BodyScapes Fitness – Brookline 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
  • Classes/Programs Offered
  • Perks/Amenities 
  • Membership Information
  • 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

Classes/Programs 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

 

Images via BodyScapes

Post by Andrea Rogers