20 Healthy Things to Do This Week

From glow-in-the-dark yoga to a classical music 5K, it's going to be a busy week.
Acorn Yoga

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Monday, September 19

Great Kitchens: This session for food service professionals, dietitians, and school officials will teach the ins and outs of gluten-free food prep, and provide a complimentary lunch from Barilla.

Free, 9 a.m. U Mass Club, 1 Beacon St. 32nd Floor, Boston, greatgfkitchens.org.

Tuesday, September 20

HIIT at Janji: Break in the new Janji pop-up shop with a HIIT class taught by instructor Cassie Brown. This is the first of many fitness classes the brand plans to host in its space.

$12, 6 p.m. Janji, 328 Newbury St., Boston, movewith.com.

Body Weight Boot Camp: Who says you need equipment to work out? The exercises at this bootcamp, led by Next Level Fitness, use only one thing: your body. Kind will provide complimentary recovery snacks after you’re done sweating.

Free, 6:30 p.m. Zinc Apartments, 22 Water St., Cambridge, nlfhealth.com.

Orthopedic Lecture Series: In this first of three lectures, learn how to treat that persistent lower back pain. There will be free refreshments and a Q&A.

Free, 6:30 p.m. Newton-Wellesley Ambulatory Care Center, 159 Wells. Ave., Newton, nwh.org.

Wednesday, September 21

Physical Therapy and Wellness Celebration: Join Joint Ventures Physical Therapy for a free evening of injury assessments, chair massages, wellness information, and refreshments.

Free, 4:30 p.m. Joint Ventures Physical Therapy, 4 Water St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Community Self Defense: After learning basic self defense moves with Healthworks, reward yourself with a $2 discount at Dig Inn.

Free, 6 p.m. Copley Square, Boston, eventbrite.com.

Free Glow-in-the-Dark Yoga: Acorn Yoga and Urban Outfitters are partnering to offer a free glow yoga session. The free fun continues with post-class refreshments.

Free, 7 p.m. Urban Outfitters, 11 JFK St., Cambridge, eventbrite.com.

Thursday, September 22

Hustle & Heart: Sweat out the end of summer with this bootcamp class in the evening air. Afterward, recuperate at Boston Sail Loft and try your luck at the raffle.

$10-$15, 6 p.m. Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, Atlantic Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Yoga at Boston Winery: If your favorite pose is holding a wine glass, this event is for you. The 90-minute class is followed by a wine tasting and artisanal pizza.

$30, 6 p.m. Boston Winery, 26 Ericsson St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Studio U Open House: Take a free barre or Pilates class, enjoy snacks and drinks, and shop local vendors at this fitness studio’s open house.

Free, 6 p.m. Studio U, 1065 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, thebostoncalendar.com.

Kelly Brabants

Kelly Brabants teaching a class/photo provided

Saturday, September 24

Somerville Local Duathlon: Participate in this event for free, or donate $30 to Somerville Local First. You’ll run two miles, cycle 10 miles, and run one more mile to finish, then refuel with food from Oat Shop.

$30 donation, 8:30 a.m. The Training Room, 373 Washington St., Somerville, somervillelocalfirst.org.

Run 10, Feed 10: With your registration for either a 5K or 10K through this race, you will provide 10 meals to hungry families in the area.

$35, 9 a.m. Marathon Sports, 671 Boylston St., Boston, run10feed10.com.

FenwaYoga: How’s this for a start to your Saturday? CorePower Yoga is hosting a community class on the field at Fenway for only $10—but you must meet a $125 fundraising minimum. Proceeds benefit Red Sox Scholars and youth baseball and softball programs.

$10 and fundraising minimum, 9 a.m. Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, racepartner.com.

Retreat Yourself: You deserve a spa day. Enjoy a Pilates class, mini facial, and spray tan, then sip champagne and shop Paridaez’s line of athleisure.

$25, 10 a.m. Vega Vitality, 551 Boylston Street, 4th Floor, Boston, eventbrite.com.

Broga at Burn: Robert Sidoti, the founder of Broga, is coming to Burn Fitness Studios to teach a 90-minute class in his signature style. Despite the name, ladies are welcome in the class, too.

$40, 11 a.m. Burn Fitness Studios, 547 Columbus Ave., Boston, burnfitboston.com.

Tap It BBBack: In this hybrid 90-minute class, you’ll sweat it out in an indoor cycling class, then sculpt your body with high intensity training. It’s co-taught by Jess Bashelor, of the Handle Bar, and Kelly Brabants, of Booty by Brabants.

$35, 11:30 a.m. The Handle Bar, 1030 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, handlebarcycling.com.

Chakra Flow: Join yoga instructor Meghan Rozanski Brundage for this workshop, which focuses on moving through seven chakras, or energy centers, to ground yourself.

$40, 1:30 p.m. YogaWorks Back Bay, 364 Boylston St., Boston, yogaworks.com.

Run Wild 5K: This 5K course ends with free admission to the Franklin Park Zoo. An after party, complete with craft beer, also awaits finishers.

$15-$32, 6 p.m. Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, racemenu.com.

Sunday, September 25

Brookline Symphony Orchestra Fun Run: The Brookline Symphony Orchestra will provide the soundtrack for this 5K around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. Get cultured while you get fit.

$30, 10 a.m. Chestnut Hill Reservoir, 2002 Beacon St., Brookline, brooklinesymphony.org.

Transitioning to Fall: With the seasons officially changing this week, it’s the perfect time to cleanse and get summer out of your system. Learn how to expel summer heat, promote peace of mind, and improve digestion at this event.

$35, 1:30 p.m. Down Under School Of Yoga, 1054 Beacon St., Brookline, downunderyoga.com.


Hallie Smith Hallie Smith, Health Intern at Boston Magazine hsmith@bostonmagazine.com


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