18 Healthy Things to Do This Week

Learn self defense, walk for charity, work out for free, and more.
Ladies' Fight Night

Ladies’ fight night/Photo provided

Monday, April 24

Ladies’ Fight Night: Bring a friend to this workshop, where you’ll practice non-verbal, verbal, and physical self-defense skills. As a bonus, it’s a great workout.

$20, 6 p.m. CIC Cambridge, One Broadway, Cambridge, eventbrite.com.

Run for the Walk: After an all-abilities treadmill workout at Heartbreak Hill Running Company, cool down with discount shopping, drinks, and prizes. The event benefits the 15th annual Just ‘Cause Walk, which helps those affected by breast cancer.

$25, 7 p.m. Heartbreak Hill Running Company, 294 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, eventbrite.com.

Tuesday, April 25

Live Well Expo:  This wellness expo at Kendall Center features a free bike tune up and tons of healthy partners, including Hubway, Health Yoga Life, and Bodyscapes. Get your green on.

Free, 12 p.m. Kendall Plaza, Kendall Square, Cambridge, kendallcenter.com

Midlife Women’s Health: Keep yourself in tip-top shape, with help from this group of Mass General experts. They’ll talk about the healthcare needs of midlife women, from bone health to menopause.

Free, 4 p.m. Massachusetts General Hospital O’Keeffe Auditorium, 55 Fruit St., Boston, massgeneral.org.

Wednesday, April 26

Healthcare Reform Panel: Healthcare can be confusing. This panel of experts will answer your questions about policy dilemmas, the fate of the Affordable Care Act, and coverage issues. After the panel, enjoy a Q&A, drinks, and snacks.

Free, 6 p.m. Workbar Cambridge, 45 Prospect St., Cambridge, eventbrite.com.

Thursday, April 27

Zumba Fundraiser: Half of the profits from this one-hour Zumba class will go to Dress for Success, which aims to provide disadvantaged women with professional attire and career development resources.

$18, 7:15 p.m. The Z Spot, 181 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com

Friday, April 28

CareDash Coping Clinic: CareDash, a Cambridge-based online healthcare portal, is hosting a workshop focused on political anxiety. Stop in and de-stress with tea, healthy snacks, and a 15-minute massage.

Free, 11 a.m. 45 Bromfield St., Boston, caredash.com.

Photograph courtesy of Harvard

Arboretum photo courtesy of Harvard

Saturday, April 29

Barre and Brews at Trillium: Instructor Julie Starr will start your Saturday with an hour-long barre class in the Trillium taproom. Afterward, stick around for a frosty beer.

$25, 9 a.m. Trillium Brewing, 110 Shawmut Road, Canton, eventbrite.com.

Yoga at the Poetry Center: Suffolk is hosting this ultra-chill yoga class in its Sawyer Library Poetry Center. Bring your own mat.

Free, 9:30 a.m. Sawyer Library, 73 Tremont St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Yoga at Dorchester Brewing: Start your weekend with a centering vinyasa flow. Reward yourself after class with two five-ounce beers.

$20, 10:15 a.m. Dorchester Brewing, 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Yoga at Bent Water Brewing: An hour-long yoga class and two flight-sized brews for only $8? Sign us up.

$8, 11 a.m. Bent Water Brewing Company, 180 Commercial St., Lynn, eventbrite.com.

Arboretum Family Walk: Bring the little ones to the Arnold Arboretum, where you’ll learn all about tree bark on a guided walk. Stay for a scavenger hunt after the walk.

Free, 11 a.m. Arnold Arboretum, Centre Street Gate, Jamaica Plain, arboretum.harvard.edu.

Fly and Flow: Looking to finally master that tricky arm balance? Sign up for this Health Yoga Life workshop focused on challenging poses and inversions.

$40, 1:30 p.m. Health Yoga Life, 12 Temple St., Boston, healthyogalife.com.

Vega Vitality

A yoga class at Vega Vitality/Photo provided

Sunday, April 30

Fitbit Local: Join Fitbit Local for a free bootcamp class with Public Body founder Chad Flahive.

Free, 10:30 a.m. Boston Common, Beacon and Charles Streets, Boston, eventbrite.com.

Healing Abuse Walking for Change: This charity walk benefits HAWC, a nonprofit that aids domestic violence survivors.

$10 registration fee, 10:30 a.m. Salem Common, Salem, hawcdv.com.

Barre, Yoga, Juice: Vega Vitality is hosting back-to-back workouts—first 45 minutes of barre, then 45 minutes of yoga—chased by juices from Juice Press.

$19, 11:30 a.m. Vega Vitality, 551 Boylston St., Boston, vegavitality.com.

Farm to Table Cooking Class: Felicia Pinto, a food educator at Mill City Grows, will teach you how to use whole grains in your everyday cooking. Come ready to cook and eat.

$15, 12:30 p.m. Mill Number 5, 250 Jackson St., Lowell, eventbrite.com.

Breathe & Believe Yoga Class: This class at YogaWorks benefits Breathe & Believe, which provides yoga to communities in need. Stay for a post-class mixer.

$10, 1:30 p.m. YogaWorks, 364 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com.


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