Get in shape this summer! Here are our picks of places to keep you lean and mean this summer!
Boston Athletic Club
The Boston Athletic Club (BAC) has been in Southie since 1973. It first opened up as an eight-court tennis facility but has since expanded to an exercise recreation center with the latest fitness classes and machines. The BAC caters to Boston professionals and families offering babysitting, birthday parties, and teen sessions as well. According to its website, the BAC is the largest and most complete health club in the area with people who have been members for up to ten years. These members become friends in this family-like facility with top-notch classes like Total Body Workout and Triple Threat, which works your arms, legs, and abs in one class. The BAC is schedule-friendly with classes early in the morning and evening classes as well. The BAC is located at 653 Summer Street. For more information visit www.bostonathleticclub.com or call 617-269-4300.
Fortress C2: Pilates & Barre
Located on Summer Street on the second floor of the Cahill Building, C2 offers exciting, inspiring, and innovative pilates, pole, and barre classes that will leave you energized and ready to face whatever life throws at you. You’ll learn the foundations of movement, blend music & fitness, and engage in a totally unique environment. Give them a try!
Regan’s Motivated Fitness
A local gym favorite, Regan’s has been proving itself as a butt-busting favorite since 2007. Located right on West Broadway Street, Regan’s pride themselves on providing education on becoming both physically and mentally fit. The neighborhood gym offers more than 20 classes per week, including Spin, Core Blast, Strength, and Conditioning, as well as Cardio Boxing. If you’re looking for an extra boost to blast through that fitness plateau, Regan’s also offers boot camps three days per week for both members and non-members. Other exercise equipment and free weights are also available for those gym-goers who are just getting started with their new year’s fitness regiment. Regan’s Motivated Fitness is located on 315 West Broadway Street. For more information visit here or call 617-269-5555
Rock Spot Climbing:
Get your arms and shoulders ready for sleeveless weather! Rock Spot Climbing is offering a special Summer Membership for just $150 ($175 w/gear rental) Climb now through 8/31/16 for just $150 . Hurry, because the earlier you take advantage, the bigger the savings. Sign up in the gym, or online today!
East Side Yoga & Fitness
Located just down the way on East Broadway, East Side Yoga is a Southie favorite. Not only can yogis enjoy the typical Vinyasa flow, East Side also offers a unique schedule, from hip hop yoga to strength & condition to even a running club.
Peter Welch’s Gym
This boxing gym offers a variety of fighter conditioning and training class for men and women of all ages and experience. Peter Welch’s gym emphasizes the “three Cs: coaching, conditioning, and confidence” in a community-type environment. Created by a former Golden Gloves champion, Peter Welch’s Gym is nothing but original and authentic training. According to the website, Peter Welch’s classes are taught by former and current professional coaches who train both amateur and professional boxers and UFC fighters, such as Kenny Florian, Jorge Rivera, and Brock Lesnar. Peter Welch’s offers the ultimate boot camp that can help trained athletes and newbies get in the best shape of their lives. Burn calories with this high-intensity workout and have fun doing it too! Peter Welch’s Gym is located at 371 Dorchester Ave. For more information visit their website or call 617-269-4641.
The Handle Bar
Get ready to pedal your way to lean and mean – think 600 calories in 45 minutes . The Handle Bar, Southie’s first ever indoor cycling studio has opened its doors. Located in the Macallen Building, The Handle Bar houses 30 bikes, a reception area, cubbies for riders, and two restrooms. This high-energy, fat-burning workout is a great addition to your fitness routine and is the perfect cure for workout boredom – it’s a party on a bike with a top of the line sound system, mood lighting, and motivating instructors. The Handle Bar is located at 141 Dorchester Ave. For more information visit
The Curley Community Center aka the L
This no-nonsense, no-frills center features daily group fitness classes including yoga, spinning, Zumba and body sculpting. There is also a weight room, dance studio, showers, sauna, and steam. For a yearly membership, it’s just $120 for all inclusive. You must show proof of residency or else there is a $50 fee for out of city residents. The Curley Community Center is located at 1663 Day Boulevard. For more information about membership and classes visit their website.