Best of Boston

2013 Best Gym, Specialized

Peter Welch’s Gym

If you prefer a gym that’s a glorified spa, look elsewhere. But if you want to train like a pro, then go where actual professionals work out. In the case of boxing, that’s Peter Welch’s Gym. Hidden in a warehouse in Southie, it’s old-school, with real rings, real equipment, and real fighters leading each class. You’ll learn proper punching and evasive techniques while getting the best workout of your life.

371 Dorchester Ave., South Boston, 617-269-4641,