13 Healthy Things to Do This Week in Boston

Swim in the harbor at Boston Sharkfest, swing by Seaport Sweat, run the Trackhouse Mile on Newbury Street, and more.

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Trackhouse Mile / YogaHub Hyatt Regency / Zero Prostate Cancer Kids Superhero Dash for Dad / Photos provided


It’s Labor Day! Enjoy a rest day, and take a note of these Boston magazine staffers’ tips on what to do in the city on your day off.


Bootcamp with Athena Concannon: As many other free summer fitness classes wind down for the summer, Seaport Sweat is going strong well into October. Catch bootcamp classes on Tuesday, as well as boxing with Edwin Frias.

Free, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Seaport Common, 85 Northern Ave., Boston, bostonseaport.xyz


HIIT Dance: Shake your worries away on hump day during this dance-cardio class mixed with high-intensity intervals for a full body sweat. You’ll do squats, burpees, and push-ups, all while swinging and grooving to the beat.

Free, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 South Market St., Boston, eventbrite.com

YogaHub at the Hyatt Regency Downtown: Drop into this free yoga class at the end of a long work day to move, stretch, and breathe with Anna Saluti. Please bring your own mat.

Free, 5:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m., Hyatt Regency Downtown, 1 Ave De Lafayetter, Boston, yogahubboston.com


Speed Workout by Heartbreak Hill Running Company: Hitting a rut in your running training? Looking for a coach to give you some pointers? Stop by the track at Heartbreak Hill Running Company in the South End and take part in a coached speed workout. It will consist of a warm-up, drills, coached intervals, and a cool down. Expect 3.5-6 miles total and all abilities are welcome.

Free, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Heartbreak Hill Running Company, 652 Tremont St., Boston, facebook.com


Breathwork at Flourish: Take a moment before the weekend to find some stillness in this 90-minute class geared toward helping you find your center, and relax a little bit to find your most soulful energy.

$50, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Flourish Boston, 11 Beacon St. #520, Boston, eventbrite.com 


Seaport Beer Run: They say there’s no better way to explore a city than by taking to the streets and running. Explore some historic sights during this 6.5-mile, guided running tour, beginning at the Harpoon Brewery in the Seaport. The run will go through the North End to the Old North Church before circling back to Harpoon for a pretzel and a pint.

$30, 10:30 a.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston, cityrunningtours.com

Charles River Marathon and Half Marathon Relay: Run laps around the river in this 2.6-mile loop relay race. Teams run five laps with two, three, four, or five runners, and prizes for fastest female, male, and mixed teams will be awarded.

$100, 7 a.m., Herter Park/Artesani Playground, 1175 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, racemenu.com 


Boston Sharkfest: There might be fear of sharks on the Cape right nowbut the only commotion happening in Boston Harbor on this Sunday morning will be 300 swimmers making a 1500-meter splash. The race starts at East Pier in East Boston, and goes to the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Federal Courthouse at Fan Pier in South Boston. Think you can stay afloat?

$90, 10:40 a.m.-1:50 p.m., John Joseph Moakley Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, Boston, raceroster.com  

Trackhouse Mile: So you’ve mastered speed walking down Newbury Street for the best deals, but what about sprinting down the thoroughfare to make the best time? This one-mile loop requires some racing strategy, but that just means winning will be that much sweeter. Afterwards, stop by the Eliot Lounge for a post-race celebration.

$30, 10 a.m., 285 Newbury St., Boston, racewire.com

Outdoor Orangetheory by Athleta: Take advantage of the last Open Newbury Street workout with a free outdoor class led by Orangetheory and Athleta. All participants will receive a 20 percent discount on Athleta apparel.

Free, 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m., Athleta, 92 Newbury St., Boston, eventbrite.com

Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk: Help raise money and awareness for prostate cancer in this family-fun race featuring a 5k-walk/run, one-mile walk, and kids’ superhero dash. Stick around for post-race activities and refreshments.

$30, 9 a.m., Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Ave., Newton, bostonpcwalk.org

Mass General Everyday Amazing Race: Support research at the Mass General Cancer Center as you race along the Esplanade in this 5k-run, 2k-walk, or 100-yard kids’ dash. The race will begin and end at the Hatch Shell, and a pancake breakfast will follow.

$50, 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Hatch Shell, 47 David Mugar Way, Boston, giving.massgeneral.org

Barre x Flow: Work your muscles to exhaustion in a barre class followed by a relaxing vinyasa flow in this fusion class. Afterwards, sip on juice and smoothie samples from Nourish Your Soul.

Regular class rates apply, 12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Beacon Hill Yoga, 57 Phillips St., Boston, yogabeaconhill.com