Have you heard of Movember? It is a great initiative aimed at increasing awareness of men’s health issues. The organizers challenge men to grow mustaches during the month of Movember (formerly known as November). According to the rules, men should start with a clean-shaven face on the first of the month, going through the kind of silly new-mustache phase as a group in order to raise money and spark conversation around men’s health. So far, the organization has raised $559 million towards programs addressing prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health.
One of our favorite local fitness studios, The Handle Bar, is supporting Movember by offering two 60-minute spinning classes on Wednesday, November 19 (5:45pm in Fenway and 7pm in South Boston), for which 100% of the proceeds will go towards the charity. The classes will feature music from popular male artists, and fun bow ties from local company OoOTie will be on sale afterwards with an exclusive 20% discount. PLUS, for the entire month of November, any mustachio-ed gent can offer a donation to Movember rather than payment and ride for free. Now that is cool.