20 Healthy Things to Do This Week
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, April 11
Community Yoga Class: Stop by Down Under School of Yoga for a community vinyasa yoga class. Donations benefit local Brookline charities.
$5, 1:30 p.m. 1054 Beacon St., Brookline, downunderyoga.com.
Running Bootcamp: Work out with a triathlete and fitness instructor, who will lead a bootcamp class focused on runners. Enjoy a 30-minute run outdoors, followed by an indoor bootcamp session at the Janji pop-up store.
$12, 6:30 p.m. 144 Newbury St., Boston, movewith.com.
Yoga at Athleta: Unwind from your day with a free yoga class at Athleta.
Free, 8 p.m. 92 Newbury St., Boston, athleta.com.
Tuesday, April 12
Salsa Dance for Charity: Dance the night away for a good cause. Learn to salsa for an hour, then enjoy an open dance floor at Ryles. Proceeds go to ensuring schoolchildren’s safe transportation in Africa.
$20, 7:30 p.m. 212 Hampshire St., Cambridge, eventbrite.com.
BollyX: Get your heart pumping at a free BollyX class at Athleta.
Free, 8 p.m. 92 Newbury St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Wednesday, April 13
Holistic Nutrition and Strategic Self-Care: Runners can learn new self-care strategies to improve their form and avoid injury. After class, enjoy local smoothie and superfood samples.
$12, 144 Newbury St., Boston, movewith.com.
Thursday, April 14
Green House Service Trip: Interested in learning more about urban community gardening and zero-carbon housing? Stop by MassArt, then take a tour of the JP Green House and help replant strawberry plants.
Free, 2:30 p.m. 621 Huntington Ave., Boston, facebook.com.
Yin and Yang Yoga: Need some hands-on help? This collaborative yoga class at Ink Block will help you learn challenging yoga poses. With two instructors, you’ll receive the assistance you need to leave feeling rejuvenated.
$15, 7:30 p.m. 300 Harrison Ave., Boston, movewith.com.
Yoga for Runners: With the Boston Marathon mere days away, Athleta is hosting a yoga class meant to address weaknesses typically found in runners’ bodies.
Free, 8 p.m. 92 Newbury St., Boston, athleta.com.
Friday, April 15
Boston Marathon Expo: Runner or not, the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo is a great place to check out new health products and vendors. The Expo will be held at Hynes Convention Center on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Free entry, doors open at 9 a.m. 900 Boylston St., Boston, sportsfitnessexpo.com.
Running: A Love Story Book Signing: Listen to Jen Miller speak about her book, Running: A Love Story, at the Tracksmith pop-up store, then stay for a book signing.
Free, 6 p.m. 899 Boylston St., Boston, newburystreetpopups.com.
Saturday, April 16
BosFit Girls Workout: Take part in a free workout with Boston fitness blogger Ana Alarcon. This is the kick-off event for a free monthly workout series by #BOSFITGRLS.
Free, 9 a.m. 47 David G. Mugar Way, Boston, eventbrite.com.
Hike4Life at Blue Hills Reservation: Take your first hike of the season with Hike4Life’s opening day at Blue Hills Reservation. The organization works to promote healthy outdoor lifestyles for urbanites.
$15, 12 p.m. 1904 Canton St., Milton, eventbrite.com.
Brooklyn Boulders Training Day: Brooklyn Boulders’ personal trainers are ready to show off their talents at this training day. Take part in a headstand clinic, try out power lifting, learn mindful eating, and get conditioned to climb.
$25, 1 p.m. 12 Tyler St., Somerville, facebook.com.
Meet the Marathoners: Meet the competitors in the Boston Marathon’s wheelchair and visually impaired divisions at Harvard’s McGurdy Track. Come dressed to run or push, and spend time with racers to hear their stories.
Free, 2 p.m. 65 North Harvard St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
AcroYoga Monthly Workshop: This month, AcroYogi Lauren Clausen’s workshop is focused on the “Ninja Star,” a move geared toward intermediate AcroYogis. Clausen will break the pose into pieces and help you gain confidence.
$40, 3 p.m. 883 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Essential Oils 101: In this class, you’ll learn about essential oils and how they can be used to reduce stress and support your immune system.
$23, 4 p.m. 122 Arlington St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
North Face Speakers Series: Start off the night with a 2.7 mile run from the Boston Marathon finish line to Cyclorama in the South End. Then, enjoy celebratory food and drinks, and listen to the creators of the November Project share their stories.
Free, 6 p.m. 665 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Sunday, April 17
Namaste with Cider and Chocolate: Enjoy an hour-long, all-levels vinyasa yoga class at Bantam Cider, followed by a cider tasting with chocolate pairings.
$35, 10 a.m. 40 Merriam Ave., Somerville, popupasana.com.
Do It For the Insta AcroYoga: The last event in the Fit University’s series will teach you how to fly in an AcroYoga workshop. Learn new moves and the basics of Instagram photography.
$15, 1 p.m., 883 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com.