Gyms in Boston

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

Life in Synergy

Back Bay

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

$100 $60

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

FrantzWorld Gym

Boston

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

$50 $25

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Three or Six Hip-Hop Fitness Classes from Sweat The Floor! Hip Hop Conditioning (Up to 58% Off)

Sweat The Floor! Hip Hop Conditioning

Boston

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$30 $15

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$43.99 for Five Boxing Classes at Peter Welch's Gym (65% Value)

Peter Welch's Gym

Columbus Park - Andrew Square

Men and women of any age learn old-school boxing methods at a studio visited by Anthony Bourdain and frequented by pros such as Brock Lesnar

$125 $43.99

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Yoga Classes and Gym Passes at Karma Yoga Studios (Up to 80% Off). Four Options Available.

Karma Yoga Studios

Multiple Locations

Many types of yoga, such as Yin, Power & Vinyasa, offered in three clean, modern studios; gym features cardio & strength-training equipment

$75 $29

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$50 for $100 Worth of Boxing — Godin's Premier Krav Maga

Godin's Premier Martial Arts

Redeem from Home

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$100 $50

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Five Yoga Classes from Steel River Yoga (45% Off)

Steel River Yoga

Redeem from Home

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$300 $165

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5, 10, or 20 Classes at Women’s Fitness of Boston (Up to 58% Off)

Women's Fitness of Boston

Downtown

Group fitness classes such as Pilates, boxing, and Zumba burn calories and sculpt muscles in an all-female setting

$60 $25

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One or Two Months of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Muay Thai Classes at Broadway Jiu-Jitsu and Fitness (Up to 70% Off)

Broadway Jiu-Jitsu and Fitness

South Boston

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu relies on grappling and ground-fighting techniques; Muay Thai focuses on stand-up striking and clinching maneuvers

$139 $49

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Two Weeks of Fitness and Conditioning Classes at Sinha Capoeira Downtown Boston (50% Off)

Sinha Capoeira Downtown Boston

Boston

Sinha is a fun, fast-paced, and full-body workout.

$80 $40

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3 Weeks of Boot Camp Classes from UR Training (45% Off)

Ur Training

Redeem from Home

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$120 $66

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3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Swaby Tae Kwon Do Academy (50% Off)

Swaby's Tae Kwon Do Academy

Boston

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$450 $225

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$77 for $140 Toward One Month Martial Arts Membership with Uniform— Eclectic Karate

Eclectic Karate

Redeem from Home

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$140 $77

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$89 for an Online Kickboxing-Instructor Certification Course from Kick 2 Fit ($299 Value)

Kick to Fit

Online Deal

A certified personal trainer leads an online certification course that teaches kickboxing basics with drills and exercises

$299 $89

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5 or 10 Boxing Classes with Gloves and Hand Wraps at The Ring Boxing Club (Up to 82% Off)

The Ring Boxing Club

Boston

Boxing classes and total-body workouts led by experienced boxers

$198 $39

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$49 Nutrition Planning and Coaching provided by CATZ Sports Performance Training Centers ($299 Value)

CATZ

Online Deal

Nutrition planning and coaching includes initial assessment, customized meal plans, weekly progress check-ins, and unlimited e-mail support

$299 $49

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10 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform with Option for Test and a Graduation Belt at Go2Karate (94% Off)

Go2Karate Boston

On Location

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

$324 $20

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6 Weeks of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes from DB Strength and Conditioning (45% Off)

DB Strength And Conditioning

Redeem from Home

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$112 $62

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$25 for Five Yoga Classes at Open Doors Yoga Studios ($75 Value)

Open Doors Yoga Studios

Multiple Locations

Experienced instructors lead students through 60- to 90-minute yoga classes geared toward strengthening cores and helping relax the mind

$75 $25

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5, 10, or 20 Zumba Classes at The Z Spot (Up to 55% Off)

The Z Spot

Back Bay

Licensed Zumba instructors engage exercisers with Latin-inspired dance-fitness numbers

$65 $32

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Two Weeks of Small Group or Personal Training at Next Level Fitness (Up to 82% Off)

Next Level Fitness

North End

Personal trainers help clients work toward their fitness goals over two weeks of small group or personal training classes

$437.50 $78

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

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

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

$300 $20

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$69 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga ($195 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Multiple Locations

