Work It Out: The Top 5 Fitness Clubs in Boston

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A new year is just in front of us and the inevitable New Year’s Resolution is soon to be made.  Perhaps you are one of the few who doesn’t make the same resolution year after year to get in better shape.   But even if you are already a fitness savvy individual, chances are your usual routine has been de-railed a bit by the holidays, not to mention all the tempting goodies that come with them. It’s time to get serious again and sometimes a change in venue is just what you need to get a fresh start on a healthier you. Thankfully, we have hunted down the top 5 fitness clubs in Boston to help you narrow down your choices…

1 Equinox

Equinox has remembered all the details that make for an enjoyable fitness experience: flattering lighting, clean facilities (sans the usual noxious gym smell), a cordial staff and even Kiehl’s products in the locker rooms. Personal trainers here have your best interest at heart and will help you see the results you desire, with a bit of perseverance and dedication on your part, of course. With cardio, nautilus, group fitness, yoga and a spa all of your personal well being concerns can be addressed all in this one location.

Equinox is located at 131 Dartmouth St., Back Bay, Boston 617.578.8918

2 Sports Club / LA

No matter how many hours you dedicate to the gym, results will be fleeting if you still douse your coffee with cream and sugar, indulge in desserts every day and live off fried and fatty foods. Thankfully Sports Club / LA, in addition to their amazing services and amenities, offers nutrition services to help guide your overall physical well being. And should a massage or a new hair cut be in order to complete the revived new you, the adjacent spa services and Salon Marc Harris are convenient and top class.

Sports Club / LA is located at 4 Avery St., Ladder District, Boston 617.375.8200

3 Bikram Yoga

Not everyone’s idea of a fitness routine means hitting the gym. Weights and elliptical machines just aren’t for everyone.  If spiritual well being is as important as physical well being, it may be time to hop on the yoga bandwagon a get your pose on. Bikram poses promises, with proper execution and dedication, that their 90 minute classes which consist of a series of 26 poses will help to increase your strength, flexibility and balance while energizing your body and mind.

Bikram Yoga 108 Lincoln St., Leather District, Boston 617.585.6565

4 Fitcorp

Fitcorp feels like the friend you know has your back. It is a reliable, well equipped and friendly spot to get your daily routine in without the hassles other gyms may pose. Whether you need help training for the Boston Marathon or feel you could benefit from the therapeutic practice of acupuncture, Fitcorp’s staff will help you select the best services for you at a time that will fit into your already hectic schedule.

Fitcorp is located at 125 Summer St., Financial District, Boston 617.261.4855

5 Boston Athletic Club

Space is a luxury you don’t often in the older building spaces in Boston.  But, the benefit of new development areas like Fort Point, lofty space is attainable.  Boston Athletic Club has taken full advantage of this offering full court basketball, squash courts, a lap pool and an astro turf indoor field alongside, studio space, cardio equipment and weight machines. Doesn’t it feel good to know there is a gym that won’t cramp your fitness style?

Boston Athletic Club is located at 653 Summer St., Fort Point, Boston 617.269.4300

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