Things To Do In Newton

Pass for a Round of Golf at 10 Golf Courses for One or Two from Mass Tour Card (Up to 78% Off)

Mass Tour Card

Multiple Locations

$450 $99

The pass grants golfers one round at 10 area courses, including Maplegate Country Club and The Bay Pointe Club

Two, Four or Six Personal Training Sessions at Cutting Edge Fitness (Up to 71% Off)

Cutting Edge Fitness Inc

Newton Center

$140 $45

Certified trainer motivates clients through high-intensity 30-minute sessions

Three or Six Pilates Inspired Fitness Classes at The Studio Empower (Up to 62% Off)

The Studio Empower

Newton Center

$105 $40

A high intensity, low impact workout strengthens & tones with 45-minute classes fusing Pilates' principles with cardio & strength training

$69 for One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Action Athletics ($159 Value)

Action Athletics

Nonantum

$159 $69

Creative workouts and competition are hallmarks of this fitness studio; enjoy such classes as morning buzz, flow, and cardio chaos

One or Three 45-Minute Kindermusik Play-Dates at Suzuki School of Newton (Up to 62% Off)

Suzuki School of Newton

Auburndale

$15 $7

Parents engage with their children through guided musical activities using instruments provided by the Suzuki School of Newton

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

All-Day Passes for One, Two, or Four Kids, or a Birthday Party for Up to 15 at Inside Playground (Up to 44% Off)

Inside Playground

East Watertown

$10 $6

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Shoeless tykes romp through inflated structures, ball pools, and sit-down games and puzzles in an indoor playplace

$275 for $500 Worth of Art Camp at Creative Globe Trotter

Globe Trotter

Watertown

$500 $275

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$173 for a Fitness Package with Personal Training and Gym Membership at Mount Auburn Club ($668 Value)

Mount Auburn Club

Cambridge/Watertown Line

$668 $173

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Health coaching and fitness design session kick off two months of fitness with four personal-training sessions and a health-club membership

5 or 10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Inner Strength Studios (Up to 61% Off)

Inner Strength Studios

Multiple Locations

$85 $49

Clients meditate, breathe, and stretch during 60- to 90-minute vinyasa yoga classes, most of which are heated

One-Month Unlimited Access Membership with Spa Access at Elements Wareham (Up to 79% Off)

Elements Wareham

Multiple Locations

$69 $20

Yoga, Zumba, spin, and more classes at women-only gym with hydrotherapy massage bed and infrared sauna

Dance Classes or Pole-Dancing Party at SuperShag Dance Studios (Up to 51% Off). Four Options Available.

SuperShag Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$132 $69

Private and group dance lessons help students perfect their moves in a variety of styles; pole dancing is a exciting theme for a party

$29 for Four Dance Sessions and Annual Registration Fee at Acrobatic Rock 'n' Roll Academy of Boston (Up to $110 Value)

Acrobatic Rock 'n' Roll Academy of Boston

Acrobatic Rock 'N Roll Academy of Boston

$110 $29

Competitive and recreational combo, tumbling, and acrobatic classes geared toward kids

Kayak Rental for One Youth or Adult or Double Kayak or Canoe for Two at Nemasket Kayak Center (Up to 53% Off)

Nemasket Kayak Center

Multiple Locations

$40 $19

Paddlers explore the temperate waters of Tihonet Pond or Onset Beach, glimpsing local wildlife such as herons, egrets, and osprey

$66 for $120 Groupon — Seaside Crossfit

Seaside Crossfit

West Wareham

$120 $66

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Wine- or Culinary-Education Workshop for One, Two, or Four at Gordon's Fine Wines & Liquors (Up to 78% Off)

Gordon's Fine Wines & Liquors

Waltham

$45 $15

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Instructors, guest sommeliers, and local producers teach students about wine production, food pairings, or bourbon-based cocktails

10 or 15 Yoga Classes at Shiva Shakti Yoga Center (Up to 69% Off) 

