These fitness studios in Boston boast floor-to-ceiling windows—letting in ample natural light—and beautiful views of Boston.
If you’re shopping around for a new gym, or want to switch it up for the day, check out these fitness centers in Boston boasting floor-to-ceiling windows and spectacular views of the city. By boosting your mood and energy level with ample natural light, the view and glimmer of the sun may just help you power through that last set of barbell deadlifts or final mile on the treadmill.
We’re used to getting pampered at Equinox, but the Seaport location is something else. Inside the club’s massive group fitness studio, you can take Pilates classes with Kara Duval and metabolic conditioning with Leo Hastings (among others), while enjoying a 270 degree view at Rowes Wharf and the Boston Harbor. Watch the boats come in and out of the docks during the summer, and bask in all the natural light the space lets in during the winter. 27 Northern Ave., Boston, 617-206-2641, equinox.com.
Visiting the Encore Boston Harbor Casino is an experience. If you’re not much into gambling, the spa and fitness center could keep you occupied (and relaxed) for days. The fitness center hosts classes and offers one-on-one sessions with personal trainers. From the casino’s outpost in Everett, Woodway treadmills and Peloton bikes look out onto the Boston skyline and the Mystic River. During the spring and summer, the terrace just outside the window is dotted with colorful flowers and plants. 1 Broadway, Everett, 857-770-7000, encorebostonharbor.com.
Located right in the heart of Downtown Boston, Republic Fitness—a part of the same conglomerate as Healthworks—looks out onto bustling High Street and the Greenway, and offers views of the atrium inside International Place. There is turf on one side of the gym and tall windows in the studios, making it feel open and inviting, even on the grayest of days. Two International Place, Boston, 617-379-5800, republicbos.com.
On top of the brand-new One Dalton building sits the Four Seasons spa and fitness center. Open to residents and guests, as well as the general public, the fitness center houses machines and equipment for any type of routine. In the heart of Back Bay, the expansive windows look out onto the brownstones of the South End and the neighboring Prudential Center. It’s a little escape on top of the city. 1 Dalton St., Boston, 617-377-4888, fourseasons.com.