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The 10 best fitness studios for working out in Boston

Whether you’re looking to tone up or reduce stress, a fitness class at these workout spots can help you hit your goals.

Written by
Tanya Edwards
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Finding a great workout in Boston can be as overwhelming as finding a new restaurant because we’re certainly spoiled with choices. Whether you’re looking to diversify your workout regime or to find a new way to sweat, we have you covered. We’ve gathered our favorite fitness studios and classes in this active metropolis, so read on for some sweat-spiration. Note: Most classes require a reservation, so we don’t recommend just showing up (although, you can always hit up one of the best gyms in Boston, if you're on your own schedule). Refuel with some food at the best vegan restaurants or the best healthy restaurants in Boston afterwards to feel the full effect of your fitness. 

The best fitness studios in Boston

  • Sports and fitness
  • North End

Located in Lovejoy Wharf, Row House features instructors who will take you through a full-body, 30- or 45-minute rowing workout that will leave you bursting with serotonin—and also a little exhausted. You’ll build endurance and strength in this group workout that’s low impact (your knees will thank you). First class is $10.

  • Sports and fitness
  • Downtown

The popularity of indoor cycling has yet to wane, and B/Spoke offers one of the most engaging rides with locations in Boston, Wellesley and The Cape. The studio's signature R/DE is a full-body workout consisting of intense cardio, towel arms and core work set to pumped-up playlists and packed into a 45-minute session.

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  • Sports and fitness
  • Downtown

This award-winning fitness studio in Downtown Boston specializes in trampoline (bounce), barre and dance classes that are challenging, but also so much fun. Our favorite class is not in the studio—it’s at Bijou nightclub every Thursday and features a DJ, club lighting and multiple instructors. Grab your gang and check it out. Classes are $12 for first-timers. 

  • Sports and fitness
  • Back Bay

Sign up for a boxing workout at Title Boxing, and you’ll get an intense upper body and cardio workout in one. These addictive workouts (you can start with 30 minutes and work up to 75) throttle up the intensity of the world's oldest sport. Title also offers kickboxing, if you want to really move those feet.

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  • Sports and fitness
  • South End

Ever dream of performing Swan Lake on stage, but things just didn’t work out for you in ballet class when you were a kid? Relive that excitement in a beginner dance class from the renowned Boston Ballet in Boston or Newton, while strengthening your core and gaining flexibility. In person classes start at $25.

  • Sports and fitness
  • Downtown

Kick It By Eliza’s mission is to empower “the fempire” through a 13-round, music-driven group kickboxing workout. This Boston-based streaming experience mixes high intensity interval training with kickboxing, boxing, rhythmic components and a meditative cool down. You can try it free for a week before committing to a $39.99 a month membership. There are also pop-up, in-person classes that can sporadically be found throughout the city.

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  • Sports and fitness
  • Back Bay

With Boston locations in the North End and on Newbury Street, as well as in Brookline, Natick, Belmont and beyond, Boston Body Pilates caters to locals around the city and ’burbs alike. The studios offer small group classes and one-on-one instruction, with results that will leave you feeling stronger and leaner.

  • Sports and fitness
  • North End

If you think treadmill workouts are boring, this studio will change your mind. People hoping for some training to help them run faster and longer can try a straight Stryde class, which will have you running with a group to high energy music. You can also combine it with strength training or boot camp for a total body workout.

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  • Things to do
  • Somerville
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Climbing is one of the best full body workouts, and while bouldering outside in the city proper is a tall order, you can check into Bouldering Project (formerly Brooklyn Boulders) in Somerville for a climb. The studio currently offers climbing classes, yoga and other fitness classes. Try it out with a 30-day trial pass for $79.

  • Sports and fitness
  • Mission Hill

More than just a workout, TRILLFIT is on a mission to decolonize the wellness industry and promote radical self-love. Hit the studio in Roxbury for a super positive hip-hop dance workout that combines HIIT, core work, pilates and body weight exercises. You can join in person for $140 a month, or try an at home digital membership for $40.

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