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The Best Gyms Across Boston for Fitness-Lovers

Picture of Ashley Kane
Freelance Writer
Updated: 13 March 2017
Boston is truly a haven for fitness lovers. With outdoor running paths along the water, bike paths through the city, and plenty of unique studios spread throughout neighborhoods—there is plenty to do to keep active and healthy. These are some of the top gyms in Boston, broken down by some of the most popular neighborhoods. (Be sure to also check out Boston’s top yoga and workout studios.)



This luxurious gym chain has a location right downtown in Boston’s Financial District. If it’s in your budget, Equinox is the place to go for high-end equipment. The gym boasts a gorgeous pool, elite personal trainers, and plenty of spinning, yoga, and other high-energy classes.

Equinox Franklin Street, 225 Franklin St, Boston, MA, USA, +1 617 426 2140

Boston Sports Club

Boston Sports Club has a variety of locations all around Boston, including downtown. This gym is a solid choice that’s much more affordable than Equinox. Participate in classes, run on treadmills, or take advantage of the plentiful equipment. Like all gyms, it can get a bit busy with after-work crowds, so plan gym time accordingly.

Boston Sports Club, 695 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA, USA, +1 617 428 3622

South Boston


EverybodyFights gym in South Boston offers up incredible total workouts that will get you in shape in no time with boxing classes, treadmill classes, and strength-building workshops.

EverybodyFights, 15 Channel Center St, Boston, MA, USA, +1 857 250 4140

Peter Welch’s Gym

This popular South Boston gym has programs for men, women, and children and is very welcoming of all fitness levels and abilities. Peter Welch’s Gym, hidden in a warehouse in Southie, offers a hard workout so you can become your best fit self. Train with a variety of classes, including boxing and fighter strength or conditioning.

Peter Welch’s Gym, 371 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA, USA, +1 617 936 8939

Back Bay

Healthworks Fitness

Healthworks Fitness is a gym for women in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston with the goal to empower women through fitness and activity. They offer personal training, classes, and even an on-site spa. Try out an ab-burning Core class, or go for a Forge class to get in some strength training and cardio.

Healthworks Fitness, 441 Stuart St, Boston, MA, USA, +1 617 859 7700

BTone Fitness

BTone Fitness is a gym with six locations in and around Boston that focuses on slow movements with fast results. Tired of the typical workout routine or struggling to determine your own workouts? Try working to great music and good instructors in classes that will have you fit in no time.

BTone Fitness, 133 Salem St, Boston, MA, USA, +1 617 578 8663


Evolve Fitness

Evolve Fitness is a health club that focuses on inclusivity for members of all ages., Their newly renovated Cambridge gym has all the equipment you need and offers a wide variety of classes, including Zumba, pilates, spinning, yoga, and bodywork.

Evolve Fitness, 52 New St, Cambridge, MA, USA, +1 617 354 1000

VIM Fitness

VIM Fitness in Central Square has plenty of fitness classes to suit any interests. Try out their BollyX or Barre Fusion classes, or try one-on-one time with the available personal trainers. The gym also has a beautiful design and truly tries to make an elegant gym affordable for everyone.

VIM Fitness, 579 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, USA, +1 617 945 2708

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Jamaica Plain

Mike’s Fitness

Mike’s Fitness in Jamaica Plain offers up personal exercise programs and plenty of equipment, as well as nutrition services, for those that already have a fitness routine in mind. Stay healthy and active with state-of-the-art cardio, metabolic, and weight-lifting equipment.

Mike’s Fitness, 284 Amory St #2, Jamaica Plain, MA, USA, +1 617 524 6357

JP’s Fitness Solutions

JP’s Fitness Solutions is truly dedicated to helping people achieve their fitness goals. It offers a variety of membership levels, often geared towards middle-aged exercisers to help them grow and learn about health. Their membership includes personal coaching and an individualized program.

JP’s Fitness Solutions, 406 S Huntington Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA, USA, +1 617 942 8787