17 Healthy Things to Do This Week

Cuddle with cats, practice self-care, learn to strength train, and more.


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Tuesday, January 17

Reset + Restore: Treat yourself at this evening of relaxation. You’ll enjoy guided meditation, breath work, and essential oils.

$10, 6:30 p.m. Breather, 36 Gloucester St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Strength Training Foundations: Learn the basics of strength training at Brooklyn Boulders. This four-week course, beginning January 17, covers everything from muscle fibers to hormones.

$159 for four weeks, Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m. Brooklyn Boulders, 12A Tyler St., Somerville, eventbrite.com.

Wednesday, January 18

Restorative Yoga and Essential Oils: This event is the definition of self-care. Slow down with a (free!) gentle yoga class that incorporates essential oils and long-held poses.

Free, 7 p.m. Athleta, 92 Newbury St., Boston, athleta.net.

cat yoga

Cat yoga/Photos provided

Thursday, January 19

The Art of Mindful Parenting: In this five-week series, beginning January 19, an instructor will teach you to apply theories of meditation and mindfulness to your parenting.

$125 for five-week series, Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. Down Under School of Yoga, 306 Walnut St., Newton, downunderyoga.com.

SoHo Cats Yoga: Dreams do come true, cat lovers. SoHoCats Luxury Feline Hotel is hosting a cat yoga class—which is basically a regular yoga class, complemented by furry friends wandering through the room. There will be plenty of time to visit with the cats, too.

$20, 6:30 p.m. SoHoCats Luxury Feline Hotel, 100 Cabot St., Beverly, eventbrite.com.

Run Club with Pizza: Need some extra incentive to get running? Join True Runner and Gore-Tex for a 3.5-mile run, followed by pizza and beer at Bill’s Pizzeria.

Free, 6:30 p.m. Bill’s Pizzeria, 753 Beacon St., Newton Centre, eventbrite.com.

Carving Your Core: Fire up your core with a free Pilates class at Reebok Boston.

Free, 7 p.m. Reebok Boston, 135 Newbury St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Friday, January 20

Daybreaker: The early morning rave is back. Rise and shine for 6 a.m. fitness, followed by a dance party and breakfast. Onesies are encouraged.

$25+, 6 a.m. Venu, 100 Warrenton St., Boston, daybreaker.com.

Amrit Yoga: Learn the principles of Amrit yoga, a style that emphasizes moving and living in harmony, at the Center for Arts at the Armory. Come for each of six weekly sessions, or just drop in.

$15 for a drop in, 5:45 p.m. Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville, eventbrite.com.

Kick It

A Kick It class/Photo by Lucie Wicker

Saturday, January 21

Kick It at Athleta: Hit the weekend running (and kicking) with a cardio kickboxing-inspired class at Athleta.

Free, 8:30 a.m. Athleta, 92 Newbury St., Boston, athleta.net.

Barre and Brew: Forget meeting at the barre. Bring the party to the taproom, where you’ll pulse through a Starr Barre class then sip a bright-and-early beer from Trillium.

$25, 9 a.m. Trillium Brewing, 110 Shawmut Road, Canton, eventbrite.com.

Taproom Yoga: What’s better than Saturday morning yoga? Saturday morning yoga followed by two flight-sized pours from Bent Water Brewing Company.

$8, 11 a.m. Bent Water Brewing Company, 180 Commercial St., Lynn, eventbrite.com.

Sip and Stretch: Benefit the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance with a charity yoga class at Dorchester Brewing Company. Class will be followed by beers, naturally.

$15, 11:30 a.m. Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Dorchester, eventbrite.com.

Ride for a Cure: Raise money for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at a charity class hosted by the Handle Bar. Bonus: You’ll get to see its newly remodeled Fenway studio.

$30, 1 p.m. The Handle Bar, 1336 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Sunday, January 22

Group Reiki and Meditation: Channel your energy and clear your mind at this Athleta workshop. It’ll be split into 30 minutes of meditation and 30 minutes of healing energy.

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

Yoga at Lululemon: Take this 10 a.m. free yoga class at Lululemon, then do a little shopping at the Pru. Sounds like the perfect Sunday to us.

Free, 10 a.m. Lululemon Prudential, 800 Boylston St., Boston, lululemon.com.

Developing a Home Yoga Practice: Take your yoga practice out of the studio and into your own home. You’ll need to purchase a book of poses for $25, in addition to the workshop fee.

$45, 2:30 p.m. Down Under School of Yoga, 306 Walnut St., Newton, downunderyoga.com.