Activities in Arlington

Admission or Membership to The Old State House - America's Revolutionary Museum (70% Off)

RevolutionaryBoston at the Old State House

Downtown

$20 $12

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Experience the American Revolution through Revolutionary-era artifacts & live performances, then tour the Boston Massacre site out front

Bowling, Shoe Rentals, Skee-Ball, Shuffleboard, and More at Kings (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Kings

Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood

$40 $19.99

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Retro wall art and vibrant, high-def screens surround bowling alleys, shuffleboard tables, and skee-ball games

$58 for a Chocolate, Brews & Views Trolley Tour from Boston Super Tours ($78 Value)

Boston Super Tours

CambridgeSide Galleria Mall

$78 $58

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Upper Deck Trolley takes passengers to three locations to taste wine, beer, and chocolate

Charles River Tour or Sunset Cruise for One or Two from Charles Riverboat Company (Up to 41% Off)

Charles Riverboat Company

Cambridge

$17 $11

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Captain and crew lead river tour or sunset cruise past Harvard, Fenway Park, and historic sights along Charles River

14 or 28 Drop-In Play Passes to Kids' Tumble Gym at Together in Motion (Up to 57% Off)

Together in Motion

East Arlington

$69 $34

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Parents and children bond as they play with soft blocks and climb through tunnels together on a tumbling gym's padded floor

Harvard, Old Cambridge, or Innovations of Cambridge Tour for Two from Cambridge Historical Tours (60% Off)

Cambridge Historical Tours

Cambridge

$30 $12

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Guides dressed in period clothing lead guests around famous locations, sharing more than 400 years of history

Private Chartered Boat Cruise from Karma Crew Yacht Charters (Up to 56% Off)

Karma Crew Yacht Charters

Boston

$1,800 $989

Take in views of Boston Harbor aboard a private chartered yacht for your social or corporate events

All-Day Passes for One, Two, or Four Kids, or a Birthday Party for Up to 15 at Inside Playground (Up to 44% Off)

Inside Playground

East Watertown

$10 $6

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Shoeless tykes romp through inflated structures, ball pools, and sit-down games and puzzles in an indoor playplace

Harvard Walking Tour for Two or Four with Option for Harvard Museum Tour from The Hahvahd Tour (Up to 43% Off)

The Hahvahd Tour

Cambridge

$21.90 $13

Harvard students steer groups to notable landmarks such as the John Harvard statue and Harvard Yard while imparting college factoids

Harvard Walking Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Trademark Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Trademark Tours

Harvard Square

$40 $19

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Current Harvard undergraduates divulge university history, stories from current students, and facts about famous alumni on 70-minute tours

Cambridge Haunts Historical Walking Ghost Tour for Two or Four (Up to 58% Off)

Harvard Square Ghost Tour

Harvard Square

$30 $15

Guides lead 90-minute walking tours by lantern through historic streets of Harvard Square, sharing stories and reported ghost sightings

Two 60-Minute Open Jumps or Admission to Saturday Night SkyJam at Sky Zone Boston (Up to 40% Off) 

Sky Zone Boston

Boston

$30 $18

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Wall-to-wall trampolines and foam pits send visitors soaring through the air; Saturday night SkyJams include jump time and pizza

One- or Two-Hour Historic Harbor Boat Tour for Up to Six from Captain Mike's Boston Coastal (Up to 55% Off)

Captain Mike's Boston Coastal Yacht Charters

Boston Harbor Hotel

$250 $125

Captain Mike takes sightseers on a one- or two-hour ride along Boston's scenic skyline on a comfortable, fully-equipped 30-foot sailboat

90-Minute Haunted Walking Tour for Two or Four from Haunted Boston Ghost Tours (Up to 67% Off)

Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

Downtown

$36 $14

90-minute walking tours explore Central Burial Ground, Boston Commons & Boston Athenaeum & include info about ghosts & Boston history

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas at Great Scott (Up to 55% Off)

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas

Great Scott

$10 $5

Friday-night comedy shows host standup by local comedians

Five Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Borealis Yoga (Up to 56% Off)

