Looking for a new place to unwind—and realign? Get a breath of fresh air at Yo Yoga!, where daily classes are held on a serene and recently renovated third-story rooftop. read more
Thanks to Syncstudio, a brand new fitness boutique that opened in Williamsburg in April, you can take your favorite yoga, spinning, and TRX classes under one roof for just $25 with a single day pass read more
We have a new addiction. It’s called High Intensity Training, also known as HIT. And thanks to The Fhitting Room, a recently opened HIT studio on the Upper East Side, we have the perfect place to get our fix. read more
ActiveCare Physical Therapy is, as it suggests, an active way to treat your injuries and uses Pilates equipment (think reformers and trapeze tables) to get you back on your feet. And whether you’ve hurt yourself running in the great outdoors, during spin class or even walking in your heels down icy Manhattan streets, this method could make it all better.
If you’ve ever wanted to try a new class or the latest workout fad but don’t know where to go, our favorite new web site, Classtivity.com—think of it as OpenTable for classes, gyms, and studios—is here to help. read more
Looking to get your om on in 2013? Yoga Vida is offering new members an unlimited week of classes for $10. And in an effort to get in shape this New Year, we decided to test out the studio for ourselves. read more
Nothing beats getting a package in the mail, but what about a box full of healthy surprises to keep you looking and feeling your best? Sign us up! From snacks, to beauty products, to pet care, we’ve rounded up our four favorite subscription services. read more
Here’s one more reason to break a sweat before hitting the beach this weekend: SoulYoga, a new class taught by pro yogi Hilaria Thomas (yes, the new Mrs. Baldwin) at SoulCycle in East Hampton.
Here’s one more reason to pack your Lululemons before boarding the Hampton Jitney: This weekend, SLT—one of our preferred places to strengthen, lengthen, and tone—is opening at The Surf Lodge in Montauk. Starting Saturday, June 30th, you can swing by the stylishly laid back hotel for 60 minutes of yoga, shred, or box and tone read more
We get it: you want the long and lean benefits of yoga practice, but need a little extra motivation to fully rock your chakra. If only you could bust your best yogi moves to some Top 40’s beats. Well, that’s exactly the type of workout you’ll get at SLT Yoga. read more
Let’s face it, some days trekking to the gym is the last thing you feel like doing. So why not just pop in a DVD and dance your way into better shape? Good news: the latest exercise video from the Dancing With The Stars workout franchise lets you do just that. read more
Don’t let the name fool you: Chaise23 is not a place to kick back and relax. In fact, it’s a new fitness studio which uses Pilates Chairs to kick your butt during workouts that fuse strength training, cardio, and tons of core work. read more
The Refine Method has garnered somewhat of a cult following ever since Brynn Jinnett, a former New York City Ballet dancer and Physique 57 instructor, opened up her boutique studio on the Upper East Side in 2010. But unlike many workout crazes, the Refine Method doesn’t use any gimmicks or fads to entice clients. Instead, Jinnett has developed a circuit style workout based on everyday movements—think squatting, lunging, and pulling—to improve clients’ strength and encourage mobility. read more
In an effort to shake up my New Year workout regimen, I decided to visit Station Fitness, a Chelsea studio that specializes in “vibration training.” While the method may sound odd, it’s actually quite simple. Clients are basically led through various exercises, all while balancing on vibrating Power Plates. In a nutshell, the machines are designed to intensely work one’s muscles in a short period of time (30 minute sessions, to be exact) by making simple floor exercises—think squats and pushups—more difficult. read more
In an effort to help you start off 2012 on the right foot, we decided to take a look back at our favorite routines that kept us motivated—and in shape—during 2011. And while it’s easy to fall into a gym rut, we’ve discovered tons of workouts to help you have a healthy New Year (whether you’re looking to get your butt kicked, or just want to strengthen, lengthen, and tone). Check out our favorite sweat sessions below and have a healthy New Year! read more
I’m going to cut to the chase and describe the Barry’s Bootcamp Full Body workout in three words. Best. Workout. Ever. I’m not kidding. The hour long class mixes cardio (done on treadmills), weightlifting, and ab work set to a fun playlist in a club like, dimly lit studio. read more
