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Published Monday Dec 09, 2019 by Sara Lesher

Studios to Hit on Your Next Trip to Boston

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If you’re traveling to Boston like we just did for our Best of Wellness Event with Erin Foster, you might want to check out some of our favorite studios and classes to hit during your trip. Try these workouts, massages, yoga classes, and assisted stretches on your breaks in between sight-seeing for the full Boston wellness experience.

Sweatfixx - SCULPT FIXX

Ditch the cardio and focus on your muscles in this sculpting fitness class. Bring the energy and get ready to push, hold, lengthen, and challenge every muscle in your body! Yeah, you’ll feel this one in the morning.

 

Photo credit: @sweatfixx on Instagram

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Sweatfixx - SCULPT FIXX

Ditch the cardio and focus on your muscles in this sculpting fitness class. Bring the energy and get ready to push, hold, lengthen, and challenge every muscle in your body! Yeah, you’ll feel this one in the morning.

 

Photo credit: @sweatfixx on Instagram

BDY SQD Ink - Myofascial Stretch

After you’re feeling the burn of that Sculpt Fixx class, you might appreciate some one-on-one stretching assistance. This myofascial stretching technique will break up your scar tissue and increase your range of motion so you can get back to feeling light, strong, and loose—and ready for your next class!—in just 30 minutes.

 

Photo credit: BDY SQD Facebook

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BDY SQD Ink - Myofascial Stretch

After you’re feeling the burn of that Sculpt Fixx class, you might appreciate some one-on-one stretching assistance. This myofascial stretching technique will break up your scar tissue and increase your range of motion so you can get back to feeling light, strong, and loose—and ready for your next class!—in just 30 minutes.

 

Photo credit: BDY SQD Facebook

South Boston Yoga - All Levels Yoga

This yoga class offers slight instructor variations on the vinyasa sequence. It’s moderate in difficulty with modifications given for both beginner and advanced students so anyone can join! So release your travel stress and breathe through this flow class to realign and be ready to experience the city.

 

Photo credit: @southbostonyoga on Instagram

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South Boston Yoga - All Levels Yoga

This yoga class offers slight instructor variations on the vinyasa sequence. It’s moderate in difficulty with modifications given for both beginner and advanced students so anyone can join! So release your travel stress and breathe through this flow class to realign and be ready to experience the city.

 

Photo credit: @southbostonyoga on Instagram

Barre Groove - Bounce & Barre

Barre and trampolines? You heard us. This fun, full-body workout is a low-impact way to target your legs, core, and arms. Plus, you can improve your balance and coordination (so you don’t fall over lugging that overstuffed bag).

 

Photo credit: Barregroove.com

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Barre Groove - Bounce & Barre

Barre and trampolines? You heard us. This fun, full-body workout is a low-impact way to target your legs, core, and arms. Plus, you can improve your balance and coordination (so you don’t fall over lugging that overstuffed bag).

 

Photo credit: Barregroove.com

Exhale Back Bay - Flow Massage

After all these high-intensity workouts, you might need to relax and unwind with a Flow Massage. A deep tissue massage (minus the pain) this treatment will open your muscles, relieve tension, and boost your immune system—nice try, airplane germs.

 

Photo credit: @exhalespa on Instagram

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Exhale Back Bay - Flow Massage

After all these high-intensity workouts, you might need to relax and unwind with a Flow Massage. A deep tissue massage (minus the pain) this treatment will open your muscles, relieve tension, and boost your immune system—nice try, airplane germs.

 

Photo credit: @exhalespa on Instagram

Lululemon Newbury St - Yoga Strength and Stretch

End off your week with a feel-good yoga class that will improve strength and flexibility so you can go home feeling restored and ready to get back to the grind—and never miss a Monday.

 

Photo credit: Lululemon.com

 

Hint: Check out these in-flight skincare tips and healthy habits before you head out!

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Lululemon Newbury St - Yoga Strength and Stretch

End off your week with a feel-good yoga class that will improve strength and flexibility so you can go home feeling restored and ready to get back to the grind—and never miss a Monday.

 

Photo credit: Lululemon.com

 

Hint: Check out these in-flight skincare tips and healthy habits before you head out!