Borealis Yoga

Medford

$75 $39

Sessions emphasize stretches and introspection or asana sequences at a gentle, moderate, or vigorous pace

One, Two, or Four Private and Group Dance Lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (Up to 69% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$238 $79

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Group dance lessons introduce beginner couples or singles to the basic moves, and private lessons let students work on more advanced skills

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Standup Show for Two at Nick's Comedy Stop Through December 6 (Up to 52% Off)

Nick's Comedy Stop

Nick's Comedy Stop

$45.70 $22

The intimate 30-year-old venue hosts both emerging and established comedians

Grave Undertakings Walking Tour for Two or Four from Boston By Foot (50% Off)

Boston By Foot

King's Chapel Cemetery

$30 $15

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Narrated tours trek through three of the city's burying grounds to explain the death customs and symbolism of Puritan New England

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

18-Hole Round of Golf Two or Four with Cart and Range Balls at Winchendon Golf Club (Up to 51% Off)

Winchendon Golf Club

Winchendon

$87 $43

Course architect Donald Ross designed this 5,512-yard layout, which challenges golfers with narrow fairways framed by dense woodlands

Swing Dance Class and Dance Party for 1 or 2, or Boot-Camp with Party from Boston Swing Central (Up to 51% Off)

Boston Swing Central Incorporated

The Crosby Whistle Stop

$20 $10

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Hour-long group dance class or three-hour workshop teaches basic swing moves that you can put to use at Friday night dance party

Introductory Climbing Package, 5 Kids' Climbing Classes, or 10 Gym Visits at Boston Rock Gym (Up to 57% Off)

Boston Rock Gym

Woburn

$125 $55

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Neon-colored handgrips speckle multiple climbing walls that guests can traverse alone or with assistance from AMGA-certified instructors

Boston TV- and Movie-Site Tour for One, Two, Three, or Four from On Location Tours (49% Off)

On Location Tours

Boston Common

$41 $21

Explore Boston's neighborhoods on tours that point out filming locations of famous films and TV shows such as Ted and American Hustle

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Boston Harbor Island Cruise or Romantic Sunset Cruise for Two from Classic Harbor Line (Up to 47% Off)

Classic Harbor Line

Boston

$76 $45

1920s-style yacht takes passengers past sites such as Fort Independence, Long Island Head Light, and Old North Church

Standup Comedy at Dick Doherty's Comedy Den (Up to 52% Off)

Dick Doherty’s Beantown Comedy Escape

Dick Doherty's Comedy Den

$46 $22

Top national and local standup comedians stir up big laughs

Pass for a Round of Golf at 10 Golf Courses for One or Two from Mass Tour Card (Up to 78% Off)

Mass Tour Card

Multiple Locations

$450 $99

The pass grants golfers one round at 10 area courses, including Maplegate Country Club and The Bay Pointe Club

5 or 10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Inner Strength Studios (Up to 61% Off)

Inner Strength Studios

Multiple Locations

$85 $49

Clients meditate, breathe, and stretch during 60- to 90-minute vinyasa yoga classes, most of which are heated

Visit for Two or Four to Tower Hill Botanic Garden (Up to 50% Off)

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Boylston

$24 $12

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Visitors explore a 132-acre indoor and outdoor live museum, gazing at colorful flowers and plants

$35 for a Five-Week Level 1 Beginner Salsa Class at Salsa y Control ($70 Value)

Salsa y Control

Multiple Locations

$70 $35

Five-week course develops salsa basics, patterns, techniques, and etiquette

6 or 10 Fitness Classes at FT Extreme Fitness (Up to 68% Off)

FT Extreme Fitness

Woburn

$120 $39

Work up a sweat in intense fitness classes at a martial-arts school in business since 1982, headed by a certified personal trainer.

