Workout Routine, 2005-Now: Drag ass to subterranean big-chain gym. Burn requisite 300 cals on threadbare elliptical while watching staticky How I Met Your Mother reruns. Jostle for turn on sweat-soaked circuit machines. Dutifully work abs on flimsy celeb-endorsed contraption. Attempt to wind down in crowded steam room.
Workout Routine, Starting Next Week: Jog over to Bosse City Club & Spa’s sunlight-filled, loft-proportioned space in Kendall Square. Turn summer trench over to complimentary coat check. Plug iPod into new Cybex Arc trainer to catch up on downloaded Friday Night Lights episodes during warm-up. Cook off 700 calories in new-to-East Coast Trixter X-Bike group class. Target triceps and obliques on pristine leather-covered circuit pieces. Indulge in eucalyptus steam. Retreat to solitary serenity in the 7,000-square-foot deck garden.
Bosse City Club & Spa, 356 Third Street, Kendall Square (617-252-0020 or bossecityclub.com). Memberships start at $79 per month.
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