If December had a mascot, it would be cookies and cocktails. Am I right? And there’s nothing wrong with that. Balance it out with some fun fitness events that you can do with your friends and family. Lucky for you, Columbus has some great things coming your way! Due to popularity, many of these events fill up weeks in advance, so take a look now, share with your friends, and sign your crew up now while there are still spots! Make sure to bookmark the guide since I will be adding events as they are announced.
Dec. 1, 7-10pm
Join Bend to kick off December for a night of yoga, wine glass painting, hors d’oeuvres, shopping, and girl time! Start with a 30 minute yoga session with Rachel Kerr from The Beauty Boost. Afterwards, Marina will lead you in a DIY wine glass painting class! All supplies will be provided and there will be 3 designs to choose from! Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served so you can enjoy that while in between drying times along with shopping special deals for the night in the store on apparel and accessories!
Dec. 1, 6-9pm
Lit Life + Yoga is opening in Italian Village and they’re opening their doors from 6-9pm for you to come check them out. Go preview the studio, enjoy their LIT sensory experiences, and to meet their “luminaries.” Enjoy light bites, juice samplings + more. First 50 through the door receive a special gift. Registration is free.
12/2 @ 11a-12p w/ Balanced Yoga
12/9 @ 12-1p w/ Marina Zahran (Yoga on High)
12/16 @ 12-1p w/ Danielle Dugan
Have you guys been to Trism yet? Holy cow. It’s the second restaurant from Alexis Joseph of Alchemy. Come for a free class and stay for killer smoothies, toast, and baked goods. Get the pop tart.
Dec. 3, 10:45-11:45
School-age children and their parents are welcome to this donation-based yoga class inside Athleta at Easton. Help raise money for Youth Yoga Project to bring yoga and wellness to children in our community.
Dec. 3, 10-12
Join them for a powerful vinyasa flow yoga class, led by Alice Gantman! After the class, take it off the mat for a nutrition discussion while nourishing your body with a clean and healthy meal. Learn how to fill up your tank with the right stuff, and how your body turns food into fuel can affect your overall health. FREE, and all registered participants will receive 50% off their CoreLife Eatery meal during the nutrition discussion.
Dec. 3, 1pm
Join Colleen for a 75-minute class that is specifically designed to prepare the body and mind for calm and stillness. Begin with gentle movement, then slow things down to a delicious deep stretch, followed by breath work and an accessible meditation.
This class is a perfect gateway to a meditation practice that will leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and restored for the holidays and for life.
ModMala will be there with a pop up shop offering 15% off.
Dec. 3 and 17 at noon
Join Elevator Brewing Co. from noon-1pm for a 60-minute Yoga session amongst the tanks at the brewery on 4th St.–two blocks east of their iconic restaurant. Bring your mat for vinyasa yoga class led by Jeremy Grace with Yoga on High in Downtown Columbus. All-levels of yogis and craft beer experiences are welcome. No pressure, – just fun, feel good yoga.And when you’re finished, have a free pint in the tap room.
Dec. 3, 1pm
Yoga for/with dogs! A time for relaxation, exercise, and bonding at Wild Goose Creative. On special for $20! Please have your dog on their leash when entering, attending, and leaving class. Dress in comfortable clothing. Bring a yoga mat (although there will be a few on site). There will be light snacks and water at the studio.
Purchase your spot in class today!
Donations benefit The Franklin County Dog Shelter. For a list of needs, visit: http://www.franklincountydogs.com/donate/donate-items.cfm
Sunday Dec. 3 w/Michelle
HIIT7-60 (High Intensity Interval Training)
Sunday Dec. 10 w/Ashley
Sunday Dec. 17 w/Amanda
Dec. 5th 7-8:30 and 10th 3-4:30
You guys! I did this and it was fun and memorable. Share your mat with a cat during Yogatos Class at Eat, Purr, Love Cat Cafe. Get your asana on with instructor, Emma! You get to go relax with yoga and cats! Class includes an hour of yoga with cat-zen cuddle time before and after class in the cat lounge. Refresh with a complimentary bottled water. Classes fill up, so sign up early.
Dec. 9th, 10-12
Join Combustion Brewery and Yoga Instructor, Karissa Carpenter (CYT 200) for BEND & BREW. This event will include an hour of vinyasa and power yoga before they open to the public, with invigorating blends of Doterra essentials oils, followed by a brew of your choice (2 drink tickets OR 1 flight) and a tour of the brewery. In addition, vendors will be set up for your shopping pleasure from 11:00 a.m until 2 p.m. Feel free to stick around for the afternoon for more delicious drinks, live bands, and food trucks. $30 in advance, $35 day of event
Dec. 9th, 2-5pm
It’s time for Seven Studios’ annual holiday fundraiser benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. From now till Saturday 12/9/17 they are collecting donations (cash to buy gift cards or any type of gift for any age group.) All types of families stay with the Ronald McDonald House, so this can be from infant, toddler, teen, or adult. The party will include card making to help spread cheer to the families, so feel free to bring children to participate and help encourage a giving heart. They will have tons of appetizers, drinks, and all kinds of holiday cheer! Even if you are unable to donate feel free to come lend a hand and bring your smiling face. They have tons of events at the studio leading up to the fundraiser as well, so make sure to check out the fun!
Dec. 10, 1-3
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Dec. 13, 6-?
Join Bend for an evening of pilates followed by and inspirational talk with Julie Wilkes- owner of SEVEN STUDIOS! Stay afterwards for fun mingling with shelter pets, while enjoying wine, appetizers and shopping in the store! They encourage you to bring in pet food, toys and other items for pets to donate to the Franklin County Dog Shelter.
Dec. 16th 10am
Join The Draft Room and yogi Gina McDowell for a 60-minute yoga class followed by brunch and brew including keep the glass. Broke Jonny’s will be on site with food.