Best of Boston

2011 Best Health Club

Sports Club/LA

It’s the kind of gym we hate to love: full of people who put on makeup and hair gel before they work out, and packed with fluffy extras like a roof deck, spa, salon, and bar. (Yes, bar.) But dangit if it isn’t a really, really good place to burn calories: 114,000 square feet filled with Cybex and Precor cardio equipment, basketball and squash courts, a pool, a boxing studio, and more.

4 Avery St., Boston, 617-375-8200,