Best of Boston

1999 Best Health Club

Boston Athletic Club

By far the most complete facility in the Hub. A South Station shuttle totes the club’s downtown professional clientele to its palatial Summer Street facility; a kiddie gym takes care of the little ones while parents pump up; and a swimming pool, driving range, and squash, tennis, and basketball courts offer every possible perspirational opportunity. The BAC also has in-house trainers, nutritionists, hair stylists, masseurs and masseuses, and a restaurant and TV lounge. The BAC serves with fin-de-siècle family style, and members wouldn’t have it any other way.

653 Summer St., Boston, 617-269-4300,