- $49 for six fundamental classes for beginners and two drop-in classes ($200 value)
Bayshore Athletic Club
You can fit a lot inside a 50,000-square-foot space. At Bayshore Athletic Club, trainers fill up their gargantuan building with everything members need to get in shape. The club dedicates space to exercise equipment, including cutting-edge cardio machines and circuit-training gear designed to target specific muscle groups. There's also a substantial free-weight area, as well as a cycling studio that plays host to the gym's spin classes.
Speaking of which: Bayshore Athletic Club sports a substantial list of group fitness classes. From cardio kickboxing sessions to "On the Ball" classes that incorporate exercise balls, classes help members stick to their workout plans in a fun, social environment. One of the most popular offerings is Zumba, which sets its intense cardio aerobics to the irresistable rhythms of Latin and world music. Classes almost resemble dance parties more than workout classes, helping students torch calories without getting bored or frustrated.
In March 2014, the award-winning Bayshore Athletic Club opened Bayshore . The owners decided on a 4,000-square-foot facility and filled it with brand new equipment, amenities, and competition-level coaches. While adding another 1,500 square feet to the gym, they now lead groups through full-body programs, which incorporate elements of cardio, gymnastics, and weightlifting into fast-paced workouts. As an added bonus, Olympic Lifting classes are included in the regular schedule at no extra charge, and several acres of space just outside the facility act as an extension of the gym, letting exercisers get fit outdoors and inspire any local birds that have clearly let themselves go.
14 Plain St.
Braintree, MA 02184