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

Get ready to sweat, learn, and eat healthier.

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Yasso Game Day on the Greenway/photo provided


Booty By Brabants x Boston Harbor Hotel: Meet Kelly Brabants under the Boston Harbor Hotel archway for her signature dance high-intensity workout class followed by an afterparty at the hotel’s waterfront bar.

$15, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston,


AgeWell Memory Cafe: If you have a loved one suffering from memory loss, bring them to this social gathering where guests can share conversation and a cup of coffee in a relaxed environment.

Free, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Roche Family Community Center, 1716 Centre St., West Roxbury, 


Hello Wellness x Ashley Wagner: Head to WeWork in Back Bay for a Hello Wellness meet and greet with professional figure skater Ashley Wagner. Honeygrow is catering dinner and Wagner will talk about her skating career and how she transitioned into health and fitness.

$40, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., WorkBar Back Bay, 399 Boylston St., Boston,

Goat Yoga: Healthworks is bringing goat yoga back to Dewey Square. And don’t worry if one sells out, classes are held in 30-minute increments and there will be three class times available.

Free, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Dewey Square, 583 Atlantic Ave., Boston, 

Poolside Yoga: Best part of summer? Outdoor yoga. Even better? Outdoor yoga next to a pool on a Wednesday. If you live or work in Revere swing by for this poolside yoga class at Backyard. Class is free to register and $5 at the door.

Free, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Backyard, 63 High St., Revere,  

Rooftop Yoga for Runners: If you’ve been logging excessive miles while the weather has been nice, don’t forget to give your body a little TLC with this yoga class for runners at the Trackhouse rooftop. Lindsay Wasserman, a physical therapist from Spaulding National Running Center, will lead you through a vinyasa style class to address the imbalances runners may face.

$15, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Tracksmith Trackhouse, 285 Newbury St., Boston,  

Kick It By Eliza at New Balance HQ: Wellness for Women in Real Estate is hosting a fitness class in partnership with Kick It By Eliza at the New Balance Store at Boston Landing. Come out and get a good sweat in while networking with like-minded ladies.

Free, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., New Balance Global Flagship Store, 140 Guest St., Brighton, 

Well Wednesday at WeWork: This yoga class, hosted at WeWork in Back Bay, is open to the public. The class is an hour, please bring your own mat.

Free, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., WeWork, One Beacon St., Boston, 


Pom Party: Join Alanna Perry, owner and founder of Barre Groove, for a cardio dance class with gold pom poms in the courtyard at the Liberty Hotel. She’ll lead you through eight different choreographed dance routines before you head into the hotel for an afterparty. Your ticket includes one complimentary drink.

$27, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles St., Boston,

Decoding the Nutrition Label: If you’re confused by nutrition labels you’re not alone. Join dietetic intern, Natalie Goodwin as she discusses each section of the nutrition label and what to look for when you’re in the grocery store.

Free, 12 p.m.-1 p.m., Mass Gen, 55 Fruit St., Boston,

Free Skin Cancer Screenings: During the summer, it’s important to be mindful of your sun exposure. If you have a concern, Brigham and Women’s Hospital is hosting free full-body skin cancer screenings.

Free, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 75 Francis St., Boston,   


Obstacle Course Night: Spend your Friday night playing around like a kid again on an obstacle course at Commonwealth Circus Center. You’ll jump on trampolines, mats, and more. There will be relays and fun games too.

Free, 6:45 p.m.-9 p.m., Commonwealth Circus Center, 8 Brookley Rd., Boston, 

Game Day on the Greenway: For the second year in a row Yasso will take over the Rowes Wharf Plaza on the Greenway for an afternoon filled with friendly competition, and of course frozen yogurt. Swing by for basketball, jump rope, a bungee run, and more.

Free, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Rowes Wharf Plaza, Boston,


The Bra Run: Come out with your girlfriends for this annual race to celebrate bodies of every size and shape. The run is about three miles and proceeds from the race will go to the Women’s Health Clinic at Fenway. Free Puma sports bras are available on a first come first serve basis.

$10, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Back Bay Social, 867 Boylston St., Boston,  

Castle Island Yoga: Bring your own yoga mat and towel for a yoga class on Castle Island overlooking the Harbor. Class is free but it is recommended that you register in advance.

Free, 10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Castle Island, Boston,

Heal and Release Boston: Head to Malibu Beach in Dorchester for an entire day dedicated to health and wellness. You’ll be able to take advantage of services from a multitude of holistic and wellness professionals like yoga, meditation, and special herbal workshops. There will also be live music from K Civ and House Head Pete.

Free, 12 p.m.-8 p.m., Malibu Beach, Dorchester, 

Yoga at Lamplighter Brewing: Jumpstart your weekend with yoga in the taproom at Lamplighter. Each ticket comes with a draft beer of your choice.

$20, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Lamplighter Brewing Co., 284 Broadway, Cambridge, 

Run Club at Jamaica Pond: If you’re training for a 5k, these free and timed 5k’s are a perfect way to test yourself. They’re typically held at Jamaica Pond, but because of the construction they’ll take place at the Arnold Arboretum.

Free, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston,

Run Cannonball Run: What’s better than a dive in a cool body of water after a long, sweaty run? Join Tracksmith for this fun run to Castle Island where you can choose to jump in the ocean. And then head back to the Trackhouse for coffee and a light breakfast.

Free, 8 a.m.-11 a.m., Tracksmith, 285 Newbury St., Boston,

Summer Weekend of Yoga: This workshop is for experienced yogis only. Hosted by yoga instructor Barbara Benagh, the weekend long retreat will focus on alignment-based moves and slow flows.

$225, July 13 11 p.m.-July 15 3 p.m., The Winsor School, 103 Pilgrim Rd., Boston,     

Yoga Hike in the Whites: Get out of the city for an escape into the mountains. You’ll hike to the top of Mount Washington in the White Mountains where you’ll stop for a yoga flow as well as a healthy packed lunch. Transportation is not provided.

$55, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 1598 Mt Washington Auto Road, Sargent’s Purchase, New Hampshire,

Be Well Series: During this health series you’ll discuss all the intricacies of summer skin care including the effect of UV rays.

Free, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston,

A Walk in the Woods: Wear good walking shoes for this walk from Stony Brook Reservation to Turtle Pond. There will be stops along the way to look at various nature sights and wildlife.

Free, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Stony Brook Reservation, Turtle Pond Pkwy., Hyde Park,


Free Yoga at Seaport Skyline: Enjoy Harbor views and a gentle yoga flow outside with the Seaport Hotel’s gym and fitness center, Wave Health and Fitness. No need to sign up, classes are free and open to the public.

Free, 9 a.m., Head House Concourse at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., 

Barre3 at Remnant Brewing: Take to Remnant Brewing at Bow Market in Somerville for a Barre3 class on the patio. Stick around after for drinks and socializing. All proceeds will be donated to the Somerville Homeless Coalition.

$8, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Remnant Brewing, Bow Market Way, Somerville,

Yoga at Lookout Rooftop: Take advantage of the view on the Envoy Hotel rooftop with a yoga flow hosted by local instructor Jenna Hill. Please bring your own mat.

$10, 9 a.m.-10 a.m., Lookout Rooftop and Bar, 70 Sleeper St., Boston, 

Summer Sunday Fitness Series at Harpoon: The next fitness series at Harpoon is a conditioning class with Healthworks. The class will be an hour long and each ticket comes with one beer token.

$20, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston,