Health & Fitness in Boston


$29 for $200 Worth of Prescription Eyewear at Spectacle Eyeware

Spectacle Eyeware

South End

Spectacle owner and frame designer also offers styles like Velvet Eyewear and Intrigue, though without logos that distract customers

$200 $26

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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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$114 for $208 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Boston Kokikai Aikido

Boston Kokikai Aikido

Chinatown - Leather District

From the merchant: Six Week Beginner’s Course. No uniform required. Includes manual and Beginner’s Workbook. Unlimited classes!

$208 $114

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Three Fitness Classes from Sweat The Floor! Hip Hop Conditioning (50% Off)

Sweat The Floor! Hip Hop Conditioning

Boston

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

$10 $5

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$83 for $150 Groupon — STARR YOGA

Starr Yoga

Boston

From the merchant: -Unlimited yoga and barre classes for one month

$150 $83

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Three Acupuncture Treatments from Core Health Acupuncture (55% Off)

Core Health Acupuncture

Washington Square

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

$210 $94

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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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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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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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One Yoga Therapy Session at Intra Yoga Therapy (Up to 51% Off)

Intra Yoga Therapy

Jamaica Central - South Sumner

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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One Month of Karate Classes with Uniforms at One Step Beyond Martial Arts (Up to 76% Off)

One Step Beyond Martial Arts

Cleary Square

Class aims to teach discipline and self-esteem as students focus on the study of self-defense

$120 $29

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Medical Weight-Loss Program at Ideal Weight Loss of Boston (45% Off)

Ideal Weight Loss Of Boston

Boston

From the merchant: Includes nine days worth of food, one-on-one weight-loss coaching, vitamin supplements, and a body-composition analysis

$460 $253

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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 84% Off)

The Ring Boxing Club

Boston

Boxing classes and total-body workouts led by experienced boxers

$198 $35

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One or Two Teeth-Whitening Sessions at Celebrity Smiles (Up to 71% Off)

Celebrity Smiles

Boston

Teeth-whitening treatments brighten enamel by several shades

$300 $89

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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.

3 Lothian Road
Brighton,
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

Fitcorp's trainers have big shoes to fill. Founder Gary Klencheski earned his exercise technician certification from the American College of Sports Medicine and served on the Governor's Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports for 20 years. Klencheski's passion and expertise trickle down through each of his gyms' eight facilities, where each personal trainer has a degree in exercise science, a nationally accredited certification, and the charisma of a dictator holding pompoms.

The gym's array of fitness services includes cardio and strength-training equipment, as well as group Pilates, yoga, boot-camp, and Zumba classes. Massage and acupuncture sessions keep the body in high gear, and an onsite nutritionist offers nutrition tips developed by registered dietitian Amy Boyce.

1 Beacon St
Boston,
MA
US

CityGolf's managing owner and head golf professional, Gary Parker, brings a Class A PGA certification and more than two decades of teaching experience to CityGolf, earning him Boston magazine's Best Golf Pro in 2007. Gary and his team of PGA-certified aces preside over year-round golfing activities inside CityGolf Boston's studios and their modern golf-training facilities, including a brand new downtown Boston location. Pros tailor instruction to individuals during lessons to help straighten out swings with the assistance of Dartfish video swing analysis, which reveals every ill-timed motion, errant clubface position, and argyle-clad poltergeist affecting each shot. A virtual-reality simulator recreates the environments of more than 30 legendary courses, and a 280-square-foot putting green challengers players' ability to read breaking greens.

800 Boylston Street
Boston,
MA
US

CityGolf's managing owner and head golf professional, Gary Parker, brings a Class A PGA certification and more than two decades of teaching experience to CityGolf, earning him Boston magazine's Best Golf Pro in 2007. Gary and his team of PGA-certified aces preside over year-round golfing activities inside CityGolf Boston's studios and their modern golf-training facilities, including a brand new downtown Boston location. Pros tailor instruction to individuals during lessons to help straighten out swings with the assistance of Dartfish video swing analysis, which reveals every ill-timed motion, errant clubface position, and argyle-clad poltergeist affecting each shot. A virtual-reality simulator recreates the environments of more than 30 legendary courses, and a 280-square-foot putting green challengers players' ability to read breaking greens.

100 Holton St.
Boston,
MA
US

Cofounders Jill Tomich and Peter Lavelle had both been active in the fitness world before they opened Ultimate Bootcamp in 2004. Jill threw her energies into boxing, ballet, yoga, and blogging for a wedding diet-and-fitness website, and Peter, a native Irishman, was a triathlete. In all his pursuits, Peter adhered to the motto "We're not here for a long time?we're here for a good time."

This credo infuses all of the boot-camp programs. Campers from all across the fitness spectrum find accommodation as the workouts meet them close to home. Trainers never push too far, but always challenge. An energetic mix of outdoor-resistance and interval training layers patrons in svelte muscle, builds strength, and burns calories to promote weight loss more effectively than a rice cake's PR agent. Far from the stereotypical idea of a boot camp, encouragement and support roll in from instructors who foster cooperation and camaraderie between fellow boot campers.

1 Constitution Rd.
Boston,
MA
US