GET YOUR WORKOUT ON IN NYC

NEW YORK HAS A LOT OF UNIQUE, VERY COOL, FITNESS CLASS OPTIONS FOR THOSE WHO ARE GETTING BORED WITH THE STANDARD GYM FARE. THERE'S HIP HOP YOGA, BOXING, GROUP TREADMILL WORKOUTS, PILATES, AND GOOD OL' SOULCYCLE. FOR THOSE WHO ARE TRAVELING, THEY'RE ALSO A GREAT WAY TO FIT IN A QUICK, INTENSE WORKOUT + TRY SOMETHING NEW SINCE YOU CAN JUST PAY FOR A ONE-OFF CLASS VS A LONG-TERM MEMBERSHIP. 

LET'S SWEAT.

I BOOKED A CLASS AT THIS NEW STUDIO THE VERY FIRST DAY IT OPENED AND REMEMBER FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE AIRY, STYLISH SPACE. I'VE ALWAYS APPRECIATED YOGA AS A WAY TO RELAX AND STRETCH, PERFECT FOR A TRAVELLER AND THOSE CONSTANTLY ON THE GO, WHETHER THAT'S CRAMPED UP IN SMALL PLANE SEATS OR 6 HOUR BUS RIDES. 

OPENED BY KRISSY JONES + CHLOE KERNAGHAN, SKY TING SPECIALISES IN KATONAH YOGA, A HYBRID OF TRADITIONAL HATHA COMPLEMENTED WITH TAOIST PHILOSOPHY. IT'S CALMING, BUT RIGOROUS. PLUS, THERE'S A STUFFED GIRAFFE MASCOT. 

 

GLOVES UP.

THIS BOUTIQUE BOXING STUDIO IN THE FLATIRON DISTRICT SERVES UP 45 MIN KILLER WORKOUTS COMBINING SHADOWBOXING, BODYWEIGHT EXERCISES + BAG WORK.

I WAS A TOTAL NEWBIE ON MY FIRST VISIT BUT NO WORRIES, THERE'S A LOT OF FOCUS ON TECHNIQUE. JUST MAKE SURE TO BOOK A BAG CLOSER TO THE INSTRUCTOR. TAKE NOTE - YOU CAN BYO GLOVES OR RENT THEM FOR A DOLLAR . 

YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD OF BARRY'S.

IT'S KNOWN FOR BEING A CELEBRITY FAVE AND FOR ITS HARDCORE WORKOUT, SO PERHAPS SKIP IT IF YOU'RE ON DAY 1 OF YOUR GET FIT PLAN. FOR THE ONE HOUR CLASS, YOU EITHER START ON THE TREADMILL OR ON THE FLOOR AND ALTERNATE EVERY 15 MIN. WHILE ON THE TREADMILL, YOU'LL GET INSTRUCTIONS TO UP THE INCLINE AND/OR INCREASE YOUR SPEED BEFORE A QUICK REST AND STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN. FAIR WARNING, THERE WERE TIMES I WAS LITERALLY SPRINTING UP A HILL. ON THE FLOOR, IT'S TIME FOR SOME WEIGHTS, CRUNCHES + PLANKS.

YEAH, FUN STUFF. 

SWERVE FOR TEAM-BASED COMPETITIONS + SPINNING.

Y7 STUDIO FOR CANDLELIT YOGA WITH DRAKE AND KANYE.

MODELFIT  FOR PILATES + A LOW IMPACT WORKOUT.

TONE HOUSE FOR BRAGGING RIGHTS + FUN FITNESS TOYS
(IT'S INFAMOUS FOR BEING THE HARDES WORKOUT IN ALL OF NYC)