Why SplitFit?

SplitFit is revolutionizing the way that people everywhere can access and enjoy Personal Training.  The most effective workout in the fitness world is no longer too expensive, too inconvenient or too much of a commitment.

  • Convenient and Easy to Use

    Flexible scheduling for individual and pool (2-4 people) training sessions, with no contracts or membership required. Trainer schedules are available right on your phone or tablet.  Pick and choose the sessions that fit your schedule.

  • Affordable and Accessible

    Hour-long sessions are available for $80, and train with others for just $20. Save even more through our incentive program, Splitbucks ™

  • Benefits of Training at the Gym

    Training in a gym offers state-of-the-art equipment in a weatherproof and safe environment, with all the amenities – and you can enjoy the support and the camaraderie of others who are working out in the same location.

Right Time. Right Place. Right Price.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

How it Works

Easy to Sign Up and Use

Just download the app and get started.  It’s that easy.  No contract or gym membership required.  Pay as you go for individual or pool (2-4 people) sessions at your convenience. Train with others for only $20.  Plus earn Splitbucks™ as others join your pool. Learn more about our incentive program here.

Flexible Options

Find a trainer and a session time that work for your schedule, even on the same day. The timing, duration and participation are all up to you. Sign up for affordable individual sessions or pools of 2-4 people, maybe even get your friends together for a shared session. Train with others for only $20.  Plus earn Splitbucks™ as others join your pool. Learn more about our incentive program here.

Convenient Information and Communication

Trainer bios, session descriptions and availability are all right there on your phone or tablet.

Use messaging to receive alerts, send training invitations to your friends and give feedback on your session experience.

Have Fun, Get Fit, Do it Your Way

Personal training is arguably the absolute best way to achieve your individual fitness goals. The personalized attention to your program and your progress greatly enhance your experience and your results.

The benefits of personal training are obvious but until now personal training may have been too expensive, too inconvenient or too much of a commitment. SplitFit eliminates these barriers and makes personal training affordable and accessible without contracts or membership requirements.  And, you can try a session alone, create your own pool of friends … or meet up with new people in a shared session while doing something good for yourself.

Everybody WINS!

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BodyScapes Fitness – Kendall Square

 

BodyScapes Fitness - Kendall Square

  Last week I reviewed the BodyScapes Fitness - Brookline facility. This week (just in time for those Thanksgiving calories!) I’ll be reviewing the second BodyScapes Fitness facility in Kendall Square. Next week I’ll review the third, and last, BodyScapes Fitness location, Longwood Medical. I’ll be using the checklist I recommended last week.

Location

Kendall Square is widely known as “the most innovative square mile on the planet,” with its high concentration of businesses, especially start-ups, and its busy flow of creativity and inspiration. A five minute walk from the Kendall Square train station, this spacious (15,000 sq ft) BodyScapes Fitness facility is located on the 2nd floor of the Watermark Kendall West.

Services/Classes Offered

Kendall Square offers an exclusive salon in its facility with a team of professionals offering:
  • Hair Styling (men and women)
  • Hair Coloring Services
  • Facials
  • Make-up
  • Nails (manicure, pedicure)
  • Waxing
  • Massage
* Contact Kendall Square for a full list of services offered Kendall Square offers a wide variety of classes/activities free with membership (all members have access to all services and classes), including:
  • Group exercise classes such as Zumba
  • Yoga - Vin Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Restorative Yoga
  • Boxing Circuit
  • Indoor cycling
  • BodyPump
  • Indoor/Outdoor Bootcamp
  • Iron Abs
  • R.I.P.P.E.D. - Resistance Intervals Power Plyometrics Endurance Diet
  • Barre/Pilates Fusion classes
  • Cardio Core
  • Surge
*To see a full list of classes offered and schedule of classes go to: http://www.bodyscapesfitness.com/gym-locations/kendall-square/class-schedule/

Equipment

This facility features two studios with an open floor plan for cardio and weight training, offering:
  • Cybex Treadmills
  • Cybex Arc Trainers
  • Stair Climber
  • Fully equipped free-weight room
  • Upright and recumbent bikes
  • Rowing machines
  • Strength circuit area with Cybex selectorized machines

Perks / Amenities

  • Two spacious fitness studios
  • Dedicated personal training space
  • Beautiful outdoor rooftop terrace overlooking Boston
  • Day lockers with monthly locker rental available
  • Private showers and dressing rooms with towel service and fully stocked locker rooms
  • Saunas
  • Personal Training sessions with no membership fees
  • Exclusive salon services
  • Complimentary group exercise classes each week with membership
  • Complimentary personal training sessions for most new members
  • A complimentary workout or group fitness class to see what Kendall Square has to offer
  • Free Day Pass