Shiva Shakti Yoga Center

Waltham

$150 $49

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Yogis flow through poses in wood-floored studio, led by instructors who tailor moves to match students' experience levels

5 or 10 Yoga Classes or 30 Days of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Vo2max Elite (Up to 67% Off)

Vo2max Elite

Needham

$75 $30

Yoga classes for all skill levels, with sunrise, power yoga, and flow options available

Firearms-Safety Course for One or Two at Tactical Dynamics Firearms Training (50% Off)

Tactical Dynamics Firearms Training

Multiple Locations

$90 $45

Students learn about marksmanship and firearms safety at a four-hour, state-approved class taught by military and law enforcement veterans

5 Group or Private Boxing or Circuit Training Classes at Vo2max Fitness (Up to 83% Off)

Vo2max Fitness

Needham

$125 $29

Boxing and fitness studio blends classic fighter workouts and training techniques to fine tune boxing ability and craft effective exercises

10 CrossFit Classes or 1 Month of Unlimited Classes at Tokyo Joe's Studios/Dragon's Eye CrossFit (Up to 74% Off)

Tokyo Joe's Studios/Dragon's Eye CrossFit

Waverley Square

$150 $39

Work up a sweat with intense CrossFit routines that incorporate functional moves to increase agility and strength

One, Two, or Four Private and Group Dance Lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (Up to 69% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$238 $79

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Group dance lessons introduce beginner couples or singles to the basic moves, and private lessons let students work on more advanced skills

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas at Great Scott (Up to 55% Off)

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas

Great Scott

$10 $5

Friday-night comedy shows host standup by local comedians

5 or 10 Pilates Reformer Classes or a Learn Pilates Class Package at The Body Center (Up to 65% Off)

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

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Neil Stone's Karate Academy (45% Off)

Neil Stone's Karate Academy

Brookline

$510 $281

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at Florian Martial Arts (Up to 80% Off)

Florian Martial Arts

Coolidge Corner

$219 $49

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

5 or 10 Fitness Classes at The Body Center Fitness (Up to 73% Off)

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

Make Your Own Seasonal Fruit Preserves with a Master Foodie

Seasonal Fruit-Preserve Class

Jamaica Plain

$40 $40

Leah Waldo immerses you in the basics of jams, jellies, and preserves from cooking to canning

Jewelry-Making Class or Welding Workshop for One or Two at Stonybrook Fine Arts (Up to 54% Off)

Stonybrook Fine Arts

Jamaica Plain

$150 $75

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Students create silver rings and pendants or learn the basics of welding

One or Three Yoga Therapy Sessions at Intra Yoga Therapy (Up to 70% Off)

Intra Yoga Therapy

Jamaica Plain

$120 $59

Yoga therapy aims to ease stress and tension, build physical and emotional self-awareness, and promote mental clarity for mind-body healing

Five Dance Classes for One or Two at Dance Republic (Up to 63% Off)

Dance Republic

Wellesley

$100 $45

Learn social dances such as the salsa, tango, cha-cha, or fox trot, or build core strength and endurance in a Salsa-Thon dance-fitness class

$55 for $100 Toward One month of Martial Arts Classes — New Horizon Karate & More

New Horizon Karate & More

West Boylston

$100 $55

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Dance Classes at Diane Kelley Dance Studio (Up to 54% Off). Six Options Available.

Diane Kelley Dance Studio

West Boylston

$73 $35

Students ages 18 months to nine years learn coordination, motor skills, and graceful movements in children's dance lessons

$40 for a Rigid-Heddle Weaving Class at The Weaving Shed ($85 Value)

The Weaving Shed

West Boylston

$85 $40

A simple, efficient, and relaxing machine, the rigid-heddle loom aids students in making scarves, towels, and other hand-woven items

$26 for One Hour of Pottery Painting for Two at Made by Me in Cambridge (Up to $46 Value)

Made By Me

Harvard Square

$46 $26

Aspiring artists and a friend paint pre-made mugs and other pottery pieces before staff escorts finished pieces to their date with the kiln

