Restaurant Strong Fund

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us.

While we know that it is vital that non-essential workers stay home and social distance to slow the spread of the virus…. doing so has unfortunately wreaked havoc on the economy, particularly small businesses and those employed by them. Restaurants and restaurant employees are one group heavily affected.

Because of this, The Greg Hill Foundation and Samuel Adams have teamed up to support those from the restaurant industry across the country who have been impacted by the Covid-19 closures.”

The Restaurant Strong Fund has been raising money for restaurants and their workers across 20 states. Will you join VIM to help Massachusetts reach its goal of $1,000,000?

Join us for our Instagram Live workout on Tuesday, May 5th at 5:30 PM – Bodyweight Burn w/Rachel, where she will be encouraging viewers to donate to the fund.
Can’t make it? Just click the button below to donate now!

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Holiday hours

The holidays are upon us!
Please take note of our holiday hours:

Central Square:

    • Tuesday, December 24th – 9am-4pm

    • CHRISTMAS – Wednesday, December 25th – CLOSED

    • Thursday, December 26th – 8am-8pm

    • Tuesday, December 31st – 9am-4pm

    • Wednesday, January 1st – 9am-7pm


University Park:

    • Tuesday, December 24th – 10am-3pm

    • CHRISTMAS – Wednesday, December 25th – CLOSED

    • Thursday, December 26th – 10am-6pm

    • Tuesday, December 31st – 10am-3pm

    • Wednesday, January 1st – 10am-6pm

Thanksgiving hours

Thanksgiving is around the corner! Please take note of our holiday hours:

Central Square:

  • Wed., Nov. 27 – 8am-8pm

  • THANKSGIVING – Thurs., Nov. 28 – 8am-2pm

  • Fri., Nov. 29 – 8am-8pm


University Park:

  • Wed., Nov. 27 – 9am-7pm

  • THANKSGIVING – Thurs., Nov. 28 – CLOSED

  • Fri., Nov. 29 – 10am-7pm

Pilates reformer bootcamp

5 WEEKS: APRIL 15 – MAY 19

ONLY $379


From April 15th through May 19th, we’re hosting a 5-week Pilates Reformer Bootcamp! Kick your Pilates training up a notch or learn what it’s all about by taking two Reformer sessions twice a week for five weeks. Get your core in shape like never before for Spring! 

CONTACT SHARON FOR MORE DETAILS!

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new year bootcamp challenge

8 WEEKS: FEB. 11 – APRIL 8

$249 GETS YOU:

  • 2 SGT Sessions per week
  • Unlimited Team Training
  • Nutritional guidance w/in-house nutritionist, Rich

Grand prize weight loss winner will be awarded a free month of Small Group Training valued at $179 (12 sessions, unlimited Team Training & open gym!)

PRESALE ENDS FEB. 10!

Questions? Contact Tyler:

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holiday hours

The holidays are approaching! Please take note of our holiday hours so you may plan your workouts accordingly:

Central Square:

  • Dec. 24th – 9am-4pm
  • CHRISTMAS – Dec. 25th – CLOSED
  • Dec. 26th – 8am-8pm
  • Dec. 31st – 9am-4pm
  • Jan. 1st – 9am-7pm

University Park:

  • Dec. 24th – 10am-3pm
  • CHRISTMAS – Dec. 25th – CLOSED
  • Dec. 26th – 10am-3pm
  • Dec. 31st – 10am-3pm
  • Jan. 1st – 10am-3pm
gym etiquette

With January on the horizon, the gym will soon be packed to the sweaty brim with new members (and current members showing up more often) fulfilling their New Year’s Resolutions!

The more, the merrier! Let’s welcome them and show them that we know how to be courteous to our fellow members, the gym staff and the gym itself!

Here are a few tips to heed so that you’re not ‘that guy’ or ‘that gal’ at the gym:

gym etiquette
  1. Return Equipment to its Proper Place. – Using free weights? Awesome. Don’t forget to put them back where they belong so the next person doesn’t have to go on a wild goose chase to find them, and so nobody trips over a dumbbell left in the middle of the floor. 
  2. Clean Up After Yourself! – This tip is twofold. Wipe down the equipment after using it to A. clean off the sweat, and B. to stop the spread of germs during cold and flu season.
  3. Be On Top of Your Personal Hygiene – If you haven’t showered in a while before heading to the gym, maybe consider a quick one prior to your workout so the person using the treadmill next to yours doesn’t hightail it out of there when you show up. Also, gym clothes can get pretty funky if you don’t wash them within a reasonable amount of time after your gym session. Don’t forget about them in your gym bag till three days from now!
  4. Sick? Come Back When You Feel Better! – Don’t risk the spread of germs to the other members. Get some rest and get better!
  5. Hang Up Your Phone. – We don’t want/need to hear your conversation with your bff or your mom. Need to keep your phone on for work? That’s cool – just answer it in an isolated area to avoid distracting other members.
  6. Stop the Gym Selfies! – Especially the ones that seem to require clothing removal of any kind. It can be annoying to other members, and they don’t want to inadvertently photobomb you and end up on your Insta feed.
  7. Avoid Grunting/Dropping Weights. – We get it. It’s heavy! No need to announce it to the world. Also, dropping weights can be dangerous and can damage the floors. 
  8. Follow the Gym Rules. – Every gym has their own set of rules. Be sure you are familiar with them!

Can’t get enough of these gym etiquette tips? Don’t fret. Here are some links to other gym etiquette articles that get into even more detail:

in-house massage

Sore after your killer workout?

No sweat!

VIM is now offering In-House Massage appointments!

