16 Healthy Things to Do This Week
Monday, August 15
Introduction to Tai Chi: The East Boston branch of the Boston Public Library is hosting a free introductory tai chi lesson. All are welcome.
Free, 6:30 p.m. Boston Public Library branch, 365 Bremen St., Boston, bpl.org.
Candlelight Yin Chill: This slow yoga class holds each position for three to five minutes, posing a different kind of physical and mental challenge.
$17, 8 p.m. Radiant Yoga Boston, 516 East Second St., Boston, movewith.com.
Tuesday, August 16
Deliciously Healthy Superfoods: Learn about how today’s trendiest “superfoods”—think cashews, chickpeas, and dark chocolate—boost your health, and learn how to incorporate them into homemade dishes.
$69, 2 p.m. Sur La Table, 100 Huntington Ave., Boston, surlatable.com.
Wednesday, August 17
Yoga on Carson Beach: Follow CorePower Yoga instructor Kate Stone as you work up a sweat and soak in the sunset on the beach. Live music will follow.
$15, 6:30 p.m. Carson Beach, Boston, yogaaroundtown.com.
Athleta Community Yoga: Athleta on Newbury Street will host a free vinyasa yoga class that includes sections of cardio, dance, and strength.
Free, 8 p.m. Athleta, 92 Newbury St., Boston, movewith.com.
Thursday, August 18
Daybreaker Boat Party: Your favorite morning rave is breaking out into the open waters with an animal kingdom-themed event. Hop aboard for yoga, healthy juices and breakfast options, and live performances.
$40, 5:45 a.m. 60 Rowes Wharf, Boston, daybreaker.com.
Puma Bodiphy: What do you get when you combine Pilates, barre, yoga, and endurance? This all-around challenging class, taught by Phyl London.
Free, 6:30 p.m. Puma Newbury St., 333 Newbury St., Boston, movewith.com.
Friday, August 19
Boston Greenfest: Celebrate the end of summer with live music, games, and fresh, local food at this weekend-long, eco-friendly event.
Free, 12 p.m. Boston City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Square, bostongreenfest.org.
Warrior Weekend: Friday marks the start of Warrior Weekend, a three-day fitness fest that includes a SUP-YO paddleboard yoga class on Friday, a cycling class with Charlestown Cycling Club on Saturday, and Dare U Fitness bootcamp and brunch at Blackmoor Bar and Kitchen on Sunday.
$35, times and locations vary. For more information and to register, visit dareufitness.com.
Saturday, August 20
Free Cardio Barre: Head to Athleta Chestnut Hill for this free heart-pumping workout.
Free, 8:30 a.m. Athleta, 220 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, athleta.net.
S3 Pilates: This mat-based, up-tempo Pilates workshop will be offered for free at Athleta. Stay after the workout for a talk on body image and confidence.
Free, 9:30 a.m. Athleta, 92 Newbury St., Boston, athleta.net.
Sweat and Superfoods: You really can’t go wrong combining Boston’s favorite indoor food market with a high-intensity workout. This cardio-burn class is led by Jennifer Hanway.
$25, 9:30 a.m. The Kitchen at Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover Street, Boston, eventbrite.com.
Boss Chick Dance Workout: Test out your dance skills to dancehall, hip-hop, and Afro-inspired beats at The Z Spot.
$15, 11 a.m. The Z Spot, 181 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Yoga for Sports: This weekend intensive workshop is designed to teach seasoned athletes the foundations of yoga, and how they can be applied to popular sports. The event is put on by Broga creator Robert Sidoti.
$175, 1 p.m. Borealis Yoga, 34 Salem St., Medford, eventbrite.com.
Tracksmith and Aeronaut Run: Tracksmith is hosting a 13-mile run (and a 5K, for the less ambitious) starting and ending at Aeronaut’s Allston pop-up. Unwind from the run with food, beer, and the Olympics.
Free, 6 p.m. Aeronaut Allston, 267 Western Ave., Allston, tracksmith.com.
Sunday, August 21
METCON3: Equinox is bringing its classes to the Lawn on D. This intensive cardio class, led by instructors Shandell Raposa and Ian Kilpatrick, will be followed by concessions and games. Proceeds will support research at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Free (for Equinox members), $15 (non-members), 10:30 a.m. The Lawn on D, Boston, eventbrite.com.