Benefitness Health Club for Women
62 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445
Phone: (617) 718-5734
Phone: (857) 702-2331
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Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
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12/02/2009Provided by Citysearch -
A couple of months ago, I developed a baffling aversion to exercise after so many years of regular exercise. I had no desire to go to the gym, and if I went, I’d start warming up and realize it wasn’t going to happen and just go home. It was frustrating because I wanted to exercise, but I couldn’t get into it! I spoke with one of the trainers I noticed working out everyday. “Exercise Burnout” is what she said, which made sense because I did the same cardio machine and muscle machines week after week. She suggested doing some training sessions with her to revitalize my exercise routine – I loved it. She taught me new, challenging strength exercises using equipment I never considered, and taught me how to use the Adaptive Motion Trainer machine for cardio. This machine was really cool because it doesn’t move unless you do the moving, and you can do a step, elliptical, or running workout. I’m back in the gym and every so often meet with the trainer to jump start my workout again. No more burn outs for me!
I understood the way to lose weight was through better nutrition and exercise. I had no problem eating healthy foods (if motivated), but I had always felt clueless about exercise and intimidated by gyms. Everyone seemed to know what they were doing, and I was completely clueless on what I needed to do and how to do it. I joined Benefitness because it was a comfortable, women-only setting of all ages and fitness levels. I received an orientation lesson with signing up, and it was exactly what I needed to get over my fear and help me get started. The trainer explained how exercise works, what I should be doing, how often, and how to do it. I could tell she really cared about helping me learn to care for my body. In just a month, more than helping me to lose weight (from a tight size 16 to a size 14 with breathing room!), exercise is now becoming apart of my lifestyle – it’s my “me” time.
I have a busy calendar, and don’t have a lot of time to devote to exercise, but I know it’s important for my body and mind so I give it an hour a day, most days of the week. Benefitness really makes this possible because they have a bunch of different exercise classes everyday. I can do muscle class one day, kickboxing class the next, combine my workout with a bootcamp class, or relax with a yoga class. The instructors are engaging (i.e. “not boring”) and are constantly challenging me. This gym works for me and may I also add my budget.
Great space for women of all ages. Plenty of equipment, regardless of the time, clean, and they offer great classes. I love the fact that it's all women, and that there's easy metered parking outside. This is a wonderful gym -- particularly for the cost. Look on its website for deals. I pay $39.95/month! The only downside is that they frequently keep the temperature inside too cold, and I find myself wearing coats while working out!
Benefitness Healthclub for Women - use to be Fitness Unlimited, but was recently bought by the woman who managed the club for the past 6 years - form the "man" who owned it! Now all women! It is the best club I've belonged to. Helpful and friendly staff, Amazing classes of all types. I highly recommend it.
09/27/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Very nice women-only gym in a great location.
Great classes that start late, so you have enough time to get there after work.
Clean, very cozy atmosphere, nice staff and instructors.
You get 2 free personal training hours with your membership.
Great membership options and pricing!!!