Public Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Cambridge Historical Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Cambridge Historical Tours

Visitor Information kiosk at the Harvard Square T-stop

$30 $15

In hushed tones, guides tell stories of local hauntings as they lead groups across Harvard Square in search of scholarly specters

Cambridge Haunts Historical Walking Ghost Tour for Two or Four (Up to 58% Off)

Harvard Square Ghost Tour

Harvard Square

$30 $15

Guides lead 90-minute walking tours by lantern through historic streets of Harvard Square, sharing stories and reported ghost sightings

$58 for a Chocolate, Brews & Views Trolley Tour from Boston Super Tours ($78 Value)

Boston Super Tours

CambridgeSide Galleria Mall

$78 $58

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Upper Deck Trolley takes passengers to three locations to taste wine, beer, and chocolate

Charles River Tour or Sunset Cruise for One or Two from Charles Riverboat Company (Up to 41% Off)

Charles Riverboat Company

Cambridge

$17 $11

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Captain and crew lead river tour or sunset cruise past Harvard, Fenway Park, and historic sights along Charles River

Night of Painting with Supplies for One or Two at Paint Corner Art Bar (50% Off)

Paint Corner Art Bar

Cambridge

$35 $17.50

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Artist-guided night of painting includes art supplies for one or two people

5 or 10 Self-Defense or Boot-Camp Classes at AMAC Gym (Up to 75% Off)

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

Four or Eight Private Piano Lessons at Functional Piano Training (Up to 56% Off)

Functional Piano Training

Cambridgeport

$260 $119

Private piano lessons help players improve piano technique and musical understanding

10 or 20 Classes at Majestic Yoga Studio in Cambridge (Up to 77% Off)

Majestic Yoga Studio

Neighborhood Nine

$150 $49

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

Yoga Classes and Gym Passes at Karma Yoga Studios (Up to 80% Off). Four Options Available.

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

Harvard Walking Tour for Two or Four with Option for Harvard Museum Tour from The Hahvahd Tour (Up to 43% Off)

The Hahvahd Tour

Cambridge

$21.90 $13

Harvard students steer groups to notable landmarks such as the John Harvard statue and Harvard Yard while imparting college factoids

Harvard Walking Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Trademark Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Trademark Tours

Harvard Square

$40 $19

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Current Harvard undergraduates divulge university history, stories from current students, and facts about famous alumni on 70-minute tours

$35 for a Five-Week Level 1 Beginner Salsa Class at Salsa y Control ($70 Value)

Salsa y Control

Multiple Locations

$70 $35

Five-week course develops salsa basics, patterns, techniques, and etiquette

Six Weeks of Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two from Teem Performance Training (Up to 61% Off)

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

Yoga Packages at Bikram Yoga Boston/Harvard Square. (Up to 73% Off). Two Options Available.

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

14 or 28 Drop-In Play Passes to Kids' Tumble Gym at Together in Motion (Up to 57% Off)

Together in Motion

East Arlington

$69 $34

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Parents and children bond as they play with soft blocks and climb through tunnels together on a tumbling gym's padded floor

10 Martial Arts Classes at Sarah's School of Martial Arts (55% Off)

Sarah's School Of Martial Arts

Arlington

$150 $68

From the merchant: We offer Brazilian jujitsu and shotokan classes for adult and kids.

ComedySportz Boston at Davis Square Theatre, August 8-November 29 (Up to 50% Off)

ComedySportz Boston

Davis Square Theatre

$30 $15

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Two comedy teams compete against each other with improvised games called by a referee during family-friendly shows

$125 for a Three-Hour Introductory Glass Blowing Class for One at Monadnock Glass Arts ($250 Value)

Monadnock Glass Arts

Winter Hill

$250 $125

Experienced glass artists teaches students the centuries-old European art of glass-blowing during a comprehensive three-hour class

Two Months of Karate Lessons with a Uniform or Five Classes at Villari's Martial Arts Center (Up to 88% Off)

