Healthy Events

7 Healthy Things To Do This Week Around Boston

A heavy metal yoga class, a practice run on the Midnight Marathon bike ride, and more.


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Monday, March 26

Barre Rave: This Barre class, set to upbeat music in a dark room surrounded in black lights, is recommended for everyone, regardless if you’ve ever stepped foot in a Barre studio before. Located at the Studio U on Commonwealth Ave., the studio will also supply glowsticks and workout mats.

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

Tuesday, March 27

Metal Yoga Class: If you think yoga is too quiet, let this class change your mind. Hosted by Black Widow Yoga, a “metalsana” yoga studio based out of Salem, this hour-long yoga class will be set to heavy metal music, making it perfect for those who want to rock out and flow at the same time.

$17, 6:30 p.m., ONCE Ballroom, 156 Highland Ave., Somerville, ticketfly.com.

Wednesday, March 28

Hip Hop Yoga: Join YogaWork’s instructor Anne Patrick for a free yoga class set to fun hip hop music by DJ Sprino. Following the class, there will be a private shopping event at the New Balance store, with items marked 20% off.

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

Go Further With Food: Hosted by the Frances Stern Nutrition Center at Tufts MC, celebrate National Nutrition Month with a talk about the four S’s of food: sugar, superfoods, sustainability and service. The talk is free, but non-perishable food donations are recommended and will be given to the Greater Boston Food Bank.

Free, 11 a.m., Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington St., Boston, facebook.com.

Friday, March 30

Rockin’ Vinyasa: Join Black Crow Yoga for a special night of Rockin’ Vinyasa, a revived version of the class traditionally taught at Mystic Fitness Hot Yoga Studio in Framinghman, Mass. Sweat for an hour of Vinyasa flow yog while listening to contemporary rock music.

$16, 7 p.m., Black Crow Yoga, 201 Broadway, Arlington, mindbodyonline.com.

Saturday, March 31

Practice Midnight Marathon Bike Ride: Planning on doing the Midnight Marathon Bike Ride on April 15, or just curious to see if you could handle a marathon ride? Join the CommonWheels Bicycle Collective, a non-profit co-op for bike lovers, for a free practice ride through the marathon course.

Free, 10 a.m. Cassidy Playground Parking Lot, 380 Chestnut Hill Ave., Boston, facebook.com.

Sunday, April 1

Pilates in a Hammock: Yep, you read that right. Join SWET Studio for an aerial fitness class, which is designed to help you burn more calories than normal strength training. On Sunday, SWET will offer a Pilates aerial class, where guests practice traditional pilates while training in a silk hammock.

$30, 1:30 p.m., SWET Studio, 480 Tremont St., Boston, swetstudio.com