Plus, 🍫 a South End chocolate shop coming soon
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🏋️ Workin’ on our fitness
Visit the Row Republic studio at 77 N Washington St. | Photo provided by Row Republic
Exercising doesn’t look the same for everyone — what’s fun and muscle-building for one person may be a slog for someone else.

Fortunately, Boston is home to many opportunities for exercise, whether you enjoy lifting weights, dancing to hip hop tunes for a little cardio action, or boxing for a full-body workout. Use this guide as a resource for all-things fitness around our city.

Pro tip: Not sure which to try first? Try out multiple gyms with a free trial on ClassPass.

There are 15 YMCA locations in the Greater Boston area.


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For those looking for flexibility + variety

Equinox Sports Club, multiple locations
There is something for everyone at Equinox with signature fitness classes, personal trainers, spas, and a variety of amenities to enjoy at the different Boston locations.

YMCA of Greater Boston, multiple locations
A local Y membership supports the community and your fitness goals. With over 15 locations in the Greater Boston area, there is always a facility nearby for a group fitness class or open swim.

Barry’s Bootcamp, multiple locations
Half treadmill and half strength training workouts are held in all-red rooms and packed with exercises to build lean muscle.

A dog with its paw on a kettle bell at JP Crossfit.

Workouts at JP Crossfit can be so ruff.


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For those who believe burpees are a lifestyle

CrossFit Southie, 383 Dorchester Ave.
The South Boston gym offers 10+ classes designed for all ages and ability levels. Each class is structured to be challenging with cardio and weightlifting exercises.

Get Eastie Fit, 256 Marginal St.
Head to Jeffries Point for a variety of full-body workouts scaled for all abilities. If you want more guidance, ask about the Personal Training Program.

JP CrossFit, 54 Hyde Park Ave.
This Jamacia Plain gym is close to Forest Hills and offers a supportive community focused on accountability and supporting new members. Bonus: Check out the Friday evening Olympic Weightlifting club LiftJP.

For those getting regatta ready

Row Republic, 77 N. Washington St.
Check out classes at this North End studio for a high-intensity, low-impact workout program combining cardio intervals on the rowing machine.

Row House, 25 Lovejoy Wharf
This rowing studio offers views of the water — literally. In the early summer, classes are hosted outside with a view of the water as instructors lead the class through intervals.

Finish this round out with 21 more gyms at the link below.
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Tuesday, April 2
  • Haley Blais | Tuesday, April 2 | 7-9 p.m. | Red Room 939, 939 Boylston St., Boston | $17-$20 | See the Vancouver-based singer-songwriter at the Back Bay venue.
  • Holly Jackson with Rory Power | Tuesday, April 2 | Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline | Free | Hear from Holly Jackson on her new book “The Reappearance of Rachel Price.”
Wednesday, April 3
  • Kevin Gates - The Ceremony Tour | Wednesday, April 3 | 7 p.m. | House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston | $60-$150 | See the “2 Phones” rapper who boasts 5+ million monthly Spotify listeners.
  • Trivia in the Main Bar | Wednesday, April 3 | 7-9 p.m. | PKL, 64 C St., Boston | Price of purchase | Reserve your spot for multi-round trivia that could earn you a $50 or $25 gift card.
Thursday, April 4
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News Notes
  • A nor’easter is expected to bring rain, wind, and possible snow to parts of Massachusetts. The system will arrive with rain tonight, before a temperature drop + chance for power outages. (WCVB 5)
  • Next week, Cisco Brewers Seaport location will return for the season. Make plans to stop by 85 Northern Ave. for cold brews and craft cocktails from Triple Eight Distillery. Bonus: There will also be a new food menu to eat up from April 11 through Oct. 14.
Coming Soon
  • A Newton chocolate shop is cooking up a new location in the South End. Cacao is moving into the space at 570 Columbus Ave. with plans to have indoor and outdoor seating. (Boston Restaurant Talk)
  • 42,900. That’s the number of millionaires the Boston area had in 2023, according to a new report by an investment analyst firm. This is an increase of 55% since 2013, however Boston is falling short of the 62% growth for the country’s 11 largest metro areas. (Boston Business Journal)
  • The Black Keys are bringing the International Players Tour to TD Garden on Nov. 1 with special guest Jeremie Albino. General tickets go on sale Friday, April 5 at 10 a.m.
  • Patriots season ticket holders are expected to receive ticket information for Tom Brady’s induction ceremony into the Patriots Hall of Fame next week. The ceremony will be held on June 12 at 7 p.m. If there are tickets left after the pre-sale, they will become available for purchase later in April. (
The Buy
Pvolve’s signature equipment bundle — the low impact, clinically-backed exercise method is a great way to work out from home, and the bundle helps you get started. It comes with a month of free classes and includes (bonus) some of Jennifer Aniston’s favorite pieces of equipment.
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From the editor
While we’ve got movement on the brain — don’t sleep on our interview with local pilates instructor Movement by Jill.

Bonus: You can catch me leading the spin studio on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the YMCA in Oak Square.
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