Things To Do in Rhode Island

Fun Fused Glass Class for 2 or 4 or a Party Class for 10 or More at The Studio of Deenie Pacik (Up to 47% Off)

The Studio of Deenie Pacik

Warwick

$90 $55

Fused-glass artist guides students as they put together precut glass, powder, and frit into fetching pendants

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

10 Yoga Classes at Ocean State Be Yoga (Up to 73% Off

Ocean State Be Yoga

Pawtucket

$150 $40

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Instructors lead several yoga classes, from the heated and detoxifying Bikram yoga style to the more gentle vinyasa style

Two 60-Minute Jump Passes or One Month of Unlimited SkyRobics at Sky Zone Providence (40% Off)

Sky Zone Providence

Providence

$30 $18

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Wall-to-wall trampolines let visitors defy gravity during open jump sessions; burn up to 1,000 calories/hour during low-impact SkyRobics

Two-Hour Bowling Package for 6 or 12 at Old Mountain Lanes & Walnut Hill Bowl (Up to 56% Off)

Old Mountain Lanes/Walnut Hill Bowl

Multiple Locations

$79.90 $35

Bowlers vie for strikes on brand-new synthetic lanes, taking breaks to sip from pitchers of beer or soda

One or Three Months of Adult or Children's Jiu Jitsu Classes at Yang Ki Yin School of Jiu Jitsu (Up to 56% Off)

Yang Ki Yin School of Jiu Jitsu

Coventry

$75 $39

Students develop self-defense skills and discipline in adult or kids' Jiu Jitsu classes at Rhode Island's oldest martial-arts school

$19 for a Fall Farm Outing for Up to Six at Adam's Farm (Up to $31.50 Value). Three Weekends Available.

Adam's Farm

Cumberland

$31.50 $19

After taking a hayride, visitors devour popcorn and pick out sugar pumpkins; festival includes free corn and hay maze

One-Year Membership with Four-Week Introductory Experience or Birthday Party at The Little Gym (Up to 56% Off)

The Little Gym of Smithfield

Smithfield

$125 $55

Kids get active with dancing, noncompetitive sports, karate, and gymnastics designed to improve self-esteem and teamwork skills

One or Two Months of Traditional Okinawan Karate Classes at ShoDan Karate (Up to 83% Off)

ShoDan Karate

West Warwick

$120 $25

Senseis teach traditional Okinawan martial arts while keeping class sizes small for plenty of one-on-one instruction

5, 10, or One Month of Striking Beauties Boxing and Fitness Classes at Manfredo's Gym (Up to 75% Off)

Striking Beauties and Manfredo's Gym

Narragansett

$75 $19

Striking-Beauties is offering women's only boxing classes inside Manfredo's Gym, where co-ed classes are also available

Fortress of Nightmares for Two or Four (50% Off)

Fortress of Nightmares

Newport

$30 $15

Theatrical lighting, eerie sound effects, and fog machines shroud visitors in terror as they meander through Fort Adams’s tunnels

BYOB Painting Class for Two or Four at Bristol Art Studio (Up to 51% Off)

Bristol Art Studio

Bristol

$60 $30

Students can discover their talents as an artist while sipping on beverages brought from home; also includes one beverage and hors d'oeuvres

$96 for 3 Months Unlimited Karate Classes with Private Lessons at USA Karate-Smithfield ($405 Value)

USA Karate-Smithfield

Sullivan's USA Karate

$405 $96

Karate instructors teach kids how to protect themselves and make wise choices while adults learn real-world self-defense techniques

Wedding Dance Package or Intro-to-Ballroom Package at Studio One RI (Up to 71% Off)

Studio One RI

Lincoln

$170 $49

Couples discover their dance-floor chemistry while swaying, twirling, and laughing across this airy studio; youth learn graceful basics

Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Amped Music School (Up to 56% Off)

Amped Music School

Wyoming

$40 $20

Instructors teach guitar, piano, drums, or vocals in one-on-one lessons

$58 for $106 Worth of Martial Arts — East Bay Martial Arts

East Bay Martial Arts

Portsmouth

$106 $58

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Two or Four 60-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at Newport Equestrian (Up to 59% Off)

