Healthy Events and Pop-Up Workouts to Try This Week in Boston

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RunYoga Holiday Social: Join RunYoga for a festive run through the city followed by a gentle stretch yoga flow accompanied by holiday music. To round out the evening, pizza and swag bags will be provided including a long sleeve RunYoga shirt.

$40, 6:15 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Motion Stretch Boston, 349 Newbury St., Boston,

Booty by Brabants x Sephora: Receive exclusive access to Booty By Brabants’ two new styles of leggings at this pop-up at Sephora. Enjoy Keel vodka cocktails, complimentary makeup minis, and raffles all night long.

Free, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Sephora, 88 Newbury St., Boston,

Monday Night Sculpt: Stop by the newly opened urban boutique Revolution Hotel in the South End for a bodyweight-only sculpt class. Snacks and drinks will be provided afterwards. Don’t forget to bring your own mat.

Free, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., The Revolution Hotel, 40 Berkeley St., Boston,  


De-stress, decompress, relax: Relax and enjoy the holidays in a non-stressed way by learning some helpful tools at Kadampa Meditation Center. You will learn about Buddhist meditation and its abilities to eliminate stress.

Free, 7 p.m., Kadampa Meditation Center, 360C Centre St., Jamaica Plain,

Twerk 101: Want to learn how to properly twerk? Drop into this workout class from Boss Chick that consists of a warm-up, instruction on the 13 signature steps in a Boss Chick dance, and a fun twerk freestyle to recap what you’ve learned.

$10, 6:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m., Women’s Fitness of Boston, 27 School St., Boston,


Healthy baking: Learn how to make gluten-free and vegan treats including raspberry coconut donuts, strawberry banana muffins, and a fruit crumble at this hands-on class.

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

Santa Claus Run: Light up Beacon Street in your best Santa outfit as each run club from Marathon Sports—Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge—meet together for this massive fun run. Depending on where you start, you can either run 6 miles or 3 miles and then enjoy adult refreshments and Christmas cheer afterwards.

Free, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Marathon Sports, 671 Boylston St., Boston,

Hip Hop Holiday Yoga and Wine Tasting: What’s better than yoga and wine? The correct answer: Nothing. Anne Patrick, from YogaWorks, will be hosting a hip hop yoga class with live beats from DJ Sprino at the New Balance Global Flagship store in Brighton. Ninety Plus cellars will be offering free wine tastings after the class and then you can stick around for Boston Landing’s holiday stroll.

Free, 5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m., New Balance Global Flagship, Boston Landing, 140 Guest St., Brighton,


Guac and Talk: Join B/Spoke instructor Kara Lennon for a special recording of her podcast “Coming in Hot” at Hall Back Bay as she interviews local entrepreneur and Hall member, Nick Rellas, co-founder of Drizly. Afterwards, Kettlebell Kitchen will provide healthy treats.

$12, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Hall, 44 Gloucester St., Boston,

Jog and Nog: Start at Heartbreak South End for an easy 4 mile holiday run with the crew followed by discounted shopping at the store, and even more festivities with your friends. Get in the holiday spirit and get a great run in while you’re at it.

Free, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Heartbreak Hill Running Company, 652 Tremont St., Boston,


Outdoor Voices x Barre3: Outdoor Voices is taking over Barre3 in the South End for a full-body barre class filled with pulses and short cardio moves. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP.

Free, 5:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m., Barre3 South End, 1511 Washington St., Boston,


FitBit Local Holiday Sweat: Swing by the Boston Common Frog Pond for a festive holiday cardio workout—yes, you should wear your ugly Christmas sweater if you’ve got one. One lucky participant will win a Fitbit smartwatch or tracker and afterwards you might as well stick around for ice skating on the pond.

Free, 9 a.m.-10 a.m., Boston Common Frog Pond, 38 Beacon St., Boston,

Ten for Toys: The entry “fee” to this 10 mile race is to bring a toy for a child. All toys will be donated to Christmas in the City, a volunteer organization that provides presents and services to homeless children in Boston. This is a fun run, so you must obey traffic laws, and there will be a shorter course option.

Free, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Heartbreak Hill Running Company, 638 Commonwealth Ave., Newton,

Hustle and Flow: Looking for a challenging full-body workout combining yoga and strength training? Yvonne Castaneda, from YogaWorks, has you covered in this core class. There will be challenging intervals of cardio with lower-body, upper-body, and core strengthening combined with asana transitions from one exercise to the next.

$30, 10 a.m.-11:45 a.m., YogaWorks Back Bay, 364 Boylston St., Boston,


Yoga with my OMies: Presented by Craft and Caro, this hour-long yoga class at the Innovation and Design building is great for beginners. When you’re finished, you’ll be treated to complimentary beverages, snacks, and goodie bags. You’ll also be entered into a door prize and will receive 20 percent off any Craft and Caro purchase.

$30, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Craft & Caro, 23 Drydock Ave., Boston,