As real as my addiction has become to SoulCycle, I’ve been tempted to try out all that the fitness class scene in Boston has to offer (now that I feel like I’m in a routine and actually motivated to get my butt there). I feel like almost everyday, I’m walking by a new boutique studio opening on Newbury Street or the North End. Those that have downloaded my marathon training programs know that I heavily rely on implementing E60 days – also known as finding a workout that is much easier on the joints than hitting pavement for two or three hours straight. I think this is the perfect opportunity to start exploring and recommending new options for those in the North East and alike.
So, as your self-appointed resident researcher, I’m going in.
Over the next 100 weeks (with the hope of checking off one per week), I’ll be trying a new fitness studio in the Boston or Greater Boston area (or even outside if I’m traveling). I’ll rate them as the average consumer – cost, level of difficulty and if it helps (or hurts) someone training to run distance. My message is always this – I’m an average fitness buff. I don’t like waking up early, I don’t like spending a lot of money, and I’m CERTAINLY not a professional fitness expert. I’m taking this head on as someone that I hope you can relate to. Someone who walks by these doors each day and goes ‘Hmf, I wonder if that’s a good workout or not” – except, for the sake of blog content, I’m going to just do it and tell you about it and THEN let you decide for yourself.