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Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Morning Workouts – Sponsored by AJH

By Caitlin Dowling, Newburyport.com Correspondent
Caitlin is a freelance editor/writer and former news producer for CNN. As a local mom of three, her family can be found enjoying all Newburyport has to offer, from strolling downtown to biking the rail trail to swimming at the beach.
Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Morning Workouts, Newburyport

The 2023 Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Morning Workouts are back for another round of classes with amazing views of the Newburyport waterfront. These FREE classes, all hosted by local fitness businesses, are a great opportunity to try a variety of exercise styles all lead by Greater Newburyport’s top local instructors—there’s something for everyone and every fitness level. Sponsored by Newburyport’s own Anna Jaques Hospital, the waterfront workouts offer an entire week of wellness opportunities—a fitting match for a hospital that strives to keep its community healthy.

Located right off the Newburyport boardwalk on the lawn in front of Sea Level Oyster Bar, the Waterfront Morning Workouts take place each morning during Yankee Homecoming week. From bootcamp to yoga, there are a wide variety of classes offered to fit all ages and levels. Classes are free and open to the public, so sample and try as many as you would like. Love a class you take? Continue on your fitness journey by visiting the company’s local studio. The article image features a prior year waterfront workout class hosed by Sarah Oleson Yoga. 

A big thank you to Yankee Homecoming for supporting local and organizing the waterfront workouts. This event helps to promote awareness for local fitness businesses and gives our community a chance to kick off their day with a FREE class that will energize them while enjoying the natural beauty of the Newburyport waterfront.

2023 Waterfront Workouts Sunday, July 30th – Sunday, August 6th:

Sunday, July 30th 6:00 AM – To Be Announced
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Sunday, July 30th  8:00 AM – Awake Minds
Join Meghan Leighton from Awake Minds: Yoga & Conscious Living for an all levels vinyasa yoga class that includes poses and breathwork to support refreshment and coolness in summer months – based on yoga and Ayurveda (yoga’s sister science) recommendations for the summertime. Bring a mat, towel, and water bottle with you and get ready to flow!

Sunday, July 30th  9:15 AM – The Mom COMM
Family Bootcamp
Fitness and fun for the whole family to keep you moving, sweating and laughing together. All ages are welcome. Bring your own mats and water.

Monday, July 31st  6:00 AM – To Be Announced
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Monday, July 31st 8:00 AM Awake Minds 
Join Meghan Leighton from Awake Minds: Yoga & Conscious Living for an all levels vinyasa yoga class that includes poses and breathwork to support refreshment and coolness in summer months – based on yoga and Ayurveda (yoga’s sister science) recommendations for the summertime. Bring a mat, towel, and water bottle with you and get ready to flow!

Monday, July 31st 9:15 AM – YMCA OF NORTH SHORE
Fit for Life
This class is designed for anyone looking for a gentle approach to fitness. By incorporating low impact cardio movements and light strength training, we’ll work together to improve your balance and mobility, all while increasing your overall strength.

Tuesday, August 1st  6:00 AM – Hot Asana Power Yoga
This yoga flow is for all levels! Instructors will pair the flow with their unique beat and rhythm, which will change throughout the week! Please bring a yoga mat, H20 and an open mind and heart.

Tuesday, August 1st 8:00 AM – FUEL
This 45 minute class is designed to tone + tighten through various strength-based exercises and a little heart pumping cardio. This class will focus on core, lower + upper body, sculpting and don’t forget that stretch at the end! Using a combination of resistance equipment (loop bands) and body weight, we will strengthen major muscle groups while keeping things fun and functional.

Tuesday, August 1st 9:15 AM – The Mom Comm
Stroller Bootcamp
A full-body workout using your stroller! We will combine strength, cardio, and core together with your babe in tow! Little ones can stay in the stroller during class; older kids are welcome to come out and participate with us (we understand they get antsy!). Bring your own toys, snacks, and entertainment for them! Please bring your own mat and water. Prenatal + postnatal modifications will be provided. All fitness levels are welcome. Feel free to stay after and mingle with other moms and families.

Wednesday, August 2nd 6:15 AM – Kin Fitness 
Bootcamp for all levels
All the classic cardio, strength, core exercises you know mixed into the perfect combo to keep you on your toes – always challenging, always fun! Exercises will be modified for different fitness levels as needed. Please bring water and a Yoga mat (if you have/want one)!

