Moving Together: Governor’s Island Edition

Moving Together: Governor’s Island Edition

Grab a buddy or two, get in gear and get to Governor’s Island for a day of working out, working together, all in the name of a good cause!

Tickets are $25 for yourself or discounted to $20 if you sign up with a friend!

Speaking of which, go sign up HERE!

THAT TICKET INCLUDES:

10/8 EVENT SCHEDULE:

  • 10 AM: Catch the ferry to Governor’s Island Sunday Morning – the ferry leaves right at 10 so be sure to arrive early. (Ferries depart every ½ hour beginning at 10AM until 11:30AM — return trips are on the hour, all day until 7pm.) Once you arrive, follow the arrows and walk about 15 minutes until you reach “The Oval!”
  • 11 AM – 2 PM: Grab a friend and head to a yoga class with Chloe + Kumi of SKY TING or Kathryn Budig of Aim True Yoga. Then, when you’re ready to dance, join a ballet class with Alison Stroming of Dance Theatre of Harlem or shake a tail feather with the NW Method master class! While you’re in-between classes…
  • Snag your FP x Girls Inc. custom hoodie at our shoppable product tent. 100% of profits from this purchase will directly benefit Girls Inc. Shop the FP Movement collection and 25% of profits from all purchases will directly benefit Girls Inc.
  • Make time to relax (at least a little!)  in our FP Escapes tent. While you’re there, take in a one-on-one crystal mapping consultation with Maha Rose.
  • Take some time to explore the glory of Urban Farm at Governor’s Island.
  • Enjoy complimentary avocado toast from the delectable Avocaderia, as well as other food and drinks!

HOW TO PREP FOR YOUR DAY:

  • Arrive at the Battery Maritime Building ferry station before 10am! The ferry takes off every half hour on the dot. 😉
  • Wear workout clothing and comfy shoes – after all, you’ll be moving!
  • Bring water for the ride!
  • Bring a yoga mat!
  • Wear layers — it’s October in NYC and we’ll be outside!
  • Bring your best friend, because everything’s better Together.
  • Money (plastic works here, by the way) — we’ll be selling our custom Free People x Girls Inc. Move Together Tee at the event — 100% of whose profits will go to Girls Inc.!
  • Go to our Rock Center location on 10/7 and shop Movement gear to wear the day of the event! 25% of profits from all FP Movement purchases during this time will benefit Girls Inc.

+ For more info on our partnership with Girls Inc., and our other Moving Together events happening on 10/7, go here!

Free People Blog

Moving Together: Governor’s Island Edition

Moving Together: Governor’s Island Edition

Grab a buddy or two, get in gear and get to Governor’s Island for a day of working out, working together, all in the name of a good cause!

Tickets are $25 for yourself or discounted to $20 if you sign up with a friend!

Speaking of which, go sign up HERE!

THAT TICKET INCLUDES:

10/8 EVENT SCHEDULE:

  • 10 AM: Catch the ferry to Governor’s Island Sunday Morning – the ferry leaves right at 10 so be sure to arrive early. (Ferries depart every ½ hour beginning at 10AM until 11:30AM — return trips are on the hour, all day until 7pm.) Once you arrive, follow the arrows and walk about 15 minutes until you reach “The Oval!”
  • 11 AM – 2 PM: Grab a friend and head to a yoga class with Chloe + Kumi of SKY TING or Kathryn Budig of Aim True Yoga. Then, when you’re ready to dance, join a ballet class with Alison Stroming of Dance Theatre of Harlem or shake a tail feather with the NW Method master class! While you’re in-between classes…
  • Snag your FP x Girls Inc. custom hoodie at our shoppable product tent. 100% of profits from this purchase will directly benefit Girls Inc. Shop the FP Movement collection and 25% of profits from all purchases will directly benefit Girls Inc.
  • Make time to relax (at least a little!)  in our FP Escapes tent. While you’re there, take in a one-on-one crystal mapping consultation with Maha Rose.
  • Take some time to explore the glory of Urban Farm at Governor’s Island.
  • Enjoy complimentary avocado toast from the delectable Avocaderia, as well as other food and drinks!

HOW TO PREP FOR YOUR DAY:

  • Arrive at the Battery Maritime Building ferry station before 10am! The ferry takes off every half hour on the dot. 😉
  • Wear workout clothing and comfy shoes – after all, you’ll be moving!
  • Bring water for the ride!
  • Bring a yoga mat!
  • Wear layers — it’s October in NYC and we’ll be outside!
  • Bring your best friend, because everything’s better Together.
  • Money (plastic works here, by the way) — we’ll be selling our custom Free People x Girls Inc. Move Together Tee at the event — 100% of whose profits will go to Girls Inc.!
  • Go to our Rock Center location on 10/7 and shop Movement gear to wear the day of the event! 25% of profits from all FP Movement purchases during this time will benefit Girls Inc.

+ For more info on our partnership with Girls Inc., and our other Moving Together events happening on 10/7, go here!

Free People Blog

Moving Together RSVP’s Are Finally Here — Will You Be?

Moving Together RSVP’s Are Finally Here — Will You Be?

Consider Moving Together a celebration of sorts — making a date with your best bud/s to get active and give back to those around you… all in the name of a good cause!

Next weekend, 10/7 and 10/8, FP will play host to 18 fitness classes across the US that support the incredible work of our charitable partner, Girls Inc. In addition, members of those Girls Inc. chapters located near our participating stores will be on hand to do a little moving of their own!

WHO IS Girls Inc.?

Girls Inc. is a New York-based 501(c)3 non-profit with over 100 chapters across the US, serving 140,000 girls annually, that encourages all girls to be “Strong, Smart, and Bold” through direct services and advocacy. As part of the Moving Together initiative, Free People will be supporting Girls Inc.’s Mind+Body program, which promotes physical and mental wellness, body positivity and overall health of 6-18 year-olds in their network.

EVENTS

Everything is better together. Grab your friends and get moving in the name of charity… A weekend dedicated to working out and working as one. See below for details on our in-store events on Saturday, 10/7; and our NYC Fitness Festival scheduled for Sunday, 10/8.

10/7 EVENT DETAILS:

  • Free fitness class and “give back” shopping event at 17 stores across the US.
  • 100% of profits from our custom FP x Girls Inc. hoodie, the Move Together Tee, will benefit Girls Inc.
  • 25% of profits from all FP Movement purchases made on 10/7 will benefit Girls Inc. (in-stores and online across the US, all day!)
  • Free to customers!
  • Bring your own mat!

For any questions regarding your RSVP, visit us here.

FIND AN IN-STORE EVENT NEAR YOU:

Log onto Facebook and reserve for the event closest to you!

10/8 EVENT

NYC – Governor’s Island Fitness Festival   go here for more info on this special event!

Free People Blog

Moving Together RSVP’s Are Finally Here — Will You Be?

Moving Together RSVP’s Are Finally Here — Will You Be?

Consider Moving Together a celebration of sorts — making a date with your best bud/s to get active and give back to those around you… all in the name of a good cause!

Next weekend, 10/7 and 10/8, FP will play host to 18 fitness classes across the US that support the incredible work of our charitable partner, Girls Inc. In addition, members of those Girls Inc. chapters located near our participating stores will be on hand to do a little moving of their own!

WHO IS Girls Inc.?

Girls Inc. is a New York-based 501(c)3 non-profit with over 100 chapters across the US, serving 140,000 girls annually, that encourages all girls to be “Strong, Smart, and Bold” through direct services and advocacy. As part of the Moving Together initiative, Free People will be supporting Girls Inc.’s Mind+Body program, which promotes physical and mental wellness, body positivity and overall health of 6-18 year-olds in their network.

EVENTS

Everything is better together. Grab your friends and get moving in the name of charity… A weekend dedicated to working out and working as one. See below for details on our in-store events on Saturday, 10/7; and our NYC Fitness Festival scheduled for Sunday, 10/8.

10/7 EVENT DETAILS:

  • Free fitness class and “give back” shopping event at 17 stores across the US.
  • 100% of profits from our custom FP x Girls Inc. hoodie, the Move Together Tee, will benefit Girls Inc.
  • 25% of profits from all FP Movement purchases made on 10/7 will benefit Girls Inc. (in-stores and online across the US, all day!)
  • Free to customers!
  • Bring your own mat!

For any questions regarding your RSVP, visit us here.

FIND AN IN-STORE EVENT NEAR YOU:

Log onto Facebook and reserve for the event closest to you!

10/8 EVENT

NYC – Governor’s Island Fitness Festival   go here for more info on this special event!

Free People Blog

Moving Together RSVP’s Are Finally Here — Will You Be?

Moving Together RSVP’s Are Finally Here — Will You Be?

