13 Healthy Things to Do This Week
Monday, March 13
Blood and Platelet Donation Raffle: Donate blood or platelets at Massachusetts General Hospital this week and you’ll get a free tote bag, and entry into a raffle for fun and healthy prizes.
Free, see donation hours. MGH Blood Donor Center, 55 Fruit St., Boston, massgeneral.org.
Tuesday, March 14
Pi Day 5K: It’s 3/14, so celebrate math’s most famous day with a 3.14-mile race. If you’re one of the first 100 finishers, you can even win a pie. Proceeds go to three organizations fundraising for the Boston Marathon: Last Call Foundation, Stepping Strong, and Family Reach.
$20, 6 p.m. DCR’s Hatch Memorial Shell, 47 David G Mugar Way, Boston, eventbrite.com.
Wednesday, March 15
FitBit Local Boston: This month’s FitBit Local event features vinyasa yoga at the new YogaWorks studio in Chestnut Hill.
Free, 6:30 p.m. YogaWorks Chestnut Hill, 25 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, eventbrite.com.
Bath Melts and Body: Make your own body lotion and bath melts to treat yourself while keeping money in your wallet. The class is taught by a graduate of the Boston School of Herbal Studies and the Commonwealth Center for Holistic Herbalism.
$20, 7 p.m. The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville, eventbrite.com.
Thursday, March 16
Balanced Runners Meetup: This new run group from New Balance is kicking things off with a three- to four-mile run around the Common and Public Garden. Stick around to get 20 percent off New Balance products.
Free, 6 p.m. New Balance, 583 Boylston St., Boston, movewith.com.
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America Fundraiser: At this seventh annual silent auction and raffle, enjoy a lively cocktail reception and sushi bar with live music and a photo booth. Win memorabilia or concert tickets and know that all proceeds go to CCFA’s mission of finding cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
$150, 6:30 p.m. Thorny Lea Golf Club, 159 Torrey St., Brockton, intestinalfortitude.org.
Kick it with Minds Matter: Eliza Shirazi, of Kick It by Eliza, is hosting a kick-butt kickboxing-inspired class with Minds Matter, an organization that aims to help motivated students from low-income communities enroll in and graduate from four-year colleges.
$25, 7:30 p.m. EverybodyFights, 15 Channel Center St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Friday, March 17
G-Flow: Beloved yoga teacher Goldie Graham, who taught at the former Back Bay Yoga, is back in Boston for a weekend of workshops at Coolidge Corner Yoga. This master class will be an expertly sequenced vinyasa flow.
$45, 7:30 p.m. Coolidge Corner Yoga, 1297 Beacon St., Brookline, coolidgeyoga.com.
Saturday, March 18
Carry the Fallen: Ruck march—a military term for marching with a gear-filled backpack—along the entire Boston Marathon course to symbolize the burden many veterans carry after trauma, and raise awareness for veteran suicide.
Free, 5:30 a.m. Boston Marathon Start Line, E Main St., Hopkinton, activeheroes.org.
Sweat and Shop for a Cause: Get your sweat on with strengthening and stretching exercises led by fitness instructor Samantha Poccia. After class, refuel with GoMacro bars and get your shop on at Athleta, with proceeds going to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Gillian Reny Foundation for Trauma Innovation’s Boston Marathon team.
Free, 8:30 a.m. Athleta, 92 Newbury St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Yoganidrasana: Goldie Graham’s all-levels workshop helps yogis move toward Yoganidrasana—one of the practice’s most advanced poses—using a three-dimensional approach that will get you loosened up.
$45, 11 a.m. Coolidge Corner Yoga, 1297 Beacon St., Brookline, coolidgeyoga.com.
Try-a-Tri: Want to try your hand at a triathlon? Boston University’s triathlon team is hosting a super sprint, 200-yard swim, 15-minute bike ride, and one-mile run at BU’s gym. Win prizes and enjoy baked goods after your athletic feat.
$30, 12 p.m. Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center, 915 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Sunday, March 19
Sidewinder: Open up your side body with lateral stretching. As the class description says, if you have a rib cage and like to move, this class (taught by Goldie Graham) is for you.
$45, 12 p.m. Coolidge Corner Yoga, 1297 Beacon St., Brookline, coolidgeyoga.com.