12 Healthy Ways to Kick Off the New Year
Friday, December 30
Commitment Weekend: Head to either of Life Time Athletic’s Massachusetts locations—in Framingham or Westwood—for a weekend of free classes that’ll kick-start your resolutions. The fun starts Friday and continues through Monday.
Free, various times. Life Time Athletic, 44 Harvard St., Westwood, and 490 Old Connecticut Path, Framingham, thebostoncalendar.com.
Saturday, December 31
New Year’s Eve Ride at the Handle Bar: Bid 2016 adieu with a 60-minute cycling class at the Handle Bar Harvard Square. The ride will be set to the beats of DJ Brek One, and will conclude with a champagne toast.
$35, 10 a.m. The Handle Bar, 1030 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, handlebarcycling.com.
Sunday, January 1
First Day Hikes: Enjoy the great outdoors with a First Day Hike. In Massachusetts, they’ll take place at Nantasket Beach, Carson Beach, the Blue Hills Reservation, Walden Pond, and more.
Free, various times and locations, mass.gov.
New Year’s Day Run: For an ambitious start to 2017, join True Runner for a five-mile morning run.
Free, 9:30 a.m. True Runner, 220 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, eventbrite.com.
Commitment Day 5K: Start your resolutions with a bang and join Life Time Athletic for a New Year’s Day 5K, in either Framingham or Westwood.
$30, 10 a.m. Life Time Athletic, 44 Harvard St., Westwood, and 490 Old Connecticut Path, Framingham, commitmentday.com.
Winter Warrior Challenge Kickoff: Today marks the beginning of Marathon Sports’ Winter Warrior Challenge, through which participants must run or walk outside every day in January. Begin with a Hangover Run, complete with mimosas, coffee, and cocoa.
Free, 12 p.m. Marathon Sports, 671 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
New Year, New You Yoga Sculpt: Studio U is starting 2017 strong, with a yoga sculpt class at its Newton location. Expect light weights and plyometrics in addition to yoga.
$20, 12 p.m. Studio U, 26 Ossipee Road, Newton, studiouboston.com.
Asana Flow: Ring in the new year with a two-hour all-levels class at Asana Charlestown. You’ll leave feeling refreshed and renewed.
$35, 1 p.m. Asana Charlestown, 20 City Square, Charlestown, asanacharlestown.com.
New Year’s Day Mala: This moving meditation—consisting of 108 sun salutations—will clear your mind and keep your body strong for the new year.
$45, 1 p.m. Akasha Studio, 20R Birch St., Roslindale, akashastudiojp.com.
Open Your Hips, Open Your Heart: Open your body and mind with this Down Under School of Yoga class, which focuses on the hips, shoulders, and upper spine.
$30, 1:30 p.m. Down Under School of Yoga, 1054 Beacon St., downunderyoga.com.
Flowing with Intention: Strengthen your resolutions at this Sadhana Yoga workshop. Writing prompts, gentle flow, and meditation will help you greet 2017 with intention.
$30, 2 p.m. Sadhana Yoga, 15 Worcester St., Boston, sadhanaboston.com.
New Year’s Day Intention Flow: This 90-minute vinyasa flow at Coolidge Corner Yoga is focused on finding clarity and balance as you enter the new year.
$16, 2 p.m. Coolidge Corner Yoga, 1297 Beacon St., Brookline, coolidgeyoga.com.