27 Healthy Things to Do This Week

Get moving with these healthy events around Boston.
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Monday, June 6

Salsa In the Park: This lively summer dance series kicks off with the start of June. It’s free, open to all ages, and includes a dance lesson from local volunteers.

Free, 6 p.m. Blackstone Community Center Park, 50 W Brookline St., Boston, salsainthepark.org.

Tuesday, June 7

Sunrise Yoga: Athleta is back with another summer of early morning yoga on the Community Boating dock. Class is free, and you should bring your own mat.

Free, 6:30 a.m. 21 David G Mugar Way, Boston, athleta.com.

B Strong Bootcamp: Join Thirst Juice Company and trainer Cassie B for a HIIT workout on the Esplanade, followed by smoothies.

$15, 6 p.m. 44 School St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Wednesday, June 8

Peak Pose: Climb and Unwind: Hike part of the Blue Hills Reservation, then take a yoga class. The event is the first installment of The North Face’s free Chakra Power Yoga series.

Free, 9 a.m., Blue Hills Reservation, 695 Hillside Street, Milton, eventbrite.com.

Boston Meditation & Tea: This introduction to The Art of Living Foundation’s beginner meditation course will help you relax your mind and body. Reward yourself with tea afterward.

Free, 7 p.m., Democracy Center, 45 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, eventbrite.com.

Poolside Rock ‘n’ Roll Yoga: If typical yoga music just isn’t your thing, try out this class set entirely to classic rock. Bring a swimsuit to take a dip in the pool after class.

$15, 6 p.m., The Verb Hotel, 1271 Boylston Street, Boston, movewith.com.

Wellness Workshop: Balans Organic Spa is hosting a panel focused on health and wellness. Balans professionals will be joined by Eliza Shirazi, founder of Kick It by Eliza.

$15, 7 p.m. 376 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Ditching the Diet: In the final installment of this series, health coach Laura J will discuss protein and how it benefits women’s bodies.

Free, 7 p.m. 566 Columbus Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Kick It By Eliza: The cult favorite 13-round cardio kickboxing class comes to the Athleta store on Newbury Street, for free.

Free, 8 p.m. 92 Newbury St., Boston, athleta.com.

Thursday, June 9

StrollFit Baby Bootcamp: This free class is designed for mothers with 1- or 2-year-old kids. Bring the youngsters, and get moving.

Free, 9:30 a.m., The Street Chestnut Hill, 55 Boylston Street, Boston, movewith.com.

Inman Funch: This fun lunch—hence, “funch”—event in Inman Square will include live music, food, and a Zumba class.

Free, 12 p.m. 250 Hampshire St., Cambridge, inmansquare.org.

Booty Shaking Yoga: Join Swet Studio as it celebrates Pride Week. This hip hop yoga class will be accompanied by award-winning DJ LeahV. Proceeds will go to the Mass Equality Education Fund.

$20, 6 p.m. 480 Tremont St., Boston, swetstudio.com.

BollyX: Try this Bollywood-inspired dance class for free at the Cambridge Dance Complex.

Free, 8:30 p.m. 536 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, eventbrite.com.

Saturday, June 11

Nantucket on Newbury Street: Join Nantucket Yoga Festival presenter Sara DiVello for a free class at Athleta. You’ll also get snacks, a swag bag, and the chance to attend the festival for real.

Free, 8:30 a.m. 92 Newbury St., Boston, athleta.com.

2016 New England MG Walk: Take steps toward the end of myasthenia gravis, a debilitating muscle disease, with the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation Of America. Donations will aid future education, outreach, and research.

Free, 9 a.m., Pope John Paul II Park, Boston, mgwalk.org/newengland.

Outer Space Antigravity: Dress in your best intergalactic attire for a special inversion and aerial yoga class at Swet Studio. It’s part of the studio’s Pride Week celebration.

Free but donations accepted, 9:45 a.m. 480 Tremont St., Boston, swetstudio.com.

Yoga Around Town: Take your practice to the water’s edge with this Yoga Around Town class held on Spectacle Island. Admission includes ferry tickets.

$25, 10 a.m. Meet at Long Wharf North, Boston, yogaaroundtown.com.

BollyX: Try this Bollywood-inspired dance class for free at the Somerville Dance Union.

Free, 10 a.m. 16 Bow St., Somerville, eventbrite.com.

Brunch Fit Barre + Brunch: Head to Simply Barre for an hour-long class, then enjoy an in-studio brunch catered by Stats Bar and Grille.

$36, 12:30 p.m., Simply Barre, 118 W Broadway South, Boston, eventbrite.com.

Mattapan Moving for Life: Celebrate the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition’s 10th birthday with this event, complete with food, music, speakers, and walks through a nature sanctuary.

Free, 1 p.m. 500 Walk Hill St., Mattapan, eventbrite.com.

Sunday, June 12

Bicycles Battling Cancer: This eighth annual ride allows participants to select their distance—30, 70, or 100 miles—and complete a scenic loop through central Massachusetts.

Free (with fundraising minimum), 7:30 a.m., Hillside School, 404 Robin Hill Street, Marlborough, community.acsevents.org.

Ananda Yoga: Enjoy a slow flow class at Athleta, then stay for mocktails courtesy of Perfect Puree.

Free, 9:30 a.m. 92 Newbury St., Boston, athleta.com.

FlyBarre Sport: Lululemon and FlyBarre are hosting this free class, which combines barre, weight training, and dance.

Free, 10 a.m. 776 Boylston St., Boston, lululemon.com.

Spectacle Island 5K: Take the ferry to Spectacle Island, then compete in a scenic 5K. There’s also a half-mile kids’ fun run.

From $20, 10 a.m. Ferry from 66 Long Wharf, Boston, spectacleisland5k.com.

Yoga In The Brewery: Teachers from CorePower Yoga will be dropping by Night Shift Brewing to teach a class amidst the hops, followed by a post-vinyasa drink.

Free, 11 a.m. Night Shift Brewing, 87 Santilli Highway, Everett, eventbrite.com.

Introduction to AcroYoga: Learn the basics of AcroYoga inversions and counterbalances at this workshop. No experience (or partner) necessary.

$30, 1 p.m. 883 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Eat To Thrive Plant-Based Potluck: Chat with vegan educator Alka Nathani about a natural approach to dieting, cooking, and hormone regulation, while snacking on plant-based goodies.

Free, 3 p.m., 126 Myrtle Street, Waltham, eventful.com.


Dana Guth Dana Guth, Digital Intern, Health dguth@bostonmagazine.com


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