Consistently voted as one of the healthiest and fittest cities in the nation, Bostonians are committed to being active. It’s no wonder then that we have so many great options for getting in a great workout. Yes, Boston has all the top of the line name-brand gyms, and our luxury condominium buildings very often have this perk, but if you are looking to mix things up, this list is for you. To shake up your workout routine, see these 5 unconventional places to get fit in Greater Boston.
Esh is a one of a kind facility in Greater Boston. This extraordinary gym promises to give a killer workout while offering “only the highest quality of personalized circus instruction” to students. With adult classes like Aerial Yoga and Cirque Fit, we guarantee that you’ve never worked out like this before. Give them a call to find out what their current offerings are, but there are some drop-ins available, depending on the class.
- Address: 44 Park Street, Somerville, MA 02143
- Phone: 617-764-0190
Bring out your inner child while getting an incredible cardiovascular workout. Trampoline exercise tones your arms, legs, core, booty, and back. This type of workout is also believed to detoxify the lymphatic system and boost your immune system. Passes are available by-the-minute and jump sessions are separated by age group to ensure safety. Take a virtual tour of the facility on their website and call to book an appointment.
- 91-B Sprague Street, Boston, MA 02136
- Phone: 857-345-9693
MetroRock is an industry leader in alternative fitness. Indoor and outdoor rock climbing has become immensely popular in urban centers across the country, and residents of Greater Boston have access to one of the best facilities. All skill levels are welcome, and all newbies have to become certified through instruction before free climbing. Metro even offers outdoor climbing courses through MCS, or MetroRock Climbing School. Day passes range from $16 to $22, and all necessary equipment is available to rent on-site. There is even a shuttle to the gym from Wellington Station on the Orange Line. Just call when you get there!
- Address: 69 Norman Street, Everett, MA 02149
- Phone: 617-387-7625
Sometimes we want to be free of the gym, and add some outdoor exercise into our routines. Luckily Boston has created a Venice Beach-inspired outdoor workout spot on the iconic Esplanade Park. If you’re comfortable working out solo, head over and have some fun on all the equipment available to you. If you’re anything like us, and have no real idea what you’re doing, find yourself a partner or personal trainer to come to the park with you and use the free basic outdoor gym equipment including incline benches for core workouts along with pull-up and push-up bars.
- Address: off the Dr Paul Dudley White Bike Path, Boston, MA 02215 USA
(by the Silber Way Footbridge between the Mass Ave. and BU Bridge)
“Our gym kicks your gym’s ass” – is the Ring Boxing Club’s motto and the proof is in the pudding, ladies and gents. This gym has been around for a long time, and has been the recipient of many awards over the years including winning “Boston’s Best Gym” three times. This boxing club offers free trials, personal trainers, and group fitness classes while boasting upwards of 60+ classes per week across various disciplines. Their website has tons of content ranging from trainer profiles to some well-crafted Vimeo pieces to introduce you to their services. Check it out and bring your A-game.
- Address: 971 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
- Phone: 617-782-6946
If you know of any other unconventional gyms where you keep fit, be sure to let us know!