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses, breathing exercises, and uplifting music energize bodies and minds in stretch-friendly heated rooms

$195 $69

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10 Gym Visits or Two-Month Gym Membership at Evolve Fitness (Up to 88% Off)

Evolve Fitness

Neighborhood Nine

Group fitness classes such as Zumba, yoga, and BodyCombat at a gym with Precor, Life Fitness, and Hammer Strength equipment

$200 $24

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

AMAC Gym

Cambridge

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

$150 $49

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

Majestic Yoga Studio

Neighborhood Nine

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

$150 $49

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10 Zumba Classes at Feel Alive with Fen and David (50% Off)

Feel Alive With Fen And David

Multiple Locations

Try a Zumba class with Fen and David and discover how fun exercise can be

$60 $30

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

TEEM Performance Training

Danehy Park

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

$96 $45

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10 or 20 Drop-In Fitness Classes at Health Forever (Up to 88% Off)

Health Forever

Somerville

Fitness instructors motivate students through classes designed to sculpt fat into toned muscles

$100 $15

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5 or 10 Zumba Classes at Zumba With Jess (Up to61% Off)

Zumba With Jess

Dance Untion

A supportive and friendly instructor who has earned spots on Boston A-List leads a fun, dance-based workout in a welcoming atmosphere

$60 $24

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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

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

$249 $29

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Five Yoga Classes at Chelsea Yoga (50% Off)

Chelsea Yoga

Chelsea

Introductory-level yoga classes help beginners and new students start their practice

$50 $25

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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

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

$115 $45

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3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Neil Stone's Karate Academy (45% Off)

Neil Stone's Karate Academy

Brookline

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$510 $281

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at Florian Martial Arts (Up to 80% Off)

Florian Martial Arts

Coolidge Corner

Class options include Brazilian jujitsu, wrestling, strength and conditioning, and striking

$219 $49

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5 or 10 Fitness Classes at The Body Center Fitness (Up to 73% Off)

The Body Center Fitness

Brookline Village

Experienced trainers keep workouts interesting and results-driven by creating new, intense challenges and keeping class sizes small

$130 $39

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$79 for 10 Classes at Polegression Studios ($195 Value)

Polegression Studios

Multiple Locations

Experienced pole-dance instructors lead confidence- and muscle-toning classes for women of all experience levels

$195 $79

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Fundamentals Course with One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes for One or Two at CrossFit RBP (Up to 53% Off)

CrossFit RBP

1 mile from the Wellington MBTA station

Exercisers take Fundamentals course to learn how to do functional fitness workouts; CrossFit sessions constantly change to challenge muscles

$209 $99

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One or Three Yoga Therapy Sessions at Intra Yoga Therapy (Up to 70% Off)

Intra Yoga Therapy

Jamaica Plain

Yoga therapy aims to ease stress and tension, build physical and emotional self-awareness, and promote mental clarity for mind-body healing

$120 $59

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10 or 15 Cross Training Classes at Strength Discovery (Up to 69% Off)

Strength Discovery

Revere

Small group training classes at a studio focus on devising personal workout plans based around each individual's unique physical needs

$150 $69

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Classes at Foster Fitness (Up to 64% Off). Four Options Available.

Foster Fitness

West Revere

Use the fitness classes to get in shape just in time for summer

$100 $49

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at Greater Boston Fitness (Up to 55% Off)

Greater Boston Fitness

West Revere

Martial-arts classes include jujitsu, MMA, boxing, and muay thai kickboxing

$110 $50

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Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Revere CrossFit (50% Off)

Revere Crossfit

Revere

From the merchant: At Revere CrossFit you will not find any machine; instead you will find kettlebells, barbells, and medicine balls.

