Monday, November 16, 2009

Fit For Free

Despite the rainy weather I had quite a fun weekend! Started Friday off with dinner with some dietitian friends (recap soon!!!!), spent Saturday volunteering for a community nutrition project-(ie making "healthy food collages" and fruits and vegetables cootie catchers with some adorable kiddos at the Cambridge Family Fun Day), had an active Sunday and wrapped it up with a Boston Locavores/Urban Homesteaders Potluck :)

Today's Post is to show that staying in shape doesn't have to be expensive. As much as I'd love to be a member of Sports Club LA, I'm all about cheap fitness-namely running outside (all you need is shoes!) and free classes!!!

For those in Boston here are two (FREE) ways to stay in shape around Thanksgiving!

First-Lululemon in Prudential Center is have 3 free classes every weekend! Stop by the store 9-10 on Saturdays, 9:30-10:30 Sunday or 6:30-7:30pm Sundays! All the teachers are from Exhale Spa and a full class description can be found on the lululemon website! Also the Lululemon in Cambridge is also having classes on weekends!

After hitting up Pilates at Lulu, I met up with Sarah, Janel, Jess, Tina to try out the new EA Sports Active Demo store!

They let us have a little sneak preview and check out the game on their wiis

3 wii stations for maximum fun
It is such a blast! You totally forget you are working out! Janel and I got into a bit of friendly competition.

Janel and I demonstrating proper squat form,:)
I didn't whip out my camera, so half of these are stolen from Tina
The personal trainer really guides you through all the sports and exercises and each round is only about 45 seconds-keeping it interesting, never boring and a ton of fun!! My favorite was the inline skating-squats and jumps=killer! You follow your avator on the screen, and feedback from the personal trainer in a box, and info like time and calories burned are also displayed. Its really self-explanatory and easy to follow, even for those of us who fumble with video game controllers (me)!

Jess and Tina are so focused!
Very customizable-you pick out pieces that you want to do and it strings it together as a workout. But there are also pre-set workouts-ranging from Total Body Workout to Circuit for Marathoners! The game comes with a leg strap and resistance band.

Sarah on the Advanced Version
This game is perfect for when its hard to get to the gym (ahem new england winter) and you want a quick, effective workout! and even better, Today the store (156 Newbury St) opens to the public and will remain open til Dec 14th! So give them a call or just swing in and play the game on the wii stations they have set up! and its FREE

Thanks again Sarah, and the team of EA Sports Active!!

Why do you stay active? I do because it makes me happy and keeps me sane!! I can't imagine what I would do if I wasn't able to let off steam that way!!
Do you have any fun free workout tips??

Stay tuned for some fall in New England appropriate recipes and new restaurant reviews! Oh and the Countdown til my 21st birthday!! (hint: 4 days)


Corinne (Green Grapes Blog) said...

Woo-hoo you go lady! Show 'em how to do proper squats! Love it! Glad you had a good time!I must try this out!

Twins said...

Looked like you all had a great time...working out with friends is the best way to stay motivated!

Nicole Chow - said...

Your day at EA Sports looked like so much fun! Thanks for the review on that place; I didn't know it existed! 21?! You seem so wise beyond your years. Live it up, girl! Enjoy your special bday! Any plans?

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

Oh my goodness!! SO CLOSE TO YOUR BDAY!!!

I workout because it makes me feel great! If and when I am having a crappy day, a workout never fails to brighten my mood!

Lindsey said...

haha that looks like such a blast! I'm going to have to creep over there some time soon to test it out - maybe a gaming battle against Ryan is in the future...