23 Healthy Things to Do This Week

"Sweatwork," hit up the Vegetarian Food Festival, or watch the Head of the Charles.

Sundown Yoga. Photo provided.

Yoga at the Street/Photo provided

Monday, October 17

Healthworks Open House: Looking for a new gym? This week, Healthworks is hosting open houses at its Boston, Brookline, Cambridge and Chestnut Hill locations. Sign up for a variety of unique classes, all for free.

Free, 10/17-10/23. Multiple locations, healthworksfitness.com.

Republic Fitness Open House: Republic Fitness is also holding an open house this week, offering free classes through October 23.

Free, 10/17-10/23. Republic Fitness, Two International Place, Boston, republicbos.com.

Tuesday, October 18

Hospital Chef Cook-Off: Hospital food gets a bad rap, but this event will elevate the cuisine. Executive chefs from seven area hospitals will prepare tasty and healthy appetizers at the Massachusetts Health Council’s gala, and guests will vote for the best.

$200, 5:30 p.m. Sheraton, 39 Dalton St., Boston, mahealthcouncil.org.

Wednesday, October 19

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Symposium: Join Cure Alzheimer’s Fund for an expert panel discussion and a screening of the four winning films from the Living with Alzheimer’s Film Contest.

Free, 4 p.m. Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Sundown Yoga: Grab a mat and unwind in the open air. YogaWorks is hosting this outdoor class at the Street to celebrate its new Chestnut Hill studio. If you are one of the first 100 to RSVP, you get a free swag bag.

Free, 6:30 p.m. The Street, 55 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, eventbrite.com.

Pilates for Charity: Sweat for a cause at this event. It raises money for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, which helps those with spinal cord injuries. Class on Sunday benefits the same foundation.

$10, 6:30 p.m. Endurance Pilates and Yoga, 1636 Washington St., Boston, endurance50legs.com

Yoga Around Town: This class will celebrate everyone’s favorite are-they-or-aren’t-they couple, Rihanna and Drake. A live DJ will spin a playlist of their hits while you flow.

$15+, 6:30 p.m. Warehouse XI, 11 Sanborn Court, Somerville, eventbrite.com.

A PopUpAsana event. Photo provided.

A PopUpAsana event/Photo provided

Thursday, October 20

Light the Night: This fundraising walk for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will illuminate the night sky with lamps.

Free, 5 p.m. Boston Common, Charles Street, Boston, lightthenight.org.

Sweatworking: Get in shape while you network. This event promises a workout, shopping, cocktails, and a chance to network with entrepreneurs and business owners.

$30, 7 p.m. DanceFIT Studio, 124 East Central St., Natick, eventbrite.com

Vinyasa and Vino: Is there a more relaxing combo than yoga and wine? After class led by the PopUpAsana team, enjoy a wine sampling and an art exhibition.

$35, 7 p.m. Piano Craft Gallery, 793 Tremont St., Boston, popupasana.com.

Friday, October 21

Singles Rock Climbing: Who needs speed dating when you can belay your potential partner? Rock climbing experts will be on site to show you the ropes.

$35, 7 p.m. Rock Spot Climbing, 30 Old Colony Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Saturday, October 22

Head of the Charles Regatta: During this weekend-long event, cheer on crews from across the country, including those from schools in Boston, as they glide up and down the Charles. There will also be family-friendly activities along the three-mile course.

Free, 10/22 and 10/23. Charles River, Boston, hocr.org.

Lemon Climb: By climbing 29 flights of stairs—to the top of the 100 High Street building—you’ll raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which benefits pediatric cancer research.

$25 plus $100 fundraising minimum, 8:30 a.m. 100 High St., Boston, alexslemonade.org.

Barre and Soul Open House: Looking for a new barre studio? With free classes and discounts all morning long at Barre & Soul Cambridge, now’s the time to try it out.

Free, 8:30 a.m-1 p.m. Barre & Soul, 36 JFK St., Cambridge, barresoul.com.

Roof Deck Bootcamp: Join East Side Yoga & Fitness for a bootcamp class on Coppersmith’s roof deck. After the workout, rehydrate with mimosas.

$26, 9:45 a.m. Coppersmith, 40 West 3rd St., Boston, movewith.com.

Vegetarian Food Fest: Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or hardcore carnivore looking to add some plants to your diet, check out the Boston Veg Food Fest. It runs 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Free, 10/22 and 10/23, all day. Reggie Lewis Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont St., Boston, bostonveg.org.

Train Like a Pro: Former professional football player Mario Hines will take you through 55 minutes of strength, balance, and alignment exercises.

$15, 11 a.m., 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. Inner City Weightlifting, 160 Second St., Cambridge, movewith.com.

Brunch Fit Yoga: Balance your body with vinyasa yoga, then fill your belly with brunch at Capo Restaurant. All levels are welcome.

$39, 11 a.m. South Boston Yoga, 36 W Broadway, South Boston, movewith.com.

Self Defense Training: Try this free, introductory self defense lesson for beginners. You’ll learn crucial skills that will make you feel safer and more secure.

Free, 12 p.m. Body Mind Systems Martial Arts Center, 1739 Centre St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Creepy Trail Crawl: Get in the Halloween spirit with Janji and Inov-8 as they lead a twilight run through the Fells. Don’t worry, it won’t be too creepy—the course will be marked off with lights, and pacers will make sure no one is left behind.

Free, 4 p.m. Meet at Janji store, 328 Newbury St., Boston, movewith.com.

Veg Fest. Photo provided.

Vegetarian Food festival/Photo provided

Sunday, October 23

Brain Tumor Walk and Fun Run: Have fun and raise funds at this 3K run or 5K walk for the National Brain Tumor Society. The run finishes before the walk, so if you’re feeling ambitious, you can complete both. You can even wear a costume to get in the Halloween spirit.

$25, 7 a.m. Carson Beach, 200 William J Day Blvd., Boston, braintumor.org.

Yoga for a Cause: This Athleta yoga class is free, but any donations given will benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Class will be led by an instructor from CorePower Yoga.

Optional donation, 9:30 a.m. Athleta, 92 Newbury St., Boston, athleta.net.

Brunch Fit: If you missed brunch on Saturday, try this workout and grub combo. Dare U Fitness is hosting the fitness class, while Pier 6 is providing the eats.

$39, 11 a.m. Pier 6, 1 8th St., Charlestown, movewith.com.