If this ain't your first Community Lowdown, you know Yelp Elite events are all about amazing food, phenomenal beverage and are usually free of sweaty locks and panting Yelpers (that comes later – hello!) But this Thursday at Equinox Franklin Street in Boston, a gaggle of health-conscious Elites and their guests gathered for body working, deep breathing, Heart Pumpin' Elite Event!
Yelpers arrived in gym-dandy style, ready to tackle one of three exclusive classes offered by Equinox: a quad-blowing spin cycle class that put your training wheels to shame, a power flow yoga practice with upward dogs that stretch the mind and the body or the ultimate trainer – a metabolic conditioning bootcamp that meshed movement, weights and elevation to, well, destroy your puny physical form. Says Joanna H, "IT WAS INTENSE!" Caps on lock.
Breath caught and sweat steamed off, guests sipped on mocktails from The Ripe Stuff, antioxidant-rich guayusa teas by Runa and a bunch of grape juices – boosting HDL production! – from a selection of wines. A wind-down with a chair massage rejuvenated those musskles, and to refuel: protein-packed nibbles like Peking duck wraps, Asian gazpacho shooters and steamed shrimp cocktail!
To ice this fat-free cake, One Medical Group was on hand to offer an education on the importance of continued health care, showing Yelpers their unique, high-touch model and offering all attendees a free initial year of membership to their service (a $199 value)! Allison R was impressed: "Bravo! I'd love to see more events focused around cool activities and/or healthy living."
Tatsu caught it all on film, and is now powered by Dwinq for instant social posting of event pics! Check the Flickr and Facebook albums, peep the event reviews or just stay in the steam room all night. You raisin.
Sweatin' to the oldies-