The Most Luxurious Locker Rooms in Boston
We deem it socially acceptable to never shower at home again.
As fitness junkies who live in the city, we are no strangers to the constant struggle of living out of an oversized backpack. Lugging around everything from an extra pair of shoes to shower essentials can get awfully heavy, not to mention a pain to pack every night before a 6 a.m. workout. So, when a gym has a particularly nice locker room set-up—and better yet, free amenities—we surely take full advantage, as should you. Whether you’re looking for a new gym to call home or want to strategically use your ClassPass credits to squeeze in a great workout plus a spa-like morning, check out these luxurious locker rooms in Boston.
If you’re stopping by for, say, one of Kara Lennon’s super sweaty hot rides at 2018 Best of Boston winner B/Spoke in the Financial District, don’t even think about leaving covered in sweat. Stocked with Aesop products, the locker rooms are incredibly clean, ~ swanky, ~ and pretty spacious for a small studio in the center of the city. The women’s locker room has four showers and the men’s has two, and there are countertops and mirrors galore to prime yourself before heading out for the day.
101 Federal St., Boston, 617-951-9900, bspokestudios.com.
As the unofficial/official best gym to pick up a date at, you might as well just save some time and get ready there before heading out for the night. The spacious locker room and counter space allows you to spread out and make yourself comfortable—without feeling like you need to keep tabs on where your stuff is, or check to see if it’s encroaching on another person. And if you have a little extra time to spare, you can take advantage of any one of their always-changing lineup of services like facials and deep tissue massages.
27 Northern Av., Boston, 617-206-2641, equinox.com.
Thoughtfully decorated with eclectic wallpaper, bright countertops, plants, and light fixtures, this locker room will feel like anything but a grimy hideaway at a gym. Plus, there’s a steam room and plenty of lockers to stash your things. Don’t even worry about dragging your hair dryer or lotions around, they’ve got you covered.
15 Channel Center, Boston, 857-250-4140, everybodyfights.com.
Exhale Spa Battery Wharf
This is one of those places you should totally take advantage of on ClassPass. Sign up for a barre, yoga, spin, or cardio class at Exhale’s Boston flagship location and get to use the luxe changing rooms, self-care products, and showers to freshen up. They provide cozy robes and saunas, plus a lounge area so you don’t have to rush into Monday if you don’t want to.
Two Battery Wharf, Boston, 617-603-3100, exhalespa.com.
Healthworks Back Bay
This location of Healthworks, although not a spa, certainly feels like one when you walk through its massive locker room. Be careful which way you turn though, because honestly, it’s so big you might get lost. Inside, find massage rooms where you can book special therapies like cupping or a hot stone massage. There’s also a steam room, sauna, and whirlpool, perfect for cold days when nothing seems to warm you up.
441 Stuart St., Boston, 617-859-7700, healthworksfitness.com.
Lifetime Athletic Chestnut Hill
There’s no reason to ever leave this behemoth gym. I mean c’mon, look at the size of that whirlpool. You could have a good-sized pool party in that thing. Not to mention, the space even comes with a salon, sauna, and a spa. And with an entire kids program to keep the tots in line, you’ve got ample time to pamper yourself.
300 Boylston St., Newton, 781-797-2000, lifetime.life.
Lynx Fitness Club
You know when you have wet, mucky shoes and you’re trying to cram them into an already stuffed locker without getting muck on all your other stuff? Yeah, that won’t happen here, thanks to those shoe cubbies at the bottom of the self-locking lockers. Every time you step into this flashy locker room at 2018 Best of Boston winner Lynx Fitness club, it kind of feels like you’re in your own Hollywood changing room. Plus, the countertops and showers are stocked with dry shampoo, lotions, and soaps so you can leave all that at home. Go on, have a seat on the couch too—you deserve it.
64 Arlington St., Boston, 857-990-3785, lynxfitnessclub.com.
NB Fitness Club
Don’t be confused, this massive club’s name doesn’t stand for New Balance—even though it is located right next to New Balance’s Global Flagship store. It stands for New Brighton, and that moniker couldn’t be more accurate. The club recently underwent a renovation and reopened this past September, so everything is brand spanking, new. The spacious locker room houses rows of showers, complete with a complimentary towel service. You can sit in the sauna after you workout, too, or schedule a massage with their in-house masseuse.
40 Life St., Brighton, 617-987-8400, nbfitnessclub.com.
For the busy worker-bees in FiDi, don’t miss a beat in your morning routine at Republic Fitness. The locker rooms are full of Malin and Goetz goodies, including face, body, and hair products made with natural ingredients. Plus, ample showers and changing areas mean you’re not waiting around in a towel for the next available stall.
Two International Place., Boston, 617-379-5800, republicbos.com.