Villari's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$249 $29

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

Swing Dance Class and Dance Party for 1 or 2, or Boot-Camp with Party from Boston Swing Central (Up to 51% Off)

Boston Swing Central Incorporated

The Crosby Whistle Stop

$20 $10

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Hour-long group dance class or three-hour workshop teaches basic swing moves that you can put to use at Friday night dance party

Four or Eight "Learn to Play Ice Hockey" Sessions from MA Hockey League (Up to 56% Off)

MA Hockey League

Somerville Rink

$100 $49

During twice-a-week classes, experienced coaches guide adult players through ice hockey basics

10 Yoga Classes for New or Existing Clients at Yoga Now (Up to 62% Off)

Yoga Now

Downtown Dedham

$130 $49

Students work through a variety of styles including power yoga and prenatal yoga in a studio with gleaming hardwood floors and natural light

Bowling, Shoe Rental, Skee-Ball, Shuffleboard, & Roller Ball at Kings Dedham (Up to 50% Off). 2 Options Available

Kings

Dedham

$40 $19.99

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Retro wall art and vibrant high-def screens surround bowling alleys, shuffleboard tables, and skee-ball games

Five Drop-In Play Visits, Three-Month Play Pass, or Two-Hour Semi-Private Party for 10 at Kids’ Fun Stop (Up to 53% Off)

Kids' Fun Stop

West Roxbury

$12 $6

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While parents supervise, kids aged 6 or younger frolic on climbing structures and slides or create crafts at the art table

$36 for $65 Worth of Dance Lessons — Primal Fusion World Dance

Primal Fusion World Dance

Oakdale

$65 $36

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Ceramics Painting on Saturday Nights for Two or Four Adults at Make Meaning (Up to 45% Off)

Make Meaning

Dedham

$50 $29

Guests paint ceramics such as picture frames, bowls, and trays

Four Weeks of Ceramic Classes for One, Two, or Four at K & L Ceramics (Up to 52% Off)

K & L Ceramics

Mother Brook Arts and Community Center

$150 $73

Students paint ceramics ranging from animals to mugs while instructors guide them through each piece; requires purchase of a start-up kit

10 Boot-Camp Classes or One Month of Boot-Camp Classes from The F.I.T.T. Pit (Up to 88% Off) 

The F.I.T.T. Pit

Hyde Park - Cleary Square

$150 $19

Trainers keep clients motivated in boot-camp workouts and also provide nutritional advice to ensure weight-loss

$198 for $360 3 Months of Boot Camp Groupon — Unified Fitness Studio

Unified Fitness

Readville

$360 $198

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One or Three Months of Strength Training and Conditioning Classes at Athena School of Arms (Up to 54% Off)

Athena School of Arms

Medford

$180 $99

Martial arts coach teaches strength training and conditioning to improve flexibility, mobility, joint health, balance, and agility

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at School of Oom Yung Doe (45% Off)

The School Of Oom Yung Doe

Medford

$450 $248

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6 or 10 Muay Thai Classes with Personal Training at Tokyo Joe's Studios Of Self Defense (Up to 68% Off)

Tokyo Joe's Studios Of Self Defense

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Classes teach self-defense while challenging the whole body; assessment includes personalized plan followed by personal-training session

Five Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Borealis Yoga (Up to 56% Off)

Borealis Yoga

Medford

$75 $39

Sessions emphasize stretches and introspection or asana sequences at a gentle, moderate, or vigorous pace

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Roshankish Tae Kwon DO (45% Off)

Roshankish Krav Maga

Medford

$540 $297

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10 or 20 Indoor Boot-Camp Classes from Boston Bootcamp Guy (75% Off)

Boston Bootcamp Guy

Medford

$160 $40

Personal trainer with more than 10 years of experience challenges boot campers to burn fat and build muscle in regular 45-minute sessions

Private Chartered Boat Cruise from Karma Crew Yacht Charters (Up to 56% Off)

Karma Crew Yacht Charters

Boston

$1,800 $989

Take in views of Boston Harbor aboard a private chartered yacht for your social or corporate events

