Exploring a new city doesn't mean you have to ditch your fitness routine. Boston offers plenty of ways to pop a workout into your schedule, with drop-in classes, outdoor activities and a few fun options that make you forget your breaking a sweat. Check out these top ways to stay healthy when you can't pump iron at your home gym.
Adult Ballet Classes
Why It's Tops: Dance like a pro even if you’re new to the sport with a class at the Boston Ballet School. One-off classes from beginner to advanced levels are available. The pros make it look easy but it takes a lot of strength to have that much grace of movement.
Price: $18 per class
Why It's Tops: This monthly membership lets you take fitness classes at any participating gym in the nation to help you maintain your healthful routine no matter where you may be. And Boston has more than enough fitness classes to choose from to keep up your endorphins throughout your stay, whether its yoga in Back Bay or spin class in the South End or pilates at the Seaport.
Price: starts at $40 per month
Why It's Tops: Rock Spot Climbing offers 11,000 square feet of boulder terrain and more than 150 boulder challenges for a fun yet heart-pounding workout. And you'll be feeling it the next day throughout your body, from your finger tips to your calves.
Price: $25 (with gear) per day pass
Why It's Tops: Sky Zone’s wall-to-wall trampolines offer a soaring good time and boost your heart rate. Plus, there are organized fitness classes for an added challenge. Not to mention the fact that trampolines are just plain fun, so may even forget you're working out.
Price: passes start at $10 (30-minute jump session)
Why It's Tops: Rent a pair of blades and hit the ice at the Boston Common Frog Pond. Your legs will burn as you spin and slide through a picturesque park setting dusted in snow.
Price: $6 for admission; $12 for skates rental
Why It's Tops: Local gym The Ring offers classes where battle-tested coaches put you through your paces. And since it’s the gym of choice for Bruins left wing Shawn Thornton, you may get a celebrity sighting.
Price: Free for trial class