Fitness

11 Healthy Things to Do This Week Around Boston

Follow up a rooftop yoga class with frosé at the Envoy Hotel, learn how to do a handstand like a pro at Starr Yoga, and more.


Healthy Things to Do Around Boston 20th-26th 2018

The Midnight Runners / Photo by Isaac Toonkel / Heartbreak Hill Running Club / Photo provided / Inversion Therapy at STARR Yoga / Photo provided

Tuesday, August 21

Tuesday Evening 10K Music Boot Camp Run: If you can maintain a quick running pace, you’ll fit in great with the Midnight Runners on their 10k route through the city of Boston. This run is punctuated with five stops for some strengthening bodyweight exercises, and ends in post-workout drinks at the downtown Scholars Bar.

Free, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Scholars Bar, 25 School St., Boston, facebook.com.

Wednesday, August 22

VIBE Fitness: Blast through an hour-long HIIT workout with instructors Kelsey Darling George and Sarah Cartullo, who promise to work out every muscle in your body. With modifications for beginner and advanced participants, you’ll be drenched in sweat by the time you relax with a brew from local taproom Barrel House Z.

$25, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Barrel House Z, 95 Woodrock Rd., Weymouth, eventbrite.com.

Thursday, August 23

Sunset Yoga in the Public Garden: Focus on your breathing as you move through feel-good poses with Prana Flow Yoga instructor Lisette Diamant. This all-levels outdoor vinyasa is hosted by Athleta, and warms up with a walk from their shop on Newbury to the Boston Common.

Free, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Athleta, 92 Newbury St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Friday, August 24

Awaken: A Free Yoga Practice: This outdoor yoga class hosted by Down Under Yoga is free, but optional donations benefit Hands to Heart Center—a nonprofit that offers free yoga to community members affected by addiction, poverty, or trauma.

Free, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, 600 Atlantic Ave., Boston, downunderyoga.com.

Saturday, August 25

Sprints + Sun Salutations: While you’re sprinting your way through a 45 minute high-intensity treadmill workout, keep your mind on the chia pudding and almond horchata waiting for you at Whole Heart Provisions as a post-workout recovery treat. But first, flow through a mindful stretching class with Ryan Hill from Bow Street Yoga, right in the middle of the restaurant.

$20, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., Heartbreak Hill Running Company, 294 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, eventbrite.com.

Boston Beach Run: Kick off your Saturday morning the right way with a fun 5k or five-mile run to Castle Island and back, followed by a hard-earned picnic lunch. And you can feel good about your ticket price—all proceeds benefit Matahari Women Workers’ Center, a nonprofit group with a goal to end gender-based violence among communities of color.

$25, 8 a.m.-11 a.m., Carson Beach, South Boston, raceroster.com.

Namaste + Frosé: Soak in early morning views of the Boston skyline with a cold glass of frosé in hand… after you power through a yoga class led by Jenna Hill. DJ Mark Sprino will set the mood music as you stretch through a vinyasa on the newly expanded Lookout Rooftop at the Envoy Hotel.

$10, 9 a.m.-10 a.m., Lookout Rooftop and Bar, 70 Sleeper St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Movement Matters Fitness Day: Choose from a host of fitness classes including yoga flows, bootcamps, BollyX dance workouts, and runs with SheRuns Boston at this fitness-packed day on Spectacle Island. A round trip ferry ride is included in your ticket, plus a fitness day souvenir.

$30, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Spectacle Island, Boston, eventbrite.com.

Bike + Barre: Join the Handlebar and Barre3 for a 45-minute barre class followed by a 45-minute ride at the Handle Bar Fenway to raise money for Handle With Care’s Shatterproof Rise Up Against Addiction 5k walk team. You’ll also get a good 1.8-mile walk in between studios and enjoy a reception to close out the event.

$40, 12:45 p.m.-4 p.m., Barre 3, 1511 Washington St., Boston, handlebarcycling.com

Sunday, August 26

Sunday (Bloody Mary) Sunday: After a brisk paddleboard sesh through the Fort Point channel, enjoy a bloody mary on the patio at the Mexican-inspired restaurant Lolita.

$40, 10 a.m., 45 Binford St., Boston, sup-yo.com.

Inversion Therapy: Under the guidance of Starr Yoga teacher Julie, learn how to safely do a handstand, or “inversion.” Not only will you look like a yoga pro, you’ll strengthen your abs and arms, energize your body, and improve your circulation.

$35, 12 p.m.-2 p.m., Starr Yoga Roslindale, 339 Belgrade Ave., Roslindale, facebook.com.