Free Exercise and Mindfulness Classes Through Your Blue Store Studio
Strengthen your mind-body connection with exercise and mindfulness classes* as well as well-being classes at Your Blue StoreSM Studio.
To help you stay well, we’re delighted to offer Your Blue Store Studio classes however you’d like to take them—in person at our stores or online through Facebook.
Exercise and mindfulness classes
We're happy to welcome members back to all four store locations—Cranston, East Providence, Lincoln, and Warwick—for in-person fitness classes. BCBSRI members can register to attend an in-store class at bcbsri.com/events. Please note that face masks are still required in Your Blue Store, including during classes.
Classes are also held live on Facebook each weekday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Try the classes and workshops below (and learn about new ones) by joining the Your Blue Store Studio Group on Facebook. If you can't make the classes live, you can watch the videos anytime. The Facebook classes are open to everyone.
Mondays at 10:00 a.m.
A class that focuses on meditation using slow, rhythmic movement. Integrate your breathing and awareness to release energy. Create calm and strengthen the core. In addition, this practice can reduce stress and anxiety, increases awareness and flexibility, and promotes overall wellness and relaxation.
Mondays at 2:00 p.m.
SIT AND BE FIT
An excellent class if you have trouble standing up for a long time while exercising. Get a great workout while sitting comfortably on your chair or couch.
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
A yoga practice done while sitting in a chair. Strengthen, stretch, and tone the entire body from head to toe through the combined practice of rhythmic movements, gentle postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Promotes overall well-being for mind, body, and spirit.
Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.
LIVING ROOM LATIN MOVES
A Latin-inspired dance fitness class that incorporates international music with contagious dance steps. A perfect combination of fun and fitness in your living room.
Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.
CORE N’ MORE
An exercise class that focuses on toning your CORE (abs, obliques, and lower back) and helps you work on an overall sense of balance and well-being. Learn fluid movements that can strengthen your core as well as your upper and lower body.
Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m.
WATER BOTTLE WORKOUT
A full-body workout using common items from your home. Focus on basic, easy-to-follow exercises in a comfortable environment using water bottles or canned soups. Feel free to join this class even if you have weights and dumbbells.
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
A fitness strengthening class that uses targeted, lower body workout techniques to increase stability and improve balance. Incorporates exercises for strength, balance, endurance, and flexibility.
Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.
COFFEE BREAK SHAKE
A mix of cardio and strength-training movements using your body weight to help you sculpt, tone, and burn calories as you move from one exercise to the next.
Fridays at 10:00 a.m.
A weekly yoga workout that explores different yoga styles—an ideal way to learn a variety of yoga modalities.
Fridays at 2:00 p.m.
GET UP AND GROOVE
A class with easy dance patterns as well as some fun salsa combinations to keep you grooving. Learn how to move comfortably and confidently to Latin rhythms, transitioning into fundamental salsa footwork. No dance experience required.
Beginning in July, in-person well-being classes will be offered at our Cranston and East Providence stores. BCBSRI members can register to attend an in-store class at bcbsri.com/events. Well-being classes will also be streamed live from the Cranston store through the Your Blue Store Studio Group on Facebook.
HOW TO PREVENT FOOT INJURIES
Your feet are your body’s shock absorbers—about one quarter of all the bones in the human body are in your feet! Learn about common foot injuries and how to prevent them. Plus, get tips on how to find proper footwear.
- Wednesday, September 22, 9:00 a.m., East Providence
HEART-HEALTHY HABITS TO LIVE BY
Have you wondered what “heart healthy” really means? Understanding your risk and making healthy lifestyle choices promote cardiovascular well-being. Learn the steps you can take to reduce your chances of developing heart disease.
- Tuesday, September 28, 1:00 p.m., Cranston
EAT SMART FOR A HEALTHY HEART
Learn how diet affects heart disease and what you can do to protect (and take care of) your heart.
- Thursday, September 9, 1:00 p.m., East Providence
- Tuesday, September 21, 9:00 a.m., Cranston
MIND OVER PAIN
Pain is associated with a wide range of injury and disease. Across America, millions of adults suffer from daily pain. Learn the difference between acute and chronic pain, common causes, and tips to help prevent and alleviate pain.
- Thursday, September 23, 1:00 p.m., Cranston
BALANCING YOUR WELL-BEING
Well-being is much more than a healthy body. Well-being is about thriving and finding balance wherever you are. Discover what well-being and energy management are and how to create a personalized plan.
- Monday, September 27, 1:00 p.m., Cranston
Try these classes and workshops (and learn about new ones) by joining the Your Blue Store Studio Group on Facebook.
*Not all exercises are suitable for everyone, and any exercise program could result in injury. Always consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program, especially if you have any chronic or recurring condition, and/or if you are pregnant, nursing, or elderly.
Your Blue Store locations follow state and federal guidelines during emergencies. Please visit bcbsri.com/yourbluestore for the latest information.