Now that the weather is finally getting warmer here in Boston (not to mention today’s temps are expected to reach near 80 degrees), it’s time to start thinking about getting your body beach ready for summer. The best way to do that is by incorporating a fitness routine into your daily schedule. Here’s a look at five of the best exercise classes in Boston that will get you bikini ready in no time.
1 Precision RunningEquinox
Next Monday, all eyes are going to be on the 121st Boston Marathon as thousands of athletes prepare to run the 26.2 mile race. If you aren't quite up to speed and are looking for some last minute training, head over to Equinox in the Financial District and sign up for a precision running class. The strength and cardio building fitness class combines intervals on the treadmill that will hit every muscle in your body for the ultimate calorie burner. The intense program created by David Siik for Equinox is designed to not only improve your run, but also Increase your overall power and speed.
Equinox 225 Franklin Street Boston, MA 02110
2 Intensive: Bye Bye Inner ThighsPure Barre
Everyone loves the look of long, lean, muscle toned legs that are not too bulked up, but how can you achieve it? If you want to hit the gym, but don't want your legs to come out looking like Arnold Schwarzenegger then head over to Newbury Street's Pure Barre. In just 75 minutes, the intense Bye Bye Inner Thighs workout combines the Pure Barre total body workout with additional intense thigh work to sculpt the inner thighs, leaving them slender and sexy.
Pure Barre 350 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02115
3 Technique WorkoutThe Ring Boxing Club
When it comes to boxing, it's all about learning the right techniques first. To get started, sign up for the Technique Workout at The Ring Boxing Club. This rigorous class will not only teach you strategies on how to throw the right punches, but will show you how to quickly move like a boxer. The focus here is learning the dynamics of offense and defense while fine-tuning your punches, blocks, movement, and footwork so you can jump into the ring confident to face your opponent.
The Ring Boxing Club 971 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215
4 Indo-RowBurn Fitness Studios
If you want to burn calories, there is no place better to hit up than BURN Fitness Studios for an Indo-Row class. Whether you are preparing for the Head of the Charles Regatta in October or just want to try out a fun, new workout, this one challenges your inner competition by pairing you up with a partner or team (individuals are permitted as well). The fast-paced format of Indo-Row features all the elements of competitive, on-water rowing, but is specially designed for first-timers, so no experience is necessary. Not only will you burn calories and sculpt muscle, but you'll have a lot of fun in the process.
BURN Fitness Studios 547 Columbus Avenue Boston, MA 02118
5 Cardio Arms305 Fitness
There is nothing quite as unappealing as winter chicken arms that have no tone, shape or definition. If you are looking to get some ripped arms to show off this summer, sign up for the Cardio Arms at 305 Fitness. Each cardio class is 55 minutes long and focuses on high-intensity rhythmic cardio. Combined with sprint intervals, sculpting, and stretching, the calorie burning classes also offer an intense workout for the upper half of your body.
305 Fitness 699 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116