Road Races In Rhode Island This Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend, November 24-27

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Burn off those extra holiday calories in a road race this long holiday weekend! Thursday, November 24 26th Annual NewportFed Pie Run - 8:30 a.m. at Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, RI. The 26th Annual NewportFed Pie Run is a 5 mile USATF sanctioned road race and 3 mile non-competitive walk on Thanksgiving morning. Willow Tree Family Turkey Trot 5K & Kids 1K … [Read more...]

Road Races In Rhode Island This Weekend, November 19-20

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Here are you road race options for this weekend! Saturday, November 19: Turkey Trot Charity Road Race - 4.3 Miles – 10:00 a.m. at the East Providence Rec. Center, 100 Bullocks Pt. Avenue, East Providence, RI. Proceeds to benefit the East Providence Welfare Dept. Food Drive. Sunday, November 20: 20th Annual Lil Rhody Runaround Trail Race - 11:00 a.m. at Burlingame State Park, … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Road Races In Rhode Island This Weekend, November 12-13

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No road races this Saturday, running folks, but you have few choices on Sunday: Sunday, November 13: Citizens Bank Newport Pell Bridge Run - 6:30 a.m. - point-to-point race from East Shore Road in Jamestown, RI to Downtown Newport, RI. This inaugural race will benefit Operation Stand Down Rhode Island, Meeting Street, Special Olympics Rhode Island and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. … [Read more...]

Safety Tips For Running Or Walking In the Dark

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In case you haven't noticed, we're at that time of year when the clock strikes 4:30pm and the sun has already started to set. Yup, the winter months are right ahead of us, folks, and if you like to run or walk outside, there's a good chance you'll be doing those activities in the dark, whether it's early in the morning or late in the day. Be prepared for your dawn or dusk workout! Here are 4 … [Read more...]

5 Fab Fitness Finds For This Week

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Looking to mix up your fitness routine? Here are five ways to change it up and get moving this week! Monday, November 7: Free Flow. Innerlight Center For Yoga & Meditation in Middletown is offering a free Heated Vinyasa yoga class at 9:00am. It is a “Mandala style Vinyasa – multi-directional sequencing as you move around the mat in a new, fluid way.” Tuesday, November 8: … [Read more...]

Free Rhode Island Fitness Events In November

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Here's a round-up of free fitness offerings this month! Seekonk Total Fitness offers a Free Senior Fitness Class each Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10:30am - 11:15am. It is designed specifically for older adults and taught by a certified senior fitness instructor. This easy-to-follow workout is safe, heart-healthy and gentle on the joints. It takes place November 1, November … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Celebrate World Run Day

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Did you know that Sunday, November 6, 2011 is World Run Day? "World Run Day was founded to celebrate the sport of running worldwide. Our mission is to broaden and promote the health benefits of running while also encouraging runners to donate to their own favorite charity on this special day." Here are 5 ways you can celebrate: 1) Go for a run. Yup, it's as simple as that. Hit the road … [Read more...]

5 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes For Fitness Fans

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Need a last-minute Halloween costume idea? Why not look to your favorite fitness guru for inspiration? Whether you want to go for a look that's so yesterday or very today, here are 5 DIY costumes that include gear you can find in your closet - or easily put your hands on: Richard Simmons: Jillian Michaels: Billy Blanks: Jane Fonda: Tony Horton: (This one is super … [Read more...]

Free Weekend Fitness Events, October 29-30

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Get fit for free! Here are some ways to get your sweat on this weekend while saving some coin. Saturday, October 29 Seekonk Total Fitness, 1301 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, MA:"Get Fit & Donate" Super Class to benefit Seekonk Human Services. This 2-hour class, from 8:00am-10:00am, is open to the public - free of charge - with the donation of a basic household item or toiletry … [Read more...]