Best of Boston

Best Gym

2012 Best Gym, Boutique

Recycle Studio

Lycra-clad fitness freaks flock to Recycle Studio, the South End's trendy spin-only gym, for its upbeat vibe and killer playlists. And they stay for the [...] read more»
2009 Best Gym


Too busy, too tired, too pale, too preoccupied hunting down errant sneakers...there are ample excuses to skip the gym. The trainers at Equinox dont want [...] read more»
2006 Best Gym, Neighborhood, Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill Athletic Clubs

With 4,500 square feet of equipment and studios, the BHAC could hold its own anywhere. read more»
2006 Best Gym, Neighborhood, Back Bay


Sorry, fellas: This is a women-only gym, with a long list of classes and a bright, clean locker room. read more»
2006 Best Gym, Neighborhood, South End

Boston Sports Clubs

Brand-new digs on Harrison include a sparkling 4-lane, 75-foot-long pool. read more»
2006 Best Gym, Neighborhood, Jamaica Plain

Mike’s Fitness

Jamaica Plain
The fully stocked 10,000-square-foot center has great classes, and is less scary than the Y. read more»
2006 Best Gym, Neighborhood, Harvard Square

Wellbridge Athletic Club

Brainy Cantabrigians tone their bodies with Wellbridge's two floors of workout gear. read more»
2006 Best Gym, Neighborhood, Brookline

Beacon Hill Athletic Clubs

This BHAC has the latest in fitness machines as well as 3,000 pounds of free weights. read more»
2005 Best Gym

Fitcorp, Prudential Center

Tired of sweating on prehistoric equipment in dimly lit subterranean weight rooms? Head to Fitcorp at the Prudential Center, where floor-to-ceiling windows lend natural light [...] read more»
2004 Best Gym


Let's be clear: Gyms are not health clubs. They are not about watercooler antics and needless amenities; they are about sweating. Period. And with its [...] read more»
2003 Best Gym

Fitcorp, Prudential Center location

Somewhere between the grunting at Mike's Gym II and the primping at Sports Club/LA falls Fitcorp's new Prudential Center location, which strikes just the right [...] read more»
2002 Best Gym

Mike’s Gym II

There are gyms, and then there are sports clubs. Mike's Gym II is unmistakably in the former club. And it's for neither the soft-hearted nor [...] read more»
2001 Best Gym, South

Weymouth Club

Membership at this gym is coveted for the pool and tennis facilities, and extensive fitness classes ranging from yoga to Pilates. The club is especially [...] read more»
2001 Best Gym

Mike’s Gym II

These days, "gym" is such a bandied-about catchword, people barely know what it means anymore. Well, we do. It means a no-frills establishment where people [...] read more»
2000 Best Gym

Boston Body

Boston Body is a gym for gym people. Nowhere else in town can compete with its variety of classes, the most popular of which is [...] read more»