Healthy Events and Pop-Up Workouts to Try This Week in Boston
Get ready to sweat, learn, and eat healthier.
Make meditation a part of your weekly routine with the [B]Club meditation series launching this week at three different Life Alive Organic Cafe locations. Or, celebrate the new moon with a yoga workshop at Seeking Om and a crystal intention-setting experience in the Canopy Room at Bow Market. If you’re looking to spend your bills on a good cause, Boston Marathon runners are kicking off fundraisers for the April race with spin classes at The Handle Bar and Flywheel.
[B]Club: If diving into meditation made it onto your list of New Year’s resolutions, this four-week workshop is the ticket you need to break into a mindfulness routine. Instructors Sarah Gaines and Josh Gerson will hold four weeks of morning meditations in a small group setting. The program weaves guided meditation sessions with journaling, discussions, and yummy treats from Life Alive.
$100, Starting January 21, 22 and 23, 7:15 a.m.-8 a.m., Live Alive Organic Cafe, Multiple locations, sarahjgaines.com.
New Year New Moon Reiki Meditation: Whether you’re clamoring for a reiki session each week, or have never tried the practice before, instructor Sarah Fuller will guide you through a meditation session while you enjoy a healthy dose of energy healing.
$25, January 23, 7:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m., Serendipity Skincare & Waxing & Wellness, 1113 Washington St., West Newton, eventbrite.com.
Back to Yoga Workshop: If you sit in an office chair all day, you likely struggle with familiar aches and pains in your lower back. Learn tips to prevent back aches with chiropractor and yoga teacher Dr. Laura Latham. Then, physical therapist Dr. Joanna Donato will lead a 90-minute vinyasa flow to soothe any existing pain.
$45, January 25, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Back Bay Health & Performance, 665 Boylston St., #3, Boston, eventbrite.com.
IceFlow: Instructor Elin Schran combines intentional breath work and yoga-inspired moves with…the Seaport’s ice skating rink? Yes, you read that right. This class combines simple skating moves with guided breathing exercises. Schran’s fifteen years of teaching experience ensures even the most amateur skaters will feel the mindful benefits of this experience.
Free, January 25, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Snowport, 65 Northern Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.
New Year, New Moon Workshop: Set goals for the New Year and invite supportive energy inside your body with the help of crystals like moonstone and black tourmaline. Led by crystal healer Theresa Citarella, this crystal meditation and journaling experience takes place in the cool, bohemian comfort of the Bow Market Canopy Room.
$38, January 25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Canopy Room, 1 Bow Market Way, Somerville, eventbrite.com.
Punk Rock Aerobics: Punk Rock Aerobics will celebrate 20 years of high-energy, no-bull fitness with a special fundraising class for the Girls Rock Campaign Boston, a local girl-power music education program. This mirror-free, punk music dance class aims to inspire and empower women of all shapes and sizes. And yes—you really will use bricks for weights.
$20, January 25, 12 p.m., Once, 156 Highland Ave., Somerville, punkrockaerobics.com.
A Yin Yoga Workshop to Transform Your Stress Response: When given the appropriate time and space to do so, our bodies and minds can heal as nature intended. The trouble is finding the time to pause and allow your body to do the important work. This yin yoga workshop focuses on finding that pause through resiliency and growth-themed postures.
$45, January 25, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Coolidge Yoga Brookline, 1297 Beacon St., Brookline, eventbrite.com.
BKBX Primal Flow Workshop with Danielle Gertner: Activate your inner tiger with this guest workshop from coach Danielle Gertner, who’s currently visiting from Florida. The two-hour primal flow workout uses bodyweight exercises and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu moves to improve flexibility, mobility, and body control.
$35, January 25, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., BKBX, 211 Western Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Boston Marathon Fundraising Spin Class: Boston Marathon runner Megan Gray will raise money for Boston Children’s Hospital with a fundraising spin class at The Handle Bar. Escape the cold January weather and donate to a good cause—spin shoe rental included.
$30, January 25, 1 p.m.-2 p.m., The Handle Bar Indoor Cycling Studio, 141 Dorchester Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Lunar New Moon Yoga Workshop: Channel the positive, dynamic energy of 2020’s first New Moon with a Mandala Chandra Namaskar yoga sesh. You’ll move in circles around your mat while you flow in an imitation of the moon cycle. After an hourlong workout, cool down with a sound bath and learn how to interpret and incorporate the power of moon phases in your daily life.
$25, January 25, 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Seeking OM, 19 Dehon St., Revere, eventbrite.com.
Free Workout & Awards Ceremony: For the past month, Club High Rise has hosted weekly workouts at the W Boston hotel for the New Year’s Resolute challenge. The final fitness event in the program will take place this Sunday with a HIIT workout and meditation combo from Angela Gentile’s Sweat Remix. Even if you missed the other three events, you’re welcome to take part in the conclusion.
Free, January 26, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., W Boston, 1 Stuart St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Yoga at Fitness Hub Assembly Row: Andrea Savino combines fundamental yoga postures with a killer core workout during her hourlong power flow, coming to Fitness Hub this weekend. After class, enjoy snacks and drinks from Larabar and Kleos while you browse the boutique’s gear selection. Participants will also have the chance to win a $100 gift card for a new fitness fit.
$10, January 26, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Fitness Hub Activewear Boutique, 541 Assembly Row, Somerville, eventbrite.com.
Stoner Metal Yoga: Black Widow Yoga is still honoring inner darkness this week with a stoner-themed class. Drop by for a ganja-themed flow, plus a brand new merch drop.
$17, January 26, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Once Ballroom, 156 Highland Ave., Somerville, eventbrite.com.
Burlington Fit Crawl for a Cause: Kick off your morning with a visit to the salon for a braided ‘do before you take on three 30-minute workouts with Orange Theory Fitness, Pure Barre, Rev’d Indoor Cycling and Title Boxing. After the fitness marathon and a group stretch, reconvene for a manicure, claim some swag, and refuel with refreshments. The best part? Your ticket price supports Dress for Success Boston, a career empowerment program for Boston women.
$30, January 26, 11:45 a.m.-5 p.m., 200 District Ave., Burlington, eventbrite.com.
Flywheel Fundraiser: Marathon runners Kirsten Aarsvold and Inna Fedorova will raise money for two programs close to their hearts: the American Cancer Association, and the Boston Children’s Hospital. Cycle for a cause with an indoor spin class at the Pru, then enjoy mimosas and snacks post-ride.
$40, January 26, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Flywheel in the Pru, 800 Boylston St., Suite 103, eventbrite.com.