Newport Equestrian

Middletown

$120 $55

A mother-daughter instructional team teaches different riding styles and care methods during lessons for all levels of experience

$59 for Three 45-Minute In-Studio Piano Lessons at New England Studio of Music ($135 Value)

New England Studio of Music

Multiple Locations

$135 $59

Lessons based in classical training for pianists of all ages and experience levels

Wine Tasting and Take-Home Logo Glasses for Two or Four at Leyden Farm & Winery (50% Off) 

Leyden Farm & Winery

West Greenwich

$26 $13

Christmas-tree family farm offers crisp green-apple-infused white wine; watermelon blush wine; and smooth, complex merlot

10 Cardio-Kickboxing Classes or One Month of Unlimited Cardio-Kickboxing Classes at USA Karate (Up to 61% Off)

USA Karate

Lincoln

$30.60 $14.99

High-intensity classes with 10–25 pupils teach kickboxing tenets while torching calories

10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Selah (Up to 64% Off)

Selah

Main Street Fitness

$150 $65

Yogi Andrea Martin integrates Christian worship into 90-minute classes whose poses and stretches help boost circulation and decrease anxiety

Unlimited Classes or a Birthday Party at Mastery Martial Arts (Up to 82% Off). Five Options Available.

Mastery Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$165 $39

Students learn not just techniques for self-defense, but also core lessons about respect, discipline, and the power of a positive attitude

5 or 10 30-Minute Group Horseback-Riding Lessons at J.L.M. Equestrian (Up to 66% Off)

J.L.M. Equestrian

Scituate

$175 $69

Friendly steeds welcome riders to climb aboard for safe, supervised instruction and rides at a picturesque, tree-lined farm

$18 for a Regular-Season Providence Bruins Hockey Game at Dunkin' Donuts Center (Up to $38 Value)

Providence Bruins

Dunkin' Donuts Center

$38 $18

The P-Bruins begin their pursuit of another postseason berth with a schedule of 38 weekend home games against AHL foes

Bring Your Own Improv for 2, 4, or 10 at the Warwick Museum of Art, Fridays Through December 12, 2014 (Up to 59% Off)

Bring Your Own Improv

Warwick Museum of Art

$14 $7

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Family-friendly show brings audience volunteers onstage to improvise alongside regular cast

Bowling with Option for Pizza and Soda, or Billiards with Pizza and Beer (Up to 51% Off)

Legion Bowl & Billiards

Cranston

$45 $22

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Classic duckpin bowling facility features 18 resurfaced lanes, traditional scoring projectors, tournament-sized pool tables, and live music

One or Three Months of Youth Aikido Classes at Aikido Framingham Aikikai (Up to 65% Off)

Aikido Framingham Aikikai

Multiple Locations

$135 $49

Students learn Aikido basics in classes focused on safety, fun, and character development

Introductory CrossFit Package, 4 Weeks of Bootcamp, or 2 Weeks of Fitness Classes at Fitt 101 (Up to 76% Off)

Fitt 101

Crossfit East Providence

$229 $60

Exercisers perform cross-training or kickboxing workouts led by instructors or use the gym's equipment to create their own challenge

5 or 10 Drop-In Fitness Classes with T-Shirt at Rondeau's Kickboxing (Up to 71% Off)

Rondeau's Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

$95 $29

Classes such as yoga and fitness kickboxing, which focuses on real boxing moves while working the abs

Short-Game and Full-Swing Lessons from Kevin Ballato - Golf Instructor (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Kevin Ballato - Golf Instructor

Multiple Locations

$140 $69

Golf instructor helps players develop their driving, pitching, and chipping skills during private lessons

Four or Eight Personal Training Sessions or One Month of Group Training at Maxx Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

Maxx Fitness

Lincoln

$260 $69

Professional personal trainers at state-of-the-art fitness club get results with motivating one-on-one workouts and group training

Admission for Two or Four to The Original Wedding Expo (Up to 50% Off). Four Dates Available.

