20 Healthy Things to Do This Week

Look out for celebrity trainers, free workouts, health documentaries, and more.


Booty Bake/Photo provided

Monday, May 8

Get Active JP: This week-long seminar at Mike’s Fitness offers events ranging from boxing to strength-training to nutrition, all with the goal of getting you up and active.

Free, various times. Mike’s Fitness, 284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain, facebook.com.

Tuesday, May 9

How to Fix Healthcare Panel: Hear from healthcare expert Josh Archambault about why the U.S. spends so much on healthcare, why it’s so expensive, and how to begin solving the problem. The event is presented by the Rotary Club of Downtown Boston.

$20, 6 p.m. Central Bistro, 34 Summer St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

What the Health Screening: From the filmmakers of Cowspiracy comes a new documentary about healthcare, big business, and the government. See it at AMC Assembly Row.

$11, 7:30 p.m. AMC Assembly Row, 395 Artisan Way, Somerville, tugg.com.

Wednesday, May 10

Good Witch’s Kitchen Superfood Desserts: Learn how to incorporate superfoods into the most important meal of the day: dessert. Plus, learn how to make vegan cheesecake.

$20, 6 p.m. Fenway Community Center, 1282 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Sweat, Shop, and Snack: After a 45-minute kickboxing-meets-bootcamp class accompanied by a live DJ, enjoy a 20 percent discount and refreshments.

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

Thursday, May 11

Lung Force Walk: Lahey Health and the American Lung Association are presenting the Lung Force Walk, a 2.5-mile stroll around the Boston Common that raises money and awareness for those affected by lung cancer and other lung diseases.

Suggested $33 minimum donation, 5 p.m. Boston Common, 139 Tremont St., Boston, action.lung.org.

Free Outdoor BollyX Class: MIT is hosting a free outdoor BollyX dance class open to the university and the surrounding community.

Free, 5:30 p.m. MIT Recreation Z-Center, 120 Vassar St., Cambridge, facebook.com.

Waterfront Summer Yoga Series: At the first installment of this monthly series, enjoy a yoga flow on the pier while a live DJ spins some tunes. After the all-levels vinyasa flow, enjoy Sweetgreen salads and Keel vodka cocktails.

$30, 6:30 p.m. Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor, 34-44 Charles River Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Friday, May 12

The Healing Power of Touch: Design Museum Boston is hosting Rosalyn Cama, of the Center for Health Design, to discuss the power of touch, and how it should factor into medical facility design.

$10, 8:30 a.m. TRO, 100 High St., Boston, eventbrite.com.


City Strong/Photo by Zach Harrison

Saturday, May 13

El Pelón Reservoir 5K: This 5K loops around the scenic Chestnut Hill Reservoir twice. The fastest team wins a pizza party or a $200 donation to a local nonprofit.

$28+, 8 a.m. Chestnut Hill Reservoir, Beacon St., Boston, bostonroadrunners.org.

Essentrics Tone + Stretch: This class aims to tone and stretch the hundreds of muscles in your body while you jam to high-energy tunes.

Free, 8:30 a.m. Athleta, 92 Newbury St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Project Om: The Burlington Mall is participating in Project Om, a national initiative that aims to get a million people doing yoga, and supporting Susan G. Komen’s fight against breast cancer. Burlington’s beginner-friendly, 45-minute class, taught by Embody Fitness, kicks off at 9 a.m.

Suggested $10+ donation, 9 a.m. Burlington Mall, 75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, manduka.com.

Broncore Bootcamp: Build endurance and strength during this stamina-testing 90-minute workout. Expect to run at least five kilometers and use sandbags, weights, kettlebells, stairs, and more.

$25, 10 a.m. 1 Devonshire Place, 250 Washington St., Boston, broncorefitness.com.

Brunch Fit Barre & Soul: First, enjoy Barre and Soul’s signature class at its Brookline location. After your workout, enjoy brunch at Waxy’s Modern Irish Bar.

$39, 10:30 a.m. Barre and Soul, 171 Amory St., Brookline, eventbrite.com.

NAMI Walks Massachusetts: Help raise awareness for and combat the stigma surrounding mental illness at this 5K through Artesani Park.

Free but fundraising requested, 11 a.m. Artesani Park, 1255 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, namiwalks.org.

CityStrong: Celebrity trainer Erin Oprea, who has worked with the likes of Carrie Underwood, and Shawn Booth and Kaitlyn Bristowe, of the Bachelorette, are hosting this killer workout party in the South End.

$40, 11 a.m. SoWa Power Station, 540 Harrison Ave., Boston, citystrong.com.

Nutty Life Charity Ride: All riders at this charity cycling class can enter to win a slew of prizes, including classes at the Handle Bar, maple water from DrinkMaple, and a variety of goodies from Nutty Life. All proceeds will be donated to the MPN Research Foundation, which funds blood cancer research.

$25, 1 p.m. The Handle Bar Indoor Cycling Studio, 1030 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, eventbrite.com.

CorePower Yoga

A CorePower Yoga class/Photo provided

Sunday, May 14

Mother’s Day Yoga at Piers Park: Celebrate the women in your life at this hour-long vinyasa flow class in Piers Park.

Free, 10 a.m. Piers Park, 95 Marginal St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Boy Band Yoga: All your favorite yoga poses plus all your favorite boy band hits? Sounds like a match made in heaven. Keep the good vibes coming with a mimosa after class.

$30, 12:15 p.m. CorePower Yoga, 1119 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, facebook.com.

Brunch Fit Mother’s Day Booty Bake: This extreme, booty-focused class will get you sweating and your legs and glutes burning. After you “bake” your booty, enjoy brunch at Sterling’s.

$39, 10 a.m. Sterling’s Boston, 60 State St., Boston, eventbrite.com.