Fitness

12 Healthy Things to Do This Week in Boston

Compete in a volleyball tournament at Carson Beach, experience an immersive art, sound, and yoga class, rollerblade your way to a 10K, and more.


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Carson Beach Volleyball / Mission Hill Yoga / B/SPOKE Train and Rise Fitness Brunch

Tuesday, July 24

Rollerblade® 10K Challenge: Whether you’ve been blading since you were a kid or you’re just getting used to in-line skates, join rollerblade ambassador Gabe Holm from THuRO Skate & Snow Shop for a fun and breezy 10K ride along the Esplanade. Bring your own skates, and RSVP on Facebook before you set out.

Free, July 24, 7:15 p.m., Esplanade Playspace, Charles River Esplanade Boston side, thuroshop.com.

Wednesday, July 25

Pom & Pasta: Grab your friends for this choreographed dance workout (with weighted pom-poms!) and a shopping sesh with local representatives from Beauty Counter and Monat. After your weekly retail and exercise therapy, gather for pizza and pasta on the patio at MAST. Register now, because spots fill up quick!

$17, 7:30 p.m., Barre Groove, 52 Province St., Boston, barregroove.com

Kadampa Meditation Center Boston

Mid-day Meditations with Kadampa Meditation Center / Photo provided

Thursday, July 26

Mid-day Meditations: Led by Buddhism and meditation teacher Kadam Kyle Davis, reset your mind through a soothing guided meditation and short, inspirational talk at the Kadampa Meditation Center. Focus on mindfulness and positivity by letting go of distractions to start your day off on the right note.

$12, July 26, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Kadampa Meditation Center, 360C Centre St., Jamaica Plain, meditationinboston.org.

Friday, July 27

Bro Barre with Rachel: Listen up, gentleman. Barre workouts aren’t just for the ladies, at least, not at Studio U. After a 50 minute workout that will burn your muscles and test your flexibility, nosh on some well-deserved wings and beer.

$25 online, $30 at the door, 7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m., Studio U, 1065 Commonwealth Ave., facebook.com.

Saturday, July 28

Brewery Yoga with Erin Madore: Get to Dorchester Brewing Company ten minutes early to set up your mat for yogi Erin Madore’s all-level vinyasa flow. Afterwards, take your pick of two five ounce sample beers from over 20 different taps.

$20, 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m., Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.

HIIT & FIT Asics Studio Marathon Sports

HIIT & FIT with ASICS Studio and Marathon Sports / Photo provided

HIIT & FIT with ASICS Studio: This week, Marathon Sports is teaming up with the all-new ASICS studio fitness app for a giant HIIT workout in Copley Square. Get there early, because the first 150 people get a free “swag bag.”

Free, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Copley Square, Boston, eventbrite.com.

Afrobeat Fitness Roxbury

Afrobeat Fit / Photo by Patrick McDowell of PMS Photography

Afrobeat Fit: Sweat your way through a dance workout set to the jazz, soul, and funk beats from West Africa. The best part? This class is a celebration for Mental Health Awareness month, so let your worries slip away as you learn the signature ‘Afrobeat’ moves.

$15, 1:15 p.m., Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont St., Roxbury Crossing, afrobeatfit.com

Social Boston Sports Carson Beach Volleyball Tournament

Carson Beach Volleyball Tournament / Photo by Matt Hichborn

Carson Beach Volleyball Tournament: Whether you’re setting up for some serious spikes, or just want a casual volleyball rally on the beautiful beach, Social Boston Sports has your back. Customize your experience by signing up solo or with a team, and participate in either competitive or social divisions of their annual beach volleyball tournament. Don’t forget to register ahead for two guaranteed games, and a spot at the after party.

$45, (use code bosmag for an extra $10 off!), 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Carson Beach, South Boston, socialbostonsports.com.

B/Spoke Fitness Brunch Boston

B/SPOKE TRAIN & RISE Fitness Brunch / Photo courtesy of B/Spoke

B/SPOKE TRAIN & RISE Fitness Brunch: After an intense cardio and strength workout tuned to the beat of the music, enjoy a buffet brunch and cocktails crafted by Rise Brewing. A Nitro Horchata is the perfect early morning pick-me-up, with cold brew, Kahlua, and Bailey’s, sprinkled with warm cinnamon and sweet vanilla.

$35, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., ReelHouse, 6 New Street, Boston, eventbrite.com, 21+.

Back Bay Bra Run: This first-time, women’s-only run is a celebration of bodies in all shapes and sizes. Show off your favorite sports bra as you run a loop that meets and ends at The Pour House downtown, followed by a girl-powered afterparty. The first 50 registers win a free Puma sports bra.

Free, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Pour House, 907 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Mission Hill Yoga at the Pool

Mission Hill Yoga at the Pool / Photo provided

Sunday, July 29

Yoga at the Pool: After a stretch sesh led by yogi Cassandra, take a dip in the pool, and stick around until three to socialize, lounge, and swim. How else would you spend a lazy summer Sunday?

$20, 9 a.m., Cityview at Longwood Apartments, 75 St. Alphonsus St., Roxbury Crossing, missionhillyoga.com.

Yoga / Art / Sound: Get ready for a “holistic, multi-sensory experience” at A R E A art gallery (turned yoga studio for the day). In a class led by Harrison Bramhall, practice mindfulness while you listen to the sounds of guitarist and composer Sean Ohanian, and take in the surrounding art while you stretch in downward dog.

$16, 10 a.m., 460c Harrison Ave., South End, facebook.com.