The Original Wedding Expo

Multiple Locations

$24 $12

Wedding expo unites future newlyweds with 65+ bridal merchants presenting gowns, photographers, florists, and bakers

5 or 10 Cardio Kickboxing Classes or One Month of Martial Arts Classes at World Martial Arts (Up to 66% Off)

World Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$80 $29

Cardio kickboxing sessions help exercisers get in shape while learning basic self-defense techniques; taekwondo and karate classes available

$25 for Two Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Up to Four at Kingstown Bowl (Up to $55 Value)

Kingstown Bowl

North Kingstown

$55 $25

Automatic scoring systems record each roll, and complimentary bumpers and light balls cater to kids

Olde Town Ghost Walk Tour for Two or Four from Ghost Tours of Newport (Up to 53% Off)

Ghost Tours of Newport

Newport

$40 $20

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Guests walk by lantern light through one of the nation's oldest colonial districts, home to haunted 17th-century buildings and cemeteries

30 Days of Unlimited Gym Access from Zumba with Deana (44% Off)

La Vida! Dance & Fitness

Bristol

$50 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Three- or Six-Month Family Membership for Two Adults and Any Children Under 18 at Smithfield YMCA (Up to 59% Off)

Smithfield YMCA

Greenville

$108.75 $49.99

Families gain access to fitness classes, aquatic programs, and kids' programming at one of America's iconic wellness centers

Two Private Horseback-Riding Lessons or Five Private Kids' Lessons at Hunter Ridge (Up to 52% Off)

Hunter Ridge

Ashaway

$120 $59

Lessons with instructor of 25 years instills the value of hard work and good horsemanship in both children and adults

$75 for 10 Belly-Dancing Classes at The Dancing Spirit Studio (Up to $180 Value)

The Dancing Spirit Studio

Tiverton

$180 $75

Lauded professional instructor Barbara Donahue imparts personalized belly-dance expertise

10 or 20 Fitness Classes at Able Mind & Body (Up to 53% Off)

Able Mind & Body

Newport East

$100 $49

Classes ranging from barre and cardio dance to TRX full body and cardio abs keep exercisers sweating and feeling good about themselves

5 or 10 Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Focus Yoga (Up to 77% Off)

Focus Yoga

East Greenwich

$65.99 $20

A schedule chock-full of varying yogic styles offers ample opportunity for physical challenge and mental reflection

Four or Eight Personal Training Sessions or One Month of Group Training at Maxx Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

Maxx Fitness

Providence

$260 $69

Professional personal trainers at state-of-the-art fitness club get results with motivating one-on-one workouts and group training

One or Three Months of Fitness Classes and Unlimited Gym Access at Evolutionary Sports (Up to 56% Off)

Evolutionary Sports

Warwick

$100 $45

Full schedules of group fitness classes include karate, cross training, kickboxing, and more

Martial-Arts Classes or a Birthday Package at Rising Sun Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 85% Off). Five Options Available.

Rising Sun Jiu-Jitsu

Johnston

$165 $29

After completing the 10th class, each child receives a uniform; kids can participate in martial-arts-related activities during the party

$40 for $80 Groupon — New England Music Studio

New England Music Studio

Pawtucket

$80 $40

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to the Museum of Work and Culture (Up to 48% Off)

Museum of Work and Culture

Woonsocket

$16 $10

Nine walk-through exhibits share the stories of the immigrants who traveled to Rhode Island in the late 19th century in search of prosperity

$40 for $80 Worth of Martial Arts — Golden Tiger Shotokan Karate Club

Golden Tiger Shotokan Karate Club

Coventry

$80 $40

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$76 for $170 Worth of Gymnastics — Gems Gymnastics

Gems Gymnastics

Cumberland

$170 $76

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

5 or 10 Yoga Classes at The Heart Spot (Up to 54% Off)

The Heart Spot

Johnston

$63 $29

Shanti yoga classes connect breath to flowing poses and teach beginners through advanced the fundamental movements

Introductory CrossFit Package or One Month of Unlimited Classes for Two at CrossFit Banana (Up to 70% Off)

CrossFit Banana

West Warwick

$180 $59

Beginners ease into CrossFit with intro packages that include On Ramp classes where they learn the moves before tackling regular classes

