The staff at Greater Boston Running Company—the Northeast operation of the national and online retailer Running Company—hopes customers are not misled by the name. They’ll custom fit everyone for shoes that support their pursuits, whether they be marathoners, CrossFitters, or a nurse who has to stand all day. The process starts with talking to guests about their average workout or day, followed by a meticulous measuring of their feet. Staffers then have guests walk, jog, or run on a treadmill equipped with slow-motion-capture software, which lets guests see things such as how their arches react when striking and lifting from the ground. Armed with this wealth of information, Greater Boston Running Company’s team can narrow the expansive shoe stock down to just a few recommendations.
Beyond an armory of footwear, Greater Boston Running Company stocks athletic apparel and accessories from brands such as New Balance, Garmin, and SmartWool. This gear is matched by a wealth of educational resources, both online and at the store level. Regularly posted web articles cover topics from how the seasons impact nutritional needs to how rubbing your body in bacon attracts wild animals and boosts your desire to run.
At individual locations, each store’s staff works with local running clubs, high-school teams, and charities—making them especially adept at pointing runners toward fellow runners and trainers who will help them reach their goals.
A stay at Aloft Lexington places you in the heart of Lexington, convenient to Minute Man National Historical Park and Lexington Battle Green. This hotel is within close proximity of Lexington Visitors Center and National Heritage Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 136 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including a health club, an indoor pool, and bicycles to rent. Additional amenities include billiards, a pool table, and a fireplace in the lobby.
Grab a bite from a snack bar/deli serving guests of Aloft Lexington. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and express check-in. Planning an event in Lexington? This hotel has facilities measuring 678 square feet (63 square meters), including conference/meeting rooms. Free parking is available onsite.
After graduating from the Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics, Jenelle Paris went on to become a certified eyelash extensionist as well as a MAC-trained makeup artist. With this experience, Jenelle has been able to establish Beauty Couture by Jenelle, her intimate boutique spa. At her beauty haven, clients lounge amongst vintage European-inspired décor. Jenelle and her team evoke each client's inner beauty through the aid of aesthetic treatments and massage services. Aestheticians reach for the advanced biotechnology of Neocutis skincare products as they perform peels blended from glycolic acid and enzymes. The Neocutis "Processed Skin Cell Proteins (PSP)" mixture of skin nutrients includes cytokines, growth factors, and antioxidants to achieve optimal results. Beauty Couture also specializes in eyelash extensions. A synthetic silk blend is used to create each mink eyelash extension adhered to the eyelid's original lashes while the spa's resident aesthetic nurse specialist reverses signs of aging with Botox, Belotero, Radiesse, and Juvederm injections.
Boston Pilates Plus's high-intensity fitness classes, designed by fitness guru Sebastien Lagree, combine the traditional principles of Pilates with strength and cardio training to help students of all abilities sculpt toned physiques. On the brightly lit studio's gleaming wood floors, students buff up their bods on Megaformer machines, which target the upper and lower body using a system of springs, pulleys, and a strategically out-of-reach donut dangling on a fishing line. Students tone their muscles as joints and connective tissue breathe easy in the fat-burning, low-impact classes. For a more cardio-centric routine, try the barre blast class, which guides students through a low-impact workout that blends cardio, barre stretches, and strength training. Boot camps similarly focus on cardio, meeting twice a week for four weeks to romp through 30 minutes of intense exercise.
At Ruyi Restaurant, towering orange flames flare up from each hibachi grill, where masters showcase culinary prowess for hungry audiences while searing up a menu of scallops, filet mignon, and lobster. At a bright blue sushi bar, knives slice through fresh seafood, preparing chef specialties such as the Lemon Tree maki, where avocado cuddles up with siso leaf and cucumber, waiting for a goodnight kiss beneath a blanket of tuna, salmon, and lemon. Classic Chinese dishes round out the pan-Asian menu, topping white tablecloths with marinated mongolian steak and spicy szechuan lamb. Behind the bar, underlighting sets bottled spirits aglow before they accompany bites and fuel wagers over how many sushi rolls a date can hold in his or her mouth.
Eco-friendly, reusable Re-Pac bags protect food, toiletries, and other items within confines that repel mildew and mould. Vibrant colours and patterns add touches of style to their tightly woven nylon liners, zippers, and polyester outsides, which have been rated safe for food by a third-party lab. The sacks range in volume from 7"x4" bags (about the size of a pair of sunglasses) all the way up to a gallon-size bag ideal for carrying toiletries or the world's largest gumdrop.
The company, which was started by a nurse and her mother, manufactures all its bags within the United States. It also backs each product with a lifetime warranty, which guarantees the bags stay safe during countless trips through the washing machine or the interdimensional wormhole in the dishwasher.