BSC LAB in the Back Bay will close, and a TB12 facility might take its place
BSC LAB, a Boston Sports Club branch in Copley Square that aimed to jump on board the boutique fitness trend, will close March 1 — and a TB12 facility might take its place.
The BSC location, which opened in 2014 and housed the Cyc and Tone House studios, sent a note to members saying that the gym space would close at the end of the month and all memberships would be canceled, according to a copy of the missive forwarded to the Globe by BSC officials.
“The space will now be occupied by TB12 Sports Therapy Center who may offer services that you find value in,” company officials wrote.
However, a spokesperson for TB12 could not confirm the opening Wednesday, though they did acknowledge the company had been scouting sites for a possible second location.
The lone existing TB12 Sports Therapy Center can be found at Patriot Place in Foxborough, about a five-minute walk from Gillette Stadium. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady — who opened the facility with his friend, trainer, and business partner Alex Guerrero in September 2013 — regularly trains there. Wide receiver Julian Edelman and tight end Rob Gronkowski have as well.
Clients who visit the TB12 center have the opportunity to follow a training regimen à la Brady, utilizing several of the products and techniques laid out in his performance guide.
A representative for the Cyc spin studio, which moved to BSC LAB after its first location in the David Barton Gym closed, said it would be closing for the time being.
“With BSC Lab closing, we unfortunately will be closing our Boston studio,” the representative said. “We love our riders, instructors, staff, and the community that we have built. We are already in the planning stages to return to Boston soon in a bigger way than before.”
A BSC employee said the closing comes because the space is so close to other branches of the gym. (There are, indeed, three other BSC locations nearby: one near the Hynes T stop, one near the Prudential Center, and another two blocks away from BSC LAB on Boylston Street.)
“It made sense to reduce options in the area, when there are two clubs right next to each other,” she wrote in an e-mail to the Globe.
The move led to at least one BSC member bemoaning the closing.
bye bye bsc labs. hello tb12 sports...?— caroline markey 🌃 (@caromarkey) February 6, 2019
i’m sad to see this place go. i learned how to lift weights with @CassieBstrong here!
who knows a good boston gym with group weight lifting classes at a decent price? i’m thinking healthworks. pic.twitter.com/UXJ77zFLxv