Healthy Events and Pop-Up Workouts to Try This Week in Boston
Get ready to sweat, learn, and eat healthier.
Don’t miss out on valuable educational opportunities this week—from an expert panel on optimal fitness to a toxic ingredients talk at Beacon Hill skincare boutique Follain. But if you’re in the mood for some brews and bites, taproom yoga is back at Cambridge’s Lamplighter Brewing Co., and yogi Andrea Savino is leading a power flow at hot new bagel shop Goldilox in Medford.
Optimal Fitness: It’s not everyday you have the opportunity to improve your fitness with the help of an Olympic runner, a World Champion rower and a sports nutritionist. This five-expert panel addresses all things exercise—from increasing muscle mass to optimizing post-workout recovery. Leave with a set of massage balm and rollers to sooth your achy muscles after your next strength training sesh.
$10, October 15, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Boston Landing, 123 Guest St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Gut Health and the Protective Role of Hemp: The buzzword “leaky gut” has bounced around the wellness sphere for a few years now—but do you actually know what it means? While you sample Tamim Tea’s medicinal mushroom blends, learn about the benefits of broad-spectrum hemp oil on the gut-brain connection.
$10, October 15, 5:30 p.m. or 7 p.m., Johnson Compounding and Wellness, 577 Main St., Waltham, eventbrite.com.
5Rhythms Sweat: The 5Rhythms exercise philosophy believes movement is a form of both medicine and artistic expression. Let your creative juices flow as you sweat through the five unique rhythms: Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness.
$20, October 15, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St., Cambridge, 5rhythms.com.
Highlight REAL: Put down your phone and be present for this panel featuring top wellness gurus like race car driver Aurora Straus and The Handle Bar instructor Candice Peak. Learn how to tune in and build your personal brand on social media, as well as how to tune out and find balance in your life outside of Instagram.
$30, October 16, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., More Than Words Bookstore, 242 E. Berkeley St., Boston, handlebarcycling.com.
Tox Screen Talk with Dr. Sarah Villafranco: You’ll feel better equipped to navigate the skincare industry once you’ve learned how to read ingredient labels with a critical eye. Osmia Organics skincare founder Dr. Sarah Villafranco will teach participants how to identify the “just-no’s” of skincare—like parabens and phthalates—and the “just yes’s”, like the sample of black clay facial soap you’ll leave with.
$15, October 17, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Follain Beacon Hill, 65 Charles St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
NamaStay Goldilox: Meet yogi Andrea Savino for a heat-building power practice, followed by a bagel from Goldilox, one of the hottest new bagel bakeries in the Boston area. Choose your favorite flavor and spread combo—vegan options included!
$12, October 17, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Goldilox Bagels, 186 Winthrop St., Medford, eventbrite.com.
Yoga Nidra for Healing: Beginning with an intention-setting, ParaYoga session, flow through a short practice and pranayama before you dive into Yoga Nidra, known as “sleep of awakening.” Bring a sleep mask to cover your eyes as you perform a body scan to release tension and prepare for rest.
$25, October 18, 7:15 p.m.-8:45 p.m., Down Under School of Yoga Newton, 306 Walnut St., Newton, downunderyoga.com.
Joyflow x Empowerment: Combining all the best elements of dance, yoga and mindful meditation, joyflow creates a high-energy, ultra-positive space for women to move in a way that feels good for them. After an empowering class, gather for a casual reflection and group portrait by photographer Lindsay Hite.
$15, October 19, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Lindsay Hite Photography Studio, 8 Brookside Rd., Weymouth, eventbrite.com.
Ride & Revive with Club Pilates and CycleBar: Experience the powerful combination of cardio cycling and restorative pilates at these Assembly Row exercise studios. Proceeds benefit SurvivingBreastCancer.org, an organization that provides breast cancer survivors with the resources and community they need during and after a diagnosis.
$30, October 19, 11:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m., Fit Row, 387 Revolution Dr., Somerville, eventbrite.com.
Bangin’ Body Workout with Carina X Swole: Women’s empowerment group W.O.L.F will combine networking with fitness at this fitness meetup led by personal trainer Carina X Swole. After a killer full-body workout, enjoy refreshments and a raffle while you socialize.
$15, October 19, 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m., Event Space, 197 8th Street Suite 600, Charlestown, eventbrite.com.
YMCA OAKtoberfest 5K Race & Taste: There’s no better weather for an outdoor run than a crisp fall day. Join the Oak Square YMCA for their annual fall-themed 5K around Brighton, ending with grub from local restaurants, a Flatbread Company beer garden and live music.
$40, October 20, 10 a.m., Oak Square YMCA, 615 Washington St., Brighton, racemenu.com.
Brewery Yoga at Lamplighter: Just because you’re practicing yoga in a taproom doesn’t mean you have to follow up with a beer. After an hour-long rejuvenating stretch, enjoy a free draft—or swing by for a Pepita coffee or kombucha—at this hot Cambridge brewery and cafe.
$20, October 20, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Lamplighter Brewing Co., 284 Broadway, Cambridge, eventbrite.com.
Yoga @ Democracy Brewing: Lauren Holmes’ morning yoga class is back at Democracy Brewing. Take the T or Uber to avoid complicated parking, and enjoy a complimentary beer after class without worrying about your ride home.
$20, October 20, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Democracy Brewing, 35 Temple Place, Boston, eventbrite.com.
Flywheel x Back Bay Social: This isn’t just any spin class—it’s a social one! Compete with your fellow riders as you race through hills and flats at Flywheel, then get together for mimosas and brunch bites at Back Bay Social.
$39, October 20, 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Flywheel Sports, Suite SE013, 800 Boylston St, Boston, eventbrite.com.
Breathwork for Release and Renewal: Breathwork Healing facilitator Tara Jones will guide participants in three-part breathing exercises, inhaling vitality and exhaling unnecessary negativity. Though learning how to breathe might seem rudimentary, this practice is actually an accessible form of meditation for powerful self-discovery, growth, and creativity.
$35, October 20, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Be. in Union Yoga, 440 Somerville Ave., Somerville, eventbrite.com.