Healthy Food and Fitness Choices in South End

Posted on November 13th, 2018

Perhaps like never before, people are almost hyper aware of the need to stay active and eat a balanced diet to maintain their health and general wellbeing. While there are plenty of bars and fantastic restaurants in Boston’s South End where you can indulge from time to time, you don’t have to leave Washington and Tremont Streets to find plenty of ways to keep active and eat healthy. Plus, if you’re looking for plenty of amenities in South End apartments Boston is where you’ll find Harrison Court, which has its own fitness center to make life even easier.

Although the weather is cooling off, you can still make the most of the outdoors with the numerous local pocket parks that are great for a walk or jog. For more extensive options, head to Southwest Corridor Park. This park connects the South End, Back Bay, Roxbury, and Jamaica Plain with green space, bike paths, 11 playgrounds, two spray pools, seven basketball courts, five tennis courts, two street hockey rinks, two amphitheaters and six miles of trails. Stretching 4.1 miles from the Back Bay to Forest Hills, you can simply relax and meditate or get your body moving.

While Harrison Court does have its own fitness center and classes, you’ll find additional places to work out with a wide range of fitness options. Burn Fitness Studios on Columbus Avenue offers personal training sessions, along with an extensive range of classes, including their signature Power Burn class, focusing on lower body, core, and upper body in pyramid interval sets. Other options include cycling classes that are more internal driven, vinyasa yoga, pilates, and a TRX class using suspension-training straps.

SwetStudio on Tremont specializes in aerial exercise with beginner and advanced aerial yoga classes, meditation, deep stretch, and restorative classes, which all use suspended silk hammocks. If you want to keep your feet closer to the ground, they also offer indoor rowing classes, and group workouts for the core, abs, or full body.

Some people need the right musical motivation to get going, and at Turnstyle on Harrison, they create spin class courses based on the type of music that will be playing so you can find what works best for you. They offer shoe rentals free of charge, and if spinning isn’t your thing, bootcamp classes are also available.

Finally, after all those workouts, you need sustenance that is both healthy and delicious. If you’re looking for somewhere you can sit and relax for a moment and enjoy a healthy meal, the Jugos Supremo location on Massachusetts Avenue is ideal and calmer than its Back Bay location. Don’t let anyone stop you from the pleasure that is avocado toast. They do a mean one with lemon, olive oil and chili flakes. Açaí bowls, multigrain toast with a variety of toppings, and other delicious items are also on the menu.

For a more substantial meal, Myers + Chang is a great choice for Chinese food without the typical bloat from excess salt and heavy sauces. Using locally sourced, fresh produce when possible, they create amazing mix and match menus that include items like red curry shrimp and grits, green papaya salad, Ming’s market greens and more, inspired by Taiwanese soul food and Southeast Asian street food. They also offer special menus for those who need dishes that are gluten-free, vegetarian, nut-free, or shellfish-free.

Whether you’re looking to indulge or make healthy choices, there’s no shortage of options practically right on your doorstep when you live in one of the South End apartments Boston offers at Harrison Court.