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14 Healthy Things to Do This Week in Boston

Head to Boston Landing for an outdoor Rev'd spin class, Jack's Abby is hosting a 5k, and more healthy things to do this week.


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Boston Wellness Festival / Photo provided

Tuesday

We R Human Dance: Join this interactive dance class that uses stories and mindfulness in combination with dance influenced by Bollywood, Hip Hop, and Jazz Street. All new students receive free admission as well as returning students who bring a friend.

Free or $15, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., The Dance Complex, 536 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, eventbrite.com

Wednesday

Pup Stroll: Bring your furry friend for a leisurely 1.5-mile stroll through the Emerald Necklace with the Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa. Stick around for conversation and puppy playtime.

Free, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Fenway Triangle Trilogy, 180 Brookline Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com

Thursday

Rev’d Cycling x New Balance: Take a Rev’d spin class outdoors at the New Balance flagship store. Your ticket includes a bike, spin shoes, and admission to a post-workout party. And step inside New Balance’s store to receive a 20 percent discount on any purchases.

$20, 6 p.m., New Balance Global Flagship, 140 Guest St., Boston, eventbrite.com

Friday

Cosmic Meditation: Join Laura Loewy, founder of Backcountry Yoga for meditation inside the Immersive Dome at HUBweek, where you’ll get to relax while watching beautiful visuals in the dome. She will bring you through a series of three different styles of mediation that will engage all five senses.

Free, 9 a.m.-10 a.m., 1 Washington Mall, Boston, 2018.hubweek.org

Saturday

Jack’s Abby United Way 5k: Head to Framingham for this 3.1-mile race starting and ending at the Jack’s Abby brewery. Afterwards, hang out at the brewery for a complimentary post-race lager. All proceeds go to United Way programs.

$30, 10 a.m., Jack’s Abby Craft Brewery, 100 Clinton St., Framingham, uwotc.org

Boston Wellness Festival: The Innovation and Design Building will be poppin’ off this weekend with a six-hour wellness festival featuring classes like Kick it By Eliza, Trillfit, and more. There will also be food and a wellness market to peruse between sweat seshes.

$75, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Innovation and Design Building, 21 Drydock Ave., Boston, wellfestival.com

Namaste Saturday at the MFA: Experience yoga and the Museum of Fine Arts in a new way by practicing yoga in the Shapiro Family Courtyard. Bring your mat and then stick around afterwards to explore the galleries.

$25, 9 a.m.-10 a.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, facebook.com

AMP Fitness x Light the Night: Head to AMP Fitness downtown for a high-energy and free workout, all for charity. Donations all go to Light the Night and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Free, 12 p.m.-1 p.m., AMP Fitness, 30 Court Square, Boston, facebook.com

The Play Brigade 5K: Raise awareness of “inclusion” as a social problem during this 5k road race that is inclusive of runners of all fitness levels and physical or cognitive abilities. The race starts in the Common and loops through Back Bay.

$35, 7:30 a.m., Boston Common, 139 Tremont St., Boston, playbrigade.com

Sam Adams Brewery Run and Tour: Head to Jamaica Plain for a fun run out of Sam Adams Brewery before enjoying a free brewery tour and a couple of pints. Runners of all ability levels are welcome.

Free, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Samuel Adams Brewery, 30 Germania St., Boston, eventbrite.com 

International Day of the Girl Fun Run and Panel: Run around the Charles in support of Girls Gotta Run Foundation for International Day of the Girl. The foundation uses the sport of running to create safe spaces in Ethiopia. Stick around afterwards for a panel discussion featuring numerous female professional runners and run ambassadors speaking about the intersection of gender and sports.

Suggested donation of $25, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Tracksmith Trackhouse, 285 Newbury St., Boston, eventbrite.com 

Sunday

Superfood Society Cooking Class: Jennifer Hanway will be hosting a series of cooking classes at the Public Market to teach you how to cook nutritious and delicious meals and snacks that will nourish and cleanse your body. Learn new recipes and cooking techniques to apply to your own cooking at home.

$28+, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., The Kitchen at the Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston, eventbrite.com

Autumn Sunday Road Rides: Are you a new rider looking to gain more experience on the road? Or are you just looking for a group to ride with on the weekends? Join this group ride led by Ferris Wheels Bike shop employee Alex Carmona and take advantage of the fall weather. Road bikes strongly recommended and rides are roughly an hour and a half long.

Free, 9:15 a.m.-11 a.m., Ferris Wheels Bike Shop, 66 South St., Jamaica Plain, ferriswheelsbikeshop.com

obé x Outdoor Voices: This high intensity interval-based cardio workout broadcasts upwards of 14 live and on-demand classes from their studio in NYC—and now, you have a chance to see what it’s all about in person at Outdoor Voices in the Seaport. All attendees will receive a complimentary 1 month membership of obé workouts.

Free, 10:15 a.m.-11 a.m., Outdoor Voices, 31 Northern Ave., Boston, outdoorvoices.com