We know fitness fanatics want to know what’s new, what’s hot, and what is going to be the next big thing. Enter our Hot List is your guide to the city’s best new studios.
The Hot List is guide to all the studio that’s opened in the past year that we’d recommend you get your on sweat at. The guide is sorted chronologically. At the top you’ll find the newest spots, and as scroll down you’ll find studios that are on the older side – but are great enough that we still haven’t stopped talking about them.
Last Updated: 3/27/17
The Seaport is on fire. We’d suggest walking, actually no, running to the Seaport because damn it’s just HOT. First, every cool start up under the sun moves there, then Row 34 opens, and then Chef Chloe comes all the way from New York with vegan food. And now, SoulCycle has joined the cool kids and opened its doors.
What the Seaport location of EverybodyFights lacks in intimacy, FIDI makes up for and then some. There was clearly no expense spared here. The design, build out, customer experience, and overall aesthetic should be taught in a Branding 101 course at HBS. At one point, between throwing punches and gasping for air, we caught ourselves staring at all the metal work… damn, this place is nice.
YogaWorks, the first of many studios to join SoulCycle and Equinox in Chestnut Hill has is open. The studio is located on “The Street” and neighbors up to The Container Store and MiniLuxe. Stepping through the studio doors we were welcomed into the bright calming beautiful space. This is the first YogaWorks studio in Boston that was built from scratch and not a takeover of another studio. The suburbs look good on you YogaWorks.
Do not be intimidated by Orangetheory Fitness; it is accessible for all fitness levels and ages. If you like interval based training (we’re talking short bursts of speed followed by recovery) then you will like Orangetheory. The next time you have 60 minutes and you want to get in and get out with a guaranteed good sweat hit up Orangetheory. It never disappoints.
Ever found yourself at Burn Fitness’ original South End location thinking, “the class options are great, but I wish the studio was larger and offered more amenities that aren’t in a basement”? Yeah us too, which is why the opening of the new Back Bay location is a perfectly timed early Christmas gift for all.
CorePower Yoga has made its South End debut and it’s everything we’ve been waiting for. In typical CorePower fashion, the studio is beautiful and the classes are tough. Yoga Sculpt is hot yoga meets bootcamp, and it’s exactly as intense as it sounds. Direct quote from a fellow yogi leaving Yoga Sculpt class: “This is the sweatiest I have ever been!” Right there with you, sista.
Barre & Soul BU/Brookline is a tiny, intimate studio located right off of the BU campus. If you’re looking to drip sweat, swear under your breath and hobble out of class, this place might not for you. But if you’re looking to complement your current cardio schedule with a dose of barre, you’re in the right spot, complete with a lovely studio and chill vibe.
Most of us have been to our fair share of fitness studios with a dedicated apparel section, but what about an apparel/shoe store that houses a fitness studio? Heartbreak Hill Running Company’s Cambridge location flips the script and does just that, giving a whole new meaning to run club with their treadmill studio. This studio-store brings a unique mix of classes appropriate for experienced and novice runners alike–a nice change of pace, for sure!
While CrossFit Lando is a “box” (that’s CrossFit lingo for “gym”) in Charlestown, going there feels a bit like bellying up to a neighborhood bar. It’s not the trendiest spot in town (not even close), but it’s there is a great sense of community and the workout never disappoints. When you’re done you’ll wobble out looking for the nearest bed but assuring yourself you loved every minute of it.
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