The Balance Calendar—PDX Fitness and Health Events
Human Experiment: A Documentary Exploring the Role of Chemicals in Our Daily Life
What: The Human Experiment lifts the veil on the shocking reality that thousands of untested chemicals are in our everyday products, our homes and inside of us. Simultaneously, the prevalence of many diseases continues to rise. From Oscar winner Sean Penn and Emmy winning journalists Dana Nachman and Don Hardy, the documentary tells the personal stories of people who believe their lives have been affected by chemicals and takes viewers to the front lines as activists go head-to-head with the powerful and well-funded chemical industry. Following the film there will be a panel discussion with Oregon Environmental Council's Legislative Director, Angela Crowley-Koch; Oregon State Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer; and OHSU neurologist, Joel Nigg, PhD. This event is co-sponsored by Sierra Club and Oregon Environmental Council.
When: Wednesday, May 13 at 7 pm
Where: Cinema 21 616 NW 21st Ave
How much: $8.50 General; $7.50 Student with ID; $6 Senior 62+; $6 Child. Tickets available here.
Built With Chocolate Milk Booth at the RocknRoll Half Marathon
What: Feel drained after a race? Chug some chocolate—milk that is! With high protein to help repair and rebuild muscles, more than 20 studies recommend chocolate as one of the best exercise recovery beverages. Swing by Darigold’s booth before or after the RocknRoll Half Marathon for more science and a free sample.
When: Sunday, May 17
Where: Start/finish line, Tom McCall Waterfront Park
How much: Free to the public
Free Revocycle Classes for Rock ’n’ Roll Runners
What: You just rocked the run, now it’s time to get rolling! For two weeks, spin studio Revocycle is offering free classes to Rock ’n’ Roll half marathon and 5k finishers. Just bring your entry bib, hop on a bike and start sweating!
When: Starts May 18-31 Check out Revocycle's class schedule here.
Where: Revocycle, 1218 NW Marshall St
How much: Free for local residents. First come, first serve-until bikes fill up. Revocycle.com
Food For Fitness Class at OMSI
What: Exercise your cooking skills! Part of the "Better Bites” cooking series, every month OMSI and the National College of Natural Medicine team up to demonstrate food as fuel. This month, Dr. Julie Briley, ND dishes up a four-course tasting menu and discusses “Food for Fitness.”
When: Thursday, May 21, 6-8 pm
Where: Theory Eatery, OMSI, 1945 SE Water Ave
How much: $25 for cooking demonstration, small plates and drinks provided by Barefoot Wine and Bubbly and Full Sail Brewery.
Taking Care Portland Sound Therapy Concert
What: Feeling healing though music? Sounds great! Come listen in as Taking Care Portland Sound Tribe performs sound therapy in a soothing concert at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian church. Hosted by the TCP cancer survivor community and WebLively Wellness, guided meditation will be woven with the music to increase body awareness and foster healing.
When: Thursday, May 30, 6-9pm
Where: Taborspace 544 SE Belmont
How much: Free to the public, more info here.?
2015 North American Body-Mind Centering Association Conference
What: A weekend of experiential workshops, performances, panels, films, and discussions with Body-Mind Centering practitioners (an embodied approach to movement, body and consciousness), and a diverse collection of somatic researchers. Dozens of modalities taught by 70 experts from around the globe will be represented.
When: July 24-26
Where: Reed College Campus
How much: Registration begins at $400. More information.