Boston Healthy City Guide
Our friends at Well+Good helped us curate the best of the best when it comes to the local Boston fitness and wellness scene. Whether you’re Boston born-and-bred, or just visiting the historic town, you’ll want to add a visit to one (or five!) of these spots to your weekend plans.
These are the best spots on the city’s healthy living scene—recommended by our local experts, fanatical wellness fans (funny, we’d heard that about Bostonians…), and Well+Good readers, who wrote to tell us about their favorite spots.
We’re talking about the most buzzed-about workouts—from Boston’s pioneering spin studio to a Megaformer workout that will make even a marathoner’s muscles quake and bootcamps that draw hundreds at the crack of dawn. Plus, homegrown healthy food and juice purveyors and the sweetest spots for pampering, healing, and natural beauty product shopping.
It’s your comprehensive guide to over 100 of the healthiest places to sweat, tone, sip, and spa, from Chestnut Hill to Back Bay.
Get a taste for the guide below, and find the full Boston City Guide here.
The original studio draws thousands for its sweaty, athletic classes.
Famed yoga pioneer Baron Baptiste opened his first studios in Boston, and fifteen years later, over 40 studios worldwide have followed. The OG Boston studios still recruit thousands of clients each month for the mix of hot, sweaty (the rooms are usually 90-95 degrees), mirror-free physicality—expect all the chaturangas—as well as a practice that claims to improve your focus, dedication, and passion for life off the mat, too. (Single class is $16)
The Hub’s first spot just for spinning strikes the perfect balance between killer cardio and a pinch of zen.
Boston’s pioneering spin studio brought indoor cycling into the spotlight in 2011—and the candlelight with cool theme rides. One of the most popular? The Reboot Ride with master instructor Emily Susen. “This studio is so tight-knit you’ll find people taking selfies in the front row and high fiving in the middle of class. Good vibes,” says a Well+Good reader. (Single class is $25.)
The biggest name in boxing is behind this super challenging, super popular fitness destination.
Everyone’s getting in the ring—20-something women to buttoned-up businessmen—at George Foreman III’s The Club (yes, son of that Foreman). Group classes are incredibly popular, too, like the high-intensity Boxfiit Cardio Extreme, and Treadmill Running, a serious find in the city used by distance runners and those who just really want to sweat it out. (Membership from $110/month)
These trucks and restaurants offer food so fresh (and yummy), they don’t even have freezers.
Fighting the stereotype that fast food has to be junky, Clover focuses on local ingredients and turns them into shining examples of flavor, nutrition, and freshness (there’s not even a freezer on site). Menus change daily, but their massive Brussels Sprout sandwich is such a crowd pleaser that Bostonians fan out to their seven food trucks when its offered.