25 Healthy Things to Do This Week
Monday, June 13
Copenhagen Wheel Test Rides: Try out the MIT-developed Copenhagen Wheel, a motorized electric bicycle hybrid. The high-tech bike claims to multiply your pedal power by a magnitudes.
$15, 10 a.m. 84 Hamilton St., Cambridge, superpedestrian.com.
MSL Pilates Bootcamp: Instructor Ali Baldassare is bringing her popular Pilates bootcamp—a mixture of Pilates, core work, and cardio drills—back to the Greenway for its fourth season. The series kicks off tonight and continues every other Monday.
Free, 6:30 p.m. Cross Street at Salem Street, Boston, eventbrite.com.
Tuesday, June 14
Daybreaker Beach Party: Your favorite morning rave is coming back with a splash. Break out your shorts and flip flops, do some yoga, and get down to the soothing sounds of Keytar Bear.
$20+, 6:30 a.m. House Of Blues, 15 Landsdowne St., Boston, daybreaker.com.
Yoga Story Time for Kids: Let your preschoolers enjoy a morning of stories, songs, and rhymes while learning to stretch. It’ll be held at the Lower Mills branch of the Boston Public Library.
Free, 10:30 a.m. Boston Public Library, 27 Richmond St., Dorchester, eventful.com.
Harvard Farmers’ Market: The Harvard Square food market is reopening for the summer this week, hosting dozens of local farmers selling fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, and more.
Free, 12 p.m. Harvard University, Cambridge, harvard.edu.
Hug Therapy: “Get the lonely feelings out” by embracing fellow art lovers and community members. This event focuses on addressing insecurities and sharing positive affirmations—through hugs.
$15, 5:45 p.m. Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville, eventbrite.com.
Back Bay Boxing: Sweat out all your aggression with this high-intensity boxing class. Gloves are supplied for any newcomers.
$30, 6 p.m. Z Spot, 181 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, movewith.com.
Essential Oils Summer Workshop: Learn about the benefits of essentials oils and how to use and select them. This class will focus on the summer months, so expect a primer on sun protection, detoxification, staying cool, and keeping bugs away.
$25, 6:30 p.m. 715 Boylston St., Boston, wellboston.org.
Plant Nite: Create Your Own Herb Garden: Spice up your cooking routine by planting your own herb garden. All supplies are provided.
$50, 7 p.m. The Hong Kong Faneuil Hall, Boston, plantnite.com.
Wednesday, June 15
DIY Spent Grain Dog Treat Class: Our furry friends deserve healthy food, too. Learn to make two different kinds of nutritious dog treats, courtesy of Slumbrew.
$15, 6 p.m. 1271 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
How to Meditate: This quick but practical session discusses basic Raja Yoga meditation techniques for those with a busy lifestyle.
Free, 7 p.m. Inner Space Meditation Center and Gallery, 1110 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, eventbrite.com.
Thursday, June 16
Enticing Our Kids to Eat Veggies: Learn how to keep your little ones eating their greens. You’ll learn valuable tips that don’t involve bribery.
Free, 10 a.m. Cambridge Women’s Center, 46 Pleasant St., Cambridge, cambridgewomenscenter.org.
Outdoor Cooking Class: Join the DCR and the Boston Public Market Kitchen for a lesson in making healthy, portable snacks for all your outdoor adventures.
Free, 5:30 p.m. 100 Hanover St., Boston, thetrustees.org.
Friday, June 17
Park & Pedal Fest 2016: Get out of your car and onto a bike. This festival celebrates two-wheel transportation with free food, coffee, and music on your morning commute.
Free, 7:30 a.m. DCR’s Christian-Herter Park, 1255 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, bostoncalendar.com.
Taste of Haymarket Walking Tour: Check out Boston’s oldest open-air market and sample local fruits and veggies by taking a two-hour, behind-the-scenes tour.
$35, 8:30 a.m. 141 Cambridge St., Boston, historicnewengland.org.
Lyme Disease Innovation Hack-a-thon: You don’t need any background in health, science, or Lyme disease to come discuss fresh ideas and promote public health. Top teams will be awarded grants.
Free, 9:00 a.m. Microsoft NERD Center, Cambridge, eventbrite.com.
Saturday, June 18
Salute The Sun Yoga: Celebrate the summer solstice with Athleta’s free Community Boating yoga class. All who join will be entered into health-related raffles and giveaways.
Free, 8 a.m. Community Boating, 21 David G Mugar Way, Boston, athleta.net.
Preserve Your Sight: Learn how to take care of your vision for life at this half-day talk by the Macular Degeneration Association.
Free, 8:30 a.m. 275 Tremont St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Sydney Craven Memorial Fund 5K Tutu Run: The only thing better than a 5K? A 5K in tutus. All proceeds benefit local children and families in need.
$30, 9 a.m. 220 Central St., East Bridgewater, racewire.com.
Find Your Weakness: This special edition of Heartbreak Hill Running Company’s run group is focused on letting runners identify their weaknesses and improve them. HHRC’s expert coaches will lead evaluative exercises, then a strength class, then a group run.
Free, 9 a.m. 638 Commonwealth Ave., Newton, eventbrite.com.
Hike4Health: If you’re trying to lose weight and/or get healthy, but aren’t psyched about hitting the gym, try this low-pressure wellness hike in the Blue Hills Reservation.
Free, 9:30 a.m. 695 Hillside St., Milton, eventbrite.com.
BollyX: Commonwealth Sports Club is hosting a free BollyX class. BollyX is a Bollywood-inspired cardio dance class.
Free, 9:45 a.m. 1079 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Yoga in the Taproom: Hudson’s Medusa Brewing Company is hosting a yoga class in its taproom. Your ticket buys entry to the class and a post-savasana beer.
$15, 10:30 a.m. 111 Main St., Hudson, eventbrite.com.
#BosFitGirls Workout: Head to EveryBodyFights for a free workout, accompanied by a soundtrack from DJ Kevin Cobbs.
Free, 1 p.m. 15 Channel Center St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Sunday, June 19
Yoga for a Cause: Come out and support non-profit Project Heal at an outdoor yoga class. Proceeds will help those struggling with eating disorders pay for treatment.
$20, 9 a.m. The Hatch Shell, David G Mugar Way, Boston, movewith.com.