The latest Rhode Island health and wellness news and events.
ON THE RUN: HEALTH AND WELLNESS EVENTS
Find your inner Zen and practice your down dogs in Roger Williams Park every Monday night. This introductory vinyasa-flow class is open to all levels, from novice beginners to advanced yogis alike. Each session’s gentle pace will help establish strength, flexibility and balance within a continuous sequence of postures. Plus, the class supports healthy alignment while honoring and exploring the connection between movement, breath and mindfulness. This is a BYOM (bring your own mat) kind of event. Click here for more information.
Head to the docks in Waterplace Park and paddle the Providence waterways via kayak. Sign up online.
Participate in a Craft Brew Race, a fun 5-K in Newport followed by a craft beer festival featuring more than forty local craft breweries. Go ahead, sip a brew or two. You deserve it! Register in advance here.
Explore the trails of Roger Williams Park in a series of late afternoon walks, held the last Thursday of the month. Walks depart from the Museum of Natural History at 4:30 p.m. and are free to the public. The walk is recommended for people ages six and older and pets are not permitted. Find more information online.
Take a sunset yoga class on a roof-top terrace overlooking beautiful downtown Providence. The hour-long vinyasa-flow class will be followed by a glass of wine under the stars. Bring your own mat or rent one for an additional $2. Click here for more information.
Head out with Audubon senior director of conservation, Scott Ruhren, to learn about the wide variety of plants and wildflowers growing at the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium. Scott will review how to identify plants, discuss their importance for pollinators and show visitors how to spot invasive species. Sign up here.
Join Save the Bay for an open-water swim. The event challenges skilled swimmers to a 1.7-nautical-mile journey from the Naval War College in Newport to Potter Cove in Jamestown. See more information on their Facebook page.
Find inner peace during a yoga class with a view of Narragansett Bay at the Squantum Association. Outdoor and indoor accommodations are available for this event. Plus, post yoga class brunch bites and bubbles will be available. Register here.
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 races scheduled for the summer in Rhode Island at Running in the USA.
Hundreds of red, dockless bikes have popped up in Providence. JUMP Bikes, owned and operated by Social Bicycles, an Uber-owned company, are pedal-assisted electric bikes that provide a boost of up to twenty miles per hour as you ride for a new way of commuting, exercising and recreational play. Read more here.
As seen on the Rhode Island Department of Health Twitter page, Newport’s three fire stations are now safe stations. See more here.
University of Rhode Island graduate Mavis Nimoh has been named the new executive director of The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights at The Miriam Hospital. She is the first African American woman to hold the position. See the full Providence Journal article here.
A new initiative to offer free sunscreen at twenty-two state parks and beaches around Rhode Island this summer is being funded through a federal grant. The state program aimed at preventing skin cancer will have automatic dispensers near the pavilions or entrances at all eight state beaches in Rhode Island and most state parks, according to the state Department of Environmental Management. See the full article from Providence Journal.
Planet Fitness will invite high schoolers ages fifteen through eighteen to work out for free at any of its locations throughout the United States, including its fifteen clubs across Rhode Island through September 1 as part of the nationwide Teen Summer Challenge initiative.
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