Health & Fitness in Boston

50%% Off Kayak or SUP Rental from Boating In Boston

Boating in Boston

Carson Beach

$20 $10

Set amidst a serene natural backdrop, rental kayaks or paddleboards float on calm waters at Boating In Boston's Carson Beach location

Up to 85% Off Golf Discount Cards

The Links Card

Online Deal

$215 $32

Card offers discounted green fees at over 130 courses in five states; MA, ME, VT, NH, NY, and includes cart

Up to 54% Off Rowing Session for One or Two

Community Rowing Inc.

Community Rowing Boathouse- Charles River

$37 $17

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Experienced coaches lead rowers along the Charles River, teaching essential rowing techniques

YMCA of Greater Boston – 93% Off Fitness Center Access

YMCA of Greater Boston

Multiple Locations

$375 $25

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Build strength and stamina on gym equipment and sample a wide variety of group classes such as step aerobics, yoga, and Pilates

52% Off at Boston Boxing & Fitness

Boston Boxing

North Allston

$115 $55

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

Up to 50% Off Golf Lessons

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

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

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

Up to 57% Off Wellness Services at Joint Ventures

Joint Ventures

Multiple Locations

$100 $45

Licensed therapists provide wellness services such as massage, acupuncture and personal training with emphasis on personalization

Up to 50% Off Fitness Classes or Personal Training at Life In Synergy

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

33% Off LASIK Surgery for Both Eyes

Sheth-Horsley Eye Center

Multiple Locations

$5,990 $3,995

With more than 12,000 operations under his belt, Dr. Sheth restores vision with sophisticated laser technology and well-practiced precision

Up to 58% Off Golf Lessons 

Jim Fenner Golf Professional

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

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

Up to 80% Off Zoom! Teeth Whitening

Atlantic Ave Dental Group

Boston

$500 $111

Blue LEDs combine with whitening gel to leave smiles brighter; meet with doctor to discuss straightening teeth or the benefits of botox

Up to 55% Off Personal or Semiprivate Training

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

Up to 51% Off Lessons at City Golf Boston

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

44% Off Acupuncture

Maverick Square Acupuncture

Boston

$90 $50

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Up to 56% Off Organic-Juice Cleanse from Joos

JOOS

Multiple Locations

$206.91 $99

Brand new juice formula delivers vitamins while helping to build healthy eating habits; includes encouraging conference calls and videos

Up to 58% Off Hip-Hop Fitness Classes

Sweat The Floor! Hip Hop Conditioning

Boston

$30 $15

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Up to 56% Off Boot Camp

Next Level Fitness

Boston

$80 $37

Professional trainers help students get into strong, sleek shape with up to four weeks of fitness bootcamp

$35 for $200 Toward Prescription Eyeglasses

For Eyes Optical

Multiple Locations

$200 $35

Designer frames from Burberry, Prada, and Ray-Ban contain light, resilient Toughlites lenses with a 30-day comfort zone guarantee

Up to 82% Off Classes at Back Bay Fitness

Back Bay Fitness

Boston

$150 $39

Personal trainers lead small groups of no more than eight students through cardio and core-strengthening workouts

Up to $300 Toward Eyewear

Cohen's Fashion Optical

Downtown

$225 $49

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

87% Off Take-Home Teeth-Whitening Kit

DazzlingWhiteSmileUSA

Downtown

$199 $25

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

Up to 57% Off Reflexology and Bodywork

Healthy Foot Spa

Chinatown - Leather District

$65 $33

Back massages and herbal foot soaks work in tandem with reflexology, which aims to restore bodily health through channels in the feet

Up to 82% Off at Beneski Chiropractic

Beneski Chiropractic

Financial District

$85 $39

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

Up to 53% Off Zumba at The Z Spot

The Z Spot

South End

$110 $52

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

Up to 55% Off at Women’s Fitness of Boston

Women's Fitness of Boston

Downtown

$50 $25

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

Up to 80% Off iLipo Fat-Reduction Treatments

Laser Gentle Medical Spa

Multiple Locations

$299 $99

Noninvasive laser treatments minimize localized fat deposits without discomfort or downtime; 30-minute treatment may reduce up to 3 inches

