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

Get ready to sweat, learn, and eat healthier.

healthy events August 12

Photo by Stephanie McIsaac

The summer wellness festival Wanderlust returns this weekend to the Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade. The all-day event includes a 5k, yoga flow, and guided meditation. Also, this is one of your last chances to participate in stand-up paddle board yoga on the Fort Point channel—you’re very unlikely to fall in the water—promise, I’ve tried it.

Soulful Summer Series Yoga and Dance Party: During the first 20-minutes of this class you’ll flow through a quick yoga sequence before moving into a free flowing dance party.

$12, August 14, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., Farragut Park, South Boston,   

Women Crush Wednesday: Reserve your spot ahead of time for this beginner/intermediate dance class focusing on self-empowerment through sexy dance moves.

$15, August 14, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m., The Studio at 550, 550 Mass Ave., Cambridge, 

Pilates in the Park: This new summer series kicks off on Thursday in Copley Square with Pilates with Kara Duval. The class is a combination of Pilates, barre, and dynamic/functional movement with a big emphasis on form.

Free, August 15, 6:30 p.m., Copley Square, Boston,     

Rooftop Yoga at Energize: End your day with stellar city views and a yoga flow hosted by yoga instructor Melissa Dlugolecki on Energize Back Bay’s rooftop. Afterwards, choose from a menu of pre-selected items from Melissa herself, like smoothies and salads, to refuel.

$29, August 15, 6:15 p.m.-8 p.m., Energize, 265 Mass Ave., Boston,

Greenway Summer Yoga Flow: Join yoga instructor Sarah White and DJ Chris Capozzi for a summer flow on the Greenway. Tickets include a 60-minute yoga class, live tunes, and giveaways from Truly Hard Seltzer and Tufts Mediacl Center. Please bring your own mat.

$20, August 15, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Greenway, Rings Fountain, Boston, 

Martin Richard Memorial One Mile Invitational: All the funds raised for this invitational, hosted by Youth Enrichment Services (YES), will support the Martin Richard Charitable Foundation and YES, both organizations with missions to help empower and lead young people to grow and learn.

$10, August 15, 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Saunders Stadium, Moakley Park, 1005 Columbia Rd., South Boston,  

Summer Hike on Peddocks: Head out to Peddocks Island in the Harbor with Laura Loewy, founder of Backcountry Yoga, for a yoga flow and guided hike. Please bring bug spray, your own mat, and water.

$50, August 17, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Fan Pier Dock, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, 

Roxbury 1 Miler: The top three females and top three males have the chance to win prize money during this inaugural one-mile race in Roxbury.

$30, August 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 12 Dade St., Roxbury,    

Rise and Shine SUP Yoga: Opportunities to start your day with stand-up paddle board yoga are dwindling—make the most of them. This class takes place on the Fort Point channel and is surprisingly a lot easier than you’d imagine, and just as much fun as you would expect.

$40, August 17, 9 a.m.-10:15 a.m., 45 Binford St., Boston,

Boston Harbor Islands Kayak Tour: Tour Boston by sea with REI as pro-adventurers guide you through the Boston Harbor on kayaks. The total paddle distance is between 4-7 miles. REI will provide boats and food for the day.

$145, August 17, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., meet at 66 Long Wharf,    

Mass Audubon Garden Harvest: Make a garden salad and fresh tea while surveying the garden for an early harvest. This is a kid-friendly event.

$7, August 17, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Mass Audubon Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St., Mattapan, 

Plant Meditations and Watercolor Dreams: During this retreat at 4 Corners Yoga you will be guided through a singing bowl meditation while sipping berry tea with the intention to surrender fully to create and draw intuitively.

$45, August 17, 3 p.m.-5 p.m., 4 Corners Yoga + Wellness, 336 Washington St., Dorchester,    

Wanderlust: It’s back. The all-day wellness festival Wanderlust, that is. Head to the Hatch Memorial Shell on Saturday for a 5k run, 60-minute yoga class, and 20-minute guided meditation.

$30, August 17, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., DCR Hatch Memorial Shell, 47 David G Mugar Way, Boston, 

Yoga on Top of Savin Hill: Start your Saturday with outdoor yoga on top of Savin Hill with Susie Dee Yoga. Please bring a mat, water, and sunscreen.

$5, 9 a.m., August 17, Savin Hill, on the corner of Rockmere Street and Caspian Way, Boston,  

Harpoon Fitness Series: This weekend’s Harpoon fitness series features martial arts and boxing. Sign-up for this class and you’ll get one beer token, a one hour fitness class, and pretzels. Please bring your own mat.

$20, August 18, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston,