What makes it great: chandelier-lit studio, classes that focus on High-Intensity Interval Training, fully-loaded Schwinn AC indoor bikes, Indo-Row Studio Rowing Machines that mimic the dynamic resistance of a rowboat, and eco-friendly shock-absorbing bamboo floors
Since its inception as a nonprofit organization in 1985, Community Rowing Inc. has guided more than 15,000 students in invigorating rowing sessions held on the Charles River. Their experienced staff of Olympians and coaches helps students to become familiar with industry-standard boats and rowing machines through comprehensive introductory lessons and extended handshakes with the rowing arms. After gleaning the skills necessary to properly use equipment, students gain access to locker rooms, training areas, and any additional courses on the Charles River. The full-body, calorie-burning workouts are available throughout the week, allowing students to learn essential techniques such as sweeping, sculling, and dealing peacefully with the water road rage of aggressive gondoliers.
Climbers cling to the carefully placed hand grips, strategizing their way up the side of the rock-like cliff. They have come to Watertown to conquer the Central Rock Gym's 27,000 square-foot climbing wall, reaching 48 feet in height. The facility features climbing walls that range from beginner to advanced levels. Experts guide novice climbers through introductory classes, including the required beginner's class, or supervise more seasoned members scaling the walls' highest heights. Memberships unlock access to all five facilities, gear for the first month, and the use exercise equipment and weights. In addition, memberships grant access to fitness areas, yoga classes, instruction, and other benefits.
With a full slate of classes, tanning, and massage, Assembly Sports Club works to help its clients accomplish their health and fitness goals. The gym's team offers individualized attention with its personal-training sessions. Those who prefer a group setting can participate in a group-fitness class, such as Pilates, Zumba, kickboxing, or indoor cycling. Clients can also get in a workout with the gym's top-of-the-line Hoist, Precor, and Life Fitness equipment. After calorie-burning workouts, gym-goers can relax in a tanning bed or massage chair.
Answer is Fitness invites its members to take charge of their health and wellness with a spacious, well-equipped gym and a diverse schedule of classes ranging from yoga to body pump and muscle inferno. Certified personal trainers help clients maximize their workout efficiency and build strong, lithe musculature, while spinning, PIlates, and yoga group classes train mind and body with tests of physical endurance and flexibility.
Inside Athletic Evolution, a 30,000-square-foot sports complex, seasoned trainers craft fun, customizable workouts from functional movements designed to build strength, stamina, and flexibility. Filled with running, barbell drills, and bodyweight exercises, each small-group class draws inspiration from Olympic events such as track and field, naval warfare, gymnastics, and weightlifting. Abs and arms ripple as students wield kettlebells and climb 25-foot ropes that dangle from the ceiling, and the facility's 65 yards of indoor turf set the stage for sprints, prowler pushes, and impromptu lawnmower races.