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This bou­tique gym is shak­ing up work­out rou­tines with in­no­va­tive sweat ses­sions that keep your body guess­ing with a mul­ti­tude of phys­i­cal chal­lenges. Com­bin­ing strength train­ing, car­dio and flex­i­bil­ity, the classes here are sure to “burn” in the best way. Class sched­ule and reg­is­tra­tion avail­able on­line. 867

Boyl­ston St., 617.651.3625. ; 547 Colum­bus Ave.


Full-ser­vice life­style cen­ter fo­cus­ing on bal­anc­ing the mind and body. Of­fers Gy­ro­tinic, Pi­lates, yoga classes, mas­sage and acupunc­ture treat­ments. 40 Charles St., 617.720.0411.


While the classes and train­ing of this pri­vate mind-and-body fa­cil­ity are mem­bers only, non­mem­bers can in­dulge in the Spa at Equinox, which of­fers fa­cials, mas­sages, body treat­ments and wax­ing. Call for ap­point­ment. 131 Dart­mouth St., 617.578.8918; 225 Franklin St., 617.426.2140; 4 Avery St., 617.375.8200.


The ethos here is sim­ple: move well, eat well, be pos­i­tive. Ket­tle­bell train­ing pro­grams are this stu­dio’s bread and but­ter, but there are group classes and per­sonal train­ing, too. Sched­ul­ing and reg­is­tra­tion on­line. 477 Har­ri­son Ave., 617.936.4346.


Box­ing great Ge­orge Fore­man brought the art and in­ten­sity of box­ing to Bos­to­ni­ans in 2013. Now with two lo­ca­tions, the gym de­liv­ers a holis­tic fit­ness phi­los­o­phy with time-tested train­ing meth­ods and high-in­ten­sity work­outs. Open M-Th 5 am-9 pm, F 5 am-8 pm, Sa-Su 8 am-4 pm. 15 Chan­nel Cen­ter, 857.250.4140; 1 Fed­eral St., 857.990.3108.


This in­door cy­cling stu­dio of­fers an in­tense car­dio ex­pe­ri­ence aboard a high-tech bike for 45 or 60 min­utes. Climb, race and sprint while you lis­ten to “Fly­beats” and find your rhythm. Sign up on­line. 800 Boyl­ston St., 617.300.0388.


Drop in and take a class for $16. Own­ers Ali­cia Orr and Alessan­dra Miele have more than 10 years of com­bined ex­pe­ri­ence as yoga stu­dents and teach­ers, and they of­fer some 30 classes each week at their stu­dio. 256 Hanover St., 617.227.9642.


This au­then­tic box­ing gym fo­cuses on fos­ter­ing the qual­i­ties of elite box­ers: strength, speed, bal­ance and stamina. But you don’t have to be a pro to work­out here, just come ready to sweat in a no-non­sense at­mos­phere. Open M-Th 5:30 am-9 pm, F 5:30 am-8 pm, Sa 8 am-4:30 pm, Su 9 am-1 pm. 371 Dorch­ester Ave., 617.936.8939.


This pop­u­lar fran­chise has been trans­form­ing bod­ies across the na­tion with ton­ing, iso­met­ric move­ment rou­tines that em­u­late the art (and in­tense work­out) of bal­let. Sched­ule and reg­is­tra­tion avail­able on­line. 350 New­bury St., 617.247.5360.


Part dance party, part work­out, the high-in­ten­sity, rhyth­mic car­dio classes here are 55 min­utes of en­dor­phin-in­duc­ing fun. To tone it down a bit, try the Flow class fea­tur­ing vinyasa yoga. Class sched­ule on­line. 699 Boyl­ston St., 617.603.2522; 181 Mas­sachusetts Ave.


Drop in for a class for $18 and get your flow on. Yinyasa, yin, heated core and even hip hop yoga classes are avail­able, and all ex­pe­ri­ence lev­els are wel­come. Class sched­ule avail­able on­line. 364 Boyl­ston St., 617.375.9642; 1032 Com­mon­wealth Ave., 617.277.9642.


Cate Brinch’s cy­cle stu­dios were some of the first to open in Bos­ton, back in 2011. To­day, the bou­tiques are can­dle-lit, state-of-the-art and de­signer im­ple­mented, in or­der to put a fo­cus on re­lax­ation and well be­ing. Sched­ule on­line. 9 New­bury St., 617.366.9670; 18 Union Park St.


Swet Stu­dio hosts a va­ri­ety of classes in­tended to raise your fit­ness level and pro­vide re­lax­ation. Whether you choose an aerial yoga, barre or med­i­ta­tion class, you are sure to have a chal­leng­ing yet re­ju­ve­nat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Sched­ule and reg­is­tra­tion on­line. 480 Tre­mont St., 617.670.0631.


This large in­door cy­cling stu­dio fea­tures low-lit, mu­sic-driven classes where you can clip in and spin away some calo­ries. Walk-ins wel­come, but classes fill up quickly, so reser­va­tions are rec­om­mended. Sin­gle class: $24. 141 Dorch­ester Ave., 617.451.1270; 1336 Boyl­ston St., 857.239.9789; 1030 Mas­sachusetts Ave., Cam­bridge, 617.714.3367.

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