5 ways to get active in Boston, MA

Whether you prefer to cycle, climb, or bounce, there's a local exercise experience calling your name. | Photo via @the_handle_bar

It’s now the third week of January, and you know what that means — those New Year’s resolutions are slowly starting to fall to the wayside. 

If you made a resolution to move your body more this year, we have good news for you. Boston offers plenty of unique exercise experiences, and there’s something for everyone with these local workout recommendations.

Ride it out

The Handle Bar, Multiple locations

This local indoor cycling studio offers upbeat cardio workouts with music that is sure to motivate you. With locations in South Boston, Fenway, North Station, Harvard Square + Back Bay, it’s easy to sample one of their 45 or 60-minute workouts.

Bounce around

Barre Groove, 52 Province St.

You’re sure to break a sweat at a Bounce and Barre class. Expect to spend about 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.

Defy gravity

SWET Studio, 480 Tremont St.

Ever tried yoga with 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

Brooklyn Boulders, 12A Tyler St., Somerville

Here’s an experience to cross off your bucket list in 2022. This local climbing center offers an introduction to rock climbing and “learn the ropes” course for newbies — once you’ve got the hang of things, try a more advanced class like “learn to lead.” 

Take a more traditional approach

If none of these classes are what the doctor ordered, tackle your fitness goals with a monthly gym membership Boston Sports Club, Lynx Fitness Club, and Beacon Hill Athletic Clubs are just a few great local options.