10 or 20 Kickboxing/Boxing Classes at Narragansett Bay Budokai (Up to 82% Off)

Narragansett Bay Budokai

North Kingstown

$80 $19

Series of three-minute routines followed by 30 seconds of rest boost boxing stamina and overall fitness

$15 for Golden to Gilded or Discover Colonial Newport Tour for Two from Newport History Tours ($15 Value)

Newport History Tours

Newport

$30 $15

Walking tours explore the history of colonial Newport and Newport during the Golden Age

Four or Six Weeks of Krav Maga Self-Defense Classes at Bristol Self Defense (Up to 70% Off)

Bristol Self Defense

Bristol

$160 $49

Students learn practical self-defense skills in intensive krav maga classes

Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Kiefer's Martial Arts (46% Off)

Kiefer's Martial Arts

Westerly

$59 $32

Fitness Kickboxing at KMA [may] burn upwards of 800 calories per workout and will get you in the best shape of your life.

Paintball Admission, Gear, and 200 Paintballs for Two or Four at Providence Indoor Paintball, LLC (Up to 50% Off)

Providence Indoor Paintball, LLC

South Elmwood

$64 $32

An indoor paintball facility outfitted with inflatable obstacles and lights for night play hosts recreation- or tournament-style matches

6 or 10 Dance Lessons at The Dancing Feeling (Up to 69% Off)

The Dancing Feeling

Warwick

$150 $49

Sessions teach the basics by encouraging dancing in a relaxed, social environment

Children's Art Class for One or Two at Blue Door Studio (Up to 53% Off)

Blue Door Studio

Cranston

$15 $7.50

Themed classes for ages 5–10 which include exploration of various media like paints, chalk and more

Four Weeks of Unlimited Dance Classes at CDO Providence Capoeira

Cdo Providence Capoeira

Pawtucket

$120 $54

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Three-Month Membership and a Two-Hour Class for One or Two at The Frolicking Goddess Craft Studio (Up to 55% Off)

The Frolicking Goddess Craft Studio

Woonsocket

$120 $59

Handcraft a one-of-kind item during classes at this craft studio, which teaches knitting, crochet, embroidery, quilting, and jewelry making

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Ed Oakleys TOK Karate (45% Off)

Ed Oakleys Tok Karate

Coventry

$417 $229

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

One Month of Boot-Camp or Personal-Training Sessions at Athletes Equation (Up to 75% Off)

Athletes Equation

Cumberland

$159 $39

Clients spend one month getting in shape with intensive boot-camp classes or personalized workout sessions with a trainer

Two-Week Introductory Course and Two Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Ocean State CrossFit (77% Off)

Ocean State CrossFit

Multiple Locations

$215 $49

Intense 45-minute workouts prep students for all physical activities through a mix of functional-movement exercises and equipment

One or Two Months of Unlimited Muay Thai Classes at Inferno Kickboxing (Up to 78% Off)

Inferno Kickboxing

Exeter

$190 $49

Students burn calories, bolster their strength, and improve their fitness levels through high-impact kickboxing classes

$48 for a Two-Hour Seal and Lighthouse Tour for Two at Jamestown Newport Ferry ($80 Value)

Jamestown Newport Ferry

Jamestown

$80 $48

Ferry takes sightseers on a scenic tour of Jamestown's four area lighthouses—including one tour on land— while scouring the area for seals

Five Yoga Classes from Victorious Breath Yoga Studio (44% Off)

Victorious Breath Yoga Studio

Bristol

$50 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown Providence

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Five or One Month of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes at State of the Arts Karate & Wellness Center (Up to 51% Off)

State of the Arts Karate and Wellness Center

Warwick

$50 $25

Instructors lead children and adults in kickboxing techniques, while also instilling values such as respect and self-confidence

Five or Ten Kickboxing Classes with Personal-Training Session and Boxing Gloves at AtomicKickboxing.com (Up to 90% Off)

Atomic Kickboxing

Cranston

$301 $29

Shed fat, tone the body, relieve stress, and learn effective self-defense techniques through fitness-centric kickboxing classes

