Charity & Grassroots in Brighton


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Since its inception as a nonprofit organization in 1985, Community Rowing Inc. has guided more than 15,000 students in invigorating rowing sessions held on the Charles River. Their experienced staff of Olympians and coaches helps students to become familiar with industry-standard boats and rowing machines through comprehensive introductory lessons and extended handshakes with the rowing arms. After gleaning the skills necessary to properly use equipment, students gain access to locker rooms, training areas, and any additional courses on the Charles River. The full-body, calorie-burning workouts are available throughout the week, allowing students to learn essential techniques such as sweeping, sculling, and dealing peacefully with the water road rage of aggressive gondoliers.
20 Nonantum St
Brighton,
MA
US
Each Dress for Success client enters a boutique-style space, where they consult with a volunteer personal shopper to pick out an appropriate outfit for upcoming interviews. Each recipient receives a complete outfit, including a suit, blouse, shoes, hose, jewelry, and a bag, briefcase, or tote. The organization invites women who have obtained employment to come back to the center for a follow-up appointment designed to help the individual build a professional wardrobe. Dress for Success Boston serves more than 900 women each year, and gains clients through referrals from social-service agencies that provide job-training assistance.
989 Commonwealth Ave
Boston,
MA
US
Attracting the ringside cheers of NBC's Today show, as well as the 2011, 2012, and 2013 CityVoter title of Best Gym in Boston, The Ring Boxing Club's boxers eschew the monotony of standard fitness routines in favor of the strategy and concentration of boxing. These accomplished boxing coaches—of them, a Golden Gloves winner, a former U.S. Army Green Beret, and an incredibly dynamic former Super Middleweight once ranked sixth in the world—tutor students of all ages and fitness levels through what the Boston Herald describes as an "all encompassing workout that improves fitness and coordination and builds strength." They motivate clients to embrace the confidence that blossoms in the ring as they elegantly dance with an opponent or punching bag, engraining hooks and uppercuts into muscle memory. Amid the gym's boxing memorabilia and posters, they teach more than 60 classes a week, leading a 12-round boxing workout that marries a professional boxer's workout with a montage of fitness drills. They also teach the pugilist's basic footwork, punches, and blocks, which they streamline with strength training, theory, and proper form.
971 Commonwealth Ave
Boston,
MA
US
114 Western Ave
Boston,
MA
US
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