Health Events Calendar: Week of January 11
Boston is such a hub for health and fitness events, it can be difficult to keep track of them all. So, each Sunday, we’re bringing you a health events calendar for the week ahead.
Monday, January 11
BollyX: Give this fast-growing cardio dance workout a try—for free—at Dance Union in Somerville.
Free, 6:30 p.m. 16 Bow St., Somerville, eventbrite.com.
Introduction to Burlesque: This is not the dance class of your youth—you’ll learn the grind, the shimmy, and more. The four-week beginners’ class is also available on a drop-in basis.
$30 or $25 in advance, 7 p.m. 119 Braintree St., Allston, studyburlesque.com.
Tuesday, January 12
Brooklyn Boulders Ladies Night: Women get a rock climbing day pass for $19 at this monthly event, and women DJs spin from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
$19, 7 p.m. 12A Tyler St., Somerville, brooklynboulders.com.
Body Fix: Head to Athleta on Newbury Street for a free high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout.
Free, 7:15 p.m. 92 Newbury St., movewith.com.
Barre for Boston Business Women: Kill two birds with one stone at this fitness-slash-networking event, sponsored by Xtend Barre.
$27, 8 p.m. 338 Newbury St., eventbrite.com.
Wednesday, January 13
Thai Massage and AcroYoga: Unwind with Thai massage and flying yoga. Either sign up for a four-week series or drop in for one class.
$70 for series, $20 drop-in, 5:30 p.m. 111 West Concord St., movewith.com.
Om, Nom: Each Wednesday, yoga teacher and health blogger Emily McLaughlin holds a yoga class at the Boston Public Market Kitchen. After the fourth class of the month, there’s also a cooking demonstration.
$15, 5:45 p.m. 100 Hanover St., movewith.com.
Meditation workshop: Trying to learn new meditation techniques? Sign up for this free workshop at Inner Space Meditation Gallery, which covers new themes and exercises.
Free, 7 p.m. 1110 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, eventbrite.com.
Thursday, January 14
Coloring: This event, titled Calm, Cool, Colorful with Colored Pencils and Markers, wants you to unwind, kid-style, with some good, old-fashioned coloring.
$35, 6:30 p.m. 61 Washington Park, Newton, newartcenter.org.
Addiction lecture: In “Science, Addiction, and the Changing Context of Treatment,” State Representative Liz Malia and three other panelists will discuss the ongoing opioid crisis in Massachusetts.
Free, 7 p.m. 6 Eliot St., Jamaica Plain, thebostoncalendar.com.
Rock n’ Roll Yoga: Say goodbye to “yoga music” and try your practice with a rock and roll soundtrack.
$15, 7:30 p.m. 191 Highland Ave., Somerville, movewith.com.
Kick It: Eliza Shirazi is offering her popular kickboxing cardio class Kick It for free at Equinox this week. Class will be followed by cocktails and refreshments from Sweetgreen.
Free, 7:30 p.m. 225 Franklin St., Boston, kickitbyeliza.com.
Friday, January 15
Yoga at the ICA: The Institute of Contemporary Art is teaming up with PopUpAsana to offer three yoga classes on Friday: upper body release at 5:30, lower body release at 6:30, and softening the spine at 7:30.
Included with admission, 5:30-7:30. 100 Northern Ave., Boston, icaboston.org.
Saturday, January 16
Prenatal bootcamp: Expecting moms can keep up their fitness routine with this prenatal bootcamp class.
$16, 11:30 a.m. 314 Main St., Charlestown, movewith.com.
Bio Blitz: Curious about how the weirdly warm weather is changing the environment? Go to Bio Blitz at the Arboretum, where participants can explore the grounds and participate in a follow-up discussion.
Free, 1 p.m. 125 Arborway, Hunnewell Building, my.arboretum.harvard.edu.
Kids’ Dance Party: Help the kids burn off some energy at Thunder Road’s event, which is free for parent companions. Bonus: Legal adults can have a beer while the kids dance.
$5 for kids, 2:30 p.m. 379 Somerville Ave., Somerville, thebostoncalendar.com.
Sunday, January 17
Donation yoga: Branching Out Yoga in Jamaica Plain offers by-donation yoga twice a month. Just pay what you can.
By donation, 9 a.m. 57 Brookside Ave., Jamaica Plain, branchingoutyoga.com.
Body conditioning class: Lululemon Prudential is offering this full-body conditioning class for free.
Free, 10 a.m. 776 Boylston St., lululemon.com.
Beginners’ swing dancing: Boston Lindy Hop is holding a swing dancing class for beginners, no experience or partner required.
$30, 2 p.m. 261 Friend St., newschoolswing.com.
Batch cooking: Learn how to perfect the art of healthy meal prep at the Boston Public Market Kitchen.
$60, 4 p.m. 100 Hanover St., thetrustees.org.