$219 $110

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

IMPACT Boston

Malden

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$95 $52

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5, 10, or 20 Boxing, Kickboxing, or MMA Fitness Classes at Red House Martial Arts (Up to 78% Off)

Red House Martial Arts

Malden

Fight your way to fitness during high intensity workouts that employ the movements of boxing, kickboxing, and MMA

$100 $29

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One or Three Months of Strength Training and Conditioning Classes at Athena School of Arms (Up to 63% Off)

Athena School of Arms

Medford

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

$180 $77

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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

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$450 $248

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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

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

$120 $39

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

Borealis Yoga

Medford

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

$75 $39

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3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Roshankish Tae Kwon DO (45% Off)

Roshankish Krav Maga

Medford

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$540 $297

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

Boston Bootcamp Guy

Medford

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

$160 $40

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5 or 10 Fitness Classes or One Month of Fitness Classes at Gold's Gym (Up to 87% Off)

Gold's Gym-Medford

Wellington

Classes range from Zumba and yoga to mixed martial arts, boxing, cardio training, and aerobics

$75 $29

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$50 for $90 Worth of Zumba — Wonderfully Fit With Timora

Wonderfully Fit With Timora

Watertown

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$90 $50

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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

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

$85 $49

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

Sarah's School Of Martial Arts

Arlington

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

$150 $68

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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

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

$150 $39

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

North Shore Martial Arts Center

Melrose

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

$234 $29

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5 or 10 Fitness Classes or One Month of Classes at Fitness Together Melrose (Up to 57% Off)

Fitness Together Melrose

Melrose

Work to build strength and endurance in small groups, allowing you to receive more customized attention from a skilled trainer

$75 $35

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10 or 20 Fitness Classes at bodyco (Up to 82% Off)

bodyco

Middleton

Group fitness classes such as boot camp, Box Fit, and cycling are tailored to suit students of all ages and experience levels

$175 $39

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Two, Four or Six Personal Training Sessions at Cutting Edge Fitness (Up to 81% Off)

Cutting Edge Fitness Inc

Newton Center

Certified trainer motivates clients through high-intensity 30-minute sessions

$140 $30

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Three or Six Pilates Inspired Fitness Classes at The Studio Empower (Up to 62% Off)

The Studio Empower

Newton Center

A high intensity, low impact workout strengthens & tones with 45-minute classes fusing Pilates' principles with cardio & strength training

$105 $40

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$69 for One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Action Athletics ($159 Value)

Action Athletics

Nonantum

Creative workouts and competition are hallmarks of this fitness studio; enjoy such classes as morning buzz, flow, and cardio chaos

$159 $69

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One- or Two-Month Membership at LFC Fitness (Up to55% Off)

LFC Fitness

Neponset - Port Norfolk

Monthly membership to women's gym includes unlimited access to fitness, dance, and yoga classes and gym facilities

$50 $25

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10 or 20 Yoga, Pilates, Step, Muscle, or Aerobics Classes at Winchester Aerobics (Up to 60% Off)

Winchester Aerobics

Multiple Locations

Exercisers can get in shape with choice of group fitness classes, such as yoga, Pilates, or aerobics

$100 $50

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10 or 20 Group Boot-Camp Classes at Launch Fitness (70% Off)

Launch Fitness

South Quincy

Trainer motivates and challenges boot-camp participants to reach their fitness goals

$250 $75

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Karate or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Membership at East Coast Martial Arts Academy (Up to 83% Off). 4 Options Available

East Coast Martial Arts Academy

Quincy

Get a great cardio workout while learning the self-defense skills of karate & Brazilian jiu-jitsu from coaches with over 40 years experience

$179 $39

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$63 for $125 Worth of Boot Camp at T.T.S.U.

T.T.S.U. Boot Camp

Quincy

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$125 $63

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One Month of CrossFit or Striking Classes or 10 CrossFit Classes at Crossfit Toe to Toe (67% Off)

Crossfit Toe to Toe

Wollaston

CrossFit classes mix a variety of functional exercises into high-intensity sessions; striking classes add fighting skills to the workout

$189 $69

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$20 for $45 Toward Katie's Kickbutt Bootcamp — Katie's Kickbutt Bootcamp

Commit 2B Fit Studio

Quincy Center

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$45 $20

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$150 for $300 Groupon — L.I.F.E. PROFESSIONAL TRAINERS

L.i.f.e. Professional Trainers

Quincy Center

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$300 $150

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10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Real Life Yoga (Up to 62% Off)

Real Life Yoga

Quincy Center

Certified yoga instructors help students of all fitness levels improve strength and flexibility during hatha, Vinyasa, and tai chi classes

$95 $49

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10 or 20 Zumba Classes at Z Factor Zumba (Up to 51% Off)

Z Factor Zumba

South Quincy

Dance classes pair easy-to-follow steps with energetic Latin rhythms and rev up metabolism, burning calories and sculpting bodies

$70 $35

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$54 for $99 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Tiger Institute Tae Kwon Do

Tiger Institute Tae Kwon Do

Saugus

From the merchant: Start a lifelong journey in the Korean art of tae kwon do. Includes registration, orientation, first month of classes.

