great information. I plan to go again, April 7th. Come join me! It will be offered on the first Friday of every month, so you can plan ahead! The classes are taught by Sensei Allison Manzella and accompanied by other certified female instructors. This event is FREE for all women interested in learning about Self-Defense and Jiu Jitsu. Both novice and experienced practitioners are welcome to join. Please feel free to bring female family and friends to the class. Any female over the age of 14 is welcome!

Wellesley STEM EXPO – April 8th, 2017 because science is healthy!

Advanced Asana Exploration –  April 8th and May 12th at H.Y.P. Studio – Join Jennifer Houghtaling and your community of fellow yogis for this 4 session, empowering and playful monthly meet~up where we will collectively explore some more advanced asana, including arm balancing, inversions, binds, balances and transitions. Contact the studio for details.

Boston Marathon – April 17, 2017 – We are cheering for you!!!

MARATHON SPORTS  – LAST LONG RUN 2017  Join Marathon Sports and New Balance as you put in your final miles before race day.  Saturday, March 25th 7:15am Click here to reserve your spot! 

Yoga Reaches Out  – Sunday, April 30th 2017 9am-5pm to benefit Yoga Reaches Out Wellness Center at Boston Children’s Hospital and Off the Mat, Into the World. Learn more here.

Keep Well Clinics 2017 Calendar– by Wellesley Health Department

Spring into Action! Take care of yourself and you will bloom. I promise! I hope to see you out and about.

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