18 Healthy Things to Do This Week

Including a meet and greet with Julian Edelman.


Shop and Savasana /Photo by Yoga Around Town

Monday, April 10

Run Yoga Shake Out Party: Get ready for Marathon Monday with a 45-minute run on the Boston Marathon course, yoga, and a party. Bring your favorite carb—the best dish wins a Fitbit.

$20, 6 p.m. Janji Pop-Up Store, 328 Newbury St., Boston, movewith.com

Introduction to Ayurveda: Ayurveda, or “the science of life,” can help align your body with the cycles of nature. Learn the laws of Ayurveda and find harmony within yourself.

$40, 6:30 p.m. An Unlikely Story, 111 South St., Plainville, eventbrite.com

Shop and Savasana: Enjoy a one-hour, all-levels yoga lesson sponsored by Reebok and Yoga Around Town. It benefits the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge, so all proceeds go straight to cancer research. Plus, you can shop and enjoy refreshments after class.

$35, 7 p.m. Reebok Back Bay Showroom, 135 Newbury St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Running Seminar: Hear from some of Boston’s top fitness instructors, see demos of new fitness devices and accessories, and join a group run along the Charles.

Free, 6 p.m. Verizon Wireless, 745 Boylston St., Boston.

Tuesday, April 11

Fit Fights Cancer: If you missed this event last week due to bad weather, here’s your second chance for a 30-minute hill and 30-minute strength-training workout. And if you sign up for the Jimmy Fund Fit Fest at the event, you get a free yoga mat.

Free, 6:30 p.m. Boston Common, Bottom of Beacon St. Hill, Boston, eventbrite.com


Wellness Warriors in DragonBoat/Photo Provided

Wednesday, April 12

Barre3 Pop-Up: Join Barre3 for a free class at New Balance’s Brighton flagship store. Enjoy treats and a 20 percent shopping discount after class.

Free, 6 p.m. New Balance, 140 Guest St., Brighton, eventbrite.com.

Wellness Warriors: The Wellness Warriors, a program for those touched by cancer, are looking for new paddlers for their Dragon Boat. This skills workshop will teach you everything you need to know.

Free, 7 p.m. BodyScapes, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, calendar.google.com

Thursday, April 13

Rev’d Cycling Pop-Up: Rev’d Cycling is holding pop-up classes at the Shop on Newbury Street. Try out its style during classes on April 13, 14, and 15.

$25, 4/13-4/15. The Shop on Newbury Street, 91 Newbury St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Half Half Half Half Half Marathon: If running 26.2 miles—or 13, 6.5, 3, or 1.5 miles—is too daunting, try running this .826-mile jaunt around the Boston Common, to benefit 826 Boston’s free writing programs.

Free, 6:30 p.m. Boston Common, 139 Tremont St., Boston, eventbrite.com

Sculpt Around Town: Expect high energy and lots of sweat at this yoga class, which incorporates weights and cardio. Stay for Sweetgreen and adult beverages at the after-party.

$25, 7 p.m. Warehouse XI, 11 Sanborn Court, Somerville, yogaaroundtown.com.

How Emotions Are Made: Join Lisa Feldman Barrett, a psychologist and author, for a discussion about what emotions are, and how your brain makes them. Massachusetts General Hospital’s Joshua Buckholtz will comment, and the conversation will be moderated by the New York Times’ James Ryerson.

Free, 7 p.m. Brigham and Women’s Hospital Bornstein Amphitheater, 75 Francis St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Julian Edelman

Julian Edelman at Puma. Photo by Jamie Ducharme

Saturday, April 15

iChase the Cure 5K: At this 7th annual 5K, you’ll sweat for a cause. All proceeds go to the Pediatric Low Grade Astrocytoma Foundation, which helps families, children, and parents fight brain tumors.

$25, 10 a.m. Boston University Sailing Pavilion, Charles River Esplanade, Boston, eventbrite.com

WGBH 5K Run: Support public broadcasting with a jaunt through the DCR’s Artesani Park, and along the Charles River.

$35, 11 a.m. Artesani Park, 1255 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, eventbrite.com.

Chakra Workshop: Take your practice to the next level with a workshop focused on learning about and unlocking the power of chakras for internal understanding and healing.

$35, 12:30 p.m. Integrarte, 85 Seaverns Ave., Jamaica Plain, integrarteusa.com.

Meet and Greet with Julian Edelman: Get some face time with Patriots player Julian Edelman, and check out his new JE11 Ignite Limitless running shoes at the Assembly Row Puma store.

Free, 1:30 p.m. Puma, 341 Artisan Way, Somerville, thebostoncalendar.com.

Next Gen Sports Nutrition: Learn about the next generation of sports nutrition at this interactive Q&A, touching on clean products, clean sports, and a clean planet.

Free, 5 p.m. The Trackhouse, 285 Newbury St., Boston, eventbrite.com

Take the Bridge: If you’ve got some pep in your step and want to win some cash, run your fastest at this roughly-three-mile race. Heartbreak Hill Running Company is hosting the after-party.

$25, 6:30 p.m. Heartbreak Hill Running Company, 294 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, eventbrite.com

Sunday, April 16

Half on the Half: Tracksmith’s monthly half marathon run shuttles runners to the 13-, 20-, and 23-mile markers on the Boston Marathon course. Then it’s up to you to run back into Boston.

Free, 8:30 a.m. Tracksmith Trackhouse, 285 Newbury St., Boston, eventbrite.com.