15 Healthy Things to Do This Week
Monday, February 13
Running Strong Injury Screenings: Newton-Wellesley Hospital is offering free physical therapy screenings for runners who are injured or in pain. If you can’t make Monday’s session, come on February 15, 21, or 23 instead. Email [email protected] to make an appointment.
Free, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Newton-Wellesley Ambulatory Care Center, 159 Wells Ave., Newton, nwh.org.
Run With Your Best Buddies: If you hate running alone, jog with some friends at this charity event for Best Buddies. Plus, enjoy a post-run beer and a discount on Heartbreak Hill running gear.
$20, 7 p.m. Heartbreak Hill Running Company, 294 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, eventbrite.com.
Tuesday, February 14
Valentine’s 2 for 1 Admission: If you’re looking for a last-minute date idea, try Kendall Square Ice Rink. It’s offering two-for-one admission, so you and your sweetheart can skate under the stars.
$5 admission, $8 skate rental, 12-8 p.m. Community Ice Skating @Kendall, 300 Athenaeum St., Cambridge, skatekendall.com.
Single and Bitter: If you’re without a Valentine this year, be your own. This Gypsy Rose class teaches you a chair dance routine, the “Supermodel Strut,” pole dancing moves, and—wait for it—how to pick up a dollar bill with your butt. Who needs dinner reservations?
$35, 12, 6, and 7:30 p.m. Gypsy Rose Dancing, 1 Braintree St., Allston, gypsyrosedancing.com.
Wednesday, February 15
Free Gait Analysis: See if the way you run makes you prone to injury at Marathon Sports’ free clinic at Studio U. Plus, you can enter a raffle for a Marathon Sports gift certificate.
Free, 6:45 p.m. Studio U Boston, 1065 Comm. Ave, Boston, studiouboston.com.
Zumba Fitness with Lena Andrade: Work off your dinner at this mid-week, full-sweat Zumba class that will get your heart pumping.
Free, 7 p.m. Athleta, 92 Newbury St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Thursday, February 16
Community Yoga Class: Participants of this community yoga class are encouraged to bring donations such as hairbrushes, deodorant, and handwarmers for the Women’s Lunch Place. Your ticket buys you a yoga class and helps the Women’s Lunch Place provide meals and community to women who are homeless or in poverty.
$10, 7 p.m. Women’s Lunch Place, 67 Newbury St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Heart Rates for Heart Health: Eliza Shirazi, of Kick It by Eliza, and Jessica Diaz, of Jessica Diaz Wellness, are teaming up to help the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. Enjoy a night of barre and cardio, followed by refreshments, shopping, and pampering.
$15, 7 p.m. Ink Block Apartments, 300 Harrison Ave., Boston, movewith.com.
Friday, February 17
Partner Stretching: This class will help you stretch your whole body. Then, Shiatsu massage will help you relax and get energy flowing. Bring a friend or make a new one.
$30, 7:15 p.m. Down Under School of Yoga, 306 Walnut St., Newton, downunderyoga.com.
Saturday, February 18
Barre & Soul Open House: If you want to get into yoga or barre, here’s your chance to give it a try. All classes cost just $10 today.
$10/class, starts 8:30 a.m. Barre & Soul, 36 JFK St., Cambridge, barresoul.com.
Barre3 and Brunch: First you barre, then you brunch. The best part? You get a class, coffee, and brunch without spending a dime.
Free, 9 a.m. Hops n Scotch, 1306 Beacon St., Brookline, eventbrite.com.
261 Fearless Charity Fundraiser: Sweat easy knowing the proceeds of this CorePower Yoga class are going to 261 Fearless, a running organization started by Katherine Switzer, the first woman to officially finish the Boston Marathon. There will also be swag bags.
$20 cash, 3:30 p.m. CorePower Yoga, 1119 Comm. Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Sunday, February 19
$50, 9 a.m. BSC Wellington, 70 Station Landing, Medford, eventbrite.com.
Strydeon to Support Shannon: Proceeds from this Boston Marathon fundraiser go to the Boston Bruins Foundation, which helps sick and underprivileged kids. You’ll also get a great workout during a treadmill-meets-bootcamp class.
$40, 2:45 p.m. MyStryde, 456 Hanover St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
BMC B/Spoke Boston Marathon Fundraiser: Raise money for Boston Medical Center’s Boston Marathon team at this B/Spoke class. You’ll be rewarded with champagne and snacks after your ride.
$35, 3 p.m. B/Spoke Boston, 101 Federal St., Boston, eventbrite.com.