A Week of Workouts in Boston
Mark your calendars: Here are seven awesome Boston-area workouts for every day of the week..
Monday: November Project’s Destination Deck
What: A really fun way to get those six-pack abs you’ve been dreaming of. To ensure you don’t dread your workout, November Project, a group of fit Bostonians who meet up three times a week to work out, makes a game out of situps and pushups. Here’s how it works: On Monday the “team’’ meets for the Deck of Cards workout. They flip through a deck of cards, doing situps when it’s a red card and pushups when it’s a black card. The value of the card tells you how many you have to do (Red 8 = 8 situps, black 10 = 10 pushups).
When: Mondays at 6:30 a.m.
Where: The destination varies week to week. Every Friday they post the location to the November Project blog,
Facebook page and Twitter. The “rule’’ is that you have to run there but if you live more than 6 miles away they’ll cut you some slack.
Photo caption: A player holds cards of all four suits during Bridge game in Jefferson City, Mo.
Tuesday: Sweat & Sculpt at OnStage Dance Company
What: A full body blast. This 60-minute class uses low-impact cardio and yoga-like moves to create a long, lean body.
When: Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.
OnStage Dance Company in Somerville
Cost: Single class: $10, 5-class pass: $40, 10-class pass: $75
Photo caption: More than 250 people took part in a Zumba class on July 19, 2011.
Wednesday: Rooftop Yoga at The Colonnade Hotel
What: Sunrise yoga alongside The Colonnade’s rooftop pool taught by OmGal’s Rebecca Pacheco.
When: Wednesdays at 7 a.m.
Where: The Colonnade Hotel
Cost:$15 per class, $30 for a class and pool pass. RSVP for the class at least 24 hours in advance.
Photo caption: More than 8,000 people practiced yoga as a salute to the sun at the 12th Annual Solstice in Times Square on June 21 in New York City.
Thursday: Surfset at Revere Hotel Boston Common
What: A surf-inspired full-body workout. Surfset workouts burn between 500 and 900 calories in just 45 minutes—and they’re fun too!
When: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Revere Hotel Boston Common
Sign up for the class ahead of time,they sell out way in advance.
Photo caption: Surfset boards on the on the Rooftop at Revere at Revere Hotel Boston Common in Boston.
Friday: Full Body Workout at Barry’s Boot Camp
What: “The Best Workout in the World’’ according to celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal. Barry’s Boot Camp combines intense cardio with strength training to give you a total body blast.
When: Fridays at 6:00 a.m., 7:10 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 12:00 p.m, 4:20 p.m., 5:20 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Here’s their schedule for the rest of the week.
Where: Barry’s Bootcamp on Chauncy Street in Boston
Cost:Single class: One-class pass: $28, Five-class pass: $135 , 10-class pass: $260
Photo caption: Josh Bystock of the Fenway did 200 sit ups during a lunch break at Brud Whalen Ball Field.
Saturday: “Black Light’’ Hip Hop Yoga
Black-lit yoga set to hip-hop music. This class makes you feel really, really cool. The playlist varies depending on the the teacher but usually includes a mix of classics like Dr. Dre and some new songs too. Wear your brightest leggings to glow in the black light!
Back Bay Yoga Studio
When: Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. They also have other hip-hop yoga classes throughout the week.
Cost:One-class pass: $15, Ten-class pass: $130, New member 2-week unlimited: $25. Sign up in advance, it’s a high-demand class.
Photo caption: Yogini Betty Riaz practiced yoga.
Sunday: Walk, Run, Bike or Skate along the Charles
What:Enjoy the summer weather and take a walk or ride along the Charles River. Memorial Drive is close to the public on Sundays during the summer so you don’t have to deal with honking cars!
Where:Memorial Drive along the Charles River
Photo caption: Joggers, walkers, and cyclists on Memorial Drive.