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Metrô General Osório
With fifteen outlets spread all over the city, Boytech gyms have probably been more responsible than any other company for the sculptured bodies visible all over the beaches of Zona Sul since launching in 2004. Under the guiding hands of an impressive array of names including football legend (nay phenomenon) Ronaldo and the national volleyballing hero Bernardinho the gym has built up a huge number of dedicated clients across a wealth of pursuits; besides the usual grunting over dumbells and bench presses, fitness fans can indulge in yoga, Tai Chi, hydro-gymnastics, swimming and pilates. The ever-chic Leblon branch (Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva 1100, 2512 5332) opened a 'boutique' gym in 2010 complete with purpose-written soundtrack and staff uniforms designed by style guru Alexandre Herchcovitch. Further branches can be found across town from Copacabana (Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana 801, 3816 1791) and Botafogo (Rua São Clemente 180, 2527 2293) to Tijuca (Shopping Tijuca, Avenida Maracanã 987 no.25, 2568 1758) and beyond.