21 Healthy Things to Do This Week

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Monday, March 20

Dance with Dusty: Social Boston Sports and Red Bull are hosting a free dance workout with Boston Ballet dancer Dusty Button, intended to enhance your marathon cross-training. There are sessions at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Free, 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. New Balance, 583 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Tuesday, March 21

Vernal Equinox Party: Celebrate the arrival of spring with a special yoga class at Equinox, plus complimentary bites and cocktails. The event will be happening at the sports club’s Chestnut Hill, Dartmouth Street, Franklin Street, and Avery Street locations.

Free, multiple times and locations, equinox.com.

Wednesday, March 22

Yoga + Goal Setting: Evaluate your resolutions (remember those?) and enjoy a centering yoga class. Yoga mats are available, and cookies and tea will be provided for post-yoga snacking.

$8, 7 p.m. 1 Emerson Place, Boston, eventbrite.com

Ready, Sweat, Give: At this Equinox Pilates Fusion class, you’ll work your core while fundraising for Tedy’s Team, which benefits the American Stroke Association.

$30 minimum donation, 7:30 p.m. Equinox, 225 Franklin St., Boston, eventbrite.com

Thursday, March 23

Om This Way: Raise money for the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and the Felix Organization during a hip hop yoga class, followed by a live concert and meet and greet with Darryl “DMC” McDaniels. While participants are encouraged to raise or donate at least $500 to send a child in foster case to summer camp, there are a limited number of mats available for $75.

$75-$500, 6 p.m. Equinox Sports Club Boston, 4 Avery St., Boston, crowdrise.com.

Declutter with My Clutter Queen: Rhea Becker will use the principles of feng shui to provide tips and tricks on how to organize your home and work space. Can you say spring cleaning?

$60, 6:30 p.m. Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington Street, Boston, bostoncae.augusoft.net.

Chasing the Dream: At this Boston Marathon fundraiser for Cycle Kids, sweat it out during a 45-minute treadmill class at Heartbreak Hill Running Company, then recover with a smoothie and discounted shopping.

$30, 7 p.m. Heartbreak Hill Running Company, 294 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, eventbrite.com.

Namastgay: Elevate your practice at an LGBTQ-friendly aerial yoga class at Swet Studio. Class will be set to the beats of DJ LeahV

$15, 7 p.m. Swet Studio, 480 Tremont St., Boston, swetstudio.com.

Master Vinyasa Class: Nationally-recognized master yogi Jonny Kest will lead a free master vinyasa class at Life Time Athletic’s Westwood gym. Get your stretch on without hurting your wallet.

Free, 7 p.m. Life Time Athletic, 44 Harvard St., Westwood, lifetime.formstack.com.

Friday, March 24

Spin with Jess Fracalossi: Red Bull and Social Boston Sports’ marathon cross-training series continues with an early-morning Spin class taught by Jess Fracalossi, the owner and founder of the Handle Bar.

Free, 6 a.m. The Handle Bar, 1336 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Jimmy Fund Dance Party: Calling all college kids and dance maniacs. All New England college students are invited to this all-night dance marathon, which raises money for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

$50 fundraising minimum, 5 p.m. Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston,  jimmyfund.org

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Saturday, March 25

Yoga Brewha: Enjoy an all-levels vinyasa flow, then wind down and sip some brews at Aeronaut Brewery.

$30, 10:45 a.m. Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler St., Somerville, eventbrite.com

Ride to Raise: This 45-minute fundraiser will get you sweating and ready to refuel with Mother Juice and Sweetgreen after class. All proceeds go to Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Gillian Reny Foundation for Trauma Innovation.

$30, 11 a.m. Equinox, 225 Franklin St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Equinox Detox: At this tea-rrific workshop, you’ll make your own blend of detoxifying tea to take home. Plus, a relaxing yoga flow will get your body and mind centered.

$30, 1 p.m. Acorn Yoga, 576 Washington St., Brighton, eventbrite.com.

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Afrobeat Fit: During this hour-long fitness party, you’ll be moving and grooving to Afrobeat music from West Africa and the UK. It’ll be so much fun, you’ll forget you’re working out.

$10, 1:15 p.m. Tony Williams Dance Centre, 284 Amory St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Tear Down the Wall: Set to Pink Floyd’s “The Wall,” this concert-yoga class hybrid will help you move through your physical, energetic, and emotional bodies to tear down your own personal wall, brick by brick.

$50, 2 p.m. Oberon American Repertory Theater, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge, movewith.com

Spin to Cure Cancer: Pedal hard during this 45-minute session that raises money for the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber.

$25, 3 p.m. SoulCycle Seaport, 101 Seaport Blvd., Boston, eventbrite.com

Sunday, March 26

C2 + Clery’s Brunch Fit: Head to Clery’s newly renovated basement for an energetic barre class led by C2’s Carolyn Stuart, then move upstairs for brunch and mimosas.

$39, 10 a.m. Clery’s, 113 Dartmouth St., Boston, movewith.com.

Bendy Brunch: Must Eat Boston is sponsoring this healthy morning in the South End. Start off with a hot yoga class at CorePower Yoga, then walk over to Bar Mezzana for a two-course brunch.

$45, 11 a.m. CorePower Yoga, 36 Traveler St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Charity Ride: This Handle Bar cycling class benefits a Boston Marathon team raising money for the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation. Pedal fast and do good.

$30, 1 p.m. The Handle Bar, 141 Dorchester Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com

Row with Andrew Campbell: Olympic rower Andrew Campbell will lead a one-hour workout on indoor rowing machines. The event is sponsored by Red Bull and Social Boston Sports.

Free, 2 p.m. Riverside Boat Club, 769 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, eventbrite.com


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


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