Consider Moving Together a celebration of sorts — making a date with your best bud/s to get active and give back to those around you… all in the name of a good cause!

Next weekend, 10/7 and 10/8, FP will play host to 18 fitness classes across the US that support the incredible work of our charitable partner, Girls Inc. In addition, members of those Girls Inc. chapters located near our participating stores will be on hand to do a little moving of their own!

WHO IS Girls Inc.?

Girls Inc. is a New York-based 501(c)3 non-profit with over 100 chapters across the US, serving 140,000 girls annually, that encourages all girls to be “Strong, Smart, and Bold” through direct services and advocacy. As part of the Moving Together initiative, Free People will be supporting Girls Inc.’s Mind+Body program, which promotes physical and mental wellness, body positivity and overall health of 6-18 year-olds in their network.

EVENTS

Everything is better together. Grab your friends and get moving in the name of charity… A weekend dedicated to working out and working as one. See below for details on our in-store events on Saturday, 10/7; and our NYC Fitness Festival scheduled for Sunday, 10/8.

10/7 EVENT DETAILS:

  • Free fitness class and “give back” shopping event at 17 stores across the US.
  • 100% of profits from our custom FP x Girls Inc. hoodie, the Move Together Tee, will benefit Girls Inc.
  • 25% of profits from all FP Movement purchases made on 10/7 will benefit Girls Inc. (in-stores and online across the US, all day!)
  • Free to customers!
  • Bring your own mat!

For any questions regarding your RSVP, visit us here.

FIND AN IN-STORE EVENT NEAR YOU:

Log onto Facebook and reserve for the event closest to you!

10/8 EVENT

NYC – Governor’s Island Fitness Festival   go here for more info on this special event!

Free People Blog

Soho Pop-Up: Sign Up for October Classes NOW!

Soho Pop-Up: Sign Up for October Classes NOW!

Keep your wellness game strong — consider coming in and being part of the Soho x FP community…

Head to the bottom of this page to RSVP. Refer to the below calendar and opt in for the class best suited to you and what you’re craving. If you’re experiencing any difficulty in signing up, it may be that both the particular class and wait list are at capacity! You must select the “sign up” button in order to secure your spot — this button will appear only next to open classes!

Please note…

  • For ticketed events, your fee can be applied to an in-store purchase ***the day of the event*** (valid only that day). 
  • $15 tickets can be applied to a minimum purchase of $75. For more information. please ask in-store! 

Tune-In Tuesdays

Relax and rejuvenate with a gong bath workshop + yoga by Jennifer Drue!

Wellness Wednesdays

How to Work with the Moon with Maha Rose!

Full Moon Ritual workshop with The Numinous!

Discover Wellness + Sexuality with OneTaste!

HeartRise Method with our friend, Jessie May Wolfe!

Savasana Saturday + Sundays

Tone your body for the week ahead with a YogaSculpt class by YogaWorks!

As part of Free People’s upcoming Moving Together event (details to come Thursday, 9/27!), we’ll be partnering with YogaWorks October 7th to host a FREE yoga event at our NYC Rock Center store, in support of charitable partner, Girls Inc. 

MAKE YOURSELF A NOTE! We’ll be hosting a larger Moving Together event on Governor’s Island October 8th with incredible instructors from Sky Ting Yoga, Aim True Yoga, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and the Nicole Winhoffer Method.

A few additional notes for your consideration:

  • All on-site beauty appointments are walk-in only – stop by on Sundays for free makeovers with lilah b. from 12–4pm!
  • Please meet at the pop-up 10 minutes prior to all classes.

Free People Blog

Soho Pop-Up: Sign Up for October Classes NOW!

Soho Pop-Up: Sign Up for October Classes NOW!

Keep your wellness game strong — consider coming in and being part of the Soho x FP community…

Head to the bottom of this page to RSVP. Refer to the below calendar and opt in for the class best suited to you and what you’re craving. If you’re experiencing any difficulty in signing up, it may be that both the particular class and wait list are at capacity! You must select the “sign up” button in order to secure your spot — this button will appear only next to open classes!

Please note…

  • For ticketed events, your fee can be applied to an in-store purchase ***the day of the event*** (valid only that day). 
  • $15 tickets can be applied to a minimum purchase of $75. For more information. please ask in-store! 

Tune-In Tuesdays

Relax and rejuvenate with a gong bath workshop + yoga by Jennifer Drue!

