Get Pumped Vol. 2: A Guide to Fitness Clubs in Downtown Boston

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Posted September 8, 2014 by Lindsey Daniels in Urban Living
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With summer’s end just around the corner, your days of playing tennis on the courts at the Boston Common or taking a run along the Charles River are coming to a close. The cool fall weather and shorter daylight hours will make it difficult to get your workout on outside. For many, this is just the time when we let ourselves get a little beer belly and snuggle up for the fall and winter months. To ensure that you don’t turn into a couch potato over the winter, join a downtown Boston fitness club. We’ve profiled many of the top fitness clubs in downtown Boston before. Here’s a new roundup of our fitness recommendations, just in time for Labor Day deals.

Barry’s Bootcamp: High-profile Barry’s Bootcamp, popular with Kardashians everywhere, finally has a new Boston outlet. If you enjoy being motivated to work out by smoking hot trainers with rock hard abs, you’ll want to get your butt to Barry’s for a full-body or targeted toning session. Classes can be purchased individually, or in packs of 5, ten or fifty.

Classes at the downtown Boston location at 30 Chauncy Street begin at 5:00 a.m. and run to 6:30 p.m. While most workouts cover your full body, you can also do a targeted workout that focuses on arms and abs, butt and legs, or chest/back/abs. After a workout that will have you burning through 1,000 calories, you can take a shower with Malin + Goetz bath products in the deluxe locker rooms or grab a protein shake from the smoothie bar.

B/SPOKE: Downtown Boston got a new cycling gym when B/SPOKE opened earlier this summer at 101 Federal Street in downtown Boston. If you attended one of the introductory opening week classes, then you know what to expect from a B/SPOKE workout.

If you missed out on those opportunities, imagine a calorie-burning, heart-pumping indoor cycling workout that’s sure to leave you dripping in sweat. You’ll learn exactly how many calories you burned, how far you’ve cycled, and how fast your heart is pumping, thanks to a performance tracker. Hand weights and a core workout segment ensure that your whole body is targeted. After the workout, you can shower off in the deluxe locker rooms using Aesop shower products. Single B/SPOKE classes are available to all, but there is of course a membership option as well.

Crossfit at Taj

At 133 Federal Street, CrossFit The Taj is in the heart of the Financial District.

CrossFit the Taj: At 133 Federal Street, CrossFit The Taj is in the heart of the Financial District. With morning workouts on the half hour from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m., you have just enough time to burn out those muscles, then get a shower in time for work. 11:30 and 12:00 classes have you covered for lunch and evening workouts are every half hour from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

CrossFit the Taj promises high intensity coaching, supportive relationships, and impressive facilities conveniently located in downtown Boston. You can experience it before you commit with a complimentary trial; be warned, however, if you’re new to CrossFit you may feel like you got the stuffing beaten out of you for a few days after. CrossFit the Taj offers two monthly membership options: Unlimited, and 4-month contract.

If you’re looking for a way to shake up your fitness routine, one of these options may be exactly what you’re looking for. With flexible schedules and classes 7 days a week, it’s easier than ever to get your workout on downtown when you need it.


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