This winter is almost a memory and we are seeing sunshine around just about every corner. This Spring though, you swear you’ve had it with the same monotonous treadmill, elliptical, bike, rinse, and repeat routine and want something new to keep fit and strong. But what?!
We’re always looking for new and fun ways to stay fit, so we did a little digging and found some really great alternative workouts to shake up your winter routine!
Hub Parkour Training. www.hubptc.com. No doubt you’ve seen the YouTube videos of people bounding off of buildings, and flipping over railings. That’s parkour. And it’s an awesome workout. Hub PTC was built by parkour athletes with the specific intent on creating a safe, dynamic space for creative movement. Head down to Hub for a free consultation. Like it? Start with the 4 class Intro package for only $60. Bonus, looking for a fun Friday night activity? They have Nerf Night. That’s right, the tiny foam projectiles from your youth are making a comeback at the Hub.
Central Rock Gym. www.centralrockgym.com. Whether you are a first timer, or seasoned pro, rock climbing will get your blood pumping. With locations in Cambridge and Watertown, it is a convenient spot to get in a great workout. For newbies, sign up for the intro class for just $20. First time members can get a discounted 30-day trial membership for $49 (included is unlimited gym access and equipment rental, classes, and more!). Bonus, depending on the location, CRG also offers strength and cardio equipment, and yoga, pilates, and spinning classes. (Pro tip: check out Groupon for deals on membership prices!)
CRI Row Studio. http://www.communityrowing.org/programs/crirowstudio/. Community Rowing, Inc. is one of the largest public rowing clubs in the United States. At their new CRI Row Studio, you can be coached by Olympic hopefuls and some of the best coaches in the city, while getting in a killer 60-minute full-body workout on the rowing machine. Classes are offered Monday through Friday mornings and evenings. You can drop in, but classes are kept small, so registering online is recommended. Classes are $20 with $5 going to support CRI’s free programming.
November Project. https://november-project.com/boston/ . You may have heard of them, since they did originate here in Boston. A truly grassroots fitness movement, the members of the November Project show up at scheduled places and times, greet each other with hugs, and proceed onto the day’s (tough) workout. Nowhere else can you train alongside Stanley Cup Champions, Olympians, professional athletes, marathoners, ultra-marathoners, triathletes, college athletes (past and present), and the average Joe who wants to get in shape. You can check out the November Project Tracker to find out when and where to meet. The best part of November Project is it’s free. Forever.
These four unique, fun alternative workouts are guaranteed to get your blood pumping and get you reinvigorated for those last few weeks of winter!