One or Three Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at New England Hybrid Dojo (Up to 67% Off)

New England Hybrid Dojo

Pawtucket

$85 $29

Helmed by a seventh-degree black belt, the dojo helps instill self-confidence, respect, and a passion for physical fitness in its students

10 or 20 Fitness Classes at the gym, LLC (Up to 66% Off)

the gym, LLC

Woonsocket

$100 $35

Classes include everything from power yoga and circuit training to Pilates, spinning, and step interval training

High or Extreme Paintball Package for Two or Four at Matt's Outback Paintball (Up to 52% Off)

Matt's Outback Paintball

Coventry

$120 $65

Armed with Vibe, Etha, or Axe paintball markers, teams battle it out on 23 wooded acres

One Month of Unlimited Introductory Classes with Uniform for One or Two at Kensho-Ryu Karate (Up to 61% Off)

Kensho-Ryu Karate

Cumberland

$50 $20

Family-friendly dojo's black-belt senseis help students of all ages develop mental and physical discipline in introductory karate classes

5 or 10 Drop-In Classes at Rhode Island Fitness (Up to 76% Off)

Rhode Island Fitness

Johnston

$100 $29

Fitness classes include bootcamp, cross-training circuit, and obstacle course training

$22 for $40 Worth of Services at Pursuit of Athletic Perfection

Rhode Island Soccer School

Narragansett

$40 $22

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Admission for Two or Four to the National Museum of American Illustration in Newport (Up to Half Off)

National Museum of American Illustration

Newport

$36 $18

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Housed in a French chateau–style mansion, the museum showcases the work of 145 American illustrators, including Norman Rockwell

One-Hour Private Land Kiteboarding Lesson for One or Two at Kite Sports of Connecticut (Up to 61% Off)

Kite Sports of Connecticut

On Location

$100 $49

Land-based classes teach students how to set-up, launch, and land kites, along with safety standards and wind theories.

5 or 10 Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Fitness Adventure (Up to 62% Off)

Fitness Adventure

Warwick

$50 $19

Fitness Adventure offers classes such as power yoga, cardio kickboxing, weight training, and outdoor boot camp

$49 for $98 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Kuntao Jiu-Jitsu

Bochner's Academy Of Kuntao Jiu-jitsu

Cranston

$98 $49

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

10 or 20 Boxing Classes at Fight2Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

Fight2Fitness

Pawtucket

$120 $39

Students work on their footwork and jabs stationed at rows of punching bags during group boxing classes

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India Restaurant's chefs modify iconic South Asian staples to eliminate excess fat, cholesterol, and calories while still ensuring that the dishes are delicious enough to win various accolades. The chefs craft each authentic dish with locally sourced seafood and produce, and they avoid frying any dish, eschew butter entirely, and only cook with canola oil. Yet their nacho-like papri chaat appetizer has been called "truly addictive" by the Providence Phoenix, which also called the restaurant’s biryani “a veritable feast for the senses.” To make their cuisine even more inclusive, the chefs prepare an array of vegan-friendly and gluten-free dishes.

The decor strives to be similarly accommodating, presenting diners with numerous seating options, each with a distinctive ambience. A projection screen playing subtitled Bollywood films dominates the main dining area, smaller tables surround each of the three roaring fireplaces, and more than 200 flickering candles line the bar area. During the warmer months, the garden courtyard tempts patrons with its swings for seats, lush gardens, and bubbling water fountains. The sidewalk seating allows guests to dine alongside their dogs and pet lobsters; a doggie menu offers hamburger-and-rice dishes and yogurt pops for canine companions.

Traditional belly dancers drift throughout the space on Friday and Saturday evenings, and the restaurant's global jazz ensemble entertains diners with its contemporary melodic stylings.

1060 Hope St.
Providence,
Rhode Island
US

In 1990, Christina Rondeau fell in love. With martial arts, that is. After earning her black belt and competing in amateur karate and martial arts tournaments all over the United States and Europe, Rondeau decided to go pro. She travelled the globe as a member and coach on the USA WAKO kickboxing team, and went on to win the women's lightweight title. Rondeau continued to feed her athletic hunger with a switch to pro boxing and appeared in numerous print media and television shows, including The Maury Povich Show.