Membership Details

Like Brookline, Kendall Square has no salespeople. Visitors can be given a free host tour if they like and there are employees to help you decide on a membership package if you wish. Rates, packages and options vary by location. Membership options include:
  • Long term commitment
  • Personal Training only
  • Full package membership
  • Short term commitment
*Free Passes are also offered for one day

Reviews

Kendall Square has a Yelp rating of 4/5 with specific positive comments on its staff members, cleanliness of the facility, and the perks and amenities available (salon services, patio area). The negative reviews focused on the weekend schedules (not open long enough) and amount of space available for floor workouts.   Kendall Square Fitness  356 Third St. Cambridge, MA (617) 232-0020 Regular Hours: Monday - Thursday: 5:30am - 10pm Friday: 5:30am - 9pm Saturday: 7am - 7pm Sunday: 8am - 6pm  

The Importance of Personal Fitness – Living Life the Fit Way!

   

The Importance of Personal Fitness

Living Life the Fit Way!

Let's talk about personal fitness! We all want to look good. We all want to feel good. And while for maybe 1% (or less) of us these things come naturally and without effort, for the remaining 99% (or more) of us it’s just not going to happen unless we make it happen!  As a child, you probably stayed active enough to be fit, to have energy, to have a positive outlook on life. Maybe in high school you played sports or were involved in cheerleading or gymnastics. And you may have had some very active, fit years in college. But all too often real life - life after school - squeezes out exercising. Maybe it gets moved to the bottom of the list. Maybe it drops off the list altogether! As we get older, our schedules often become more hectic. Between jobs, kids, going for advanced degrees, taking care of elderly parents, it can seem impossible (maybe even a little selfish or irresponsible) to carve out time to take care of ourselves. But also, as we get older, taking care of ourselves becomes more crucial in terms of our health, longevity and happiness.  

What is Personal Fitness?

There is no clear-cut, definite definition of “personal fitness.” It’s a subjective term, therefore it reflects different goals and needs in every person. If it could be clearly defined I believe it would be simply as having the ability and energy to do what you need and/or want to do - climb stairs, lift weights, run, hike, keep up with kids, etc. Everyone has their own personal definition of “personal fitness” and this definition is fluid, changing over time as life changes. However, our fitness remains important. Being healthy is one of those things we often take for granted, and we fail to realize just how important it is until it’s gone.  

Some Scary Stats

For every excuse used to not exercise there are at least two reasons why we should.  Let’s look at some scary stats. According to the CDC a sedentary lifestyle can be a major risk factor for heart disease, the number one cause of death in the United States. Approximately 610,000 Americans die of heart disease every year - that's 1 in every 4 deaths. ("Heart Disease in the United States," https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/facts.htm) Lack of exercise can often lead to life-threatening diseases such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, obesity (and all the diseases and health problems carrying excessive weight can cause or exacerbate).  

Ways to Sneak Personal Fitness into Your Busy Life

The term “exercise” often brings to mind gyms with sweaty people lifting weights or running on treadmills but it actually encompasses so much more. Are you a parent? Then you’ve probably run after your kids, carried them to bed, played touch football or swam with them. Do you work in an office building? Then you probably have a choice between taking the elevator and taking the stairs. Do you have a dog? You probably walk him! Exercise can be a part of everyone’s day, every day!

Here are a few tips for sneaking exercise into your day:

  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Walk to the drug store or library instead of driving.
  • Play with your kids in the yard or in a park for a couple of hours a couple of times a week.
  • Got a pool? Get in it and SWIM! Make it consistent!
  • Have a house to clean? Do it to music!
  • Walk your dog for an hour or so each evening.
  • Get the kids together, put on some fast music and DANCE! The kids are happy, you’re getting exercise - everyone wins!
  • Walk around your neighborhood in the evenings or early mornings.
  • Take the kids bike riding!
Of course there are the more traditional ways of exercising, such as joining the gym, taking an exercise class, etc., and in this blog we’ll be addressing the different paths to personal fitness - for example, personal trainers and small group exercising - as well as comparing and contrasting personal training with fitness coaching, what to look for when hiring a personal trainer or joining a gym, the role diet plays in our fitness, etc. In the meantime, start taking those stairs!   Additional reading on personal fitness: Health Benefits of Physical Activity 8 Strategies for Creating a Positive Fitness Experience (for children) 10 Ways to Sneak In a Workout How to Find Time to Exercise When Your Schedule is Already Packed The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

