Good morning! I have a great Dynamax workout I want to share with you, but since Thanksgiving is just about a week away, today I want to provide you with some workouts and workout events happening in and around the Boston area in case you want to plan ahead and schedule your Tday workout. I love working out on Thanksgiving, not because I want to “earn my turkey” (although I used to have that mindset), but because I love my body and am thankful for all it can do for me. I feel my best when I eat well and move well, so it make sense that I’d want to do both of those on Thanksgiving 🙂
If you’re looking to do your own workout on Thanksgiving, I posted these workouts over the past couple of years:
*Turkey-Day 20 Minute AMRAP Workout
If you’re looking for classes or events to go to in the area, check these out:
- The Handle Bar:
75-Minute Endurance Ride, 8:30 am (At South Boston, Fenway and Harvard Square)- Ride with Rachel, Alexa or Allie at one of our three studios for a 75-minute ride and give thanks to your hard earned sweat. You can sign up on their Schedule Page
- My friend Caroline is teaching a 9am class on Thanksgiving at Turnstyle Cycle in Kendall Square. You can sign up here
- Recycle Studio has a bunch of classes between Wed-Sun- full list is here, but here are some that my friends teach:
11/25- 6-7pm- “Pre stuff reboot buff ride” with Lindsay (hour long class!)
11/26- 8-8:45am- “Reboot Bird Ride” with Alice, 10-11am with Lindsay
11/27- 10:30-11:30 “Reboot Bird Ride” with Lindsay.
- The Oak Square YMCA has a whole bunch of classes- if that’s not your gym, but you’re interested in trying one out, let me know 🙂
Thursday, November 26
8:30-10a Group Cycle with Kelly (60 minute option)
8-9 Barre with Carolyn
9-10a Zumba with Lindsay
Friday, November 27
8-9a Total Body with Athena
9-10a Yoga with Ben
9-10a Group Cycle with Emily
10-11a Zumba with Michelle
- Thanksgiving Day at 7:45am-8:45 for F.I.T. BootCamp at Glen Meadow Park, Lynnfield MA (weather pending!)
***ALL MONEY WILL BE DONATED TO MY BROTHERS TABLE, Lynn MA***
For only $5 you can come workout, feel good and know that you’re helping others:) Bring water & towel or mat too, it gets messy! Please contact Dina (email@example.com) to register.
I know there are lots more, but here’s a brief roundup of some of them 🙂
Whether you decide to workout or not, I hope you make that decision as an entirely separate thing from food and your Thanksgiving Dinner. Exercising just to try and eliminate guilt as a result of a meal is not worth it. Exercise because you love it or because you know all the benefits it provides. Eat because you love it and because it tastes good and fuels you. Don’t mix the two.
For me, I’ll likely workout because I love to move and I love to start the day with a sweat. For the meal, I like to indulge on things I may not eat year-round (all the desserts, stuffing, mashed potatoes of all varietals, etc.), but I try to do it mindfully because I HATE being overly full and feeling sick from it! I’d rather eat enough to feel satisfied and then go back for more a few hours later 😉
Questions for you: Do you have a Thanksgiving workout planned? Any that you want to share with other readers?
7 thoughts on “Wednesday Workout: Thanksgiving Workouts & Events To Try/Checkout”
I’m thinking that I’ll emotionally need to go for a run or walk on Thanksgiving. It’ll be separate from the food though. It’s just going to be a different holiday this year and I’ll need the introvert time.
That’s totally legit! I find that if I know I’m going to have an overwhelming or intense day, some “me” time in the form of a workout is just what I need! Hope your holiday is good!
Thanks for sharing these! And also the Boston round-up. Typically I do a 5k turkey trot, but didn’t sign up for one this year and was thinking of doing a spin class. Handle Bar would be perfect! xoxo, Jenna
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You’re Welcome, Jenna! You should definitely check out Handle Bar! Have fun 🙂
I just signed up for a thanksgiving 5K in Brighton. And I always love a post thanksgiving neighborhood walk.
There’s a 5K in Brighton? that’s so fun!! and yes, it always feels good to go for a walk to help digest 🙂