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16 Healthy Things to Do in Boston This Week

Yoga, beer, and brunch sounds like a pretty good week.


Monica Huaza leads a beer yoga class holding a beer bottle in a full upright position

Yoga instructor Monica Huaza of “The Monica Method” is leading a Beer Yoga class this week. / Photo provided

Monday, February 26

Barre Rave: Studio U is giving Barre a nightlife spin. This full-body workout takes place in a dark room with black lights. If you’re looking for a way to amp up your average barre workout, put on your brightest colored workout attire and head down the B line.

$20, 7:15 p.m., Studio U, 1065 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, facebook.com.

Tuesday, February 27

BronCore Bootcamps Do City Winery: BronCore Bootcamp is ensuring you’ll use every muscle in this high-intensity cardio workout. Make sure you show up hydrated, but after the workout feel free to indulge in some wine from Boston City Winery.

$25, 6:30 p.m., City Winery Boston, 80 Beverly St., Boston, citywinery.com.

Wednesday, February 28

InBody: Volpe Fitness Center is offering the opportunity to get to know your own fitness level a little better, with 15-minute sessions to measure weight, lean body mass, fat mass, body fat percentage, and more.

Free, 7 a.m., Volpe Fitness Center, 55 Broadway, Building 2 Room 120, Cambridge, eventbrite.com.

Girls on the Run Spin Fundraiser: Support a Massachusetts elementary school teacher raising money to run the Boston Marathon with a spin ride at Boston Sports Club.

$25, 6:45 p.m., Boston Sports Club, 505 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Thursday, March 1

Jump Start to Healthy Living Seminar: This event is all about strategies for creating a healthy lifestyle and sticking to it. There will also be a focus on wellness and fueling the body and mind. And since it’s hosted by Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty, they’ll also be giving tips on renting, buying, and selling properties.

Free, 6:30 p.m., Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty, 673 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, eventbrite.com.

Ali singer, a yoga instructor, in a balancing pose

Ali Singer, Founder of the Yoga Hub, hosts “Wicked Strong Yoga” at the Westin Copley Place. / Photo provided

Wicked Strong Yoga: Take the energy from the full moon on Thursday and put it into your yoga practice with Yoga Hub founder Ali Singer. Bring your own mat or rent one for $5.

$20-$25, 6:45 p.m., The Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Ave., Boston, yogahubboston.com.

Pilates and Pinot: BOS Lady Project is hosting a ladies-only pilates event to get you through the week to Friday. The group hosts monthly events to help women connect and get inspired by each other. In exchange for the event being free, they’re requesting participants bring tampons or pads to donate to a local shelter.

Free, 7:30 p.m., Endurance Pilates and Yoga, 1636 Washington St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Friday, March 2

Heated Barre – Britney Spears vs. Justin Timberlake: Join Studio U for a heated battle between Britney and JT. The room will be anywhere from 90-95 degrees, but it won’t match the heat of the tension between the former couple. Unfortunately, denim workout attire doesn’t exist for this matchup.

$20, 5 p.m., Studio U, 1065 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, mindbodyonline.com.

Afro Caribbean Fitness Glow Fete: Learn choreography from genres like Afro Beats, Afro House, Dancehall, Latin, Soca, West African, and Hip Hop Fusion at this dance fitness event. The whole thing is authentic Caribbean down to the vegan cuisine served after the two-hour dance session.

$35, 7 p.m., Tony Williams Dance Center, 285 Amory St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

two people on bikes for the ride for a reason event with life time and st. jude

Life Time and St. Jude are partnering at locations across the country to raise money. / Photo provided

Saturday, March 3

Ride for a Reason: Life Time is partnering with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital across the country for a four-hour cycling event. Three Massachusetts locations—Chestnut Hill, Metrowest, and Westwood—are participating in raising money for the cause.

$250 in donations, 8 a.m., Life Time Chestnut Hill, 300 Boylston St., Newton, stjude.org.

Yoga and Brunch: A weekend is never complete without a good brunch and the Point East Boston Barre & Yoga is giving you an added bonus. Chelsea Station Restaurant Bar & Lounge is a former firehouse converted restaurant in 2015. A Vinyasa Flow class will take over the space on Saturday with brunch to follow.

$40, 8:30 a.m., Chelsea Station Restaurant Bar & Lounge, 105 Everett Ave., Chelsea, facebook.com.

Dorchester Brewing Co.

Dorchester Brewing Company. / Photo provided for “Date Night: Dorchester

Booty BootCamp and Beer: This strength training and muscle conditioning class just so happens to take place in the Dorchester Brewing Company’s taproom. Tone your booty and then drink two complimentary 5 oz pours straight from the tap.

$18, 10 a.m., Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Beer Yoga: Sip on some beer and ease through the weekend with some yoga at District Hall. Mats are provided and the class includes a free beer.

$35, 11 a.m., District Hall, 75 Northern Ave., Boston, facebook.com.

Detox Decoded: Yoga has always had plenty of people ready to defend it as the best workout, but Jessica Pate is going to break it down at this event. She’ll discuss how yoga can help specific body systems, moving from the external to the internal. But she’s not all talk—expect to put her words to practice at Asana Charlestown.

$30, 1 p.m., Asana Charlestown, 20 City Sq., Charlestown, mindbodyonline.com.

corepower yoga two people with weights doing yoga

CorePower Yoga South End/Ink Block will take over Lion’s Tail for Yoga and Brunch. / Photo provided for “CorePower Yoga Studio

Sunday, March 4

Yoga and Brunch: Lion’s Tail has been in the South End for a little over a year now, and Chef Daniel Pagano is serving up goodness any time of the day. On Sundays, he offers a unique brunch menu with a confit pork belly breakfast sandwich, vegetable hash, and cinnamon french toast—just to name a few. This hour class combines bodyweight bearing, booty-burning work, and yoga flow courtesy of CorePower. And a complimentary brunch buffet afterward seals the deal.

$30 and up, 9:30 a.m., Lion’s Tail, 354 Harrison Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Winter Night Yoga Nidra: This event has been happening the first Sunday of every month since December, but it’s your last chance to reduce stress and relax in the winter months.

$10, 7:30 p.m., Akasha Studio, 20 Birch St., Roslindale, facebook.com.