Best of Boston

Best Health Club

2012 Best Health Club

Total Performance Sports

Pro athletes, cops, Harvard professors, and grandmas join this hard-core Everett gym to get stronger, faster, and better. With three levels filled with Olympic weight-lifting […] read more»
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 […] read more»
2011 Best Health Club, West

Bosse Sports

Founded by South African tennis pro D. J. Bosse, this club dominates the local high-end fitness circuit. The 160,000-square-foot complex offers all the usual equipment, […] read more»
2008 Best Health Club

Equinox Fitness

In the year since the high-end New York chain opened a location in the Back Bay, Bostonians have been flocking to this ideal spa-gym hybrid. […] read more»
2007 Best Health Club

Sports Club/LA

For gym rats who take their sweating seriously, the Sports Club/LA is as type A as its notably toned clientele. Some 114,000 square feet of […] read more»
2006 Best Health Club

Sports Club/LA

The Sports Club/LA isn’t a gym—it’s an experience. One that features 50 personal trainers, an Olympic-size swimming pool, four squash courts, an indoor basketball court, […] read more»
2005 Best Health Club

The Sports Club/LA

When is a workout more than just a workout? When it comes complete with a steam bath, sauna, swimming pool, nutritionist, and plush towels in […] read more»
2004 Best Health Club

The Sports Club/LA

Still the poshest place in town to break a sweat, the Sports Club/LA is much more than a meeting place for the wealthy and healthy. […] read more»
2003 Best Health Club

The Sports Club/LA

The Sports Club/LA has staked its claim as the city’s most exclusive urban country club. Members have full use of the seemingly countless treadmills, free […] read more»
2001 Best Health Club, West


What makes HealthPoint the in this crowded category? Three stories of windows overlooking an evergreen thicket, plenty of trainers on the floor at any given […] read more»
1995 Best Health Club

Boston Athletic Club

Boston doesn’t yet have that one great health club, but in the meantime, BAC is the best thing in town. There are basketball, tennis, racquetball, […] read more»
1994 Best Health Club, Glamorous Clientele

Le Pli

Picture a health club—a spa, rather—whose members have the time and leisure to follow up their step class with highlighting and a pedicure. The G-string […] read more»
1994 Best Health Club, Place to Bring Kids

Longfellow Sports Club

At Longfellow, childcare does not mean dumping your toddler in a playpen. The club offers day caps (ages 5 to 12) where elementary-age children can […] read more»
1994 Best Health Club, Membership Deal

YMCA of Greater Boston, Central Branch

Yes, we know it’s the Y. But you can’t beat a nonprofit organization for inexpensive dues, and the Huntington Avenue YMCA has more amenities—and a […] read more»
1994 Best Health Club, Pickup Scene

Cambridge Racquet and Fintess Club

Play high-speed racquetball or share the Gravitron with your crush, who is probably competitively athletic and making good money at Lotus or one of the […] read more»