$99 $54

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

Elements Wareham

Multiple Locations

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

$69 $20

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$200 for $400 Worth of Conditioning — Cj's BFIT Program

Cj's Bfit Program

Waltham

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$400 $200

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10 Boot-Camp Classes or One Month of Boot-Camp Classes from The F.I.T.T. Pit (Up to 88% Off) 

The F.I.T.T. Pit

Hyde Park - Cleary Square

Trainers keep clients motivated in boot-camp workouts and also provide nutritional advice to ensure weight-loss

$150 $19

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$198 for $360 3 Months of Boot Camp Groupon — Unified Fitness Studio

Unified Fitness

Readville

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$360 $198

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One or Two Months of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit SBF (79% Off)

CrossFit SBF

Dedham

CrossFit students build strength and endurance in constantly changing workouts rooted in everyday movements

$375 $79

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at Tokyo Joe's Studios of Self-Defense (Up to 63% Off)

Tokyo Joe's Studios of Self-Defense

Downtown Woburn

Karate is about more than kicks and punches. Their programs develop focus, discipline and they help build a students self confidence.

$129 $49

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Exhale Spa seeks to transform its clientele inside and out. The founding team of fitness professionals and aestheticians sought to create an environment where they could empower visitors with pampering spa treatments, invigorating fitness classes, and lifestyle education, helping clients attain a sense of control and holistic balance. Now with 19 locations across 11 cities, Exhale Spa and its signature services have earned mentions in numerous national publications, including People magazine, the New York Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine.

Exhale's signature Core Fusion classes incorporate dance-inspired stretches, yoga poses, and Pilates exercises into total-body workouts that build long, lean limbs and sturdy abdominal muscles over time. For an even more varied workout, the instructors introduce boot-camp techniques, cardio exercises, or multiplication tables to select sessions. Yoga classes present a similar amount of breadth and variety, drawing inspiration from a number of introspective and physically oriented styles. To help hasten physical transformations, nutrition and wellness coaches teach attendees about the impacts of diet. These sessions build an awareness of healthy eating habits through custom meal plans and by teaching clients how to identify the edible parts of a fruit basket.

Many of the center's traditional spa services seek to inspire confidence. Facials pamper and refine skin using everything from green tea and fruit extracts to microcurrent technology, and mani-pedis revitalize digits before glazing nails with a vibrant new coat of color. Bodywork treatments look beyond physical relaxation and focus on holistic concerns. Massage therapists can use Eastern or Western modalities to soothe overstressed musculature, and acupuncture treatments and reiki sessions jump-start natural healing processes by encouraging the free flow of inner energies.

28 Arlington St
Boston,
MA
US

Above all else, Sifu K.L. Brown understands two things: first, that a physical change can trigger a spiritual change; and second, that most martial-arts training caters more to men than to women. K.L. discovered that first truth as a boy in the Bronx, where his passion for the Boy Scouts, martial arts, and dance led him to several defining accomplishments. Namely, he was one of first African-Americans from his borough to earn the rank of an Eagle Scout and won both Silver Mittens and Golden Gloves titles before going on to a career as a professional boxing coach.This experience contributed to his second realization, that women needed a style of martial-arts training tailored for their fitness needs and style of learning.

Thus, K.L. designed Sweat Box, a form of martial-arts-based fitness training that dispenses with the rigidity of formal training studios in favor of a high-energy, celebratory atmosphere. As he leads participants through exercises, he also mixes in hip-hop moves and gymnastics. Leading each class, he adjusts exercises for all fitness levels, scaling difficulty where needed. In addition to helping students attain an improved physique, his fitness programs—which include classes, personal training, and competition training—encourage students to expand their perceptions of who they are and what they're capable of.

Still upholding the humanitarianism he learned with the Boy Scouts, K.L. also uses Sweat Box to promote community mindedness. Through his philanthropic venture Sweat Box, Inc. Rose Foundation, he donates proceeds from Sweat Box and Sweat Box Couture toward research into breast cancer, diabetes, and how to make donuts less delicious.

