After a long summer of fun in the sun, you may have noticed it’s time to reel it in! Fall is the perfect time to get in shape! There are an abundance of gym facilities in Southie it’s hard to choose which one to join. Here are our picks for the places that will help get those abs ripped and those thighs tightened.
C2 Body offers Pilates, reformer and barre classes in their top of the line studio located in the Cahill building. Designed to lengthen your muscles, Barre is a fusion of pilates, dance, and yoga choreographed to music and done at the ballet barre. This trendy all over work-out will lift your butt, carve your abs and tone your legs and arms. Be prepared to use balls, bands and weights to achieve ultimate results. C2 Pilates also offers group and individual pilates classes. Owner Carolyn Stewart says the benefits of these core fusion workouts is the lengthening and strengthening. “Alternating isolations with big movements is a fast and effective way to reshape your body.” When asked if our butts will look better in our jeans, Carolyn said, “Absolutely. Your butt will look better than ever.” For more information visit here!
East Side Yoga and Fitness
The spring schedule is now underway! Enjoy new classes (hello, Pilates Fusion, old favorites like Hip Hop Yoga, and new instructors all season long. And be sure to mark your calendars for January 8th for a Restorative Yoga Workshop with Jessi.East Side Yoga and Fitness is located at 584 East Broadway in South Boston. To find out more about classes and different yoga techniques, have a look at their website!
Simply Barre totes a wonderful philosophy: “We are far from the standard view that everyone should aspire to the same body shape. Tiny and toned, long and lean or curvy and cut – we are all unique and the Simply Barre technique works for everyone in a targeted and tailored way.” That being said, if you’re looking for a specialized and supportive approach to staying fit this year, check out some of the ballet-inspired classes at Simply Barre. A combination of Pilates, yoga, ballet, and fitness conditioning, you will find a variety of exercises in your workout. Avoiding “repetition of movement” and keeping things interesting, Simply Barre looks to make exercise spontaneous and fun. Classes are priced from as low as $22 per class! They also have a new client special for just $59! To see rates and alternative classes available, check out their website!
Also right over the bridge is CorePower Yoga. Located in Ink Block, his high intensity workout combines yoga with weights and pushes your yoga practice up a notch. They also feature traditional yoga flows in different levels too! Check out their new member special – $89 for a month of unlimited classes! Make sure to read our 5 Reasons to try CorePower!
Take a class at Lifted and you are guaranteed to leave sweaty, sore, and smiling. With attentive trainers, a welcoming environment, and top-of-the-line equipment, Lifted’s classes will whip you into shape in no time. Email [email protected] for a free intro session!
Radiant Yoga Boston offers both community classes and some more particular yoga classes using ancient and modern techniques alike. They offer classes such as ‘straight-up flow’ (aka vinyasa), a whole mind body challenge with a focus on breath, alignment, strength, flexibility and connection. Radiant Yoga explains, “Flow helps you break old patterns and improves posture, digestion and mental clarity.” Among their other classes are heated flow and core flow, as well as candlelit flow, which are offered at levels ranging from beginner to advanced. That’s a lot of flow. With so much flow, you’re likely to come back relaxed and ready to go for the New Year. Community classes are only $6 and price per class is $15, and year-long memberships are available. Visit Radiant Yoga at 516 E. 2nd Street in South Boston. Check out their website for more details and pricing on specific classes or programs.
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 on 653 Summer Street. For more information visit here or call 617-269-4300.
Regan’s Motivated Gym
A local gym favorite, Regan’s has been proving itself as a butt-busting favorite since 2007. Located right on West Broadway, Regan’s prides itself on providing education on becoming both physically and mentally fit. The neighborhood gym offers more than 20 classes per week, including Spin, Strength and Conditioning, and Yoga. If you’re looking for an extra boost to blast through that fitness plateau, Regan’s also offers bootcamps 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. For more information visit here!
What’s your favorite Southie sweat spot? Email us to have your must-try classes added to the list!