Eight of Boston’s Most Unique Fitness Classes

Open your mind to these creative workouts around Boston.

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Okay, so a few of these options do technically take place inside a gym. But, we promise, these unique fitness offerings look nothing like the classes and exercises you’re used to. Here are eight of the weirdest, coolest, most creative options around town:

1. Parkour at Brooklyn Boulders

Not quite ready to scale walls and leap between buildings? Start at Brooklyn Boulders’ beginners’ parkour classes. You’ll learn the basics in a safe environment.

$20. 12A Tyler St., Somerville, brooklynboulders.com.


Always wanted to try your hand at percussion? This challenging workout uses drumming to work the entire body. It’s offered at several studios around town, including Secret Physique, the Z Spot, and some YMCAs.

3. Hip Hop Yoga at YogaWorks

There are actually quite a few hip hop yoga classes around town—as well as those set to other musical styles—these days, but YogaWorks has held a huge stake of the market for years. We promise, this is nothing like the Enya-heavy classes you’re used to. 

$18. 364 Boylston St. and 1032 Comm Ave., Boston and 25 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, yogaworks.com.

4. Hot Cycling at B/Spoke Studios

If you like indoor cycling and hot yoga, try HOT R/DE, an 86-degree, endurance-focused class. Just be prepared to sweat—a ton.

$28. 100 Federal St., Boston, bspokestudios.com.

5. Trampoline Dodgeball and Fitness at SkyZone

Play dodgeball, jump around freestyle, or take a guided trampoline fitness class. It’s like gym class, but so much better.

$15 for classes. 91-B Sprague St., Boston, skyzone.com.

6. Broga at Burn Fitness Studios

Despite its name, Broga—a.k.a., yoga for bros—is open to all. It’s an athletic, challenging take on your usual vinyasa class. It’s also offered at a couple other spots around town, including Commonwealth Sports Club.

$18. 547 Columbus Ave., Boston, burnfitboston.com.

7. ((305)) Fitness

If you love the club, you have to try ((305)) Fitness. Each of its cardio dance classes is set to a live DJ and backed by an eye-catching light show.

$26. BSC Lab, 699 Boylston St., Boston, 305fitness.com.

8. Hot Barre

Want to sweat at the barre? Try Studio U’s heated barre class, which is held in a toasty 95-degree room.

$20. 1065 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, studiouboston.com.