Sara Lesher
Written by
Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As Mindbody’s marketing content associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).
What Are the Benefits of an Online Gym Membership?
Fitness
Published Monday Sep 21, 2020 by Sara Lesher

What Are the Benefits of an Online Gym Membership?

That’s something I never expected to hear. Think about it: we join gyms and studios because of their equipment, instructors, space, community (and AC, of course). But who’s to say we can’t get all that—or at least most of it—with virtual and online classes, too? In this new wave of wellness, we’re all switching up our fitness routines as we switch up our everyday schedules and habits. It’s not just in-studio or at-home anymore. It’s in-studio, at-home, at the park, beach, parking lot, rooftop...virtual, hybrid, Instagram Live, online, on-demand, and so much more. As we’re adapting, adjusting, finding our groove, etc., online gym memberships enter the frayHas a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? 

So, why should we care about online gym memberships? 

There are tons of benefits to an online gym membership, especially right now.

Let’s break this down: 

1. Scheduling convenience 

A virtual/online gym fitness membership is a monthly subscription that gives you access to tons of live stream fitness classes you can take anywhere, from studios across the globe. These fitness studios offer tons of at-home workouts, group exercise, and one-on-one training sessions to choose from, no matter your exercise program or fitness level. With so many options, it’s easy to find one that fits your schedule. Whether you want to fit in a morning flow before work, combat that afternoon slump with some cardio, squeeze in some strength training before dinner, or wind down with an evening barre class, you can pick and choose classes to fit your fitness routine. 

2. Minimizing exposure to COVID-19 

And because they’re online, you can take these classes from the comfort of your home (or wherever you are), thus minimizing your exposure to COVID-19 and eliminating your commute to the gym or studio. By now, many of us have our designated “workout spot,” whether it’s an actual weight room, a quick scooch of the coffee table, or a grassy area in the backyard. Maybe you’re comfortable here... maybe you’ve even learned to love it.  

With an online gym membership, you can stay in your safe space/comfy workout spot. Or, you can go somewhere new (local park, beach spot, a different area of the house, you know). You can access these virtual, live stream fitness classes from any device, so you can prop up your phone, laptop, or tablet wherever you want to go, or roll out your mat in front of the big screen TV in your living room. 

3. Variety 

We all have our favorite, go-to workouts. But sometimes, it feels good to switch it up (especially right now). Working from home all day, many of us are craving some variety and excitement, and an online gym membership can definitely help with that. According to our recent poll about COVID’s effect on our fitness routines, 64% of you have tried new online workouts since the start of the pandemic—I know I have. Maybe it’s because trying new things is easier in the comfort of our homes, maybe we’re finally able to try some classes we normally can’t find locally, or maybe we’re all just bored out of our minds...I don’t know. But I’m excited about it.  

With an online gym membership, you can get that spice you’re looking for easily. Start out your Monday by hitting some HIIT, ease your sore muscles with some Restorative Yoga, and end the week with some dance cardio to pretend you’re at the club. The world is yours. 

What Are the Benefits of an Online Gym Membership?

 

4. Working out without a commute 

My favorite part? No commute. There are literally no more excuses when it comes to skipping workouts. No traffic, no schedule conflicts, no fear of returning to the studio. You don’t even have to worry about packing a gym bag with a change of clothes and shower supplies or prepping a snack or protein shake to bring to work. Just shut your computer, throw on some leggings, and get to work. 

5. Community 

Community—the element of online fitness memberships we don’t often think of. When we go into studios, we understand the beauty of a fitness community. We’re greeted by our instructors, we chat with others in the class, and we all sweat together and encourage each other throughout. But working out at home is different... or is it?  

We can do workouts on our own at home all we want, but we’re definitely going to miss out on the community aspect we all know and love. But, with live stream classes, we can create a different kind of community. The beauty of it? It’s not just your neighbors anymore. Anyone with an online fitness membership can join these classes, regardless of where they’re located in relation to the studio, so you can be working out alongside people from all over the world—now that’s something I can get behind. 

 
Interested yet?

Sara Lesher
Written by
Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As Mindbody’s marketing content associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).