5 ways to get active in Boston

Move your body this winter at one of these local fitness studios.


Get ready to say namaste at a local yoga class.

Photo provided by Down Under School of Yoga

Whether you’re looking to fight the winter blues through exercise or keeping a resolution to move your body more this year, we have good news for you.

Boston is home to plenty of unique exercise experiences, and there’s something for everyone with these five local workouts.

Ride it out

B/SPOKE Studios, Multiple locations
The Massachusetts-based indoor cycling studio offers a signature ride using cardio intervals, choreography, and hand weights. Stop by the downtown or South Boston studios, or take a virtual ride from home.

Defy gravity

Swet Studio, 480 Tremont St.
Ever tried yoga in a hammock? An aerial yoga class incorporates dance, pilates, yoga, and calisthenics into one fun workout — swing around to a beginner class at this South End studio.

Reach new heights

Boston Bouldering Project, 12A Tyler St., Somerville
This climbing center offers an introduction to rock climbing and a “learn the ropes” course for newbies. Once you’ve got the hang of things, try a more advanced class like “learn to lead.”

Bounce around

Barre Groove, 52 Province St.
Bostonians can break a sweat at this local Bounce and Barre class. Expect to spend ~25 minutes bouncing on a trampoline and ~20 minutes on more traditional barre exercises. This is a great low impact workout if you’re taking special care of your joints.

Find your zen

Down Under School of Yoga, Multiple locations
Try a restorative class or vinyasa flow at one of the studio’s five Boston-area locations. Pro tip: Visit the South End + Harvard Square studios to sip a post-class smoothie or grab a bite to eat from Life Alive Organic Cafe.

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