For women who'd rather exercise and chill out in an all-female environment, Healthworks offers several locations throughout Boston with spas and daycare as well as the usual workout facilities, classes and personal training.
This Everett favorite attracts those who are serious about their workouts—you'll find professional athletes among the clientele—but its inclusive atmosphere means that there's something for all fitness levels. Knowledgeable staff are on hand to show you how to get the best out of the equipment, that includes world-class heavy-lifting gear; and one floor hosts a fully equipped boxing ring. Try the free week-long pass to get a flavor of the place.
With four locations in the greater metropolitan area, Boston Body is the city's best Pilates, yoga and healing arts center, offering both private training and group classes. If you prefer to chill out rather than work out, book in for a Thai massage or acupuncture session.