On Thanksgiving Day, David Barton Gyms will open to the public, offering an intense new class geared to prevent post-Thanksgiving weight gain. It’s called Carved, a 60 minute weight training class that targets all muscle groups during a hard-core sweat sesh. read more
Don’t have time to log countless hours at the gym targeting all of your different muscle groups? Well, Reebok Sports Club NY’s latest workout, Zen Core, offers a solution by fusing cardio, strengthening, and Yoga stretches in one compact 30 minute workout. read more
Pilates is great for those looking to get long and lean, but many classes can leave you wanting a more intense sweat sesh. That’s definitely not the case with SLT (aka Strengthen, Lengthen, Tone), a Pilates-based workout that combines strength training and cardio for a total-body, 50 minute workout. The wildly popular fitness trend (which originated in LA) arrived in NYC this September, and we were lucky to snag a spot in the studio last week. read more
There are many reasons to want to channel your inner athlete, whether you’re gearing up for a ski trip, trying out for a team, or just looking to improve your yoga practice. (Those warrior poses can be tough!) But before dishing out major dough for a private trainer, you may want to look into Athlete’s Camp at Chelsea Piers. The four week program meets twice a week with a mission to help anyone improve their speed, flexibility, strength, and balance. read more
Looking to prevent post party weight gain this Halloween? Well, our friends at David Barton gym have the perfect prescription. On October 31st, the swanky gyms are opening their doors to the public and hosting free RIP’d classes to keep those treats from haunting you. read more
Looking to fight fitness boredom? Well, two fitness fanatics/spinning aficionados, Alicia Thomas and Pam Graf, have created a way to fight gym ruts by offering pop up fitness classes in unique NYC locations (think art galleries, museums, funky warehouses, and city landmarks throughout the five boroughs). read more
Exhale Spa’s Core Fusion class seems to have mastered the perfect formula for a full body workout in 6o minutes by combining conditioning exercises and interval cardio training with toning techniques from Pilates, Yoga, and the Lotte Berk Method.
A 30 minute workout that promises to tone arms and abs sounds great in theory, but skeptics may wonder if one can really get a great workout in such a short amount of time. After taking Physique 57’s ARMed and fAB class, I was pleasantly surprised to find that yes, you can get a hard core workout in just half an hour. read more
Those of you who use the excuse, “I’d love to work-out, but just don’t have the time” are now in luck. Inform Fitness, founded by Adam Zickerman, offers 20 minute workouts tailored to keep you in shape, even if you only do it once a week. read more
Who says you need to escape the city for a perfect day-cation this summer? This weekend, head to The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers where you can get a massage, workout, tan, swim, and play some volleyball on an indoor sand court, without even leaving Manhattan! The best part? You don’t need to invest in a monthly gym membership to enjoy the aforementioned amenities. By purchasing a $50 day pass or $75 spa treatment (our method of choice) you can enjoy all the perks this club has to offer. read more
You don’t need to be “The Sitch” or Stacy Keibler to dance with the pros.
At Dance With Me Studio, you can score Ballroom or Latin dance lessons, and even catch a glimpse of DWTS coaches/co-owners, Tony Dovolani and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. (We spotted Tony rehearsing at our intro lesson!) read more
During Physique 57’s workout, our arms were aching (in a good way), our legs were shaking, and our butts were burning… and we mean burning! But it felt great knowing that every move would help strengthen and tighten every muscle in our body. read more
Yoga classes can be extremely intimidating: the chanting, intricate poses, and quiet studios are enough to make any beginner want to pack up and head straight for the elliptical. But at Pure Yoga, there are over 100 classes where both beginners and advanced yogis can experience the benefits of the practice, including building muscle and core strength, improving flexibility, and discovering one’s inner Zen. read more
It’s no secret that spinning is taking this city by storm and we noticed fitness obsessed NYers are flocking to two premier studios for their perfect cardio burn: Flywheel and Soul Cycle. So which sweat session is the perfect spin class? Since both studios have cult followings for good reasons, we have to call a tie. But don’t fret if you’re a cycle virgin, we’ve broken down the pros and cons of each studio to help you find your perfect spin class. read more