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2016

Momentum Healthcare

Boston

Ever-soothing Jessica Molleur is the big draw here. The Back Bay acupuncturist and herbalist moved her popular OMBE practice to this center last month, bringing along a loyal following (she’s…Read More

2016 Best Dietitian

Kate Scarlata

Medway

Medway-based Kate Scarlata specializes in remedying often debilitating, underdiagnosed issues like irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, and gut disorders. Scarlata is also an expert on low-FODMAP diets, which steer followers...Read More

2016 Best Health App

Wellcoin

Wellcoin uses a time-tested strategy to encourage good behavior: bribery. By logging healthy activities—working out, eating right, walking the dog—users earn “Wellcoins” for tempting rewards, such as Whole Foods gift...Read More

2016 Best Juice Bar

Jugos

Boston

One of the first juiceries to open before Boston reached peak saturation, Jugos endures thanks to its immense selection of made-to-order juices, boosts, smoothies, açaí bowls, and very tasty chia...Read More

2016 Best Mindfulness Coach

Kimber Green Therapies

Lexington

Cognitive therapist Kimber Green doesn’t bill herself as a traditional life coach—the kind who loads up clients with lengthy lists and impossible goals. Instead, she uses mindful meditation, guided nature...Read More

2016 Best Running Shop

Marathon Sports

Boston

If you’re looking for the coolest off-the-shelf shoes, Marathon Sports isn’t for you. If you’re looking for one-on-one attention, knowledgeable salespeople, a thorough gait analysis, and a huge selection of...Read More

2016 Best Personal Trainer

Sarah Dussault

Some trainers tend to give pointless cues, like “Lengthen your muscles!” and offer nauseating advice straight from The Secret. Sarah Dussault isn’t one of them. She tells it like it...Read More

2016 Best Boutique Gym

Burn Fitness

Boston

This South End powerhouse hosts more niche classes than many larger gyms, manna for the indecisive athlete. Rowing, Broga, Pilates fusion, kickboxing, TRX, and Tabata—they’re all here. We also go...Read More

2016 Best Martial Arts Studio

Florian Martial Arts Center

Brookline

Co-owned by former UFC star Kenny Florian and his brother Keith, the Florian Martial Arts Center is one of the state’s premier MMA facilities for hard-core martial artists. But you...Read More

2016 Best Cycling Studio

Flywheel Sports

Boston

Yes, there is an overabundance of indoor cycling studios in the city. But what sets Flywheel apart are those tricked-out bikes. An electronic screen gives exact readings on resistance and...Read More

2016 Best Gym

The Club by George Foreman III

Boston

George “Monk” Foreman III learned a lot about boxing from his dad, two-time heavyweight champion George Foreman, then he coupled his old-school training with high-end amenities to create a luxury...Read More

2016 Best CrossFit Studio

CrossFit Lando

Cambridge

The new air-conditioned Canal Park outpost of Woburn’s CrossFit Lando is super-luxe, with towel service, pristine locker rooms, and coffee. Members love the coaching staff, too, especially head coach Stacey...Read More

2016 Best Cardio Dance Class

BollyX

Cambridge

Massachusetts has introduced many greats to the world: marshmallow Fluff, Facebook, the Ponzi scheme. Add BollyX to that list. Launched here in 2013, the cardio dance class mixes popular music...Read More

2016 Best Bootcamp Class

Barry’s Bootcamp

Boston

This is the most intense workout we’ve unearthed. The only sound louder than the whir of treadmills was our panting as we sprinted on a 12 percent incline for one...Read More

2016 Best Boxing Gym

Peter Welch’s

South Boston

Professional fighters train at this bare-bones Southie warehouse/ring, but amateurs can also take the signature Fighter Conditioning class, which combines boxing training with drills like squat thrusts, suicides, and pushups....Read More

2016 Best Adult Sports League

Social Boston Sports

Bored with summer softball? Too many bros in kickball? Sure, Social Boston has basketball, soccer, and flag football. But there’s also broomball, inner-tube water polo (really), and skee-ball. Teams are...Read More

