Healthy Events

21 Healthy Things to Do This Week in Boston

EverybodyFights is hosting a six-hour workout for charity, a fall fitness crawl heads to the Street, Lifted Fitness will lead a conditioning class at Dorchester Brewing Company, and more.


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Monday

Yoga and Meditation: Start your week off stress-free and relaxed with a musical meditation and Hatha yoga class; bring a yoga mat if you have one. Afterwards, enjoy a light vegetarian dinner.

Free, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, eventbrite.com 

Tuesday

Midnight Runners 10k Music Bootcamp: Join the Midnight Runners tonight for a 6-mile jog around the city, complete with bumping jams and packed with fun. See if you can keep up between the burpees and the running.

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

Wednesday

Healthy Through the Holidays: Pack all of the holiday flavors into healthy meals so you can cruise through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years on track. This class will help you navigate holiday eating as well as incorporate a hands-on cooking lesson.

$59, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington St., Boston, bcae.org

Well Wednesday Yoga: Take some time in the middle of your week to release some tension and express gratitude for all the things in your life you’re thankful for. In this one-hour vinyasa yoga class, you’ll ground your mind in your movement and mingle with community members.

Free, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., WeWork, 1 Beacon St., Boston, eventbrite.com 

Talk with a Doc: The healthcare system can get confusing, and sometimes Google searches and referrals just aren’t going to cut it. Chat with someone who knows the ins and outs—a doctor from 3D Medical Direct Primary Care— for a one-on-one session to help you make informed decisions regarding your health.

Free, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., 500 Victory Rd., 1st floor, Quincy, eventbrite.com 

Fiercely You: Explore different grief situations in your life, including changing jobs, relationship transitions, and losing a loved one with a lecture hosted by health and wellness professionals Catie Macken and Katie Grimes at Industrious, a co-working space in the Seaport. Receive a complimentary swag bag and connect with like-minded women for an after-work event that will leave you feeling inspired and fulfilled.

$35, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Industrious Boston, 22 Boston Wharf Rd., 7th floor, Boston, eventbrite.com 

Thursday

Candlelight Ganja Flow: Begin this unusual yoga class with a guided meditation and short flow before taking a smoke break and then finishing out with a floor stretch and another round of meditation. The space is limited, so be sure to reserve a spot. And stick around afterwards for gelato, lemon-ginger detox shots, and chagga chocolate matcha lattes.

Free, 7:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m., exact location will be emailed to guests four hours before class, Roslindale, eventbrite.com  

Friday

Acro Strong Bootcamp: Some experience is needed for this weekend-long bootcamp, but if you’re fearless, you might be able to give it a try as well. Learn harder acrobatic poses and moves like pops, whips, and hand to hand.

$40, 6 p.m. November 16-7:30 p.m. November 18, Be Movement Arts, 6 Spice St., #11, Charlestown, facebook.com 

Saturday

Citylife Turkey Bowl: Get in the spirit of Thanksgiving with a little flag football action at Joe Moakley Park. No prior experience is necessary (sorry, all you Tom Brady wannabes), but be sure to bring a white shirt and dark colored shirt to differentiate teams.

Free, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Joe Moakley Field, 446 Colony Ave., Boston, facebook.com 

NamaStay Fighting: Fight the good fight against addiction with EverybodyFights for six hours of fitness and recovery rounds. The day will include boxing, running, yoga, meditation, massage, and more. Join a team or create your own; the goal is to raise $5,000 or more.

Donation based, 2 p.m.-8 p.m., EverbodyFights, 1 Federal St., Boston, facebook.com 

Camp Harbor View Citython 5k: Support Boston’s youth and their families by running in the third annual Citython 5k race in support of Camp Harbor View. Stick around afterwards for an awards ceremony, brunch, and musical entertainment on the Common.

$50, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Boston Common, Charles St., campharborview.org 

Bend and Brunch: Start your Saturday with a vinyasa flow hosted by Coolidge Corner. All you need to bring is a mat and you’ll be led through a relaxing one-hour class followed by brunch, if you choose, at Casa Caña.

Free, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Casa Caña, 1234 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, eventbrite.com.    

Women’s Self-Defense and Nutrition Class: Learn how to take care of yourself from the inside out with this workshop dedicated to women’s functional nutrition, self care, and self-defense. The class is hosted by Hardline Krav Maga West and Nueva Nutrition and the first portion will be held outside, with hot chocolate served, of course.

Free, 9 a.m.-10 a.m., Athleta, 220 Boylston St., Newton, eventbrite.com 

Bootcamp and Brews at Aeronaut: Drop into this intense 60 minute bootcamp class filled with three circuits, an ab finisher, and a cool down, and reward yourself afterwards with one full pour of Aeronaut beer. Plan to arrive 10 minutes early and bring your own mat.

$20, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler St., Somerville, eventbrite.com  

Fall Sweat Crawl at the Street: Head to the Street at Chestnut Hill for a full day of fitness classes including Barry’s Bootcamp, Rev’d, Yogaworks, with snacks and refreshments from JuicePress. This is a great opportunity to try a class you’ve always wanted to try and sweat with friends and family.

$35, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m., lululemon, 55 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, eventbrite.com.  

Sunday

BKBX Adventure Brunch: Want to be the first to receive exclusive details on the new Brooklyn Boulders space in Allston? First, you’ll have to earn it. Meet in front of the new gym at Continuum for a run around Harvard Stadium before enjoying food and refreshments and a sneak peek.

Free, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 219 Western Ave., Boston, events.brooklynboulders.com

Starr Nutrition x Peach Fashion: Starr Yoga founder Julie Starr is hosting a nutrition workshop talking about her favorite ways to enjoy fall flavors and holiday treats. Afterwards, shop Peach clothing for the perfect athleisure gear to add to your wardrobe.

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

Lifted Fitness x Dorchester Brewery: Kick off your Sunday with a 45 minute conditioning class at Dorchester Brewing Company filled with squats, pushes, pulls, and jumps before indulging in an ice cold beverage. Ticket includes a pair of five ounce beers.

$20, 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m., Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Mass. Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com

Kettlebell Workshop: Enhance your bootcamp experience by attending this kettlebell workshop that will teach you how to understand functional movement, myofascial release, and lifts like the squat and deadlift using a kettlebell. Each student will receive a textbook.

$35, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Boston Fit Body Boot Camp and Gym Training Room, 24 Cambridge St., facebook.com.  

Invictus Handstand Workshop: Learn how to hold a handstand and eventually advance to the handstand walk in the second seminar in the Invictus Boston Gym Series. You’ll be introduced to the handstand hold and learn how to build upon those principles until you’re a master.

$50, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Invictus Boston, 100 Brookline Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com 

Rev’d Indoor Cycling at Bully Boy: Bully Boy is bringing a fleet of Rev’d bikes into their barrel room for a 45 minute all-levels ride. Sweat it out before sticking around for a Peanut Butter Dream drink in the tasting room.

$22, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Bully Boy Distillers, 44 Cedric St., Boston, eventbrite.com