Best of Boston

1991 Best Workout

Beacon Hill Athletic Club

This small club is clean and equally comfortable for men and women. The emphasis is on firming and toning (not muscle building). Varied aerobics classes taught by 15 instructors include step, low impact, high-low impact, advanced high-low impact, and body conditioning. Karate instruction is available, too, and there are Cybex and cardiovascular machines. The initiation fee is $295, and dues are $360 a year.

3 Hancock St., Boston,