BodyScapes – Brookline Fitness Gym Review

                                                  

BodyScapes - Brookline Fitness Gym Review

When choosing a gym it helps to know beforehand what you’re looking for, what matters to you and what you can live without. You may be focused on the variety of equipment available or the type of training you are interested in; decide what type of membership you're looking for, what location you prefer and know which amenities make or break the deal for you. A sample checklist (and the one I’ll be using in this review) follows: Location Services / Classes Offered Equipment Available Extras (Perks) Offered Membership Details Reviews Location Located in the heart of Coolidge Corner on historic Beacon Street, BodyScapes Brookline is easily accessible and also offers green line MBTA access. See full location, contact, and days/hours of business below. Services/Classes Offered Brookline offers free (with membership) childcare on-site, staffed with professionals, in a dedicated, clean area for children between the ages of 6 months to 12 years old. Reservations are required so remember to call in advance. Brookline also offers a wide variety of classes/activities free with membership:
  • Group exercise classes such as Zumba, yoga, and Pilates
  • Indoor cycling
  • Personal training focusing on lifestyle changes, reducing risk factors, stress-fighting techniques, injury rehab, weight loss, etc.
  • Classes such as barre classes and the “Hour of Power” class - a strength- training class that utilizes medicine balls, resistance bands, and stability balls (from beginners level to advanced)  
*To see a schedule of classes go to: http://www.bodyscapesfitness.com/gym-locations/brookline/class-schedule/ *All members have access to all services and classes Equipment Along with a fully equipped free-weight area, Brookline offers a wide selection of equipment for all levels of training including:
  • Cybex Treadmills
  • Cybex Arc Trainers
  • Fully equipped free-weight room
  • Precor Ellipticals
  • Upright and recumbent bikes
  • Rowing machines
  • Life Fitness cross-trainers
  • Strength circuit area with Cybex selectorized machines
Perks / Amenities
  • Free childcare
  • Free underground parking
  • Free day passes
  • Free gym tour
  • Green line MBTA access
  • Clean private showers and dressing areas
  • Clean Saunas
  • Day lockers
  • Complimentary group exercise classes each week with membership
Membership Details Brookline has no salespeople and offers a free initial gym tour so you are able to see the facility for yourself with no pressures to join. If you do decide to become a member the Brookline can help you decide which type of membership is best for you. Membership options include:
  • Long term commitment
  • Personal Training only
  • Full package membership
  • Short term commitment
*Free Passes are also offered for one day Reviews Brookline has a Yelp rating of 4.5/5 with specific positive comments on its staff members, instruction, and equipment available. The negative reviews focused on the schedule offered for classes ("not conducive" to a 9-5 workday) and the intensity of the classes (not "vigorous enough").   Brookline Fitness Gym Coolidge Corner 1285 Beacon St Brookline, MA 02446 (617) 232-1010 Regular Hours: Monday - Thursday: 5:30am - 10pm Friday: 5:30am - 9pm Saturday: 7am - 7pm Sunday: 8am - 6pm  

Boston Magazine "Our vision is for SplitFit to connect people with gyms wherever they are in Boston - great personal training at the right place, right time, and for the right price."  January 2017

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  • Colleen B.SplitFit has been AWESOME!!!!! I am really enjoying it and can't say enough good things about the staff, the workouts, the gym. It is really one of the greatest workout tools I have used!
  • Ricardo B.The idea is great, and I love using the service. It is a convenient, fun, interactive, and exploratory experience - love the price point and the fact that you're with your buddy(s). Thank you for coming up with it.
  • Sarah K.I'd been curious about what it would be like to meet with a trainer but it seemed so expensive that I had never really considered it. This is a great idea!
  • Lindsay K.“SplitFit’s pooling feature was the perfect option for my first-ever personal training session.  I was always too intimidated to try a one-on-one with a trainer, so doing the session with a friend was a fun, social way to ease into it!”
  • Daniel W., Personal Trainer"SplitFit is exciting news for everyone in the health fitness field.  My clients are excited about the opportunity to add training sessions at a more affordable rate, and at having the chance to train with a qualified fitness professional!  It's a win-win!"
  • Cristina G."It was a great workout and Linda fit in a variety of exercises for me.  Really happy with the experience overall!  Personal training always seems so out of reach (price wise).  For this price I'd probably do personal training 1-2 times a month."
  • Holly P."The app was easy to use and navigate.  Staff was friendly, clean facility, knowledgeable trainer, good size locker room... it's a good value."
  • Timothy W.“I loved my session so much that I signed up for another one and plan on making it a weekly occurrence… this is an incredible value.”  

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