$33 for the Boston Beerathon for Two on Saturday, September 6 ($65.28 Value)

Boston Beerathon

Multiple Locations

$65.28 $33

Beerathon event with 26 featured stops includes live entertainment

Two-Hour Private Sailing Lesson or Leisurely Cruise for Up to Four from Courageous Sailing (50% Off)

Courageous Sailing

Thompson Square - Bunker Hill

$190 $95

Under instructor supervision, guests sail 19-ft. Rhodes sailboats or take in a leisurely cruise along the historic waters of Boston Harbor

90-Minute Haunted Walking Tour for Two or Four from Haunted Boston Ghost Tours (Up to 67% Off)

Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

Downtown

$36 $14

90-minute walking tours explore Central Burial Ground, Boston Commons & Boston Athenaeum & include info about ghosts & Boston history

$45 for an Urban Dare Adventure Race for a Two-Person Team (Up to $90 Value)

Urban Dare

Bell-in-Hand Tavern

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Sponge-Fishing Expedition for One or Two Children from SunPlugged (50% Off)

SunPlugged

Atlantic Wharf

$32 $16

During quiet rides across Fort Point Channel's placid waters, kids ages 2–6 cast a lure that turns into a sponge, which they can take home

"The Berenstain Bears Live" at The Wilbur on Saturday, October 4, at 11:30 a.m. or 3 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

"The Berenstain Bears Live"

The Wilbur

$25 $12.50

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The Berenstain Bears make the leap from page to stage, sharing themes of honesty, patience, and forgiveness in Bear Country

$25 for Five Yoga Classes at Open Doors Yoga Studios ($75 Value)

Open Doors Yoga Studios

Multiple Locations

$75 $25

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Experienced instructors lead students through 60- to 90-minute yoga classes geared toward strengthening cores and helping relax the mind

Boston Harbor Island Cruise or Romantic Sunset Cruise for Two from Classic Harbor Line (Up to 47% Off)

Classic Harbor Line

Boston

$76 $45

1920s-style yacht takes passengers past sites such as Fort Independence, Long Island Head Light, and Old North Church

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In the early ?70s, Boston-area resident Mike Farny dreamed of creating affordable outdoor recreational activities for his community to enjoy. In May of 1973, Mike set up shop in the MDC Norumbega Police Substation of Newton/Auburndale and began realizing his dream. The location?directly next to the historic Totem Pole Ballroom?perfectly enabled the environmentally friendly practice of canoeing and kayaking. Mike's vision blossomed over the years to include four other locations, each offering rentals, tours, and instruction.

Today, on-staff guides lead tours of the Charles River and Boston Harbor to educate participants in ecosystem conservation, view the skyline and sunset, or explore historic structures. Select trips also include lunch to fuel participants as they navigate difficult waterways and jump through flaming hoops. To prepare customers entering the water for the first time, instructors coach riders of all levels in private or group lessons at the paddling school, which draws on more than 30 years of instructional tradition. Staffers can also equip boaters in the shop?where P&H and Bor?al kayaks hang alongside Tahoe paddleboards and Wenonah canoes, dreaming of one day being the inspiration for a traditional sea chantey. Crew members help clients choose their ride and accessories from these selections and others through free daily demonstrations.

455 Nahanton St.
Newton,
MA
US

With six distinct courses etched into the New England countryside, Sterling Golf Management promotes pin-hunting recreation for Boston-area golfers of all abilities. The longest and most difficult of the six, The Shattuck Golf Club's 18-hole course kicks off with a 409-yard par 4 where players hack their way toward a green that is visually wreathed by the rising red rocks of Mount Monadnock, setting the tone for a scenic, 6,764-yard round. Groves of trees ensconce the fairways and barter over carbon dioxide at Norwood Country Club's recently renovated course, a relatively flat layout characterized by smallish greens and flanked by a lighted driving range. The newest member to the Sterling Golf Management team is the Rockland course, where 18 par-3 holes wind between tall oaks for a picturesque par-54 round. Designed in 1921 in the Donald Ross tradition is the Maynard Golf Course, a picturesque par 70, 9-hole course with a full-service clubhouse. The same sylvan makeup returns at Newton Commonwealth's course, where lush tree lines cast shadows over a creek as it snakes across the fairways of seven holes. Rounding out the grassy sextet, Chelmsford's nine-hole course takes golfers careening across 2,467 yards of narrow fairways, placing straight drives or skilled golf ball pilots at a premium.