2016 Best Barre Studio

Xtend Barre

Boston

It might be 6:30 a.m. on a dreary Tuesday morning, but the staff at Xtend are all smiles, laughter, and encouragement.The positivity doesn’t stop at the barre; even as you...Read More

2016 Best Zumba Instructor

Adam Bokunewicz

His license plate reads “Zumba.” Really. His clientele is equally devoted: A gaggle of women—and a few men—follow the theater-trained guru around town, from Boston Sports Clubs to Healthworks, for...Read More

2016 Best Niche Yoga Studio

Back Bay Yoga by YogaWorks

Boston

Here, creative classes stretch body and boundaries. Exhibit A: Yogaworks’ signature hip-hop yoga class, held in a heated room and soundtracked with explicit rap music. (Trust us, it’s amazing.) Approachable...Read More

2016 Best Yoga Studio

North End Yoga

Boston

At North End Yoga, even the all-levels vinyasa class incorporates ab workouts and back bends we’ve rarely seen at other local studios. Despite the intensity, its vibe is more incense-tinged...Read More

2016 Best Squash Club

The Boston Racquet Club

Boston

No stodgy vibe here: Members love Mike Downey, the head on-site pro, for his remarkable skills, as well as his instinctive matchmaking abilities. Plus, the facility has six wide international...Read More

2016 Best Rock-Climbing Gym

Brooklyn Boulders

Somerville

Buy a day pass and learn from cheerful instructors who will get you scaling walls like Spider-Man in no time. Year-round kids’ camps and unusual classes like yoga with chocolate...Read More

2016 Best Pregnancy Workout

Healthworks

Boston

The only just-women gym in town also offers the most comprehensive prenatal package around, including yoga, nutrition counseling, acupuncture, and on-site babysitting once you’re sans belly. 441 Stuart St. and other...Read More

2016 Best Parent-Baby Fitness

Mama & Me

Jamaica Plain

When you’re a sleep-deprived mess, you crave a mellow sanctuary. Thankfully, Mama & Me caters to abs and well-being: Yes, it has excellent yoga and postnatal Pilates, but it also...Read More

2016 Best Pilates Studio

Boston Body Pilates

Boston

This bright Newbury Street spot is one of Boston’s Pilates pioneers, and features trainers like Arnold Lee, whose humor and laid-back style make reformer Pilates seem fun and simple—even if...Read More

2016 Best Pickup Hockey

Larz Anderson Park

Brookline

Situated on a plateau inside the 64-acre park, this rink is a temple dedicated to the sport’s outdoor roots. With better ice than most state-run indoor barns and a cozy...Read More

2016 Best Pickup Basketball

Back Bay Fens

Boston

Join a medley of adults, area high school students, and families for a pickup game any time of day. If there’s a line for the two courts, you can take...Read More

2016 Best Custom Furnishings

Kochman Reidt + Haigh Cabinetmakers

Stoughton

While known for their custom kitchens, cabinetry, and millwork, Kochman Reidt + Haigh’s artisans’ ability to create unique custom furniture has become a powerful weapon in local designers’ arsenals. Recent...Read More

2016 Best Barware

The Boston Shaker

Somerville

The Boston Shaker has everything the imbibing sophisticate needs to equip his or her bar cart, from handblown tiki mugs to specialty ingredients like lavender bitters...Read More

2016 Best Hardware

E. R. Butler & Co.

Boston

Where else will you find exquisite, custom-made hardware like gold-plated hinges with decorative finials and cabinet pulls with agate cameo inlays displayed like jewelry in glass cases?

