Healthy Events and Pop-Up Workouts to Try This Week in Boston
Get ready to sweat, learn, and eat healthier.
Mix some night life into your yoga practice this week with black light yoga or a Bijou Nightclub yoga class, both set to DJ beats. If educational workshops are more your speed, develop a new skill with a pull-up class at Invictus Fenway or a beginner gymnastics clinic at CrossFit on the Hill.
Never Miss a Monday HIIT Class: Lynx Fitness Club is teaming up with Bdysqd for a high-intensity HIIT class followed by a muscle recovery and detox session. Burn calories with Lynx instructors Justin Holmes and Nico Longo, then chow on energy-boosting snacks from food delivery service Kettlebell Kitchen while you recuperate.
$10, November 18, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Bdysqd, 349 Newbury St., Suite #G, Boston, eventbrite.com.
Hip Hop Yoga with Anne and DJ Sprino: Get the cold weather off your mind with an energizing workout at Boston Landing. Yoga Works instructor Anne Patrick will lead this popular yoga class, set to the music of DJ Sprino. After you stretch, enjoy a private shopping session and snacks at the New Balance flagship store.
Free, November 19, 6:15 p.m.-8 p.m., New Balance Global Flagship at Boston Landing, 140 Guest St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Form, Function, and Flow: Geared toward beginner and intermediate yogis, this community yoga class will start with a 45-minute flow and close out with a 15 minute guided meditation. This class meets weekly on Tuesday nights.
$10, November 19, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Fenway Community Center, 1282 Boylston St., #123, Boston, eventbrite.com.
Meditation and Sound Bath at SOWA MedSpa Holistic Beauty: Elevate your meditation practice with a curated sound bath led by Aligned Meditation founder Elizabeth Raymond. She harnesses the power of physical sound vibrations with Tibetan bowls, crystal singing bowls and other instruments.
$25, November 19, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Sowa Medspa, 55 Dartmouth St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Barre & Bubbly: Join the FitHub community for a high-energy, creative barre workout led by former ballet dancer Rachel Primé. After class, sip on champagne and check out athletic wear at the store.
Free, November 19, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., The Shops at Chestnut Hill, 199 Boylston St., Newton, eventbrite.com.
Yoga to the Beat x Bijou: Yoga to the Beat founder Shireena ElGallal combines a traditional yoga flow with an immersive light and sound experience. Partnering with yogi Maddie Brisbane, the two will lead this unique class to the tune of music from a live DJ. After you sweat, refuel with dinner and a drink at The Ghost Walks, a retro bar downstairs.
$20, November 19, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Bijou Nightclub & Lounge, 51 Stuart St., Boston, facebook.com.
Skin/Food IV: Winter dryness and the stress of the holiday season can take a serious toll on even the dewiest complexion. Holistic nutritionist and esthetician Mary Taylor will teach you the best herbal remedies to strengthen your immune system and protect your skin. Sip on tea and munch on snacks while you learn, then take your notes and new recipes to Noel Herbal Skincare to stock up on the right products.
$20, November 20, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Noel Herbal Skincare, 689 Somerville Ave., Somerville, eventbrite.com.
Black Light Yoga: Don your glow sticks and body paint for a wacky workout set to the electronic music of local DJ MDALY. Her mix of high-energy beats and deep melodies will set the tone for a flow led by instructor Emily Jerant-Hendrickson. Bring your own yoga mat, and don’t forget to wear white or neon.
$20, November 22, 7:45 p.m.-8:45 p.m., 305 Fitness Studio, 506 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Gymnastics Clinic: Whether you’re a retired gymnast or have never completed a cartwheel in your life, here’s your chance to move like Needham-native Aly Raisman. Learn how to properly execute handstands, butterfly pull-ups and other moves from a former Division 1 college gymnast.
$40, November 23, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., CrossFit on the Hill, 123 Terrace St., Roxbury Crossing, eventbrite.com.
Gym Series Pull-ups and Toes to Bar: All levels of fitness are welcome to this pull-up fundamentals class led by Invictus instructors Jessa and Molly. Run through different positioning drills to help your body move with efficiency while you tackle kipping and butterfly-style pull-ups.
$50, November 23, 12 p.m.-2 p.m., Invictus Fenway, 100 Brookline Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Family Yoga: You can finally bring the whole family along to your Sunday morning yoga class. Instructor Joanna Lloyd is a social worker and psychotherapist trained to teach yoga to children, using kid-friendly music, storytelling and games. Alternate family yoga dates include December 8 and January 5.
$25 for 2, November 24, 12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m., Coolidge Yoga, 1297 Beacon St., Brookline, coolidgeyoga.com.
Btone for Boston: Squeeze in a killer toning session while you help raise money for a great cause, organized by the Boston Marathon Thompson Island Outward Bound team. Outward Bound provides outdoor education programs to help close the achievement gap among Boston middle schoolers. Tickets to this workout benefit their hands-on, outdoor programming, and include a raffle entry for a day pass to Rock Spot Climbing Gym.
$30, November 24, 2 p.m.-3 p.m., Btone Fitness North End, 133 Salem St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Finding Your Feet with Feldenkrais: We focus on protecting our hips, shoulders and back from wear and tear, but it’s easy to overlook the body part we rely on the most: our feet. Learn how to boost the suppleness and sensitivity of your greatest moving asset to improve balance and agility. You’ll leave this workshop with simple movements to improve your posture and flexibility before any fitness practice.
$40, November 24, 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Down Under Yoga, 306 Walnut St., Newton, downunderyoga.com.
Yoga Flow & Dinner: Hosted by best friends and wellness experts Catrina and Julianne, this yoga class seeks to foster a post-workout community through a group dining experience. Julianne will lead an hour-long flow overlooking the Boston Harbor while Catrina works hard in the kitchen, whipping up a plant-based meal for the whole class to enjoy.
$35, November 24, 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Charlestown Navy Yard, 197 8th St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Flow Gently, Rest Deeply: This gentle yoga flow uses the soothing aroma of lavender essential oils to elevate your relaxation. You’ll move into deep, restorative poses to relax the body, followed by a meditation that focuses on love and kindness.
$35, November 24, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Starr Yoga Roslindale, 339 Belgrade Ave., Roslindale, facebook.com.