Method Fitness Offering Charity Boot Camp Classes To Benefit AIDS Care Ocean State

Method Fitness Boot Camp

Join Method Fitness on Wednesday, December 14 and Saturday, December 17 for special Charity Boot Camp Classes to benefit AIDS Care Ocean State. Cost: $12 per class (cash or checks only; checks made out to ACOS) When: Wednesday, December 14 at 6:30pm and Saturday, December 17 at 10:00am. Where: Method Fitness, 755 Westminster Street, Providence, RI Weather permitting, part of the … [Read more...]

Workshop: Yoga as Sound – Kirtan and Drumming at Bristol Yoga Studio

Bristol Yoga Studio

Join Bristol Yoga Studio for a special Yoga as Sound - Kirtan and Drumming workshop on Friday, December 9. Kirtan is call and response chanting of yoga mantras. It is a chance to feel your voice and to tap into the vibrations of sound generated by your own body in the company of others. You do not have to know the words or have a great voice; like all Yoga, Kirtan is practice, presence, … [Read more...]

My Visit to The Rhode Show: Talking Thanksgiving Exercise Tips

Jane on The Rhode Show

What an exciting whirlwind of a morning I had today! I woke up at 5:00am (a good hour and fifteen minutes before my usual wake-up time) because: 1) I needed to get ready to shoot a fitness segment at The Rhode Show and 2) I was too excited to sleep any longer (see #1). I had to be at the television station at 7:30am to get ready to talk with co-host Micheala Johnson about how to stay fit and … [Read more...]

Fit Rhode Islander: Jacob Brier

Taken at LIFEcycle's Ride Round Rhody bike-a-thon - August 2011

Need some motivation? You’ll find plenty here in our little state. Fit Rhode Islander is a blog series on that introduces inspiring Rhode Islanders who have put in the effort and gotten fit! In 2008, Jacob Brier was more than 100 lbs. overweight. Three years later, he is an Ironman. This July, Jacob competed in Ironman Lake Placid - that's a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride … [Read more...]

Sarah Thomas and Phil Kerr Take the World By Bike


Rhode Islander Sarah Thomas is traveling the world on two wheels. Yes, by bike. Sure, there will be a boat ride to get across the Atlantic, but most of the traveling will require pedaling. Sarah is taking this journey with fellow adventurer Phil Kerr. They left Providence on October 10, 2011 and are heading south, where they'll set sail across the pond to bike the rest of the world. Along … [Read more...]

Fitness and the Giving Season: How To Help In Rhode Island


Give and get fit this holiday season! Here's how: 426 Fitness in Warren offers Free Zumba classes to members and non-members alike at 7:00pm on Thursdays, November 17, and December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. The classes are part of a fundraising effort for the Warren Animal Shelter. Donations collected during the free Zumba classes will go towards improvements to the shelter and day-to-day … [Read more...]

Featured Event: “Saving Jeff” Yoga Fundraiser at Family Fitness Zone

"Saving Jeff" Yoga Fundraiser

Family Fitness Zone in Coventry is hosting a yoga fundraiser on Saturday, November 12, 2011 in support of a member of its extended community, Jeff Ballew, in his battle against brain cancer. The "Saving Jeff" Yoga Fundraiser is a 90-minute Tibetan yoga session with Ray Choquette. Suggested Donation: $20 "Please join us in a distinctive Tibetan practice of yoga that incorporates … [Read more...]

Class Review: Early Morning Yoga at Bristol Yoga Studio

Bristol Yoga Studio

Early Morning Yoga at Bristol Yoga Studio - 6:30am on Friday mornings - had been on my radar for awhile. I'd been attending various classes at the studio for a few months, though usually ones that took place a little later in the day. But whenever I took a class there, I'd always leave the studio feeling refreshed and renewed. So I figured early-morning Friday yoga would be an awesome way to … [Read more...]

I’m Featured In “The Bay”!

The Bay magazine

I couldn't wait to get my November copy of The Bay magazine, and ironically enough, as I walked out of Early Morning Yoga class at Bristol Yoga Studio this morning, a fresh stack of magazines greeted me. The reason I was so excited to see it is because I was interviewed for the "Live Well Connoisseur" column this month. And the reason it was ironic that I was greeted with the stack of … [Read more...]

Fit Families RI – Sweat, Socialize and Spend Time With Your Family!

Fit Families RI

I don't have children yet, but a lot of my friends do, and I hear from a lot of them that finding time to exercise - or to do anything for yourself, really! - when you have little ones can be challenging. Enter Fit Families RI. Coming up on its one-year anniversary in January, the group was started by Erin Arnold, a URI grad, personal trainer and mom who saw the need for a network of … [Read more...]