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Editors’ Choice

Firicano Boxing & Fitness Center, Stoneham

What’s unique: Certified strength and conditioning/boxing coach Michael Firicano designed and developed his own program called THE F.I.R.I.C.A.N.O. METHOD: Fitness In Rhythm, Intense Conditioning And Nutrition Options.

Philosophy: A gym with no gimmicks, long-term contracts, onerous fees, or complicated equipment—just a hard, honest workout.

What’s new: Studio renovations, new and added bikes and punching bags, new trainers, and an expanded class schedule.

377 Main St., Stoneham, 781-279-0397,


Readers’ Choice

Tread, Reading 

Standout qualities: Music and constant motion make the 45-minute Tread Box a full-body, cardio-intense workout.

6 Linden St. and 13 High St., Reading, 781-799-2386,