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Equipment: LifeFitness equipment, TRX, Bosu Balls, Bands, Everlast Heavy Bags

Students should bring: Bottle of water, towel and gym-only sneakers

Average class length: 60 minutes

Number of Staff: 1?5

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 2011

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Q&A with Melissa Lewis, Manager

Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain?? Why or why not?

Yes, for the most part. We want to challenge our clients to broaden their horizons, expand their way of thinking and take new risks, all in a safe, quality-controlled, and supportive environment.

Sweating to the oldies is acceptable, but sweating to the blues less so. Do you find that certain styles and genres of music generate more intense workouts?

We sure do. We play all types of styles and genres of music, but mainly hip-hop, R&B, reggaeton, Latin, EDM/techno, country, and some Top 40.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

So Fly Fitness is for everyone and anyone. Our clients are various ages, shapes, and sizes all coming together in a friendly, drama-free environment. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and each and every story is inspiring. We all earned our bodies and so can you!

782 Plymouth Street
Holbrook,
MA
US

The instructors at The Body Center don't view Pilates as a simple exercise trend?instead, they conduct classes as interactive seminars on human anatomy. They teach clients how to train certain muscle groups by identifying and coaxing them through specific movement patterns designed to increase strength and flexibility at the same time. Ultimately, they try to instill in their students an enhanced sense of bodily awareness, one that informs walks down the street just as much as it does stretches on the mat.

Because physiques differ depending on build, lifestyle, and how often they were pinched as babies, The Body Center's curriculum is appropriately broad. Class themes range from Reformer and mat Pilates to SCALES and BOSU Core fitness. Beginners derive comfort from the company of other trainees, while intermediate and advanced classes pursue communal challenges. Specialized lessons can focus on specific body parts, sports performance, or the use of props, and modifications throughout every course cater to individual fitness levels.

The staff keeps classes small in the interest of personalization. Mat classes accept up to 10 students, and Reformer classes won't admit more than 6. Private and duet sessions allow for even more focused attention, as instructors won't be distracted by the loud popping of several emerging six-packs.

1 Holden St
Brookline,
MA
US

If you've never been to a Healthworks gym before, today's Groupon is just for you (sorry, regulars). It gets you a "class pass," which lets you attend classes at any of Healthworks' five locations: Back Bay, Brookline, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill, or Salem. You can also use the locker rooms, saunas, steam rooms and whirlpools. Work out, then relax in the bubbling waters and daydream about how good you'll look when bathing suit season rolls around. And because Healthworks is women-only, Larry Leering and Stanley Stare-Master won't be around to ogle you as you bust the moves.

325 Harvard St
Brookline,
MA
US

The staff at Clubex Fitness & Nutrition for Women believes that when it comes to diet and exercise, success is a team effort. That's why the trainers host about 30 different group exercise classes every week, including Pilates, circuit training, and Zumba. Clients looking for a more specialized approach can work one-on-one with personal trainers.

Of course, the facility also allows guests to exercise on their own. Clubex provides for solo workouts with cardio machines, strength-training equipment, and free weights, which keep the gym from blowing away in strong winds. Nutritional programs encourage healthy lifestyle changes, and onsite childcare helps moms-on-the-go enjoy carefree exercise.

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Boston,
MA
US

CycleLife Studio's fleet of stationary bikes can set a pace that's comfortable for everyone from recreational cyclists to seasoned triathletes. Though each class's group format lends an air of camaraderie to the proceedings, individual students can adjust their bike's resistance level to ensure a fully customized experience. Set to fun and motivating playlists, the low-impact workouts torch calories and sculpt muscles without ever forcing you to bike by Old Man McGurn's cobwebby mansion again.

242 Bedford St
Whitman,
MA
US

Emily, the owner and coach at CrossFit Automile, boasts a handful of CrossFit certifications. She uses these certifications and extensive knowledge to design new Workouts of the Day (WODs) every day. The workouts are never the same, and draw from CrossFit?s vast collection of exercises designed to promote varied, functional fitness. Though the exercises are always rotating, they may include Olympic weightlifting, bodyweight exercises, cardio, running, plyometrics, and gymnastics.

661 Pleasant St.
Norwood,
MA
US