SLT on Newbury St | Boston


If cardio, strength training, and pilates had a baby, it would be SLT.

This boutique exercise studio provides high-intensity, low-impact classes that can burn up to 500 calories per visit. Each 50-minute class uses the Megaformer, an evolution of the pilates reformer.

The machine might look and sound intimidating, but instructors will show you how to utilize the straps, pulleys, handlebars, and other moving parts to get your muscles working. Each movement engages the core while you rotate through slow, deliberate exercises that fatigue every muscle of the body and increase fat and calorie burn. Movements like bear, mermaid, and cobra will get you the results of pilates, but with a cardio class’s energy and group dynamic.

Now, it’s Boston’s turn to try it out. For Freeman, bringing SLT to Boston is “a coming home of sorts.” She was born in the city, and lived here for several years while studying at Harvard Business School.

We’ve had a huge demand for SLT outside of the New York metro area, and naturally, we were drawn to our neighbors in Boston, where boutique fitness is thriving, says Freeman. It’s a place I know very well.

Boston’s SLT is located on the third floor of 341 Newbury St. The one-time parking garage is now a bright, welcoming studio outfitted with 12 Megaformer machines. The limited number guarantees a small class size, allowing for individualized attention from SLT’s experienced trainers.