18 Healthy Things to Do This Week

Get your sweat on with fitness classes galore.


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Monday, February 20

One Dollar Workshop Series: For only $1 a class, you can get back to your dance roots. Each session includes a warm-up, a dance combo, and a group dance. Styles include hip hop, jazz, and contemporary.

$1, 2/20-2/23, 7:30 p.m. Boston Athletic Club, 653 Summer St., Boston, danceworksboston.com

Tuesday, February 21

Running Strong: It’s time to get that pesky running injury checked out. This Tuesday and Thursday at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, a physical therapist will assess and determine your running-related aches and pains. Appointments can be made by emailing carefinder@partners.org, or calling 617-243-6383.

Free, 4:30 p.m. Newton-Wellesley Ambulatory Care Center, 159 Wells Ave., Newton, nwh.org

Kick It by Eliza + Yoga: On Tuesday evenings, join instructors Eliza Shirazi and Emily McLaughlin for a new double feature class. Rev up your heart rate with a kickboxing-inspired Kick It class, then slow things down with a yoga flow.

$24, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Kick It Pop-Up Studio, 267 Western Ave., Allston, movewith.com.


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Wednesday, February 22

Run to Stay Regular: Jam and jog at this charity class at Heartbreak Hill Running Company’s treadmill studio, which raises money for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. After the workout, enjoy a 20 percent discount on gear and some free beer.

$10 donation, 7 p.m. Heartbreak Hill Running Company, 294 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, eventbrite.com.

Thursday, February 23

Vinyasa Fundraiser: Enjoy an all-levels vinyasa flow class that doubles as a fundraiser for Team Brookline’s Boston Marathon team.

$16+ donation, 6 p.m. The Brookline Teen Center, 40 Aspinwall Ave., Brookline, eventbrite.com.

Bend and Break Free: If you’re one of the winter warriors pushing through snowy training runs, enjoy a 60-minute yoga sesh accompanied by a live DJ. There will be refreshments, a cash bar, and a dance party afterward.

Suggested $15 donation, 6 p.m. Capo Restaurant, 443 West Broadway, Boston, eventbrite.com

Down Dog for Dana-Farber: Enjoy an hour of all-levels vinyasa yoga that benefits Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Barr Research Program. After you downward dog, sample food and drinks from local businesses.

$18, 7 p.m. Brighton-Allston Congregational Church, 404 Washington St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Runners’ Cross-Training and Stretching: Cross-training is vital for runners, which is why this circuit training workshop is so important. Also, every dollar from the event goes to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Gillian Reny Foundation for Trauma Innovation, which works to help people overcome traumatic injuries.

$15, 7 p.m. Reebok Back Bay Showroom, 135 Newbury St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Friday, February 24

Spin for Charity: Cycle to help fundraise for the Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Response Boston Marathon Team. You can even request a song for the playlist.

$25, 7 p.m. The Handle Bar Indoor Cycling Studio, 141 Dorchester Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.  

Yoga at Wormroom/Photo provided

Yoga at Wormtown/Photo provided

Saturday, February 25

Core Crunch and Cold Beer: At this Studio U class at Trillium Brewing, you’ll warm up, blast your core for 30 minutes, then cool down before you enjoy one of Trillium’s many beers. High intensity, high reward.

$25, 9:15 a.m. 110 Shawmut Road, Canton, eventbrite.com.

Yoga at Wormtown: Sweat and stretch at this 75-minute vinyasa yoga class, then unwind with a beer and hang with your fellow yogis.

$20, 10 a.m. Wormtown Brewery, 72 Shrewsbury St., Worcester, eventbrite.com.

Peddocks Island Winter Wander: Explore this Harbor Island on foot or on snowshoes. Follow a guided walk, play in the snow, enjoy s’mores on the beach, or just wander to your heart’s content.

$20, 11:30 a.m. Ferry departs from One Long Wharf, Boston, bostonharborcruises.com.

Twist and Kraut: If you’re frozen from the February snow, this yoga class will warm you up. After class, learn how to make your own immune system-boosting sauerkraut, and take a jar home.

$30, 1 p.m. Acorn Yoga, 576 Washington St., Brighton, eventbrite.com

Spin for a Cause: All proceeds from this 45-minute cycling class go to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Gillian Reny Foundation for Trauma Innovation. Plus, enjoy food donated by Dig Inn, sip on champagne, and enter a raffle to win classes at BFX Studio.

$40, 1 p.m. BFX Studio, 699 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Spin for Charity: Proceeds from this 45-minute, all-levels cycling class go to Charity Morgan Memorial’s Running for Great Kids, which focuses on providing after school programs to kids in underserved communities.

$30, 3 p.m. Turnstyle South End, 310 Harrison Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Sunday, February 26

Yoga for Runners: Bring strength and balance to your overworked legs at this community yoga class for runners. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Free, 9:30 a.m. Marathon Sports, 1638 Beacon St., Brookline, eventbrite.com.

Public Body Circuit: Get ready to sweat at this high intensity circuit training bootcamp. Then, reward yourself with a mimosa or two at a provided brunch—you’ll have earned it.

$25+, 10:30 a.m. Club Café, 209 Columbus Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Boston Fundraiser Spin Class: Enjoy a class at B/Spoke that helps fundraise for the Stepping Strong Foundation, then reward yourself with bubbles and light apps.

$30, 3 p.m. B/Spoke, 101 Federal St., Boston, eventbrite.com