12 Healthy Things To Do Around Boston This Week

Enjoy a Spectacle Island 5k, take part in the Lawn on D's Lawn of Champions, and more.

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Spectacle Island 5k/image provided


Salsa in the Park: Put your dancing shoes on for the kickoff of this summer series, lasting until August 27. All ability levels and styles of dance are welcome as MetaMovements offers free salsa lessons followed by an open dance session where you can use whatever dance moves inspire you.

Free, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Blackstone Community Center, 50 W Brookline St., Boston, mmsalsainthepark.weebly.com.


Recycle and Recover Workshop: Recovery is just as important as a tough workout, but sometimes knowing the proper recovery routine is difficult. Join Tufts Medical Center’s Department of Physical Therapy for a free 30-minute spin class followed be a brief demo/Q&A about recovery, injury prevention, and strength training.

Free, 5/12-5/13, 6:45 p.m.-7:30 p.m., first spin class starts at 5:30 p.m. and second one starts at 6:30 p.m., 18 Union Park St., Boston, eventbrite.com

Dirty Dancing Workout at Orangetheory: Have the time of your life with the cast from the touring production of Dirty Dancing during a special dance-themed fitness class. The workout will feature music from the show and ticket and swag giveaways.

Included in membership, 4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m., Orangetheory Back Bay, 10 St. James Ave., Boston, boston-back-bay.orangetheoryfitness.com.


Mom & Me Outdoor Bootcamp: Finding the time to work out as a new mom can be nearly impossible. Kristen Bonito is turning the impossible possible with a bootcamp made especially for new moms and their babies. The bootcamp is 45 minutes combining strength, cardio, core, and flexibility training, and babies can stay in a stroller, car seat, or on a mat or blanket.

$20, 9 a.m.-9:45 a.m., Medal of Honor Park, 775 East 1st St., Boston, eventbrite.com


Free Hip Hop Yoga at New Balance: Join YogaWorks and Anne Patrick for a free hip hop yoga class held at the New Balance global flagship store. Enjoy 20 percent off New Balance gear afterwards. Be sure to bring your own mat.

Free, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., New Balance Global Flagship, 140 Guest St., Boston, eventbrite.com

Beach Yoga with Flow Republic: A part of Luxe Leisure Summer Series, this yoga class comes from Flow Republic Yoga, a San Diego Pop Up yoga and music studio, which makes a point of using fun, upbeat pop music in its sessions.

Free, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Carson Beach, 126 William J Day Blvd., Boston, facebook.com


Club Sweat: Come sweat it out and learn some new Afrobeat choreography dance moves. Fresh juice courtesy of the Food Lab will be provided and a live DJ will be on site.

$5, 7 p.m., Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Dance Studio 2nd Floor, 1350 Tremont St., Roxbury Crossing, eventbrite.com


Farm Fresh Soap Making: Learn about the benefits of natural skin care while making your own farm fresh bars of soap. Dr. Carolyn Bessette will lead the workshop and provide the materials and essential oils for the soap making.

$60-$75, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston, eventbrite.com

Spectacle Island 5k: Panoramic views and a good run aren’t all this 5k promises—the 8th annual race will feature a free ride to Spectacle Island, a 5k race, a half mile kids fun run, picnic lunch for participants, music, and other kids’ activities.

$50/5k, $30/spectator, $25/kids fun run, 8:15 a.m., 66 Long Wharf, Boston, racewire.com

Lawn of Champions: Head over to the Lawn on D for fun giveaways and interactive experiences like basketball, soccer, fast pitch, a slap shot challenge, mini golf, and more from the Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, New England Revolution, and Boston Breakers.

Free, 12 p.m.-11 p.m., The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston, facebook.com

Burnin’ By Ray & lululemon Seaport Sweat: Start your Saturday with a high-energy class for all fitness levels. The workout will consist of nine four-minute circuits, followed by a one-minute break. Registration is mandatory.

Free, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Seaport Common, 85 Northern Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com


The McCourt Foundation Boston Waterfront 5k: Support the fundraising initiatives for critical Neurology research at Mass General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals with this race around South Boston. If you’re not a runner, Reebok will be hosting CrossFit and yoga during the race. The event will feature a post-race Expo at the Massport Flynn Cruise Port with live entertainment by Dalton & The Sheriffs, awards, a Harpoon Beer Garden, food, and more.

$38/5k, $40/CrossFit, $15/youth half mile, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 25 Drydock Ave., Boston, mccourtfoundation.org.