10 or 20 Indoor Boot-Camp Classes from Boston Bootcamp Guy (75% Off)

Boston Bootcamp Guy

Medford

$160 $40

Personal trainer with more than 10 years of experience challenges boot campers to burn fat and build muscle in regular 45-minute sessions

Boston Ghost & Legends Lantern Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Colonial Lantern Tours (Up to 57% Off)

Colonial Lantern Tours

Boston

$50 $25

Uncover the secret macabre history of Boston during a 90-minute guided nighttime tour

$125 for a Three-Hour Introductory Glass Blowing Class for One at Monadnock Glass Arts ($250 Value)

Monadnock Glass Arts

Winter Hill

$250 $125

Experienced glass artists teaches students the centuries-old European art of glass-blowing during a comprehensive three-hour class

Golf Lesson with PGA Pro or Golf Simulator Session at Big Sticks Indoor Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Big Sticks Indoor Golf

Burlington

$110 $59

PGA pros utilize latest golf technology to breakdown swings and offer corrective advice; simulators replicate world's top courses

Kayak Rental for One Youth or Adult or Double Kayak or Canoe for Two at Nemasket Kayak Center (Up to 53% Off)

Nemasket Kayak Center

Multiple Locations

$40 $19

Paddlers explore the temperate waters of Tihonet Pond or Onset Beach, glimpsing local wildlife such as herons, egrets, and osprey

5 or 10 Self-Defense or Boot-Camp Classes at AMAC Gym (Up to 75% Off)

AMAC Gym

Cambridge

$150 $49

Students soak up self-defense skills while burning calories in a gym with a regulation ring, pole bags and ample floor mats

$52 for $95 Worth of Fitness Classes at IMPACT Boston

IMPACT Boston

Malden

$95 $52

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$55 for a Artisan Cheese-Making Class for Two with a Take-Home Cheese Kit at Beer & Wine Hobby ($109.99 Value)

Beer & Wine Hobby

Beer and Wine Hobby

$109.99 $55

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Instructors demonstrate how to make homemade mozzarella from whole milk and other fresh ingredients in 30 minutes; includes take-home kit

$55 for $100 Worth of Kayak Rental — Amazing Grace Marina, LLC

Amazing Grace Marina, Outfitters And River Run

Bennington

$100 $55

Take in views of beautiful foliage on a kayak during a five-mile river or a two-mile lake run; includes shuttle, photo, and video

10 or 20 Classes at Majestic Yoga Studio in Cambridge (Up to 77% Off)

Majestic Yoga Studio

Neighborhood Nine

$150 $49

Classes for all fitness and experience levels emphasize breath control, gentle movements, and body alignment

Four Ballroom or Latin-Dance Classes or One Month of Unlimited Dance Classes at Champion's Dance Studio (68% Off)

Champion's Dance Studio

Downtown Everett

$60 $19

Expert instructors pass on their skills to both children and adults during classes in Ballroom and Latin dance

Six Weeks of Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two from Teem Performance Training (Up to 61% Off)

TEEM Performance Training

Danehy Park

$96 $45

Twice a week at Danehy Park, nationally certified trainer Derek Arledge leads boot camps that emphasize proper form and function

Two-Hour BYOB Traditional Sailing Adventure on Boston Harbor from Come Sail Away Now (Up to 61% Off)

Come Sail Away Now

Boston Harbor - Fan Pier Marina

$150 $65

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BYOB jaunt across Boston Harbor & its beautiful islands on friendship sloop Tupelo Honey offering great skyline views; up to 12 passengers

Four or Eight Private Piano Lessons at Functional Piano Training (Up to 56% Off)

Functional Piano Training

Cambridgeport

$260 $119

Private piano lessons help players improve piano technique and musical understanding

30- or 60-Minute Flight-Simulator Session at Flight Experience (Up to 54% Off)

Flight Experience

Burlington

$135 $65

Climb into a Boeing 737NG flight simulator to soar through digitized skies and land at real-life airports

Two or Four Ultimate One-Hour Golf Lesson Packages at Jack Gale Golf Lessons (Up to 50% Off)

Jack Gale Golf Lessons

Boylston

$270 $148

New England PGA Teacher of the Year Jack Gale leads comprehensive lessons that include video analysis and equipment evaluation

Yoga Packages at Bikram Yoga Boston/Harvard Square. (Up to 73% Off). Two Options Available.

Bikram Yoga Boston/Harvard Square

Multiple Locations

$87 $29

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Instructors certified by Bikram Yoga College of India lead 90-minute Bikram-style yoga classes in heated studios

Comic Hypnotist Frank Santos Jr. at Wilbur Theatre on Friday, September 12, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Frank Santos Jr.

Wilbur Theatre

$31 $15.50

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Comic hypnotist Frank Santos Jr. gives participants funny and racy suggestions during an R-rated hypnotism shows

10 CrossFit Classes or 1 Month of Unlimited Classes at Tokyo Joe's Studios/Dragon's Eye CrossFit (Up to 74% Off)

Tokyo Joe's Studios/Dragon's Eye CrossFit

Waverley Square

$150 $39

Work up a sweat with intense CrossFit routines that incorporate functional moves to increase agility and strength

Two or Four Private Piano Lessons or Two Group Choral Lessons for Kids at Yelena's Piano Studios (Up to 57% Off)

Yelena's Piano Studios

Yelena's Piano Studio

$64 $29

In the heart of Brookline Village, students learn to tickle the ivories on a Steinway grand piano

One-Month Unlimited Access Membership with Spa Access at Elements Wareham (Up to 79% Off)

Elements Wareham

Multiple Locations

$69 $20

Yoga, Zumba, spin, and more classes at women-only gym with hydrotherapy massage bed and infrared sauna

ComedySportz Boston at Davis Square Theatre, August 8-November 29 (Up to 50% Off)

ComedySportz Boston

Davis Square Theatre

$30 $15

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Two comedy teams compete against each other with improvised games called by a referee during family-friendly shows

Golf Instruction, Simulator Time, or Membership at City Golf Boston (Up to 51% Off). Five Options Available.

CityGolf Boston

Multiple Locations

$200 $99

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Year-round improvement with PGA instructors and video swing-analysis technology at three locations, including a downtown facility

Themed Party Cruise Entry for One on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday from Boston Boat Party(Up to 43% Off)

Boston Boat Party

Boston

$33.64 $20

Join other revelers aboard this floating party, where live music and DJs get the party thumping

$99 for One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Lando ($209 Value)

CrossFit Lando

Woburn

$209 $99

Trainers design a new workout each day based on CrossFit’s principles of varied, functional fitness

$275 for $500 Worth of Art Camp at Creative Globe Trotter

Globe Trotter

Watertown

$500 $275

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you.

8 or 12 Boxing Fitness Classes with Hands-On Training at Boston Boxing & Fitness (52% Off)

Boston Boxing

North Allston

$115 $55

Certified instructors lead boxing courses designed for all skill levels, with emphasis on fitness over combat

One or Three Months of Strength Training and Conditioning Classes at Athena School of Arms (Up to 54% Off)

Athena School of Arms

Medford

$180 $99

Martial arts coach teaches strength training and conditioning to improve flexibility, mobility, joint health, balance, and agility

"Bye Bye Liver" for Two at Hennessy's on August 1–September 26 (Up to Half Off)

"Bye Bye Liver"

Hennessy's

$40 $20

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A troupe performs an interactive comedy show inspired by drinking, barhopping, and male-female relations

$75 for $150 Toward 10 Boot Camp Training Classes at Gridiron Training LLC.

Gridiron Training

Woburn

$150 $75

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

10 Martial Arts Classes at Sarah's School of Martial Arts (55% Off)

Sarah's School Of Martial Arts

Arlington

$150 $68

From the merchant: We offer Brazilian jujitsu and shotokan classes for adult and kids.

6 or 10 Muay Thai Classes with Personal Training at Tokyo Joe's Studios Of Self Defense (Up to 68% Off)

Tokyo Joe's Studios Of Self Defense

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Classes teach self-defense while challenging the whole body; assessment includes personalized plan followed by personal-training session

$66 for $120 Groupon — Seaside Crossfit

Seaside Crossfit

West Wareham

$120 $66

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Two Months of Karate Lessons with a Uniform or Five Classes at Villari's Martial Arts Center (Up to 88% Off)

Villari's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$249 $29

Expert martial artists instill discipline in students of all ages while promoting respect and physical fitness

5 or 10 Fitness Classes or Personal-Training Sessions at Life In Synergy (Up to 50% Off)

Life in Synergy

Back Bay

$100 $60

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Customized workouts and personal training help clients work toward health goals via low-impact workourts and honing in on problem areas

5 or 10 Pilates Reformer Classes or a Learn Pilates Class Package at The Body Center (Up to 65% Off)

The Body Center

Brookline Village

$115 $45

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Pilates Reformer classes grouped by skill level emphasize form while toning muscle; Learn Pilates package includes private and group classes

Four-Week or Eight-Week Martial Arts Membership at North Shore Martial Arts Center (Up to 88% Off)

North Shore Martial Arts Center

Melrose

$234 $29

Students study kenpo and jiu-jitsu as they learn discipline and self-defense, with cost of uniforms included

$173 for a Fitness Package with Personal Training and Gym Membership at Mount Auburn Club ($668 Value)

Mount Auburn Club

Cambridge/Watertown Line

$668 $173

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Health coaching and fitness design session kick off two months of fitness with four personal-training sessions and a health-club membership

Two or Four Personal-Training Sessions for One or One Semiprivate Session for Two at FrantzWorld Gym (Up to 55% Off)

FrantzWorld Gym

Boston

$50 $25

Personal trainers tailor 60-minute workouts to each participant’s fitness goals, whether they’re exercising solo or with a friend

$75 for Entry & Spectator Pass to Fenway Park Spartan Sprint on Saturday, November 15 (Up to $150 value)

Spartan Races

Fenway Park

$150 $75

Strength, stamina, and resolve are tested by obstacles ranging from climbing walls to carrying sandbags

Four or Eight "Learn to Play Ice Hockey" Sessions from MA Hockey League (Up to 56% Off)

MA Hockey League

Somerville Rink

$100 $49

During twice-a-week classes, experienced coaches guide adult players through ice hockey basics

Night of Painting with Supplies for One or Two at Paint Corner Art Bar (50% Off)

Paint Corner Art Bar

Cambridge

$35 $17.50

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Artist-guided night of painting includes art supplies for one or two people

Two-Hour Private Sailing Lesson or Leisurely Cruise for Up to Four from Courageous Sailing (50% Off)

Courageous Sailing

Thompson Square - Bunker Hill

$190 $95

Under instructor supervision, guests sail 19-ft. Rhodes sailboats or take in a leisurely cruise along the historic waters of Boston Harbor

6, 12, or 18 Body Infusion or Skinny Jean Fitness Classes at Freddy’s Hawaiian Punch (Up to 78% Off)

Freddy’s Hawaiian Punch

Woburn

$180 $49

Skinny Jean classes use bodyweight exercises to sculpt curves; Body Infusions classes use the barre and yoga straps for core conditioning

$27 for $60 Worth of Capoeira — Sinha Capoeira

Sinha Capoeira

Back Bay

$60 $27

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3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at School of Oom Yung Doe (45% Off)

The School Of Oom Yung Doe

Medford

$450 $248

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

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To help women achieve their fitness goals, the certified personal trainers at Get In Shape For Women focus on four areas: weight training, cardio training, nutrition, and accountability. In small group sessions, trainers modify exercises to suit up to four ladies' fitness levels, beginning by calibrating strength-training sessions—such as free weights, lunges, and squats—to each client's abilities while still ensuring they are challenging themselves. Then comes high-intensity cardio interval-training sessions in which trainers encourage exercisers to achieve optimal results on the treadmill or elliptical.

The trainers supplement the group workouts with nutritional planning centered around the concept of eating six small, balanced meals six days a week. They set aside the seventh day as a "free day" for a bit of indulgence, be it eating a favorite sweet or lusting openly after bacon. To hold their women accountable, trainers talk nutrition on the floor during scheduled appointments, and the ladies' progress toward reaching their goals is measured by trainers each week.