Up to 90% Off Dental Checkup and Whitening Packages

Arch Street Dental

Multiple Locations

$901 $99

Dental team maintains oral health with a thorough checkup and cleaning; custom take-home whitening trays include whitening gel

83% Off Premium Home Teeth-Whitening Kit

GlamWhite

Boston

$175 $29

Home teeth-whitening kits include trays and free whitening gel refills for life; can whiten teeth up to 12 shades in one to two weeks

79% Off At-Home Teeth Whitening 

White Smile Central

Boston

$116.95 $25

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

Up to 80% Off at Karma Yoga Studios

Karma Yoga Studios

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

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

Up to 83% Off Teeth Whitening or Dental Package

Dental Associates of New England

Multiple Locations

$575 $99

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Zoom! whitens teeth up to 10 shades in one visit; dental package includes x-rays, exam, cleaning, and take-home whitening kit

50% Off Boxing

Godin's Premier Martial Arts

Redeem from Home

$100 $50

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45% Off Yoga Classes

Steel River Yoga

Redeem from Home

$300 $165

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Up to 54% Off Wellness and Weight Loss Programs

Ameyal Holistic Health

Redeem from Home

$50 $25

Detoxifying foods purge bodies of toxins while increasing nutrional intake; weight loss programs help set and accomplish wellness goals

Up to 70% Off Martial Arts Classes

Broadway Jiu-Jitsu and Fitness

South Boston

$139 $49

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

45% Off Boot Camp

Ur Training

Redeem from Home

$120 $66

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50% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Swaby's Tae Kwon Do Academy

Boston

$450 $225

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63% Off Acupuncture Treatments

Pathways to Wellness

South End

$270 $99

Nonprofit center’s licensed acupuncturists insert ultra-fine needles into areas of the body to help boost qi and enact healing mechanisms

45% Off One Month Martial Arts Membership Plus Uniform

Eclectic Karate

Redeem from Home

$140 $77

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70% Off Online Kickboxing Certification

Kick to Fit

Online Deal

$299 $89

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

Up to 82% Off at The Ring Boxing Club

The Ring Boxing Club

Boston

$198 $39

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Boxing classes and total-body workouts led by experienced boxers

Up to 66% Off Body-Shaping Services at Adara Spa

Adara Spa

North End

$200 $69

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Arasys treatment targets adipose tissue with microcurrent technology & boosts metabolism as infrared wrap works to reduce stored fat.

84% Off Nutritional Planning and Coaching

CATZ

Online Deal

$299 $49

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

50% Off Hair Restoration

Micro Scalp Clinic

Boston

$50 $25

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94% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Go2Karate Boston

On Location

$324 $20

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

45% Off Health Coaching Program

Albatross Wellness

On Location

$900 $495

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

45% Off Nutritional Counseling

Breathing Room Yoga And Wellness

Redeem from Home

$75 $41

Nutrition consultation, detailed nutrition plan, customized workout plan, and weekly monitoring of your progress

45% Off Boot Camp

DB Strength And Conditioning

Redeem from Home

$112 $62

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60% Off Golf-Swing Analysis and Club Fitting

TaylorMade Performance Labs

TaylorMade Performance Lab at The International

$375 $150

TaylorMade professionals use latest technology to analyze golf swing and outfit golfers with the equipment that works best for their style

Up to 73% Off Yoga at Bikram Yoga Boston/Harvard Square

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

Up to 60% Off at Tataway

Tataway

Tataway

$375 $150

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Certified technician use a Revlite Q-Swithched laser to break up tattoo pigments that are then naturally absorbed by the body

Up to 65% Off Nutrient IV Infusions

Delete Tattoo Removal & Laser Salon

Back Bay

$140 $55

Administered by trained Medical professional, infusions with essential vitamins and minerals are formulated to help specific bodily needs