Having achieved fame and glory, Rondeau took on a new fight: she wanted to help women and children defend themselves while gaining indomitable confidence. She has authored books, created instructional DVDs, and opened Rondeau?s Kickboxing. The 24/7 gym garnered Rhode Island Monthly?s readers? pick for Best Fitness Center in 2010, due in no small part to its empowering blend of fitness and martial-arts-based classes. Rondeau also promotes safety in her community by participating in events geared towards ending violence toward women and girls and teaching local schoolchildren how to defend themselves or pass a math quiz without using weapons. She also coordinated a box-a-thon to help line the shelves of a Rhode Island food bank.

35 Fresno Road
Warwick,
RI
US

Raffa Yoga is not a standard yoga studio, which is apparent right away from its wide variety of yoga classes that range from consciousness-raising Prana flow to rockin' hip-hop yoga and trapeze-like, aerial antigravity yoga. During classes, percussionists tap out soothing drumbeats as students find their center. An oversize golden Buddha mural looks over the classroom, prompting students to contemplate spirituality and wonder if the real guy ever wanted to just take a day off work and take a nice long nap.

Raffa Yoga’s active relaxation center includes Urban Sweat, a stress retreat composed of 21 massage and treatment rooms and 6 heat-therapy rooms. The eco-friendly space soothes the senses with ingredients such as eucalyptus and yellow turmeric, which is known for its anti-inflammatory qualities.

After emerging from the studio’s Himalayan-salt grotto, guests can sip a healthy, hydrating beverage at the juice-cleanse bar. They can also browse the selection of accessories in the full-service yoga boutique.

19 Sharpe Dr
Cranston,
RI
US

Ocean State Be Yoga?s spacious studio nestles cozily in a restored old mill, retrofitted with resilient carpeting, mirrored walls, and a host of private showers and dressing rooms. Inside a heated classroom, experienced instructors lead students of all skill levels through high-energy routines of Bikram-style yoga posturing, gentle warm vinyasa, or more relaxed therapeutic stretching styles. During each 55- or 90-minute tutorial, they shepherd practitioners through a swift rotation of 26 poses and two breathing exercises during Bikram classes, or create a challenging flow for students with deep, focused breaths that link arm stands, backbends, and seated poses during vinyasa classes. Instructors calibrate each class to promote calorie-torching perspiration and release muscles from the shackles of overly tight ligaments, binding tendons, and rubber-band girdles.


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560 Mineral Spring Ave, Ste 102
Pawtucket,
RI
US

Before she took her first yoga class in 2003, Kelly O'Connell led a very different life than she does today. According to a story by Leigh Medeiros of Seekonk-Swansea Patch, O'Connell spent her days stretching herself thin as a principal in a stock brokerage firm before she decided to try a new kind of stretching: heated yoga. Through the practice, O'Connell found herself growing not only more physically flexible, but also more mentally adaptable. She told Medeiros, "I used to get lost in my emotions, but now there’s space between me and everything else that happens in the world. In that space there’s peace.”

To share the inner harmony she had discovered, O'Connell earned her yoga-instructor certification in 2008. She went on to complete several advanced trainings, including becoming a certified yoga life coach, a certified yoga personal trainer, and an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) through Yoga Alliance. Today she owns and operates Yoga One, where she and her team guide adults and kids toward finding balance both in and out of the studio. They also host teacher trainings and events, including a book club, Reiki sessions, and meditation workshops featuring chocolate tastings that stimulate the mind and taste buds better than eating a haiku written in alphabet soup.

599 Waterman Ave
East Providence,
RI
US

At the gym, LLC, a sparklingly clean center invites members to build muscle and lean, powerful physiques through classes ranging from Pilates, circuit training, to kick-and-core workouts. While parents burn calories in power yoga and spin classes, kids can play and learn under careful supervision at the Lil' Gymies play center.

2168 Diamond Hill Rd
Woonsocket,
RI
US