212 Kenrick St
Newton,
MA
US

A team of some of the most seasoned yoga teachers in the Untied States from various yoga styles shepherds students through sequences that range from gentle flow to physically demanding poses in classes that draw from Hatha, Vinyasa, and heated traditions. Every aspect of Down Under Yoga's design sprung from the minds of practicing yogis. Their students created the layout for the many-windowed, earth-toned studio, created the art and photography on the walls and bonsai trees.

They also serve up side dishes of Pilates, world dance, and Gyrokinesis, in which participants perform flowing, circular movements using a chair and mat, with the seamless flow allowing it to be done by all clients, including senior citizens and those with disabilities. In workshops, teachers and guest instructors discuss specialized topics, such as the role yoga plays in building core strength or ameliorating back pain. Ensuring that their moral compass points due north, Down Under Yoga refuses to sell overpriced apparel or environmentally damaging water bottles, or to accept corporate money to promote products.

304 Walnut St
Newton,
MA
US

Husband-and-wife team and Prana Power Yoga cofounders Philippe and Taylor Wells foster an environment in which clients can explore holistic wellness through yoga, intensive workshops, and events. Instructors at each heated studio locations roll out the welcome yoga mats, encouraging students of all interests and skill levels, from mothers-to-be to veteran sun saluters, to build strong bodies and peaceful minds in a judgment-free environment. During athletic Vinyasa-style yoga classes, certified instructors crank up temperatures as high as 99 degrees before taking mat mavens through a sequence of sweaty postures linked with mindful breathing exercises designed to boost lung capacity to Sting-like levels. Meanwhile, visitors in search of a transformative experience can attend one of the studio's workshops or events, which range from juice cleanses to destination yoga retreats in Nayarit, Mexico.

282 Centre St
Newton,
MA
US

Whether training one-on-one or leading small-group classes, the trainers at Vitality Personal Fitness Inc. give everyone individualized attention. A cap of eight students per class ensures close supervision as participants swing kettlebells, lift weights, and pull against TRX resistance bands during functional-training exercises. The practicality of these movements effectively enhances not only strength but also agility and balance—skills valued in numerous sports and physical activities.

The trainers’ commitment to wellness expands beyond their clients to encompass the entire planet. Whenever possible, they ride their bikes to the eco-friendly building where they recycle, compost, and use a water-filtration system instead of plastic bottles or coal-powered drinking fountains. To encourage their clients to go green, they offer a $20 gift certificate to members who walk to the studio 10 times.

118 Needham St, 2nd Fl
Newton,
MA
US

In 1973, Mike Farny had a vision: to bring affordable outdoor recreation to the residents of metropolitan Boston. Opening the Charles River Canoe Service that year, Farny became an instrumental voice in efforts to clean up the river, encouraging people to canoe, kayak, and sweep up the dirt on the riverbanks. The next year, he persuaded the Leo J. Martin Golf Course to transform its greens and fairways into a sprawling landscape for cross-country skiing alongside the Charles, allowing the public to enjoy recreation on the river even when its waters had frozen. A 15-kilometer system of trails makes use of natural snowfall and offers skiers a chance to change up their routes. Even when flakes refuse to fall, a state-of-the-art artificial-snow system shoots powder over a 2.5-kilometer loop, which rests beneath lights to allow night skiing before guests return to the cozy snack shop for hot cocoa and a bite to eat.

2401 Commonwealth Ave
Auburndale,
MA
US

Newton Scene