13 Healthy Things to Do This Week in Boston

Energize is hosting an essential oils workshop, participate in outdoor yoga at the Prudential with lululemon, and more healthy things to do this week.

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OpenGym workout / photo provided


Essential Oils & Juice Workshop: Learn about the powerful medicinal properties of essential oils while you sip on fresh juice from Energize. You’ll receive samples of doTERRA essential oils and other plant-based products to try at home.

Free, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Energize, 618 Washington St., Boston, eventbrite.com


OpenGym Workout: Head to the Ink Block park for an outdoor workout using OpenGym’s brand new kiosk filled with really nice Reebok equipment, including kettlebells, medicine balls, and battle ropes. Take advantage of the few days of nice weather we have left and get in a good workout.

Free, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Underground at Ink Block, 90 Traveler St., Boston, facebook.com


Free Barre Class at Starr Yoga: Want to dip out of the office for a midday workout (sans the sweat)? Head to Starr Yoga in Roslindale for a free barre class led by the newest graduates of teacher training.

Free, 12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m., Starr Yoga, 339 Belgrade Ave., Roslindale, facebook.com.  

Beginner Hoop Dance: Can you shake your hips like Shakira? Or better yet can you shake your hips like Shakira while keeping a hoola hoop twirling around your body? Learn how to master this skill at the Dance Complex’s beginner hoop dance class.

$15, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., The Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave. Studio #6, Boston, facebook.com 

Zumba Fitness: Come shake out the worries of the day with Zumba dance to the beats of salsa, flamenco, hip hop, and more. Bring a mat if you have one, because you’ll also get a burst of core work at the end of class.

$10, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Marty Pino Orient Heights Community Center, 86 Boardman St., Boston, facebook.com 

Lululemon Yoga Series: We told you outdoor fitness wasn’t over quite yet. Come take advantage of it with a yoga class at the Pru hosted by lululemon. Might be a little chilly, so bring a jacket and your mat.

Free, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., Boston, facebook.com


Hyatt Runs: Running with a group at 6:15 in the morning is not only more fun, but it’ll keep you accountable when the only thing you want to do is hit the snooze button six more times. Come out for a 4-5 mile jog around the city before heading off to start your day.

Free, 6:15 a.m.-7:15 a.m., Hyatt Regency Boston, 1 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, facebook.com


Run for the Kids 5k: Join the Peloton Foundation’s Boston region for the fifth annual 5k around the Esplanade. All proceeds go to Room to Grow, a nonprofit ensuring babies born into poverty have everything they need to learn, grow, and succeed in life. Head to MJ O’Connors Pub for refreshments afterwards.

$30, 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Hatch Memorial Shell, 1 David G Mugar Way, Boston, facebook.com


Allston Brighton 5k: Join the Allston-Brighton Substance Abuse Task Force for a 5k walk for recovery at Herter Park. The walk is free, but there is a suggested donation of $20. The walk will feature a DJ, face painting, and kids’ games, as well as breakfast and other fun activities.

Free, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., DCR Artesani/Herter Park, 1175 Soldiers Field Rd., Brighton, eventbrite.com

Yoga for Runners: Stretch out tired legs at this yoga class dedicated to the active runner. It will focus on improving flexibility in the muscle groups and joints that get tight during running, while also improving strength and stability in the core.

Free, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Athleta, 92 Newbury St., Boston, eventbrite.com

B/Spoke Train x Outdoor Voices: Head to Seaport Sweat for a special B/Spoke Train class, their high intensity workout off the bike hosted by Outdoor Voices. Refreshments will be provided after the class.

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


Cambridge Oktoberfest 5K: Check out this funky fall road race that circles around Kendall Square for a German-themed 5k (yes, people will be wearing their finest Oktoberfest outfits) and then head to the roof deck of CambridgeSide Galleria for Notch Brewing and Bantam Cider. Registration includes a pretty cool quarter-zip running shirt, three drink tickets, and fresh baked pretzels.

$45, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., CambridgeSide Galleria, 100 Cambridgeside Place, Cambridge, cambridge5k.com

Taproom Yoga: Get into your down dog, stretch out your limbs in happy baby, and then guzzle a pint, all before noon this Sunday. Head to Nightshift for a CorePower Yoga class and stick around for refreshments and to chat with friends.

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