15 Healthy Things to Do in Boston This Week
Treat yourself before Valentine's Day to some self-love with these healthy events.
Monday, February 5
Fresh & Local with Stillman’s Farm: Eating healthy in the winter can be tough because of the more limited fresh produce available. Compared to the packed aisles at a summer farmer’s market, winter vegetables can seem a little less exciting. Stillman’s Farm is teaching healthy, seasonal cooking at this demo and tasting.
Free, 12 p.m., Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Tuesday, February 6
Rihanna vs. Drake Yoga Flow: These iconic artists may have broken up, but their music will be reunited at the Sinclair. An hour yoga flow class will feature Rihanna and Drake’s singles and collabs will be blasted through the restaurant. And after you’ve worked up a sweat, they’re also hosting light appetizers and 15 percent off the dinner menu.
$35, 7 p.m., the Sinclair, 53 Church St., Cambridge, yogaaroundtown.com.
Wednesday, February 7
Hip Hop Yoga: A yoga class doesn’t have to be accompanied by sounds of a babbling brook. YogaWorks is taking over the New Balance Global Flagship store with DJ Sprino for a fun yoga class with hip hop music. There will even be Carlsberg beer and cider offerings after you work up a sweat with instructor Anne Patrick.
Free, 6 p.m., New Balance Global Flagship, 140 Guest St., Brighton, eventbrite.com.
HIITDance at Athleta: This “not your average dance fitness class” is taking over Athleta, and you’re invited. You can get muscle tone by working out at the gym, but why not try something new and different, and dance? HIITDance focuses on sculpting moves mixed with short pieces of choreography, which is sure to keep your heart rate pumping to the beat of the music.
Free, 7 p.m., Athleta, 92 Newbury St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Thursday, February 8
Train the Mind to be an Ally: Working out and eating well are all part of a healthy lifestyle, but it doesn’t stop with just physical health. Mental health is a major part of a well-rounded healthy lifestyle, and the CIC Wellness Team has created this workshop to encourage a strong mind, taught by Matthew “Malu” Wilder.
Free, 11:30 a.m., CIC Cambridge, One Broadway St., Somerville Conference Room 14th Floor, Cambridge, eventbrite.com.
Friday, February 9
Kick It by Eliza: This 13-round fitness method workout is popping up at fitness centers all around Boston, and the Point East Boston is next to host. Instructor Amanda Brabec will lead the class through this kickboxing-inspired workout, with complimentary Polar Seltzer to help you refresh afterwards.
$10, 7:30 p.m., The Point East Boston Barre & Yoga, 20 Orleans St., Boston, mindbodyonline.com.
Saturday, February 10
Valentine’s Weekend Run: Celebrate Valentine’s Day a little early with this Boston Road Runners event. Run with a significant other, a group of friends, or fly solo and enjoy a breezy Saturday morning with other Boston runners. The course goes through Back Bay and down the Charles River—a perfect scenery to share with your valentine.
Free, 8 a.m., Capital One Café, 799 Boylston St., Boston, bostonroadrunners.org.
Yoga at Trillium Brewing Company: An hour yoga class is only complete when you throw back a beer afterwards, right? You might know Trillium for their beer garden on the Greenway last summer, or their winter garden at the Roslindale Substation. Now they’re hosting a yoga event at their brewing headquarters in Canton.
$28, 9:15 a.m., Trillium Brewing, 110 Shawmut Rd., Canton, eventbrite.com.
Immune Boosting Tips for the Winter: With a nasty flu virus plaguing the country, learning how to boost your immune system is more important now than ever. The KITCHEN at Boston Public Market is here to help with tips and tricks on how to add immune-boosting food and nutrients to your daily routine.
Free, 10 a.m., Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Bootcamp and Brews: This hour boot camp-style workout will feature stretching, three circuits, an ab finisher, and a cool down. After the high intensity boot camp from personal trainer Nate Witkowski, you can have one full pour from Aeronaut Brewing Company.
$20, 11 a.m., Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler St., Somerville, eventbrite.com.
Beats + Flow: This ladies-only yoga session is the perfect early Galentine’s celebration with your besties. Instructors Hannah Matthews and Lisette Diamant will begin with some interval and cardio dancing and then transition into some strengthening and stretching focused yoga.
$30, 11:30 a.m., the Z Spot, 181 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Sunday, February 11
Love Yourself – Skincare and Savasana: With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s important to focus on yourself as well, because self-love is the best love. This event features skincare tips and a mini facial sample. After you’ve treated your skin, treat yourself to a Bloody Mary bar and the rest of Loretta’s brunch menu.
Free, 9 a.m., Loretta’s Last Call, 1 Lansdowne St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Winter Walk: The second annual Winter Walk raises awareness for homelessness in Boston. The two-mile walk is set in February—typically the coldest month of the year—and its goal is to create a discussion about the large homeless population in Boston. A fundraising goal of $100 is required to attend.
$100, 9:30 a.m., Copley Square Plaza, 560 Boylston St., Boston, winterwalkboston.org.
A Leg Forever Charity Ride: Any ride at Handle Bar is sure to break you into a sweat, but this ride is also doing good for the community. This ride supports A Leg Forever, a charity created by Liz Norden, a mother whose sons each lost a leg in the Boston Marathon Bombings. The charity helps amputees who lost limbs under tragic circumstances.
$45, 1 p.m., The Handle Bar, 1336 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Bad Girl’s Yoga Sculpt: CorePower Yoga Fresh Pond is hosting a typical yoga sculpt class, but with an empowering twist. This class will feature music from boss female artists whose songs are meant to make other women feel strong and resilient.
$27, 5:30 p.m., CorePower Yoga Fresh Pond, 200 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, facebook.com.