20 Healthy Things to Do This Week
Monday, May 9
Boston Health Talks: Massachusetts General Hospital’s new series connects the community with different health experts. This week, you can hear about acupuncture, Iyengar yoga, and yoga for seniors.
Free, 6:30 p.m. MGH Charlestown Campus, Building 114, 16th St. conference room D, Charlestown, eventbrite.com.
Tuesday, May 10
Dynamic Mobility to Stretch and Strengthen: This women-only class will teach movement and breathing exercises that may help improve posture, mobility, and joint health.
Free, 10:30 a.m. 46 Pleasant St., Cambridge, cambridgewomenscenter.org.
Yoga at Athleta: Siga Bielkus, one of the four sisters who own Health Yoga Life, will teach a free yoga class at the Athleta store.
Free, 8 p.m. 92 Newbury St., Boston, athleta.com.
Wednesday, May 11
Natural Remedies for Your Dog: Pet acupuncture? Dog yoga? This event will discuss which pet health trends are worth it, and which are just a flash in the pan.
$12, 6 p.m. 38 Chauncy St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Ladies Night Out: Saldare Spa is hosting a ladies’ night out, featuring healthy snacks, drinks, mini spa services, and booths from local vendors. The $5 entry fee will be donated to Girls on the Run.
$5, 7 p.m. 12 Clarendon St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Ditching the Diet: This free lecture will discuss why good, solid nutrition is always better than a diet. It’s led by health coach Laura J.
Free, 7 p.m. 566 Columbus Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Thursday, May 12
Puma Bootcamp: Join Puma for a free bootcamp class, taught by Barry’s Bootcamp instructor Emily Southworth.
Free, 6:30 p.m. 333 Newbury St., Boston, movewith.com.
Fitbit Local: This new, free workout series is back with its second event, a bootcamp class in the Boston Common.
Free, 6:30 p.m. 139 Tremont St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
EveryBodyFights Fundraiser: For $30, you can take a TrainFIIT bootcamp class at the Club by George Foreman. Proceeds benefit Team Kevin Fitz, a Pan Mass Challenge participant.
$30, 7:30 p.m. 15 Channel Center St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
TrillSculpt: Fitness program Trillfit is remixing its usual vinyasa yoga to include bodyweight and strength training exercises. Class will be held at Athleta, and will be set to a live DJ.
Free, 8 p.m. 92 Newbury St., Boston, trill.fit.
Saturday, May 14
Jimmy Fund Fit Fest: This all-day fitness extravaganza includes six different group fitness classes, from yoga to CrossFit. Proceeds benefit the Jimmy Fund.
$10 registration, plus fundraising minimum, 8 a.m. 47 David G Mugar Way, Boston, jimmyfundfitfest.org.
Raise the Rim Basketball Tournament: Grab a couple friends and enter this 3-on-3 basketball tournament at MIT. Proceeds benefit Dream Big, a group that empowers girls through sports.
$100 per team, 9 a.m. 120 Vassar St., Cambridge, tugg.org.
Roof Deck Conditioning Class: Take a strength training class on Coppersmith’s roof deck, then head downstairs to refuel with brunch.
$25, 9 a.m. 40 West 3rd St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Sweat and Superfoods: Join wellness expert Jennifer Hanway for a full-body workout followed by an info (and tasting) session focused on trendy foods like acai bowls and avocado toast.
$25, 9:30 a.m. 100 Hanover St., Boston, movewith.com.
Urban Foraging Tour of Watertown: Harvard Medical School’s David Craft will lead an urban foraging tour, teaching participants about edible plants that grow in the wilds of Watertown.
Free, 2 p.m. 123 Main St., Watertown, eventbrite.com.
NamaStay Sober Fundraiser: Raise money for NamaStay Sober, a group that helps recovering addicts stay sober through fitness, at this event. It includes yoga, Pilates, sushi, juice, vegan desserts, cupcakes, massage, and more.
$32, 6 p.m. 12A Tyler St., Somerville, eventbrite.com.
Sunday, May 15
Race 4 Research: Run a 5K or walk a four-mile course through the Kendall Square area. Money from registration goes toward the ALS Therapy Development Institute.
$35, 8:30 a.m. 300-500 Technology Square, Cambridge, race4research.org.
Yoga Backbending Workshop: Join Studio U to learn proper backbending technique. The event is open to yogis of all skill levels.
$25, 2 p.m. 1065 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, studiou.com.
More to Love Workshop: This combination dance and yoga workshop is meant to help participants feel comfortable in their own skin, regardless of age, size, or fitness level.
$50, 3 p.m. 191 Highland Ave., Somerville, moretolovewithrachel.com.
Yoga for Runners: This free class, which will be held at Adidas RunBase, is specially focused on runners. It’ll target the core, quads, hip flexors, calves, and hamstrings.
Free, 6:30 p.m. 855 Boylston St., Boston, movewith.com.