Category Archives: Fitness

Free summer workouts in Boston

The November Project Wednesday morning workout at Harvard

The November Project Wednesday morning workout at Harvard

Warmer weather in Boston means that staying fit is definitely cheaper. Group workouts are offered throughout the city weekday mornings and evenings and they are open to the public and free. Below are a few suggestions so get off your butt and check out one or more of these classes.

Esplanade and DCR Hatch Shell has many classes in the evening including Zumba every Tuesday, Yoga every Wednesday and CrossFit classes each Thursday, but note most of these classes do not begin until next month.

Frog Pond at the Boston Common is currently hosting yoga classes every Thursday at 6PM through September 1 by the carousel.  Bring your own mat and blocks if you can.

Post Office Square (a.k.a. Norman B. Levanthal Park) hosts morning and evening workouts that are free to the public.  Weekday workouts start daily on Monday, June 20th and include bootcamp, pilates, yoga and zumba. For the full schedule, please click here.

Rose Kennedy Greenway is hosting free boot camp classes every Wednesday at 6PM for all levels at the intersection for Cross and Hanover Street courtesy of Next Level Fitness.

November Project: Work out with a positive support group every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for free workouts through the November Project.

Free Run Clubs in Boston are so plentiful it would be an entire post just listing all the clubs. Check out the link and pick a club that is convenient for you.

This post only lists a handful of the free fitness classes that will be available this summer. You can view and print the full Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series 2016 brochure here.

Miro will get you in shape for summer

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Ask for my friend Miro at Milton Hill Sport & Spa

I wanted to give a shout out to my friend Miro who is a personal trainer at the Milton Hill Sport & Spa located in the Milton – Dorchester Lower Mills area. The mild winter has brought us spring (New England’s most fleeting season) earlier than usual, and the summer months will be here before we realize it. Miro is just the guy to help you get into shape before bathing suit season arrives.

For more information give Milton Hill Sport & Spa a call or stop by and ask for Miro. He’s a great guy and can help you achieve your personal fitness goals.

Milton Hill Sport & Spa
Phone: (617) 698-0063 

Walking with sandwiches: Ben’s New Year’s resolution

Many people make New Year’s resolutions each year and it is usually right about now that a lot of us give up on them. I stumbled upon this really inspiring YouTube video of someone who has an interesting story that I wanted to share.

New South End gym: Swet Studio

south end fitness, lgbt fitnessSwet Studio opened in the South End last month and what caught my attention was, while all are welcome, it caters to the LGBT community.  I’m not sure there is any place like it in Boston. One look at their classes and schedule and you will realize they have quite a range of unique fitness and dance classes, including same sex ballroom classes, indoor rowing and anti-gravity, aerial yoga just to name a few.Realm Health and Fitness Tips from Kyle, exerciseLater this month on Saturday, November 28th (the Saturday after Thanksgiving) Swet Studio is hosting their first ever Men’s class – Full Body Workout for just $25. Get an amazing full body workout with like-minded guys, followed by a post workout jazz brunch at The Beehive.  All net proceeds from registrations purchased will be donated to Mass Equality Education Fund.

Swet Studio has a first time offer; $20 for your first class. In addition there are some great coupons available on GroupOn; Swet Studio on GroupOn. A couple of classes at Swet could be the perfect holiday gift to give to yourself to offset the celebratory drinks and meals you know you’ll end up consuming.

480 Tremont Street – South End

Max Emerson in the buff on Hashtag Living

Hashtag Living, Max Emerson, Baker MachadoUnderwear model Max Emerson joined host Baker Machado in an episode of Hashtag Living, a show that talks to stars and how they use social media.  Watch the handsome model/actor, Max Emerson, demonstrate an ab work out in the buff. Never has an abs exercise seemed more tantalizing.

After you watch the clip perhaps you’ll want to help him with his kickstarter campaign to help end LGBT homeless youth, here.



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Free fitness sessions this August in Boston parks

Emerald Necklace bike and running pathsThis summer nine parks in Boston will host FREE fitness sessions that are open to the public.  Participating parks include:

Blackstone Park – South End (BP)
Boston Common Frog Pond – Downtown (BCFP)
Christopher Columbus Park – North End (CCP)
Franklin Park – Dorchester (FLP)
Gertrude Howes Playground – Roxbury (GH)
Harambee Park – Dorchester (HP)
Jamaica Pond Pinebank Promontory – Jamaica Plain (JP)
Madison Park – Roxbury (MP)
Symphony Park – Fenway / Kenmore (SYP)

Use the park codes that I’ve included in bold above to check out the rotating schedule of free fitness activities in these Boston parks this August.  Click on calendar below to enlarge. Boston Summer Parks Fitness Calendar August 2015