Looking to try the top gyms around?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top gyms in Boston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market for gyms.
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1. 305 Fitness
Topping the list is a location of the 305 Fitness chain. Located at 506 Commonwealth Ave. in Kenmore, the dance studio is the highest-rated gym in Boston, boasting five stars out of 53 reviews on Yelp.
2. Peter Welch's Gym
Next up is South Boston's Peter Welch's Gym, situated at 371 Dorchester Ave., South Boston Commerce Ctr. (between Milhender Place and Damrell Street). With five stars out of 49 reviews on Yelp, the gym, boxing and personal training spot has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Btone Fitness
North End's Btone Fitness, located at 133 Salem St. (between Noyes Place and Prince Street), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the gym five stars out of 45 reviews.
EverybodyFights, a gym and personal training spot in South Boston, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 88 Yelp reviews. Head over to 15 Channel Ctr St. to see for yourself.
5. Barry's Bootcamp
Finally, in Downtown Crossing, check out this outpost of the chain Barry's Bootcamp, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 83 reviews on Yelp. You can find the bootcamp gym at 30 Chauncy St. (between Summer and Avon streets).
Deciding when to check out the top spots above? Saturdays tend to be the busiest days of the week for consumer spending at health and beauty businesses across the Boston area, while Tuesdays are least busy, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of customer relationship management software and business analytics for small businesses. Last year, average daily transactions at health and beauty businesses climbed to 12 per business on Saturdays, compared to 7 daily transactions on average on Tuesdays.