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

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Monday

Yoga and Sound: Bring a yoga mat and your water bottle to this yoga event set to live music. All participants will receive a 20 percent off coupon to shop at the More Than Words bookstore and a portion of the proceeds go to young people who are court involved.

$25, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., More Than Words Warehouse Bookstore, 242 East Berkley St., Boston, mtwyouthorg.

Tuesday

Fit for Birth: Are you an expecting mom? Come to this fitness workshop hosted by Boston NAPS so you can learn how to continue working out safely throughout your pregnancy.

$25, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Boston NAPS LLC, 387 West Broadway, Boston, bostonnaps.com.

Wednesday

Qi Gong: This series will meet every Wednesday (except select dates) to learn the ancient practice of Qi Gong which incorporates movement, breathing, meditation, and posture strengthening.

$15, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, 145 Bolton Rd., Harvard, healinggardensupport.org.  

Sweat and Shake: Join Angela Gentile from Sweat Remix and Kate Kesserling from Vixen Army for a high intensity workout incorporating body weight exercises with resistance bands, cardio dance breaks, and a guided meditation at the end.

$20, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., The Revolution Hotel, 40 Berkeley St., Boston, eventbrite.com.  

POC Yoga Practice: This week’s yoga practice will include a playlist theme of Queens of Latinx Trap. Class is donation based, on a sliding scale, and be sure to bring your own mat.

$5, 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m., 100R Warren St., Roxbury, eventbrite.com.  

VO2 Max Testing: In need of some metrics to measure your success? Get your VO2 Max tested by Outback PT at Marathon Sports this week and you’ll you’re your current level of endurance, specific heart rate zones, and resting metabolic rate so you can tailor your training to your specific needs.

$180, 2:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Marathon Sports, 1654 Mass. Ave, Cambridge, eventbrite.com.

Thursday

Hips and Hamstrings Yoga Series: YogaWorks instructor, Anne Patrick is hosting a three-part yoga series, and this week she’ll be focusing on hips and hamstrings. Participants who attend all three classes will be entered into a raffle for New Balance gear.

Free, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., New Balance Global Flagship at Boston Landing, 140 Guest St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Friday

Restorative Yoga and Crystal Sound Bath: Calm your mind after a hectic week at this workshop that begins with a restorative yoga practice and ends with crystal singing bowl meditation.

$40, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., South Boston Yoga, 36 W Broadway, Boston, facebook.com.

Cookies and Crates: Get outside your comfort zone and see how high you can stack plastic milk crates in just 10 minutes. Hope you’re not afraid of heights. When all is said and done, chow down on some cookies at the cookie station.

Free, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Rock Spot Climbing Boston, 67 Sprague St., Boston, rockgympro.com.

Dancin’ in Heels Workshop: This dance class for intermediate dancers will involve a mix of hip hop, jazz, and contemporary dance with or without heels. If you bring heels make sure you can walk in them.

$14, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Boston University Dance Program, 915 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, myfitrec.bu.edu.

Pancake Breakfast Celebrating Bikers, Walkers, and Friends: Meet your neighborhood biker friends at this pancake breakfast in Jamaica Plain. There will be free pancakes, orange juice, and more.

Free, 7 a.m.-9 a.m., Ferris Wheels Bike Shop, 66 South St., Jamaica Plain, ferriswheelsbikeshop.com.

Saturday

Beat Driven Yoga: Come out to Live Music Ventures where November Project leader Chris Capozzi will be spinning live beats to this beat driven yoga class. Music starts at 10:30 a.m. and the class is an hour, with giveaways at the end.

$30, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, beatsby1111.com.

Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse: Learn how to make kitchari, Ayurveda’s one-pot healing meal, and participate in a cooking demo during this yoga workshop at Coolidge Yoga. The class will include a vinyasa practice while the kitchari cooks and each student will leave with a kitchari recipe and sample spice blend.

$45, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 1297 Beacon St., Brookline, coolidgeyoga.com.

Fitcamp at Franklin Park: Jump-start your weekend with a free workout outside the zoo. All fitness levels are welcome, as well as kids and dogs.

Free, 3 p.m., Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Rd., Boston, facebook.com.  

Sweat Fixx x Toast to St. Jude: All proceeds from this 45-minute high intensity water rower and strength training class will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Wear sneakers and come ready to sweat.

$35, 11:30 a.m., 323 Dorchester Ave., South Boston, facebook.com.  

Spin for Meals: Join The Handle Bar in South Boston for a 45-minute spin class to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank. Your donation includes class and appetizers and a signature cocktail from Fat Baby Sushi.

$40, 1:45 p.m.-5 p.m., The Handle Bar, 141 Dorchester Ave., Boston, facebook.com.

261 Fearless Greater Boston Group Run: Women 18-and-older are welcome to join this group fun run starting at Healthworks Back Bay. The run will include a game or drill for a warm-up and then will be lead by a certified 261 coach to help you master technique and running efficiency.

Free, 9 a.m.-10 a.m., Healthworks Back Bay, 441 Stuart St., Boston, facebook.com.  

Bier Keller Yoga: Head to Sam Adams for savasana amongst the beer barrels. Your ticket will include a 60-minute practice, one pint, and a pretzel.

$25, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Samuel Adams Boston Brewery, 30 Germania St., Boston, eventbrite.com 

Hip Hop Barre: Bring your favorite high-energy hip hop beats to your barre class in this 45-minute class at Dance Union.

Free, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Dance Union, 16 Bow St., Somerville, eventbrite.com.

Sunday

Barre Class to Benefit CharlestownDogs: All proceeds from this barre class at Asana Charlestown will go to CharlestownDogs, a non-profit group for dog owners in the neighborhood. Your donation will help cover th costs of neighborhood events, resources for dog owners, and more.

$25, 1 p.m.-2 p.m., Asana Charlestown, 20 City Square, Charlestown, asanacharlestown.com.

The Be Body Positive Group: Reclaim your health and thoughts surrounding your body image during this workshop. You’ll learn techniques to recognize negative emotions and move past judgment and criticisms.

$18, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Akasha Studio, 20 Birch St., Roslindale, facbeook.com.

Bakasana Like a Boss: Master crow pose, or advance any of the other arm balances in your practice, at this workshop hosted by yoga teacher Patricia Johnson at South Boston Yoga.

$35, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., South Boston Yoga, 36 W Broadway, Boston, clients.mindbodyonline.com.

Yoga and Beer: What’s better than yoga and beer on a Sunday? Head to Turtle Swamp Brewing in the Roslindale Substation for 60-minutes of vinyasa flow followed by a beer of your choice.

$25, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Turtle Swamp Beer Hall-Roslindale Substation, 4228 Washington St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Frost Fit Fest: Celebrate the end of the Frost Fit Winter Series on the Esplanade—or the beginning of free outdoor fitness—with this multifaceted fitness event. It will begin with a warm-up on the Community Boating Inc. docks, followed by a group fun run, and finally a silent disco at the Hatch Shell. The first 400 participants will receive a free tanks.

Free, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Community Boating Inc., 21 David G Mugar Way, Boston, facebook.com.

Free Workout at Under Armour: Squeeze in a free workout at the Under Armour store in the Prudential Center hosted by personal trainer Connor Griffin. The workout will include full body exercises, rowing, weights, and high-intensity intervals. All participants will receive 20 percent off in-store purchases.

Free, 9 a.m.-10 a.m., Under Armour Brand House, 800 Boylston St., #049, Boston, eventbrite.com.