A New Strength Training Gym Is Opening in the North End
Redemption Strength and Conditioning, a new strength training gym opening in the North End, will offer personal training, semi-private training, and group classes.
The options to sweat in the North End/downtown neighborhood just grew by one strength training gym. Complete with all the amenities necessary to get a good workout in, Redemption Strength and Conditioning is set to open on October 29 with a complete lineup of personal training, semi-private personal training, and group classes.
This will be owner Chris Quimby’s second gym venture in the city, and he’s worked in fitness for eight years. He says his goal is to narrow the gap between strength and conditioning and group exercise. Typically, the two aren’t mixed very well. You either get high intensity intervals in group training or you’re on your own in the weight room.
“Most places try to sell you on flash, novelty, overnight success,” Quimby says. “This is the opposite of what we do at Redemption. Our method focuses solely on progressing movements while using time-proven training principles and techniques to deliver effective training programs to every client that walks through the door, no matter what their current fitness level is.”
Semi-private training will be offered in the upstairs space of the gym and will include all the benefits of a personal training session, but in a group of about 3-4 people with similar goals. One-on-one personal training, on the other hand, will be tailored to exactly what you need. The group classes, capped at 12 participants, will include the signature classes Strength, Sweat, and Recover, and will take place in the downstairs space of the studio.
The Strength class will focus on getting you stronger and challenging your muscles with heavy loads and high intensity circuits. The Sweat class will focus more on the cardio aspect of training, while also combining some weight exercises. And the Recover class will help you alleviate stress and improve postural dysfunction to help you move better overall. While striving to help you move better, the staff at Redemption also encourages barefoot training—to help you get back to moving the way we were always meant to move.
The gym will be hosting a launch party on Sunday, October 28, giving you the opportunity to see the space and test out a class for free. Here’s what to expect:
1 p.m.-1:45 p.m.: Sweat Class
2 p.m.-3 p.m.: Snacks and drinks from vendors including City Tap, Spirit Fruit Bev, and Willie’s Superbrew. Also, get your hair braided at the Bangs of Boston braid bar. Beauty Counter will be onsite offering skin care tips and product testing.
3 p.m.-3:45 p.m.: Strength class
3:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: Stick around for more snacks, drinks, and conversation.
Redemption Strength & Conditioning, 107 Atlantic Ave., Boston, redemptionboston.com.