2016 Best Tabletop Accessories

Didriks

Cambridge

From Simon Pearce’s ceramic plates to ultramodern flatware by Alessi, Didriks’s unerring tabletop selections tend toward the sleek and the innovative...Read More

2016 Best Custom Outdoor Furnishings

Walpole Outdoors

Walpole

Those seeking to add structure to their outdoor patios should look no further than Walpole’s customized pergola kits, complete with stately fiberglass columns and a retractable canopy to add dimension...Read More

2016 Best Contemporary Interior Designer

Koo de Kir Architectural Interiors

Boston

Koo de Kir design principal (and MassArt grad) Kristine Irving draws inspiration from the unlikeliest of sources: early Renaissance paintings, a pint of beer, classic film. Less interested in trends,...Read More

2016 Best New England Vernacular Architect

Siemasko + Verbridge

Beverly

Siemasko + Verbridge understands the timeless New England aesthetic, refined to honor and reinvigorate our region’s natural blessings. Imagine an 11-story Manchester lighthouse transformed into a nautically inspired, fully livable...Read More

2016 Best Design and Build, North

Carpenter & MacNeille

Essex

This team of carpenters, architects, builders, and designers has a deep appreciation for the New England vernacular—many of its custom homes look like they were built in another time. Take...Read More

2016 Best Contemporary Architect

Anmahian Winton Architects

Cambridge

Anmahian Winton’s strikingly modern works punctuate their environments like exclamation points, from a zinc-paneled jewel box of a home dropped among the Cambridge Colonials to a Japanese teahouse– inspired retreat...Read More

2016 Best High-End Remodeling, West

F.H. Perry Builder

Hopkinton

A discriminating clientele relies on F.H. Perry’s supreme craftsmanship and discretion; its high-end team of builders and woodworkers will not only produce flawless work, but will also gallantly appease concerned...Read More

2016 Best Stone Countertops

Cumar Marble and Granite

Everett

This massive temple to stone has one of the area’s largest selections of marbles, granites, onyxes, and travertines, helmed by Angelo “Ivo” Cubi, who descends from seven generations of Italian...Read More

2016 Best Traditional Architect

Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects

Boston

The curious case of a three-generation Yale legacy—alum turned professor James Righter taught Jacob Albert, who later taught John Tittmann—resulted in this firm, which excels in classicism. But the trio...Read More

2016 Best Tile

DiscoverTile

Boston

Turn your backsplash into a bold statement by exploring DiscoverTile’s Spanish terra cotta, recycled glass, or elegant waterjet-cut marble...Read More

2016 Best Landscape Design and Build, West

Sudbury Design Group

Sudbury

Sudbury Design Group may have started out as a 10-person construction company, but this landscape design firm doesn’t dream small. Principal Michael Coutu and his team specialize in classic contemporary...Read More

2016 Best Design and Build, South

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders

East Harwich

It’s no wonder this firm’s grand manses appear all over the Cape: Their architectural tool kit is fully geared toward capitalizing on seaside vistas. To wit: A recent Nantucket Sound...Read More

2016 Best Landscape Design and Build, North

Gregory Lombardi Design/Parterre Garden Services

Cambridge

Landscape architect Gregory Lombardi has been the aesthetic auteur of this Cambridge firm since its founding. Lombardi thinks of his projects as living canvases, and when fully realized, his sumptuous...Read More

2016 Best Gifts

Good

Boston

Good is an understatement here, where you’ll find maple cutting boards by Edward Wohl, Vermont-made Farmhouse Pottery, and delicate necklaces by Hannah Blount...Read More

2016 Best Closet Systems

Showroom

Boston

The master closet deserves as much consideration as the living room and kitchen, and while custom built-ins may look nice, few builders can match the innovative kit of parts offered...Read More

2016 Best Family-Friendly Interior Designer

Lindsay Bentis

The exterior may be New England, but Lindsay Bentis’s warm and engaging interiors are all laid-back West Coast. When the artist, L.A. native, and mom of three designs a room,...Read More

2016 Best Linens

Frette

Boston

Whenever we touch Frette’s luxurious French linens, we think of breakfasting on fresh croissants in a five-star hotel with views of the Eiffel Tower, which makes the linens worth the...Read More

2016 Best Wood Flooring

Carlisle Wide Plank Floors

Boston

These extra-wide (up to 20 inches), extra-long (more than 12 feet) planks are handcrafted from mature forests and salvaged woods...Read More

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    • Kate Scarlata, 2016 Best Dietitian
    • Wellcoin, 2016 Best Health App

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