Sean McCarthy challenges yoga enthusiasts from ages 3 to 73 inside his South Shore studio. With his mission to share the practice of yoga with Milton and surrounding communities in an expressive and playful way, the instructor offers a diverse range of classes for all skill levels, helping students reduce stress and amplify calmness. Certified as a registered yoga teacher at the 500-hour level, Sean leads the team of fellow certified yogis at the new, welcoming space at Milton Yoga. Students of all ability levels hone strength, flexibility, and balance in non-competitive hatha and Vinyasa-flow classes held in a heated studio. When not busy mapping guests toward off-ramps of inner peace, yogis also host guided meditation sessions and introduce youngsters to fitness with kids' yoga classes.
One size doesn’t fit all at FrantzWorld Gym. Rather than going it alone, exercisers join forces with trainers who draw up personalized workout plans tailored to each client’s envisioned results. They also lay out nutritional goals that facilitate bodily changes, such as dead-lifting each bushel of apples before you place them in your grocery cart.
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.
Crossfit 93 is tucked inside Blue Hills Fitness, so the crew of coaches includes runners, basketball players, and other athletes, all certified to lead the ever-changing CrossFit workouts. Because it includes such a wide range of exercises, the classes are rarely the same, and there's no simple secret to the workouts. Instead, patrons run, jump, lift, pull, and perform other natural motions. They often benefit from improved strength, flexibility, cardio health, and ability to blend in at action-movie premieres.
Safety-trained staff man all aspects of Atlantis's clubs, whether stationed near the free weights and resistance machines or leading group classes in practices such as yoga and Pilates. Treadmills, stationary bikes, and stairmasters set pulses racing without the need to keep convincing oneself that the oven's still on at home. As high windows set indoor pools sparkling at the Braintree, Danvers, and Hyannis locations, tykes reclaim their amphibious heritage in swim classes and adults aggressively burn calories as they cradle tender joints in aqua fitness classes. Afterward, guests can put in an intensive lounging session in the steam room or sauna.
The F.I.T.T. Pit's CEO and head fitness coach Andre Thomas leads a team of attentive trainers who help kick-start clients’ exercise programs, no matter their age. In the 30-day outdoor boot camp for adults, instructors lead workouts and show clients how to stick to a nutrition plan and stay focused on their goals. A course tailored to older adults helps participants stay healthy by building muscle mass, which can ease joint pain and increase metabolism. And kids can learn healthy habits to last a lifetime in a fitness program that combines exercises and games.