The best gyms in Boston
Equinox gyms take the gym experience up a notch with innovative signature fitness classes (with motivational names like Firestarter, Anthem, and The Pursuit), highly-skilled personal trainers, luxurious spas, and on-site cafes and boutiques. Multiple locations throughout Boston include standard offerings plus additional features like an indoor pool and a running lab in Chestnut Hill, or a rooftop training area in Copley Square.
Exhale, with locations in Back Bay and Battery Wharf, combines fitness studio and spa in one location. In addition to top-of-the-line fitness equipment, there are classes such as barre, cardio, yoga, HIIT classes, and cycling. Once your workout is complete, enjoy services like massage, facial, mani/pedi, acupuncture, or unwind in the hammam, sauna, or zen lounge.
For women who prefer working out in an all-female environment, Healthworks provides with several locations throughout the city. The gym has well-appointed facilities and offers personal training, nutrition coaching with a registered dietitian, and group fitness classes, from high intensity workouts to mind-body focused yoga classes. Daycare is offered as well for fitness-minded mommas.
For the design-minded fitness enthusiast, Republic Fitness offers sleek workout facilities and locker rooms that incorporate rustic and industrial touches. Equipment is state-of-the-art, and classes include boot camp, barre, TRX, yoga, cycling, and more. Locker rooms feature premium amenities to complete the experience.
This local chain of gyms prides itself on cultivating a friendly, neighborhood vibe where members are treated like regulars at a bar. A full range of group classes meet all fitness levels. Gyms feature state-of-the-art cardio equipment and weight machines. The original location, across the street from the TD Garden, includes Combat Sports Boston, a MMA academy where you can learn jiu-jitsu, grappling, striking, Muay Thai and judo.
For a no-frills but highly-effective workout option, Peter Welch’s comes through with a old school approach to fitness. Friendly staff and a hands-on approach make this boxing gym welcoming for all ages and all fitness levels. From boxing instruction and conditioning classes to strength training and circuit workouts, this gym offers a no-nonsense path to building strength, stamina, agility, and more, all in a community-focused environment.