Moving AHEAD

We all know it can be a challenge to keep up with our wellness routines and healthy habits while we’re away at a conference.  Moving AHEAD is a wellness initiative to help conference attendees focus on moving their physical or emotional well-being forward even while being away from our homes and gyms. If you don’t want to work out alone or you’d like to connect with AHEAD members who are interested in keeping up their wellness routines while at the conference, please join us at any of the following events.  Trails and park maps are available at AHEAD registration for your convenience if you’d like be venture outside the conference hotels on your own or with a group.

Meet-up Times and Locations:

Thursday

  • 6:30-7:30 am - Westin gym workout (Utilize the gym space as you like – weights, cardio machines or a combo. Please wear gym clothing and sneakers.)
  • 6:30-7:30 am - Renaissance Hotel gym workout (Utilize the gym space as you like – weights, cardio machines or a combo. Please wear gym clothing and sneakers.)
  • 6:30 – 7:30 am – 3.5 mile walk – Meet at the Westin gym (Explore the downtown waterfront Faneuil Hall area of Boston! Route is mostly flat.)

 

Friday

  • 6:30-7:30 am - Westin gym workout (Utilize the gym space as you like – weights, cardio machines or a combo. Please wear gym clothing and sneakers.)
  • 6:30-7:30 am - Renaissance Hotel gym workout (Utilize the gym space as you like – weights, cardio machines or a combo. Please wear gym clothing and sneakers.)
  • 6:30 – 7:30 am – Universal design yoga (See description below.)
  • 6:30 – 7:30 am – 5 mile jog – Meet at the Westin gym. (Explore the Castle Island loop and a scenic tour of the Boston Harbor waterfront. 10 – 11 minute miles or 5.5 - 6 mph pace. Route is mostly flat.)

 

Saturday

  • 6:30-7:30 am- Westin gym workout (Utilize the gym space as you like – weights, cardio machines or a combo. Please wear gym clothing and sneakers.)
  • 6:30-7:30 am- Renaissance Hotel gym workout (Utilize the gym space as you like – weights, cardio machines or a combo. Please wear gym clothing and sneakers.)
  • 6:30 – 7:30 am – Universal design yoga (See description below.)

 

Morning Universal Design Yoga: Friday 6:30 am to 7:30 am

Ready to start the day energized but also with a little more inner balance? Join us for a one-hour Universal Design Yoga (UDY) class with Sue Mann Dolce, Associate Director of Accessibility Services at University of Buffalo and certified yoga instructor. Have fun and learn how to use yoga to create more vitality and inner balance. Safe, welcoming, and comfortable for all participants, no matter how you move, see, hear, speak, experience the world, or your level of yoga experience. You may practice on a mat or in a chair, or both!  Wear comfortable clothes and bring a sweater or sweatshirt. Sue developed Universal Design Yoga in 2008 and has been teaching the class at UB and the community since then! She is certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapists, C-IAYT, and is also a registered yoga teacher RYT. Cost: Free!