Weekly Weigh-In

The latest Rhode Island health and wellness news and events.

ON THE RUN: HEALTH AND WELLNESS EVENTS

6/20 and 6/23

Every Wednesday morning at 6:30 a.m. and Saturday morning at 8 a.m. until August 25, join Providence Power Yoga at India Point Park in Providence for a free session of yoga

6/20

Every Wednesday at 6 p.m. through October 3, head to Lincoln Woods for a community bike ride. Arrive by 5:30 p.m. and be ready to ride promptly after.

6/22

Every Friday morning until August 25, join Providence Power Yoga at 6:30 a.m. for sunrise yoga at Rose Larissa Park in Riverside. The session is an hour long and is free.

6/23

Getting your favorite fruits and veggies just got easier (and more fun, too). Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Newport Vineyards hosts the Middletown Aquidneck Growers Market, a one-stop kind of shop where shoppers can purchase their groceries from over twenty vendors. Live music and wine tastings offer a new kind of grocery shopping that most anyone can enjoy. Visit discovernewport.org to learn more.

6/23, 7/28 and 8/25

Enjoy a night at the bar, *ahem* we mean barre, at Studio Barre. Workout and enjoy a beer at the barre. This sixty-minute workout digs deep, but the music and happy barre-tenders push you towards your best.

6/29

Nourish Your Mind, Body and Soul at the Brewed Awakenings Coffee House in Warwick. Start your wellness journey by taking this workshop to learn how to detoxify your body, home and inner being. Reserve your spot, as there are only sixteen spots available. Coffee will be included!

6/30, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11 and 8/25

Brown Medicine is offering free CPR training classes from 8-10 a.m. for adults over the age of eighteen. Each class is open to a limited number of six participants. Sign up online.

7/7

Flow through sixty minutes of yoga with Zen Mafia and glow with an organic and vegan based face spray tan after! Tickets cost $22 and must be purchased in advance is space is limited.

7/7

Join museum curator Michael Kieron at Roger Williams Park on the first Saturday of every month to search for Rhode Island’s most frequent flyers. During the hour-and-a-half walk, spot many of the migrant birds that call the 430-acre-oasis their home. Don’t forget your binoculars and wear sturdy shoes for the best bird watching experience. The walk is free as part of the RWP Conservancy spring tours, although pre-registration is preferred. Call 401-680-7248 or visit their website to register.

7/7 and 8/4

Join Anytime Fitness for bootcamp and brews. Workouts include a full-body workout combining principles of functional strength training, HIIT, and basic weight training. Keep going towards the light at the end of the tunnel (yes, we mean the beer at the end!).

7/10

A CPR/AED certification class will be held at the Mind and Body Studios in West Warwick at 5 p.m. The class costs $60 per person and attendees will receive a two-year certification from the American Heart Association.

7/11

Mt. Hope Farm in Bristol is offering Goat Yoga in its barn for a one hour zen session with the farm’s Nigerian dwarf goats. Sign up for a relaxing (and insanely cute) night of yogi fun!

7/14 and 8/11

Join Pulse Newport for an ab workout and don’t forget the ales! This class provides a forty-minute ab workout with a full stretch afterwards to engage your core. Reward yourself with a drink and clink to a successful core workout.

7/21 and 8/18

Do you ever wonder what it is like to train like a boxer? Now you can with a one-hour class at Newport Boxfit. Engage your entire body by performing jump rope, shadow boxing, pad work, heavy bag work, plyometrics, abs and lots of heart-pumping exercises in a fun and motivating environment. Plus, enjoy a beer after!

7/24

What’s better than doughnuts and downward dogs? Well, nothing really. Join Zen Mafia for a sixty-minute vinyasa yoga class followed by KNEAD Doughnuts, sipping coffee and mingling with like-minded friends. Buy tickets here.

7/24

If you’ve ever wondered what really goes into the Olympic sport of curling, now’s your chance to find out with Ocean State Curling Club’s first ‘Learn to Curl’ event of the summer. The event will be held at the Cranston Veterans Memorial Ice Rink from 6-8 p.m.

8/11

Mark your calendars! Zen Mafia and Hometown Poke are pairing up for an hour-long vinyasa yoga session followed by a poke bowl pop up. To purchase ticket, call Joyful Bliss at 401-744-9447.

9/26

Feel the sweet effects of getting salty with Zen Mafia at Saltitude in Lincoln. Enjoy an hour-long session of Vinyasa flow yoga, followed by basic meditation Himalayan salt therapy and a wine tasting. All tickets must be purchased in advance online, as space is limited.

 

ONGOING

Running is not only a great way to exercise, but it is also a fun way to get involved in the community. Join a team, run for a charity or race on your own. Learn about the hundreds of races scheduled for the remainder of the year in Rhode Island at Running in the USA.

Join Rail Explorers USA for an exploration like no other. Enjoy incredible water views of Narragansett Bay, pack a snack and watch the boats go by from a unique perspective of the railroad.

Get the kiddos out of the house this summer vacation. C and L Stables is offering trail and bay side beach rides. Riding times and prices vary. Visit their website for additional information or call 401-886-5246 for reservations.

 

HEALTH NEWS

According to the Rhode Island Department of Health, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has recognized Rhode Island as one of the top states in the nation for immunization rates for several vaccines.

Now that school is out, the Rhode Island Department of Education’s Summer Food Service Program will begin to help provide breakfast, lunch and occasionally dinner to children in need. The program is a part of RIDE’s Child Nutrition Programs.  

The Rhode Island Department of Health Twitter account has shared news that Providence is ranked worst in the Northeast for allergy misery. The report, from NBC News, can be read here.

According to ecoRI News, Providence may finally be getting a bike-share service. The models will be similar to the Zipper service and will be battery-powered electric bikes. Learn more here!

According to the Providence Journal, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island is now streamlining coverage for teen mental health programs. More information about the coverage can be found here.

Players of the Pawtucket Red Sox are teaming up with young school children in Pawtucket on the way to school. The new program promotes school attendance, daily exercise and positive relationships between volunteers and walkers. Check out the program and photos at Providence Journal online.

Photo from Hotel Viking.

Sunday mornings just got symbiotic at the Hotel Viking in Newport. Read more about the kombucha beverages offered on the Sunday brunch menu or learn how to make your own kombucha cocktails from Newport Daily News.

The Rhode Island Department of Health has granted ten local groups $42,000 for projects relating to climate change and its effect on public health. More information about the projects can be found here​.

 

With reporting assistance by April Federico and Nicole Boucher.  

 

 

 

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