As the weather gets colder and the couch starts looking a lot more comfortable, it may be time to switch up your workout routine for the fall season. Whether you are looking for group fitness around Southie or you prefer to exercise in the comfort of your own home, here are some options to keep your body moving.
If you prefer to exercise in the comfort of your own home, clear some space in your living room or spare bedroom, light a candle for some cozy vibes and take advantage of the many platforms that exist specifically for at-home workouts. Apps like Peloton, SWEAT, Obe, FUTURE and Glo specialize in providing a variety of modalities with or without equipment to help you reach your fitness goals at home. YouTube also has a variety of free workout videos ranging from HIIT to pilates and yoga. Another great option is the local fitness group Trillfit! From Cardio Dance and Boxing to Sculpt, Restore, Meditation, and Sound Bath Healings – Trillfit has lots of wellness offerings to complement your journey – right from the comfort of your home!
For yoga sculpt, vinyasa style, or hot yoga East-Side Yoga & Fitness and Evolve Power Yoga offer a range of classes if you are looking to get your shavasana on. Another form of low-impact exercise that has become increasingly popular is Pilates. The Southie location of bTone fitness focuses on efficiency in their core-centric classes that promote building strength and flexibility in just 45 minutes.
If breaking a sweat and getting your heart rate up is more your style, there are many group fitness options in the area to challenge you. MyStryde offers classes centered around interval training on both the tread and on the floor using weights. Also on the east side, Lifted Fitness + Performance provides strength and conditioning classes in the form of small or large group classes and personal training. On the West side, try The Yahd! This new gym offers small fitness classes from strength and conditioning to Backyahd flow. Regan’s Motivated Fitness features a Spin + Sculpt class, the perfect balance of cardio and strength.
Enjoy the foliage and fresh air, put on some layers, and take your workout outdoors this fall. One of the most underrated forms of exercise is walking. Luckily, walking around Southie, especially during this time of year, hardly feels like a workout. Whether it be the Castle Island loop or down the Boston Harborwalk, there is no shortage of walking paths to get those steps in and enjoy the weather. If you want some company, check out the Boston Parks Fitness Series or either MyStryde or Loco’s outdoor run clubs.