Spring is the season we must try to remove the voluminous bear costume we’ve been hibernating in all winter. As a slide whistle makes its comic swoop from treble to bass, our winter-fattened guts burst out from our pant waists, stretching all the way to touch the floor. We raise our hands to our cheeks in shock and blushingly exclaim, “Doctor, Doctor - give me some more of those gut-shrinker pills! Nobody loves me! I’m so faaaaaat!” With today’s Groupon, you’ll learn to flatten your abs the healthier, more butt-kicking, less whiny kind of way. Boston Athletic Club](http://www.bostonathleticclub.com/Club/Scripts/Home/home.asp) is offering a one-month introductory membership for just $40 - over 70% off the regular price of $135. So if your cut-offs have reached capacity, you’ll have a month to see if this health club is the right fit.
The Athletic Club, located in a renovated warehouse at 653 Summer, has a variety of weight loss options beyond standard workout machines. Consult with their staff dietician about your unfortunate lard-only diet, and she can guide you towards the in-house restaurant for some healthy alternatives. Da Club (as it’s known by clever patrons) offers classes like “Group Kick” (martial arts and boxing), yoga, pilates, cycling classes, and the non-ancient art of “Zumba”— a Latin/Merengue/Reggaeton dance-fitness fusion, or the new millennium’s answer to the 90s sensation of “Cardio Funk”. Lovers of both fitness and dismemberment can partake in a “Legs, Butts and Guts” toning class.
Those with a competitive streak will be pleased with BAC’s selection of organized sports. The Club started as a tennis club, and feature free tennis hours daily. They also have pick-up basketball, squash, racquetball, and volleyball. Check out who’s exercising at least their vote on Yelp, where the B.A.C. has a solid four star rating…
- “The gym was on the small side, but had all the equipment that I needed to keep in shape, and a StairMaster to keep my butt from hitting a downward slope. It is all about the butt, after all…”- Lauren B. Sagacious and salacious!
- “The place is huge, and it’s always clean…it’s sort of in a warehouse behind UPS of Summer St., but the rate isn’t bad, there is a good selection of classes, and they have a great massage therapist on staff.”- Debra L.
BAC’s website also features some glowing testimonials, including this one:
- “Since I began training I no longer have to take the blood pressure medication that I was on, and I’ve dropped 3 pants sizes and lost 40 pounds!”- Maureen. Damn, girl.
Several different levels of membership are available for those who do or don’t want classes and personal trainers, while most members enjoy a ton of equipment with built-in TVs, an indoor pool, a scintillating sauna, free promotions, exclusive seasonal parties, and even complimentary popcorn at the bar. Check them out on-site or online to learn more.
You’re gonna feel so good, like Usher says, you’ll want to Make Love In This Club (see video for clarification).
653 Summer St
Boston, Massachusetts 02210Get Directions