Sunday, February 24, 2008

"And The Award Goes To . . ."

Welcome to the first annual Om Gal Awards!

Bostonians often seek my input regarding yoga studio and health club recommendations. I try to be diplomatic yet honest, taking into account that we all have vastly different criteria for selecting where we want to burn calories or karma, or both. Here's a cursory look at my picks in the city of Boston, organized by who might be looking for what. Bear in mind, there's no "academy" here. Just me. Feel free share your own recommendations.


You are . . .

A Novice: Back Bay Yoga (They offer a crazy good deal for first-timers to the studio).

A Purist: Patricia Walden, Cambridge

An Athlete: Elizabeth Huntsman, Baptiste Power Yoga Institute

A Rock Star at Heart: Chanel Luck,

Any of the Above: Coeli Marsh, Inner Strength, Watertown & West Roxbury


Best for . . .

Group Fitness & Overall Kick-Ass Quotient: Equinox

Motivation: Healthworks (Sorry guys; only gals allowed).

Amenities: The Sports Club/LA

Convenience: Boston Sports Clubs

1 comment:

smiles-in-poses said...

Love the studio/gym synopsis. I am newly excited to try out Equinox!
One class I love: For yogis looking for a strengthening vinyasa flow paired with a kick butt round of martial arts, budokon at sports club LA fits the bill. Yes, abs and buttox will thank you!