30 min $50
60 min $85
90 min $120

Contact Tyler to book your appointment now!

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back to school recipes - chicken salad

August is coming to an end, which means school is starting soon!

Prepping lunch for students both young and old can be difficult in the busy fall season. Every student is different, and often their nutritional needs vary, too. The classic PBJ may work for some, but not all.

So if you’re struggling to find a lunch that interests a gluten free 8th grader, a 4th grade vegetarian or athletic college senior, you’re in luck! There’s something good for everyone.


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1. Chicken Soup


For picky eaters, try a a classic chicken soup! You can make it ahead and store it in the freezer in batches to thaw the night before.
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2. Tomato & Mozzarella Pasta


For the vegetarian, a tomato & mozzarella pasta is both sophisticated and simple to make so all ages can enjoy.
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3. Vegetable Sushi Bento Box


For the vegan, a vegetable sushi bento box will wow the whole table! No one will even notice the lack of meat or dairy.
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4. Chicken Salad on Fresh Baguette


For the athlete, a hearty chicken salad on fresh baguette will offer plenty of carbs and protein for an active body!
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5. Homemade Sandwich Bread


For the gluten free student, it can be tough to be the only one without a classic sandwich. But with this homemade sandwich bread, PBJ is back on!
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6. Whoopie Pies


With a nut allergy, it can be difficult to watch everyone enjoy cookies that “may contain peanuts.” These whoopie pies go great with any lunch, but without any risk!
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7. Hummus


For the lactose-intolerant, there’s no need for cheese when you’ve got hummus! Pack it with veggies, pita and olives for a real mediterranean experience.
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8. Taco Soup


For the grad student, you never need to miss out on Taco Tuesday again. When one hand is writing your thesis, one can enjoy this Taco Soup!
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If you have a go-to lunch, feel free to share it in the comments!


VIM is now offering nutrition services with Trainer & Nutrition Coach, Christine Galvin!

Click below to find out how you can benefit from 1 on 1 Nutrition Coaching!

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summer smoothies

It’s official, Summer is in full swing!

But unfortunately so is the heat and humidity.

If you’re too hot to cook, try one of these seasonally inspired smoothies for a cool treat that’s also good for your health! Below are a few recipes, but feel free to alter anything to your liking.


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Grape Berry Protein Smoothie


Sweet frozen grapes are an ideal complement to berries. Mix them together, and you’re in for an antioxidant-rich treat. Plus, when you blend grapes, you break down their skin which further releases the fruit’s stores of vitamin C, manganese and potassium. Photo and Recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by DailyBurn
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Peachy Green Protein Smoothie


Though the recipe calls for frozen peaches, you may want to swap them out for fresh — they’re in season right now! And thanks to kale and ground flaxseed, you’ll get a solid hit of fiber and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Photo and Recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by DailyBurn
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Blueberry Mint Green Smoothie


There’s nothing better than mint to cool you down. Plus, this drink is packed with ultra-hydrating coconut water, antioxidant-rich blueberries and folate from kale leaves. Tip: Freeze the greens before blending so they mix more easily. Photo and Recipe: Caitlin / The Merrythought
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Orange Creamsicle Protein Smoothie


Be sure to use calcium-fortified orange juice to get a solid hit of the mineral in this ice-cream inspired drink. And don’t forget two scoops of vanilla protein powder which adds 25 grams of protein and makes this smoothie extra creamy. Photo and Recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by DailyBurn
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Mango Blueberry Protein Smoothie


Mangoes and blueberries are like peas and carrots: great on their own, but even better together. Mangoes are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, dietary fiber and antioxidants, while vitamin-packed blueberries have a powerhouse of phytonutrients, which help your body ward off diseases. Photo and Recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by DailyBurn
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Paleo Peach Coconut Smoothie


Don’t let the short ingredient list fool you: This paleo-friendly smoothie is packed with nutritious goods. The peaches alone have folate, iron, zinc and copper. Just coconut milk and peaches should make the smoothie sweet enough on its own, but feel free tp add a dollop of raw, unfiltered honey if you prefer. Photo and Recipe: Lisa Wells / CookEatPaleo
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Berrylicious Smoothie


This simple smoothie is great for kids thanks to its basic ingredient list and sweet flavor. Frozen mixed berries serve as its base, while one banana adds depth of texture plus a wealth of potassium. Up the health benefits even more by choosing a fiber-enriched almond milk like this blogger did. Photo and Recipe: Stacey / GluedToMyCraftsBlog
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Key Lime Pie Protein Shake


Imagine yourself on Key West, soaking up a sunset with a slice of fresh key lime pie. This smoothie is the next best thing — and for a whole lot less calories. (But alas, no sunset.) A dusting of graham cracker crumbs adds an extra hint of sweetness, and yes, that pie-like taste. Photo and Recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life By DailyBurn
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Kale Pineapple Avocado Protein Smoothie


Summery, tropical drinks are delicious, but also highly caloric. Get your piña colada fix with this smoothie, which is extra creamy thanks to avocado. A double dose of vanilla, in the protein powder and in the almond milk, make this one extra sweet. Photo and Recipe: Dre / Delicious By Dre
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Raspberry Lemonade Smoothie


While more decadent than most other smoothie recipes, this chilling concoction is amazing on hot, lazy summer days. If you want to lighten it up, swap out the sugar for an equal amount of stevia. All you need is a porch swing. Photo and Recipe: Sarah / High Heels and Grills
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VIM is now offering nutrition services with Trainer & Nutrition Coach, Christine Galvin!

Click below to find out how you can benefit from 1 on 1 Nutrition Coaching!

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