17 Healthy Things to Do This Week
Monday, May 1
Sunrise Workout: Instructor Chelsea Clarke is offering her first outdoor workout of the year for free. Expect strength-training, toning, and flexibility.
Free, 6 a.m. Esplanade docks, eventbrite.com.
BikeBus Cycling Classes: Normally this bus full of stationary bikes gets you on the move, but this time it’s staying parked at Faneuil Hall for a 30-minute class. There are two available times on Monday, and the bus will also be at Faneuil Hall on Wednesday and Quincy Market on Friday.
Free, various times. Faneuil Hall Marketplace & Quincy Marketplace, eventbrite.com.
Tuesday, May 2
Breathe, Meditate, and Be Happy: Join the Art of Living Foundation for a guided meditation and breathing exercises at the Cambridge Public Library.
Free, 6:30 p.m. Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway Cambridge, artofliving.org.
Wednesday, May 3
Walk or Bike to School Day: This statewide event encourages students to walk or bike to school, for their own health and that of the planet. Last year, 42,000 students participated.
Free, 7 a.m. Statewide, massdot.state.ma.us.
Mini Me Yoga: This workshop will help you teach your children breathing, meditation, and 14 different yoga poses.
$50+, 6:30 p.m. Modern Mystery School Boston, 132 Charles St., Auburndale, eventbrite.com.
Thursday, May 4
Modern Barre at New Balance: Enjoy a free Modern Barre class at New Balance’s flagship store in Brighton. Plus, enjoy refreshments from Juice Press and a 20 percent discount on merchandise.
Free, 6:30 p.m. New Balance Global Flagship Store, 140 Guest St., Brighton, modernbarre.com.
Friday, May 5
Party For a Purpose: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Zumba party. Proceeds go to the YMCA’s annual fund.
$25, 6:30 p.m. West Suburban YMCA, 276 Church St., Newton, wsymca.org.
Saturday, May 6
Jimmy Fund Fit Fest: Ready for your shot to work out with Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman? She’s attending the Jimmy Fund Fit Fest, a fundraising event that includes five fitness classes taught by top-notch local instructors.
$10 plus $175 fundraising minimum, 7 a.m. The DCR Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade, 47 David G Mugar Way, Boston, jimmyfundfitfest.org.
AmpUp! Walk/Run to End Bladder Cancer: Start your weekend with this mile-long loop around the Emerald Necklace. It helps raise money and awareness for bladder cancer.
$10+, 8 a.m. The Riverway, 440 Park Drive, Boston, support.bcan.org.
Lady Warriors: This free workout at Athleta focus on cardio, core, and body weight exercises.
Free, 8:30 a.m. Athleta, 92 Newbury St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
WestFest Festival: Come for the food trucks, stay for the fitness. Westford’s Abbot Elementary School gym will be filled with 40 vendors who will educate visitors, lead giveaways, and provide free health screenings. There will also be cooking demos, a dunk tank, and more.
Free, 11 a.m. Abbot Elementary School, 25 Depot St., Westford, westfestma.com.
Alice’s Table Barre and Blooms: First, pulse and tuck during an Xtend Barre class. Then, stay for a flower arranging workshop. Leave with your customized bouquet and a post-exercise high.
$75, 12:30 p.m. Xtend Barre, 338 Newbury St., Boston, alicestable.com.
Sunday, May 7
NEDA Walk: The National Eating Disorders Association is hosting this benefit walk, which aims to end the stigma around and raise awareness of eating disorders.
$10+, 8 a.m. Newton North High School, 457 Walnut St., Newtonville, nedawalk.org.
4th Annunal MHMS Family Fun Run: If you aren’t up for a 5K, join the one-mile race. Both are book-ended by food, games, and vendors.
$10, 9 a.m. Braintree Town Hall, 1 John F Kennedy Memorial Drive, Braintree, eventbrite.com.
Crunch and Brunch: First, get your sweat on with a full-body bootcamp. Then, stay for a revitalizing brunch at Pier 6. Class participants get 15 percent off.
$20, 9:30 a.m. Pier 6, 1 8th St., Charlestown, broncorefitness.com.
Brunch Fit Bootcamp: Dare U Fitness will start your morning with an intense hour of bootcamp. Then, walk a few minutes down the road to Legal Oysteria for brunch and mimosas.
$39, 11 a.m. Charlestown Naval Shipyard, Charlestown, eventbrite.com.
Kick It by Eliza Date Auction: The Kick It by Eliza crew is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in July to raise money for Flying Kites, a local organization that runs a school for children in Kenya. To help reach its fundraising goal, the group is auctioning off dates with eligible bachelors and bachelorettes.
$15, 3 p.m. Coppersmith, 40 West 3rd St., Boston, eventbrite.com.