Thanksgiving Day Workouts & Family Fútbol on Mercer Island

November 20, 2017 | by Erin Sirianni

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Give back through a great workout or play some family-friendly fùtbol (aka soccer) before your Thanksgiving Day feasting and festivities begin.  The fùtbol is free and all Thanksgiving fitness events donate proceeds back to local charities.

Here’s what’s in store:

4th Annual Turkey Day Fùtbol
Thursday, November 23, 10 am
South Mercer Playfields, SE 78th St & 84th Ave SE
Come join in for the 4th annual Thanksgiving day soccer game. Community members of all ages and ability levels are welcome to come play at the South Mercer Playfields. Forty families joined the fun last year. There’s room for everyone who wants play! Rain or shine – coffee provided! Organized by Kirk Robinson and Shelly Johnson.
RSVP & learn more >>

Yogabliss Practice of Gratitude
Thursday, November 23, class times vary
Yogabliss, 7803 SE 27th Street #174

Are you looking for a healthy way to begin your Thanksgiving Day? Yogabliss, a yoga studio on the north end of Mercer Island, is hosting Practices of Gratitude on Thanksgiving morning. Teachers and students are donating all class proceeds directly to Mercer Island Youth & Family Services, the human services organization that touches all Islanders through counselors in the schools, senior outreach and advocacy, affordable family counseling, family assistance and a food pantry.

Class fees are $25 per student, cash or check to MIYFS, with the option to donate more, if you wish. Sign up now, and plan to start your Thanksgiving in a grateful way.

Class Schedule
8:00 am – Power Vinyasa with Elena Cheung
8:30 am – Hot Fusion with Suzanne Marquardt
9:30 am – Vinyasa with Rachel Lowe
10:00 am – Hot Fusion with Carla Hassell
11:30 am – Gentle yoga with Catherine De Marin
Pre-register >>

Jazzercise Thanksgiving Day Benefit Workout
Thursday, November 23, 8 am
Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave SE

Kick your Thanksgiving up a notch with this free Jazzercise class to take place at 8 am Thanksgiving morning at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church. The workout will include alternating mini dance cardio sets with strength training. Bring two pantry items for donation to local food banks (otherwise, the class if free). Come with a friend and/or family member to sweat, smile and burn calories before your feast.
Questions? Contact Lori Hollow >>

Workouts that Give Back at MI Athletic Club
Thursday, November 23, Class times vary
MI Athletic Club, 7785 Sunset Highway, Suite 118

INVINCIBLE – Time to give back!
Join Zenmonster David Perkins for this special Holiday edition of INVINCIBLE. Donating his time for this class, David is requesting that everyone attending this morning bring a non-perishable food item to be included in our Week of Giving for the Mercer Island Food Pantry.  Fair Warning!! You must be prepared to hand David your food item for entrance into class!

Bird Burner Cycle – Supporting MIYFS (Spin Bikes or Bring your own Bike) 
Join Power Cycle Instructor Amy Green for this powerful donation-driven class. We are suggesting a $50 donation to MIYFS for the ride. ANY donation is welcome. All donations $50 and higher earn you name in the hat for our drawing for $100 in MIAC cash! Thank you for supporting our amazing MI Community!

Know of any other free Thanksgiving Day workouts, and better yet, if they are benefiting local causes and organizations? Please share in the comments.