A friend passed me this information so I wanted to get the word out as much as possible!
Healthworks Fitness Centers for Women will launch a personal safety initiative for women throughout the Boston area that will include a series of 19 complimentary self-defense training sessions in 11 locations, for the public during September and October.
Demand for such trainings surged following the tragic events of July 23rd, when valued Healthworks member Amy Lord was kidnapped and killed. Healthworks aims to honor Amy and all women affected by violence by offering free community trainings to arm individuals with tools to protect themselves against violence.
In partnership with the Boston Centers for Youth & Families, The Boston and Brookline Police Departments, and IMPACT, a unique personal safety and self-defense curriculum, Healthworks will offer 19 trainings that are open to all women in the Boston area. We encourage you to take advantage of these FREE trainings happening all over the Greater Boston Area.
The initiative will launch with an outdoor Kick Off event in Back Bay’s Copley Square on September 12th from 5:30-7pmwith expected attendance of over 200 women. Following the Kick Off, Healthworks will sponsor 18 more 90-minute community defense trainings in 9 Boston-area neighborhoods. These trainings will occur throughout September and October at Boston Centers for Youth & Families sites, Healthworks’ four club locations, GymIt Watertown and the Healthworks Community Fitness Center at Codman Square. Please see below for the time and locations for the various trainings:
|Healthworks Community Fitness – Codman Square||11-Sep||Wednesday||6:00-7:30 PM||Dorchester|
|Copley Square||12-Sep||Thursday||5:30-7 PM||Back Bay|
|Healthworks Cambridge||12-Sep||Thursday||6:30-8:00 PM||Cambridge|
|Curly Community Center||16-Sep||Monday||6:00-7:30 PM||South Boston|
|Healthworks Chestnut Hill||17-Sep||Tuesday||6:00-7:30 PM||Chestnut Hill|
|Healthworks Back Bay||19-Sep||Thursday||6:30-8:00 PM||Back Bay|
|Blackstone Community Center||19-Sep||Thursday||6:00-7:30 PM||South End|
|Healthworks Cambridge||23-Sep||Monday||6:00-7:30 PM||Cambridge|
|Cleveland Community Center||25-Sep||Wednesday||6:00-7:30 PM||Dorchester|
|Healthworks Coolidge Corner||26-Sep||Thursday||6:30-8:00 PM||Brookline|
|Tobin Community Center||26-Sep||Thursday||6:30-8:00 PM||Roxbury|
|GymIt Watertown||3-Oct||Thursday||6:00-7:30 PM||Watertown|
|Healthworks Back Bay||4-Oct||Friday||12:00-1:30 PM||Back Bay|
|Healthworks Coolidge Corner||6-Oct||Sunday||2:30-4:00 PM||Brookline|
|Healthworks Chestnut Hill||9-Oct||Wednesday||6:00-7:30 PM||Chestnut Hill|
|Paris Street Community Center||9-Oct||Wednesday||6:00-7:30 PM||East Boston|
|Blackstone Community Center||10-Oct||Thursday||6:00-7:30 PM||South End|
|Cleveland Community Center||21-Oct||Monday||6:00-7:30 PM||Dorchester|
|Tobin Community Center||24-Oct||Thursday||6:30-8:00 PM||Roxbury|