Healthy Events

11 Healthy Things to Do This Week in Boston

Dance with Island Vybe Fitness on Spectacle Island, learn how to play tennis at Franklin Park, take a yoga class on a rooftop garden in Kendall Square, and more.


Brunches in Boston, Studio U, Franklin Park Tennis Association

Brunch Fit Beat Barre/ Yoga / Tennis in the Park. Photos provided

Monday, July 30

Barre Rave: Slip on your favorite white tank top and socks for a barre class held under black lights. Siobhan Reardon of Studio U will guide you through a 50 minute rave workout—glow sticks included.

$20, 7:15 p.m.-8:05 p.m., Studio U, 1065 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, facebook.com.

Tennis in the Park: If you’ve always wanted to learn how to play tennis, now’s your chance. The Franklin Park Tennis Association hosts weekly drop-in lessons for beginner and intermediate players. You don’t even need to own a racket. If you want to keep playing, sign up for their adult leagues held during the rest of August.

Free, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Almont Park, Mattapan, franklinparktennis.org.

We R Human Dance Class: This brand new dance class in Cambridge is influenced by dance styles from Bollywood, hip-hop, and jazz street, and combines mindfulness meditation with a story-driven workout.

Free for first-timers, $15 for returning students, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, eventbrite.com.

Tuesday, July 31

City Skate: When was the last time you laced up a pair of roller blades and hit the streets? Join Outdoor Voices for a team skate starting at Community Boating Inc., making a loop around the BU bridge and back. If you don’ t have skates you can run with the group.

Free, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Community Boating Inc., 21 David Mugar Way, Boston, events.outdoorvoices.com

Wednesday, August 1

Free Yoga at Piers Park: The Point East Boston Barre and Yoga is East Boston’s first locally owned yoga studio, and this summer, they’re bringing their Wednesday night classes outdoors. Class registration is on their website.

Free, 6:30 p.m., East Boston Piers Park, 95 Marginal St., Boston, facebook.com.

Thursday, August 2

Ignite the Night: Life Time Fitness is gearing up for their exercise party of the summer, featuring their gym’s best instructors. With the lights off and the music pumping, burn through a studio class, followed by a fast-paced cycling session. Finish the night off with a yoga flow.

Free, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Studio 1, 300 Boylston St., Newton, mylt.life.

Saturday, August 4

Awaken: A Free Morning Yoga Practice: This outdoor, Down Under yoga class is free (including refreshments), but optional donations go towards Hands to Heart Center—a nonprofit that offers free yoga to people affected by addiction, poverty, or trauma.

Free, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Dewey Square Park, 600 Atlantic Ave., Boston, downunderyoga.com.

Island Vybe on Spectacle Island: Work out with Island Vybe dance fitness on a literal island. Buy your ferry tickets to Spectacle Island in advance (they sell out quick), and register online to enjoy a free dance class with a fantastic view of Boston.

Free, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Spectacle Island, Boston, eventbrite.com.

Franklin Park Yoga with Linda Wellness Warrior: Linda the Wellness Warrior’s goal is to promote wellness in Boston through a variety of initiatives—including her free yoga classes under the shade of the trees on Franklin Park’s Schoolmaster Hill. Bring the whole family for Linda’s Saturday morning class, geared towards yogis of all levels.

Free, 9 a.m.-10:15 a.m., Schoolmaster Hill, 1 Circuit Drive, Boston, eventbrite.com.

Sunday, August 5

Brunch Fit Beat Barre: How else would you spend Sunday morning than over brunch with friends? Join the food fanatics at Brunches of Boston and their sponsor Michelob Ultra for a 45-minute barre class and Pilates core workout at C2 Body. Afterwards, head to the Punk & Poet for complimentary brunch and cold beer, as well as merch from Brunches of Boston’s favorite brands.

$39, 10:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m., 844 Summer St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Taproom Yoga: Join Night Shift Brewing for a CorePower Yoga class and a complimentary beer on tap on Sunday morning. Plus, Pennypackers food truck will roll up at lunchtime to serve Italian soups and sandwiches to go with your brew.

$10, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Night Shift Brewing, 87 Santilli Highway, Everett, nightshiftbrewing.com.