Wellness Wednesdays

How to Work with the Moon with Maha Rose!

Full Moon Ritual workshop with The Numinous!

Discover Wellness + Sexuality with OneTaste!

HeartRise Method with our friend, Jessie May Wolfe!

Savasana Saturday + Sundays

Tone your body for the week ahead with a YogaSculpt class by YogaWorks!

As part of Free People’s upcoming Moving Together event (details to come Thursday, 9/27!), we’ll be partnering with YogaWorks October 7th to host a FREE yoga event at our NYC Rock Center store, in support of charitable partner, Girls Inc. 

MAKE YOURSELF A NOTE! We’ll be hosting a larger Moving Together event on Governor’s Island October 8th with incredible instructors from Sky Ting Yoga, Aim True Yoga, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and the Nicole Winhoffer Method.

A few additional notes for your consideration:

  • All on-site beauty appointments are walk-in only – stop by on Sundays for free makeovers with lilah b. from 12–4pm!
  • Please meet at the pop-up 10 minutes prior to all classes.

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#MovementMonday: Freestyle HIIT with Michelle Vahey

#MovementMonday: Freestyle HIIT with Michelle Vahey

No TRX? No problem! Michelle is back, this time with an anywhere, anytime circuit…

This post comes to you from TRX instructor and co-founder of VIDA Performance Michelle Vahey.

Note: For this HIIT workout ( high intensity interval training) you will do a 40/20 split. 40 sec on 20 sec rest  (30 to 60 second rest between rounds) 3 rounds total. 

It’s only 20 minutes so keep the intensity high!!

LUNGE JUMPS 

Make sue when you are on the lunge that both legs are 90 degrees. Dont let your front knee pass your toes, use your arms to help you jump and keep alternating the legs as you land with both feet at the same time. Torso remains up right, shoulders and hips remain aligned.

WIDE LEGGED BURPEE 

 Make sure to land on a wide squat position, with your torso up. this type of burpee will work your back side.

PLIÉ SQUAT JUMPS WITH HEEL TAP

Keep legs wide to work your inner thighs. Make sure your knees bend towards your middle toe. Tap your heels on the jump and land softly on plié squat.
 

SURVIVORS 

 Start on a low plank making sure your shoulders stay right over your elbows. Keep legs , core and gluts engaged the entire time. One arm at a time extend to a high plank making sure your hips stay parallel at all times. Lower yourself to a low plank, alternating arms.

PUSH UP TO SIDE PLANK

Starting on high plank push up position, lower yourself leading with your chest bringing the hips with you, as you push up you will rotate to a side plank, come back to high plank and repeat. Alternating sides.

Goal is to keep spinal stability (don’t let head hang or hips sag)

SKATERS

Jumping laterally land and hold for balance for a few seconds then jump to the other side. Keep torso from collapsing and maintain a flat back. Power comes from the inner thigh.

V Ups With ALTERNATING LEGS

Start by Laying on your back arms over your head. Using your tummy muscles sit up to create a V tapping your right hand to left toes. Go back to starting point and repeat alternating legs. Stay long and tall the entire time. Don’t round your lower back. Find your sit-bones when you come up.

BICYCLE CRUNCHES 

 Starting on your back bring hands behind your head open elbows wide. Press head into your hands and keep chin  parallel (don’t let chin collapse towards your chest) maintain your core engaged as you lift your legs and chest and bicycle right shoulder towards left knee and switch back and forth. Goal is to keep Chest nice and open don’t let elbow collapse in and don’t compromise your lower back by rounding. Don’t forget to breathe
+ Want more from Michelle? Find #MovementMonday routines here! 

 

Free People Blog

#MovementMonday: Freestyle HIIT with Michelle Vahey

#MovementMonday: Freestyle HIIT with Michelle Vahey

No TRX? No problem! Michelle is back, this time with an anywhere, anytime circuit…

This post comes to you from TRX instructor and co-founder of VIDA Performance Michelle Vahey.

Note: For this HIIT workout (High Intensity Interval Training) you will do a 40/20 split — 40 sec on 20 sec rest  (30- to 60-second rest between rounds), 3 rounds total. 

The routine is only 20 minutes, so keep the intensity high!!

LUNGE JUMPS 

Make sure, when you are on the lunge, that both legs are 90 degrees. Dont let your front knee pass your toes, use your arms to help you jump and keep alternating legs as you land with both feet at the same time. Torso remains upright, shoulders and hips remain aligned.

