There is no denying that South Boston residents are an active bunch. From May through October you will often see runners flooding the sidewalks of Broadway and Day Blvd., all aimed at achieving a healthier lifestyle. With such an emphasis on health, is it time for South Boston to add a new gym?
While the neighborhood’s population continues to rise, South Boston’s gym offerings have seemed to remain stagnant in recent years. Although there are a number of gym facilities in the area, the majority target groups with specialized interests including yoga, pilates, and martial arts. These facilities are predominantly located west of Dorchester St., leaving few options for residents of Telegraph Hill and City Point. With a large portion of the Southie population using public transportation to commute, many find it more convenient to join a gym closer to their jobs.
Exercise and wellness services should be readily accessible to members of the community. It is not the intention of this article to insult the gyms of South Boston, but merely to gain feedback from residents regarding interest in a new facility. By completing this quick 10-question survey, your voice can be heard! Take the survey here!
Any questions/suggestions can be sent to the survey administrator, Tyler DeLeon ([email protected]).
Tyler has been a resident of South Boston for 2 years and has worked in the fitness industry for 6+ years. In true yuppie fashion, he can often be found on the field of an SBS sporting event or at the Broadway watching any Boston sports team.