800 Boylston St
Boston,
MA
US

The YMCA keeps residents healthy and engaged in more than 10,000 neighborhoods across the country, but it traces its American origins to the streets of 19th-century Boston. Here, Thomas Valentine Sullivan carried on the mission started in London by George Williams: providing affordable recreation and residence to young men from cities and country towns alike. Over the last century and change, the organization's mission changed to keep pace with the evolving times; today, the YMCA of Greater Boston welcomes anyone interested in furthering the causes of "youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility."

This modern mission combines the Y's signature programming with new initiatives designed to keep citizens one step ahead of an ever-changing world. Members stay fit and active with everything from organized sports and fitness classes to lifeguard, CPR, and first aid lessons. But the Y's developmental programs go far beyond bodily strength; their enrichment and leadership courses equip youths with the confidence needed to take charge in their everyday lives, and ESL classes help newcomers to English embark on the next step of their linguistic lives.

150 3rd Avenue
Boston,
MA
US

For years, Life in Synergy founder Helena Collins was frustrated with her body. Despite vigorously working out and dieting, she wasn't seeing results. But she knew there had to be a way to achieve the figure she wanted while still eating the foods she loved and actually enjoying her workouts. So she set out to find a solution. After more than 30 years of research, she now lives by the motto "Work smarter, not harder," and has developed a fitness method that motivates her clients to make long-term changes through custom nutrition plans, exercise, and life-coaching sessions.

Along with her team of certified trainers, Collins first meets with each client to assess their goals, which might include losing pounds or finally being able to bench-press their older brother. The staff then develops a customized nutrition plan that eschews fad diets and starvation, as well as a fitness plan that hones in on specific problem areas such as the thighs, love handles, and belly. During Life in Synergy's signature Synergistics Fitness Method classes, clients work toward those same goals in a group setting, using exercise bands and medicine balls for low-impact moves that don't damage joints. The metabolism-boosting workouts also emphasize stretching and strengthening weak muscles to correct any imbalances in the body. The trainers further hone in on problem areas during classes including Butts and Guts, Lean Legs, and Abs and Arms.

867 Boylston St.
Boston,
MA
US

Attracting the ringside cheers of NBC's Today show, as well as the 2011, 2012, and 2013 CityVoter title of Best Gym in Boston, The Ring Boxing Club's boxers eschew the monotony of standard fitness routines in favor of the strategy and concentration of boxing. These accomplished boxing coaches—of them, a Golden Gloves winner, a former U.S. Army Green Beret, and an incredibly dynamic former Super Middleweight once ranked sixth in the world—tutor students of all ages and fitness levels through what the Boston Herald describes as an "all encompassing workout that improves fitness and coordination and builds strength." They motivate clients to embrace the confidence that blossoms in the ring as they elegantly dance with an opponent or punching bag, engraining hooks and uppercuts into muscle memory. Amid the gym's boxing memorabilia and posters, they teach more than 60 classes a week, leading a 12-round boxing workout that marries a professional boxer's workout with a montage of fitness drills. They also teach the pugilist's basic footwork, punches, and blocks, which they streamline with strength training, theory, and proper form.

971 Commonwealth Ave
Boston,
MA
US

South End Yoga owner-instructor Patrice Flesch has been studying yoga for nearly four decades, but it was Kripalu yoga that finally inspired her to become a certified yoga instructor. Extremely accessible to newcomers and people with physical limitations, the discipline is distinguished by an extensive system of pose modifications that build flexibility gradually. Flesch applies these principles outside the studio in work with Alzheimer?s, cardiac, and cancer patients at her home base, a tucked-away space on a leafy street lined with row houses that all have excellent posture. Many of the classes at South End Yoga are tailored to accommodate students of all backgrounds, and most are limited to a small number of students.

Among other styles of yoga, Iyengar classes incorporate lightweight props to methodically tone muscles. Some classes are designed specifically with moms and moms-to-be in mind. During prenatal yoga, expectant mothers work on focused breathing and gentle stretching, whereas Mom & Baby classes incorporate tiny tots in a series of toning stretches.

111 W Concord St
Boston,
MA
US