PSA: Boston Fit Girls who don't want to lose their summer body, but will a little for brunch.
"I can't go out, I have an early morning..." It's the ultimate excuse to not go out at night. For some, we live by this rule. Plan as much stuff during the day that way we will not be peer pressured or feel guilty for staying in.
The other excuse is that we have an early morning workout. This has become my routine. I feel so much better doing exercise in the morning, especially on the weekends, plus it goes perfectly into brunch time. However, on the other hand are people amazed at how the cost of exercising/brunch is almost the same as dinner/going out? While workout classes can reach $40 and so can the cost of eggs... there are some solutions that are equally if not better, plus you don't have to do the planning or reservation making.
I recently joined Brunch of Boston and the start of their Fit Series - which basically combines some of Boston's top fitness studios with hot spot brunch places. You pay one (super affordable, deal, steal) amount and get your sweat and brunch on - and you get to meet other girls in your hood with the same mentality.
This past weekend we were able to get a private class at Shawmut Yoga, and it starts at reasonable time for anyone, 12:30pm. So yes, in moments like that I was able to do a bunch of errands in the morning and take a stroll around the South End neighborhood (can we please discuss home goals). As for an avid runner and non stretcher I need yoga in my life and a class to go along with it because there is no way I'm going to do this on my own. Shawmut yoga is no frills, yet super inviting and taught by Kat Cynewski. As a side note: I also hope I am not the only one who agrees that out of all fitness instructors finding a yoga teacher that you like is the most important. You can easily tune out a Barry's or barre instructor with their music or lack of speaking. But with yoga its quiet, and they are talking the entire time, you go with their speed and not your own so yes to stress the importance of a positive yoga teacher should never be dismissed.
Kat did an amazing job leading the class with her descriptions, focus, yet didn't come off as superior, more like the friend who is way better at yoga than you leading you through a flow.
We then walked on over to Tremont 647 and settled into a cozy back room. The food was delicious, annnnnnnddd unfortunately I am training for a race so I couldn't have any of the sweet appetizers, but the entree was more than enough food. They did not skimp! The atmosphere was perfect for actually getting to know some of the people at the table. Overall, this series is perfect because you get to explore classes, instructors, and restaurants that normally you wouldn't have. It's so easy to stay within a certain group of friends, or fitness circle so it was refreshing to try something new..
Because I am an advocate for everything budget friendly.
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So if I haven't convinced you enough to try this out whether you live in the Boston area or plan to visit, do yourself, your mind, your stomach and your wallet a favor.