WIDE LEGGED BURPEE 

 Make sure to land on a wide-squat position, with your torso up. This type of burpee will work your back side.

PLIÉ SQUAT JUMPS WITH HEEL TAP

Keep legs wide to work your inner thighs. Make sure your knees bend towards your middle toe. Tap your heels on the jump and land softly on plié squat.
 

SURVIVORS 

Start on a low plank, making sure your shoulders stay right over your elbows. Keep legs, core and glutes engaged the entire time. With one arm at a time, extend to a high plank, making sure your hips stay parallel at all times. Lower yourself to a low plank, alternating arms.

PUSHUP TO SIDE PLANK

Starting on high plank pushup position, lower yourself leading with your chest, bringing the hips with you. As you push up you will rotate to a side plank. Come back to high plank and repeat. Alternate sides.

Goal is to keep spinal stability (don’t let head hang or hips sag).

SKATERS

Jumping laterally, land and hold for balance for a few seconds, then jump to the other side. Keep torso from collapsing and maintain a flat back. Power comes from the inner thigh.

V UPS With ALTERNATING LEGS

Start by laying on your back ,arms over your head. Using your tummy muscles, sit up to create a V, tapping your right hand to left toes. Go back to starting point and repeat, alternating legs. Stay long and tall the entire time. Don’t round your lower back. Find your sit-bones when you come up.

BICYCLE CRUNCHES 

Starting on your back, bring hands behind your head. Open elbows wide. Press head into your hands and keep chin parallel (don’t let chin collapse towards your chest). Maintain your core engaged as you lift your legs and chest and bicycle right shoulder towards left knee and switch back and forth. Goal is to keep chest nice and open. Don’t let elbow collapse in and don’t compromise your lower back by rounding. Don’t forget to breathe.
+ Want more from Michelle? Find #MovementMonday routines here! 

 

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Santa Monica Pop-Up: In Love with Love Yoga

Santa Monica Pop-Up: In Love with Love Yoga

Kyle and Sian are part of our Suns Out Saturday program in Santa Monica — sign up to join them here! And read on for a little Q&A with two of Love Yoga’s founders…

Your spirit animal/s:
Kyle: A small dog!
Sian: Dolphin!
At what moment did you realize you “LOVED” yoga?
K: Practicing at Jivamukti in NYC transformed my relationship with yoga and really made me fall in love with the practice. The philosophy and the idea of yoga as a lifestyle, an ethical framework and a path to joy.
S: About 10 years ago — after years of practicing and even the completion of my first teacher training, I was in a random class in Amagansett NY in janusirsasana (head to knee pose). There was a sudden and simultaneous expansion of my hamstring, breath and my spirit.. something clicked…I was never the same.
How has yoga as something trendy affected you, if at all?
S: I think nowadays it’s easy to get lost in the business of yoga which has nothing to do with yoga itself. We constantly remind our students to ask themselves, why am I here? Why am I doing this? What do I want? Usually when we get quiet we find that our spirits yearn for something deeper than a new yoga outfit and more instagram followers.
Top 5 benefits of yoga:
K:
1. Vibrant health
2.  The time and space for self-reflection and introspection.
3.  Connection to the natural joy within.
4.  Community.
5.  A way to interact with your organs and glands.
Most satisfying sequence/posture for you, and why:
K: Sun Salutations. I love this simple ancient sequence. It completely opens me up and gets me into my body like nothing else.
S: I like to start my morning with some deep twists and a slow steady round of kapalabhati.
You’re hosting beach yoga sessions on behalf of FP’s Santa Monica wellness pop-up. What correlation does the beach have with the principles of yoga?
K: Yoga connects you to the rhythm of of the natural world.  Sian and I love the beach so so much… it’s our haven. You can really see and experience the pattern of the tides at the beach and connect to nature in a direct way.  For us, this is yoga. And doing yoga at the beach is joyous and fun!
S: As you inhale, see the tide pull back and the wave form; as you exhale, see the wave crash.
Favorite go-to beauty tip:
K: Lemon water to start the day followed by bulletproof coffee!
S: Sleep and forgiveness.
Music and yoga. Yes or no? If yes, who do you listen to?
K: YES!  Why not make your practice more enjoyable?  I love everything from Drake to African Jazz.
S: Yes. We enjoy the dance.
What does “free” mean to you?
K: Free means getting to do what I want and being myself!
S: Being honest, at all times.

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