Wednesday, August 2nd 8:00 AM – FUEL
Fuel to Go Band Class
This 45-minute class is designed to tone + tighten through various strength-based exercises and a little heart pumping cardio. This class will focus on core, lower + upper body sculpting, and don’t forget that stretch at the end! Using a combination of resistance equipment (loop bands) and body weight, we will strengthen major muscle groups while keeping things fun and functional!

Wednesday, August 2nd 9:15 AM – YWCA Greater Newburyport
Yoga/Barre Fusion
Multi-level class – appropriate for all fitness levels. This class incorporates low impact barre and strengthening exercises along with your favorite yoga poses and stretches. Please bring your own yoga mat and a light set of weights.

Thursday, August 3rd 6:15 AM – Kin Fitness
Cardio for all levels
Focus on your heart health, stamina, and endurance with high intensity interval training – quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short active recovery periods, paired with low intensity movements performed for a moderate amount of time. A great way to get your heart pumping! Please bring water and a Yoga mat (if you have/want one)!

Thursday, August 3rd  8:00 AM – Hot Asana Power Yoga
This yoga flow is for all levels! Instructors will pair the flow with their unique beat and rhythm, which will change throughout the week! Please bring a yoga mat, H20 and an open mind and heart.

Thursday, August 3rd 9:15 AM – YWCA Greater Newburyport
Muscle and Mat
This class is a combination of resistance training and fundamental core strength and conditioning. All levels welcome.

Friday, August 4th 6:00 AM – To Be Announced
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Friday, August 4th 8:00 AM – Riverside Yoga
Move slowly into basic yoga postures while emphasizing breath work and simplicity. The class will include seated stretches, standing postures, and long cool-down into Savasana. This class welcomes beginners and anyone wishing to balance their regular more vigorous yoga practice or exercise with a softer, mindful class. Appropriate for all levels.

Friday, August 4th 9:15 AM – Pure Bare
Pure Barre is a full-body, ballet-barre-based workout. The 50-minute class features low-impact movements that focus on tightening and toning your core, glutes and arms. Please bring a mat, water bottle, and a set of light hand weights if you have them!

Saturday, August 5th 6:00 AM – To Be Announced
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Saturday, August 5th 8:00 AM –  Hot Asana Power Yoga
This yoga flow is for all levels! Instructors will pair the flow with their unique beat and rhythm, which will change throughout the week! Please bring a yoga mat, H20 and an open mind and heart.

Saturday, August 5th 9:15 AM – Portaikido Martial Arts
With instructor Douglas Wilcox
Newburyport Aikido welcomes individuals and families of all ages and abilities to a refreshing and challenging 45-minute morning workout. Aikido is a martial art requiring flexibility and relaxation of body and mind. We will start with head-to-toe stretching and breathing and focus exercises to empty our minds. Then we will do some weapons exercises – with wooden swords that we provide – and try some empty hand techniques. No experience necessary. Try something new, try Aikido. Bring your energy, your own water, and something to work out on. See you down by the river!

Sunday, August 6th 6:00 AM – To Be Announced
Check back for details.

Sunday, August 6th 8:00 AM – Riverside Yoga
Move slowly into basic yoga postures while emphasizing breath work and simplicity. The class will include seated stretches, standing postures, and long cool-down into Savasana. This class welcomes beginners and anyone wishing to balance their regular more vigorous yoga practice or exercise with a softer, mindful class. Appropriate for all levels.

Sunday, August 6th 9:15 AM – Portaikido Martial Arts
With instructor Douglas Wilcox
Newburyport Aikido welcomes individuals and families of all ages and abilities to a refreshing and challenging 45-minute morning workout. Aikido is a martial art requiring flexibility and relaxation of body and mind. We will start with head-to-toe stretching and breathing and focus exercises to empty our minds. Then we will do some weapons exercises – with wooden swords that we provide – and try some empty hand techniques. No experience necessary. Try something new, try Aikido. Bring your energy, your own water, and something to work out on. See you down by the river!

The waterfront morning workouts are just one part of a much larger celebration—Yankee Homecoming. Be sure to check out our Events Calendar to find all of the fun events happening all week long in Newburyport.

Thank you to Anna Jaques Hospital for Sponsoring the Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Workouts. A true community health champion, the Anna Jaques Hospital sponsorship helps encourage everyone to find their optimal exercise program at no cost and provides free advertising/exposure for the participating local small business fitness companies.