If you live in a cold climate, you might as well embrace it. That's the philosophy of the ice swimmers who dip every Sunday in winter at 11:00 at Lake Bābelīte (Bābelītes ezers) on Riga's eastern outskirts. All welcome. To go deeper into the freeze, check into a breathing class based on the wisdom of Ice Man Wim Hoff.
More info or call Māris on +371 27750180.
To get hot and sweaty like a local, dive into the all-in folk dancing at Ala and other places organised by the Danču klubs folk dance outfit. For everything from Capoeira to African dance to contemporary jazz, take a class at I-dejas māja in the city centre.
Address: I-dejas māja: Lācplēša iela 60
Latvians have loved the pirts or steam bath for millenia, and its still the perfect way to destress. To enjoy a fantastic pirts ritual in Riga, book a session with masseur Anna Želtkovska in her cozy studio near the city centre. And after the pirts, try her chocolate or honey massages...
Address: Katrīnas iela 2
More info or call Anna on +371 27022886.
Get it out of your system at Walters shooting range, where Glocks, AKs and other big boy's toys are locked and loaded in Cobra, Rambo and Bond packages. Make sure you're over 18, sober and have ID with you.
Address: Meža iela 1a (Pārdaugava)