Healthy Valentine’s Day Events for Singles, Couples, and Friends
No matter what your Facebook relationship status says, it’s fairly safe to assume your Valentine’s Day usually involves a box of chocolate (or two, or three…) and a tall glass of wine. This year, break the sugar high cycle with healthy Valentine’s Day events you can attend solo, with your partner, or with friends.
Raw chocolate workshop: Give your Valentine—or, hey, yourself—the gift of homemade, healthy chocolate. The founder of Jo Jo’s Raw Chocolate is teaching this lesson and make-your-own workshop.
$33, 6 p.m., 2/10. 38 Chauncy St., Boston, marlomarketing.com.
“Revenge Body” Boxing: Boston Sports Club Medford is hosting a free “revenge body” boxing class for singles on February 12 and again on February 13. It’s free and open to the public.
Free, 2 p.m., 2/12 and 2/13. 70 Station Landing, Medford, mysportsclubs.com.
String Fling: Prepare for the big day with a night of dancing. Arrive early for a dance lesson, then spend the night grooving to swing and bluegrass band Goodtime String Band.
$35, 7 p.m, 2/12. 35 Warren St., Lowell, mktix.com.
Partner yoga: Akasha Studio in Roslindale is putting on a partner hatha yoga class. No experience is required, and you don’t need a partner to register.
$35, 2 p.m., 2/13. 20R Birch St., Roslindale, akashastudio.com.
Swing dance lesson: Bring your partner or meet a new one at this introductory swing dance lesson at Boston Lindy Hop, then wow your friends on the dance floor.
$30, 2 p.m., 2/13. 261 Friend St., Boston, bostonlindyhop.com.
Single & Bitter: Even if you’re not bitter (or not single), this Valentine’s Day pole-dancing class is, at the very least, the makings of a good story. Plus, admission includes a rose and chocolate.
$35, various times, 2/13. 1 Braintree St., Allston, gypsyrosedancing.com.
Valentine’s Day baking: Bring your significant other and learn to make all-natural confections at the Boston Public Market Kitchen.
$25, 5 p.m., 2/13. 100 Hanover St., Boston, thetrustees.org.
Valentine’s Day run: Make room for your prix fixe dinner at this free Valentine’s Day run sponsored by Mizuno.
Free, 9 a.m., 2/14. 220 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, eventbrite.com.
Parents’ Lunch Out: My Gym’s Boston location is hosting mid-day kids’ fitness classes and activities, so parents can squeeze in a lunch date while the kids get a workout.
$45-50+, 11 a.m., 2/14. 1065 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, mygym.com.
Sweat with Your Sweetie: Endurance Pilates and Yoga is hosting this pairs class. The admission cost is good for two people, and all proceeds benefit prosthetics charity 50 Legs.
$20 for two people, 11 a.m., 2/14. 1636 Washington St., Boston, endurancepilatesandyoga.com.
Library dance party: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your little ones at this family-friendly dance party at the Somerville Public Library. Come ready to hear kid-appropriate rap and karaoke songs.
Free, 3 p.m., 2/14. 79 Highland Ave., Somerville, facebook.com.
Flower arranging: Enjoy a little taste of nature in the middle of the city with the Boston Public Market Kitchen’s flower arranging workshop. Bring your partner, a friend, or go solo.
$45, 3 p.m., 2/14. 100 Hanover St., Boston, thetrustees.org.
AcroYoga: Yoga Works Back Bay is hosting a Valentine’s Day couples’ AcroYoga workshop, where duos can learn the basics of partner yoga. Single? You can also go with a friend or get matched up with a partner.
$40, 3:30 p.m, 2/14. 364 Boylston St., Boston, yogaworks.com.
You are Love: Celebrate love in all its forms at this heart-opening restorative yoga class and meditation. You can attend by yourself or with a partner.
$20 for a single ticket, $35 for a duo, 5 p.m., 2/14. 1864 Centre St., West Roxbury, chakrashuddi.com.
Cupid’s Undie Run: Keep the Valentine’s spirit going (and raise money for the Children’s Tumor Fund) at this one-mile, clothes-free fun run.
$45, 12 p.m., 2/20. 15 Landsdowne St., Boston, cupidsundierun.com.