17 Healthy Things to Do This Week

So many ways to sweat, so little time.

Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon photo by Olga Khvan

Monday, March 27

MGH Duffel Bag Giveaway: Celebrate the start of baseball season by donating platelets at Massachusetts General Hospital. All donors will receive an MGH duffel bag.

Free, 3/27-3/31. MGH Blood Donor Center, 55 Fruit St., Boston, facebook.com

Mental Preparation for Race Day: As Marathon Monday nears, get in the right head space with a talk focusing on motivation, strategy, and stress and pain management.

Free, 6 p.m. Adidas RunBase, 855 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

A Taste of Ginger: This culinary event benefits Joslin Diabetes Center’s Asian American Diabetes Initiative, which works to enhance the quality of life of Asian Americans living with diabetes, while working with Joslin to find a cure.

$250, 6:30 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington St., Boston, joslin.org.

Tuesday, March 28

Beyond the Miles: This event will help female marathoners prepare mentally, physically, and emotionally for the big day. It’s hosted by B.Good and Boston Children’s Hospital.

Free, 6 p.m. B.Good, 137 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Wednesday, March 29

Sweat, Shop and Snack: Get your heart pumping with cardio kickboxing, then kick butt with a bootcamp-style workout of burpees, pushups, and squats. After you’ve gotten your sweat on, enjoy 20 percent off New Balance gear and regroup with snacks from Purity Organics and Larabar.

$12, 6:30 p.m. New Balance, 140 Guest St., Boston, movewith.com.

On a Wellness High: Learn from a panel of health, fitness, and nutrition experts as you sip on fresh juice from Juice Press. The event will take place at Newton’s Cardio High.

Free, 7 p.m. Cardio High, 271B Auburn St., Auburndale, facebook.com.

Friday, March 31

Asana Practice: Seasoned instructor Barbara Benagh has been teaching yoga for 42 years, and she’s sharing her expertise during a workshop at Asana Charlestown.

$35, 6:30 p.m. Asana Charlestown, 20 City Square, Charlestown, asanacharlestown.com.

Radically Restorative: Welcome the weekend with a two-hour restorative yoga class using floor-based postures and plenty of hands-on bodywork.

$45, 7:30 p.m. Sadhana Boston, 15 Worcester St., Boston, intrayogatherapy.com.

Ginormous Climb / Photo by BPD

Ginormous Climb / Photo by Boston Police Department

Saturday, April 1

The Ginormous Climb: Climb to the top of New England’s tallest tower while raising money for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County. Sixty floors and 1,200 steps are all that stand between you and the top.

$40, beginning at 8:40 a.m. 200 Clarendon St., Boston, support.suffolkcac.org.

Mayflower Beer and Yoga: Enjoy an hour of yoga before sipping on some brewskis and bidding in a silent auction. The event raises money for the Morgan Memorial Goodwill’s Boston Marathon team.

$35, 10:30 a.m. Mayflower Brewing, 12 Resnik Road, Plymouth, eventbrite.com

Charity Pilates Class: This 45-minute all-levels Pilates class isn’t just a great workout—it also helps the family of a young boy who lost his leg in afford prosthetics.

$15, 12 p.m. Endurance Pilates and Yoga, 1636 Washington St., Boston, thebostoncalendar.com.

Spin for Boston’s Finest: This B/Spoke cycling class raises money for the Boston Police Foundation. After class, your ticket gets you into an after party at Bostonia Public House.

$45, 1:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. B/Spoke, 101 Federal St., Boston, bostonpolicefoundation.org.

Zero-K Unicorn Run: This April Fool’s Day, run a zero-K—yes, zero-K—to support the Brookline Library Foundation. Enjoy all the fun parts of a race, including a t-shirt, medal, and post-race food, sans the sweating.

$30, 7 p.m. Cornwall’s, 654 Beacon St., Boston, eventbrite.com


Erg-a-thon / Photo by Rich Whelan

Sunday, April 2

Sip and Sweat Series: On the first Sunday of every monthAR-Fit and Trillium Brewing are teaming up to bring you an hour-long workout followed by beers. As they say: A workout before beer, you’re in the clear.

$25, 10 a.m. Trillium Brewing, 110 Shawmut Road, Canton, eventbrite.com.

Gentle Giant Rowing Club Erg-a-Thon: This organization provides rowing equipment to three local high school teams. At this fundraiser, see how far you can row on an erg in 15 minutes. If you’re the top rower, you can win a prize.

$25, 10:30 a.m. Somerville City Club, 20 Inner Belt Road, Somerville, gentlegiantrowing.org.

Broga at the Brewery: Borealis Yoga is hosting a morning of Broga—you know, yoga for bros—and brews at Aeronaut. Expect an athletic, challenging flow.

$30, 10:45 a.m. Aeronaut Brewing, 14 Tyler St., Somerville, borealisyoga.com.

Bike for Babies at The Handle Bar: Proceeds from this 45-minute cycling event benefit Room to Grow, an organization committed to improving the lives of children born into poverty.

$30, 1:30 p.m. The Handle Bar, 141 Dorchester Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.