Health & Fitness in Boston

Stress Reduction, One-on-One, Weight-Loss, or Smoking Hypnosis Sessions at Mutare Hypnosis (Up to 67% Off)

Mutare Hypnosis

Boston

Hypnosis seeks to alter fixed physical and emotional behaviors through the power of suggestion during group or private sessions

$150 $49

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$225 or $300 Toward a Complete Pair of Prescription Eyewear at Cohen's Fashion Optical

Cohen's Fashion Optical

Downtown

Selection of basic and polycarbonate lenses and fashionable designer frames from brands such as Ray-Ban and Marc by Marc Jacobs

$225 $49

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One or Two Months of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Muay Thai Classes at Broadway Jiu-Jitsu and Fitness (Up to 76% 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 $40

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Acorn Yoga Studio (Up to 60% Off)

Acorn Yoga Studio

Brighton

This welcoming yoga studio maintains a five-to-one student-teacher ratio in its classes including restorative, vinyasa, and power yoga

$129 $59

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$39 for a Full Bike Tune-Up at Back Bay Bicycles ($ Value)

Back Bay Bicycles

Back Bay

Trained and experienced technicians adjust and tune-up bikes with a quick turnaround, so customers can get back on the road

$75 $39

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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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One Acupuncture Treatments with an Initial Exam from Maverick Square Acupuncture (44% Off)

Maverick Square Acupuncture

Boston

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

$90 $50

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$40 for $80 Worth of Services at Training For Warriors Boston

Training For Warriors Boston

Boston

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

$80 $40

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Golf Lessons or Full or Practice Membership at CityGolf Boston (Up to 55% Off)

CityGolf Boston

Multiple Locations

Year-round improvement with PGA instructors and video swing-analysis technology

$210 $95

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Three or Six 30-Minute Personal Training Sessions (59% Off)

Women's Fitness of Boston

Downtown

One-on-one personal training sessions help excercisers burn calories and sculpt muscles in an all-female setting

$120 $49

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Deluxe or Premium Detox Weight-Loss Package with Massage at Cabral Wellness Institute (Up to 68% Off)

Cabral Wellness Institute

Back Bay

Dry, infrared heat can increase circulation and promote detoxification through perspiration, and massages soothe muscles and release toxins

$148 $49

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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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60-Minute Massage or Chiropractic Package at Beneski Chiropractic (Up to 82% Off)

Beneski Chiropractic

Financial District

Staff ease stress with a 60-minute massage or identify and remedy the underlying causes of chronic pain with a chiropractic package

$85 $39

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$25 for a Premium Home Teeth-Whitening Kit from White Smile Central ($116.95 Value)

White Smile Central

Boston

Professional-grade bleaching gel and LED light erase unsightly stains; remineralizing gel strengthens enamel and reduces sensitivity

$116.95 $25

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

Swaby's Tae Kwon Do Academy

Boston

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

$450 $225

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Private or Group Lessons from Jim Fenner Golf Professional (Up to 58% Off). Four Options Available. 

Jim Fenner Golf Professional

Multiple Locations

Seasoned golf ace Jim Fenner harnesses video swing analysis to address client-specific needs in lessons

$100 $49

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5 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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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 Street
Boston,
MA
US

Though they work from a single office, Dr. Mauro Stuparich and Dr. Alexandra Nouel are both doctors and architects. This dual specialization stems from their training in prosthodontics—the art of rebuilding teeth with crowns, bridges, implants, and other apparatuses. After completing prosthodontics programs at Tufts University, then attending advanced courses on surgical implants at the Misch Institute, the two dentists took their expertise to Boston's historic Electric Carriage House. There, they administer a wide range of restorative, cosmetic, and general dentistry services to clients of all ages.

Assistance from a congenial staff and advanced technology helps the dentists ensure quality, custom results. For example, Dr. Nouel deftly crafts natural-looking crowns using CEREC systems, which can create the coverings in a single day. Whether their clients want to improve their teeth with porcelain veneers or a regulation cleaning, the dentists can rely on several amenities to ensure patients’ comfort during appointments. The staff members encourage clients to bring their own music, and they can administer sedation to quell lingering anxieties. Clients also have the option of donning protective eyewear. The dark glasses guard against particles and the glare of the overhead light while convincing the dentist that every patient is the Terminator.

321 Columbus Avenue
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

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.

249 Newbury St
Boston,
MA
US