801 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington,
MA
US

During afternoons at Together in Motion, children, accompanied by their parents, safely crawl through tunnels, practice somersaults, or explore a Parthenon made completely out of padded building blocks atop a cushioned floor. Evenings, however, turn the tables, allowing grownups to take over the space to fling dodgeballs at opponents or rehearse martial arts strikes in time for their kids' Bring Your Ninja to School Day. Weekend nights find thumping dance soundtracks traveling through the rooms, as black-light parties for teens and tweens celebrate birthdays and raise funds for nonprofits.

Though they admit disparate age groups, these classes and events provide a venue for guests to connect through movement. Together in Motion's facility rents its rooms to independent organizations—Social Boston Sports and Arlington Martial Arts among them—that encourage exercise and camaraderie. From the Latin-inspired beats of adult-centric Zumba classes to the musical motor-skill activities of Movin' Groovin' Tots, all of the programs foster both communal support and a healthy sense of self-confidence.

1 Broadway
Arlington,
MA
US

It was the early 1980s, and after devoting about a decade of her life to fitness, Zayna Gold felt like her body was beaten up. Over time, she began noticing that her high-intensity gym workouts were hurting her body as much as—if not more than—they were helping it. Her husband, Clark, was having the same problem. An avid weightlifter and runner, he found the physical wear and tear was starting to prevent him from maintaining his physique. Zayna recalled teaching Pilates early on in her career, and how it worked her entire body with low-impact movements. She returned to the lengthening and strengthening classes, and by 1989, she and Clark founded Boston Body Pilates.

Their mat, equipment, and barre classes each call upon low-impact stretches and resistance moves that strengthen the core, elongate muscles, and promote overall muscle tone. Zayna's signature program, Brand New Body, challenges students to complete 30 Pilates or barre classes over 2–3 months; and upon completion, they may notice significant changes to their figure. The schedule also includes spinning classes, in diverse variations such as Zen Spin and Spin Bootcamp. In any class, Zayna and her large team of instructors inspire their students to establish a mind-body connection, helping them to feel both physically and mentally stronger, much like solving a crossword puzzle carved in stone.

448 Common St
Belmont,
MA
US

The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.

448 Common St.
Belmont,
MA
US

MG Fitness’ instructors summon sweat during fun group workouts while solo students try out more than 75 pieces of exercise equipment at two convenient studio locations. Workers-out looking to go it alone can bask in the glow of personal TV screens on Precor treadmills or opt for elliptical machines to help arms and legs build strength by repeatedly tracing low-impact ovals and hand turkeys. Men and women alike can tone up, using the sprawling selection of dumbbells and plate-loaded machines by Icarian and Hammer Strength to press, curl, and ripple. Fitness seekers in need of butt-busting camaraderie can drop in on classes that range from calorie-torching step aerobics to limbering power-yoga sessions, where students melt stress with stretches, poses, and deep-breathing exercises. To push clients toward fitness goals, certified personal trainers employ one-on-one coaching, exercise instruction, and the motivating growls of monster trucks.

465 Salem St
Medford,
MA
US

To help women achieve their fitness goals, the certified personal trainers at Get In Shape For Women focus on four areas: weight training, cardio training, nutrition, and accountability. In small group sessions, trainers modify exercises to suit up to four ladies' fitness levels, beginning by calibrating strength-training sessions—such as free weights, lunges, and squats—to each client's abilities while still ensuring they are challenging themselves. Then comes high-intensity cardio interval-training sessions in which trainers encourage exercisers to achieve optimal results on the treadmill or elliptical.

The trainers supplement the group workouts with nutritional planning centered around the concept of eating six small, balanced meals six days a week. They set aside the seventh day as a "free day" for a bit of indulgence, be it eating a favorite sweet or lusting openly after bacon. To hold their women accountable, trainers talk nutrition on the floor during scheduled appointments, and the ladies' progress toward reaching their goals is measured by trainers each week.

452 High St
Medford,
MA
US

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