87% Off from Pro Smile Teeth Whitening

Pro Smile Teeth Whitening

Downtown

$199 $25

Custom-molded trays, all-natural whitening gel, and LED light work together to fight stains during 30–60-minute sessions

55% Off Acupuncture

Core Health Acupuncture

Washington Square

$210 $94

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40% Off a Four-Week Outdoor Boot Camp

Ultimate Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$239 $143

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Participants burn calories & strengthen muscles as instructors lead creative workouts with cardio circuits, interval training & group games

Up to 53% Off at Evolve Bootcamp

Evolve Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$192 $99

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Enthusiastic instructor motivates students of all fitness levels during high-intensity, outdoor boot-camp classes

Up to 77% Off Summer Pool and Gym Memberships

Atlantis Sports Club

Multiple Locations

$499 $149

Summer memberships include classes and gym access as well as swimming in indoor and outdoor pools

Up to 88% Off Gym Membership to Evolve Fitness

Evolve Fitness

Neighborhood Nine

$200 $24

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

50% Off In-Office Teeth Whitening

Cambridge Smiles Dental Office

Cambridge

$475 $238

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Up to 51% Off Acupuncture for Back Pain

Middle Path Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine

Cambridge

$95 $47

Super-fine needles optimize energy flow throughout the body to assuage a range of concerns, from chronic pain to overeating

Up to 78% Off an Eye Exam and Eyewear

Vision House Opticians

Cambridge

$225 $49

After an optional eye exam, customers choose prescription lenses and fashionable frames from brands like Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, and Cartier

Up to 74% Off VelaSmooth Cellulite Reduction

Dreams Beauty Spa

Riverside

$700 $199

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Cellulite-reduction device shrinks fat cells to improve the skin’s appearance

Up to 75% Off Self-Defense or Boot Camp

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

Up to 77% Off Yoga

Majestic Yoga Studio

Neighborhood Nine

$150 $49

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

Up to 50% Off Harvard Square Eye Care

Harvard Square Eye Care

Harvard Square

$50 $25

Eyewear boutique displays a range of styles and brands such as sporty Bollé frames and sleek Ray-Bans.

Up to 67% Off Acupuncture in Cambridge

Acupuncture Together

North Cambridge

$55 $25

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Acupuncturists strategically place needles to alleviate pain & other issues as clients lounge in comfortable reclining chairs

Up to 61% Off Boot-Camp Classes

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

50% Off Intro to Fencing Course

Bay State Fencers

Ward Two

$150 $75

During fencing bouts supervised by professional coaches, students learn the basics of the sport while using loaned equipment and uniforms

Up to 88% Off Drop-In Fitness Classes

Health Forever

Somerville

$100 $15

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

Up to 53% Off Zumba Classes at Zumba With Jess

Zumba With Jess

Dance Untion

$60 $29

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

Up to 88% Off Martial-Arts Lesson Packages

Villari's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$249 $29

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

Up to 68% Off at Open Space Community Acupuncture

Open Space Community Acupuncture

Union Square/Somerville

$50 $25

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Treat pain, allergies, stress, and other maladies with a natural, ancient technique

Up to 73% Off Dental Exam or Zoom! Teeth Whitening

Dental Arts Davis Square

Davis Square

$600 $299

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Exam with a cleaning keep smiles healthy; Zoom! treatment brightens teeth with a light-activated, hydrogen peroxide-based gel

Up to 65% Off Pilates Reformer Classes

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

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Neil Stone's Karate Academy

Brookline

$510 $281

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Up to 80% Off Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes

Florian Martial Arts

Coolidge Corner

$219 $49

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

Up to 54% Off Acupressure Weight-Loss Treatments

Weightloss Boston

Brookline

$300 $149

Adhering to the Sadkhin Complex, doctors use acupressure beads to stimulate 16 hunger-control points behind the ears, leading to weight loss

Up to 73% Off Fitness Classes

The Body Center Fitness

Brookline Village

$130 $39

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

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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

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 Ave
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