20 Healthy Things to Do This Week in Boston

Drop in for a free Orangetheory workout, Booty By Brabants will be at Lynx Fitness Club, and more healthy things to do in Boston this week.

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Halloween Bike Ride / CrossFit Culinary Ninja Seminar / Luna Yoga / Photos provided


Spooky Halloween Track Workout: Break out your Flash costume and sprint to the MIT outdoor track for a Halloween Speed Run with RunBase. Afterwards, the group will head over to the nearest restaurant to refuel with food and drinks.

Free, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Boston Marathon adidas RunBase, 855 Boylston St., Boston, bostonroadrunners.org   


Thriller Dance x Outdoor Voices: Get in the Halloween spirit with arguably the most iconic spooky dance of all time: “Thriller.” Alanna Perry of Barre Groove will be at the Outdoor Voices store in the Seaport to teach you the dance (with a fun twist). After class, enjoy sweet treats and browse the new clothing line.

Free, 6:15 p.m.-7 p.m., Outdoor Voices, 31 Northern Ave., Boston, outdoorvoices.com

Johnson Compounding and Wellness Nutrition Seminar: Learn different lifestyle and diet changes to help your body get back to balance. If you experience inflammation or want to learn how to prevent it, this seminar is for you. Lead by registered dietitian Bridgitte Carrol at Johnson Compounding and Wellness, you’ll learn techniques to help get your diet back on track as well as have the opportunity to shop some of the natural products found in the store.

Free, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Johnson Compounding and Wellness, 577 Main St., Waltham, eventbrite.com.   

Run Haunted Boston: Grab a group of friends and join Boston Marathon adidas RunBase for a scavenger hunt through some of Boston’s most haunted landmarks. The route will be roughly 3.1 miles and will include stops like the Granary Burial Ground, Cutler Majestic Theatre, and more. Take the most creative photos of each site along the scavenger hunt for the chance to win prizes.

Free, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Boston Marathon adidas RunBase, 855 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com

Halloween Run: Not only is it Halloween, but it’s also the official one year mark for the Midnight Runners in Boston! Celebrate the group’s “birthday” with a special rendition of their 10k bootcamp run around the city that’s both spooky-themed and birthday-themed. Costumes are highly encouraged.

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

Chakra Healing with Crystals: Want to experience the healing benefits of crystals? Instead of regular class, Brookline Yoga and Tai Chi will be hosting a chakra healing with crystals class after deep stretching and a short warm up.

$5, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Body & Brain Brookline Yoga and Tai Chi, 235 Harvard St., Brookline, eventbrite.com

Booty By Brabants x Lynx x Bumble: Enter to win one free month of a fitness membership at Lynx by dropping into this special fitness event, featuring a Booty By Brabants class, and showing your Bumble profile. The evening will be complete with a Bumble pre-party, free swag, and a complimentary braid bar. Afterwards, enjoy snacks and sips. Naturally, leggings from Booty By Brabants will be available for purchase.

Free, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Lynx Fitness Club, 50 Park Plaza, Boston, eventbrite.com      


Halloween Bike Ride: Hop on a bike with your best costume and parade through the streets of Boston. The ride begins at the Green Street MBTA stop in Jamaica Plain, detours for a dance party under the neon signs at the Greenway, and ends at the Christian Herter Park in Allston.

Free, 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Green St. MBTA station, 150 Green St., Jamaica Plain, facebook.com

Fit on the Garden Yoga: Bring a mat and plenty of cold weather layers for yoga in the garden at the Pru. The yoga class will blend movement and stillness with the goal of creating balance in your body. You’ll build core strength, flexibility, and harmonize breath work with your movements.

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


Glo Cycle at the Handle Bar: The Handle Bar is throwing an extra special party at all three of their locations this Thursday. Each 7:30 class in all studios will have black lights, glo paint, a live DJ, and (as always) killer beats. Sign up before the spots sell out. After the ride, enjoy refreshments and shopping from local vendors.  

$40, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., locations vary, handlebarcycling.com


Sound Bath: Experience ancient Tibetan and Crystal singing bowls as they emit sound frequencies to help relax and rejuvenate. You’ll be lead through passive mediation techniques to be fully immersed in the vibration of the sounds.

$40, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Coolidge Yoga Brookline, 1297 Beacon St., Brookline, eventbrite.com 


How to Heal Your Gut Workshop: Health starts in the gut, but sometimes figuring out what’s wrong with your gut can be a challenge. Join Heather Wise, a certified holistic health coach, as she leads you through an interactive retreat style workshop to get rid of junk food cravings, bloat, excess weight, and food guilt.

$65, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Boston Center of Contemplative Practice, 796 Beacon St., Newton, eventbrite.com.  

Best Buddies Friendship Walk: Walk through Charlestown with Best Buddies, a program dedicated to one-on-one friendships, leadership development, and integrated job opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Stick around afterwards to meet new people and learn more about the program.

Donations recommended, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Schrafft’s Center, 529 Main St., Charlestown, bestbuddiesfriendshipwalk.com

CrossFit Culinary Ninja Seminar: Head to Reebok this weekend and leave with 16 self-prepared meals and a whole lot of cooking knowledge. Chef Nick Massie will lead you through a highly interactive course on how to make delicious and healthy meals and how to calculate the nutrition of your food. He’ll also provide tips on proper seasoning, maximizing efficiency in the kitchen, and minimizing food waste.

$399, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Reebok HQ, 25 Drydock Ave., Boston, training.crossfit.com 

Hike the TriTown Trail: Join this guided hike of the TriTown trail, which boasts 13 miles of woods, ponds, streams, and other unique features from Dover to Medfield. Be sure to wear non-cotton clothing, sports shoes with good traction, and to bring water and snacks. The trail is flat but is considered moderate due to the mileage.

Free, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., carpool pickup location JFK/UMass red line stop, facebook.com.  

Achieving Work-Life Balance: Enjoy a tasty vegetarian breakfast while listening to career counselor and health coach Aileen Axtmayer speak about the importance of finding balance in our fast-paced lives. She’ll help you take actionable steps in your life to find the space for stillness and rest.

Free, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Cheryl A. Chase Center, 200 Packard Ave., Medford, eventbrite.com


Quest Adventures 5k: Walk, run, or ride to raise money for Quest Adventures, a program that funds service trips for students, in a 5k around Jamaica Pond. Hear firsthand about the impact of the company and don’t forget to visit the photo gallery.

$25, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Boathouse at Jamaica Pond, 507 Jamaicaway, Jamaica Plain, eventbrite.com.  

Luna Yoga at BSC Lab: Start your Sunday morning with a 60 minute cardio yoga flow with low lights and music. Afterwards, sip on mimosas and juice, and then stick around for the chance to win prizes from Bombchelle Beauty and Doterra.

$8, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., BSC Lab, 699 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com.  

Free Orangetheory Workout: To celebrate daylight savings time, and the one day a year there are 25-hours in a day instead of 24, Orangetheory will be offering free workouts all day to first-time visitors to show everyone that there is always time for a workout.

Free, 8:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Orangetheory Fitness Back Bay, 10 Saint James Ave., Boston, the25thhour.com 

Yoga for Athletic Recovery: Go through a relaxing yoga flow for recovery, then explore the science of recovery so you can take what you learned and apply it to your weekly fitness routine. Head into the week rejuvenated and ready for action.

$55, 3 p.m.-5 p.m., YogaWorks Back Bay, 364 Boylston St., Boston, facebook.com