If you’re anything like me, I get bored at times when I do the same fitness routine over and over again. I weight train on my own most of the time or with a workout buddy but sometimes I need to take a class that will push my body to new limits. With so many fitness options in NYC, I am always open to trying new classes and have developed an obsession to some of the best fitness workouts. Below are 5 of my favorite fitness spots that are in no specific order since each workout is totally different.
Barry’s Bootcamp – I was introduced to this interval training workout from my coworker and if you’re looking for something fun that will keep your body moving, this is the workout to try. What I love about Barry’s Bootcamp is the different body parts you can target. Each day is specifically tailored to a certain body part (legs & butt, arms, abs, etc..). You switch on and off between running on the treadmill and using weights. If you’re typically not a runner, have no fear! You can go at your own pace. The more you take the classes, the better you will get at it. I am never a fan of running on the treadmill at the gym, but I will do it at Barry’s because it’s fun and the instructors will make you go at different speeds. The lights are dimmed down and the music is blasting so it kinda feels like you are doing fitness at a club! Each class is 34$ but you can also try Barry’s on classpass. Don’t forget to stop by their fuel bar when you’re done with the workout. Their protein shakes are a great treat to have!
photo via @barrysbootcamp
Tone House – The first time I tried this movement training class was through Classpass and I have to say it is definitely one of the hardest workouts I have ever done. I was dripping sweat and so sore after the class but that is the kind of workout I like! Tone House is an athletic-based, sports conditioning workout. You are constantly moving with transitions from explosive to non-explosive exercises combined with resistance and velocity training techniques. You work as a team and you leave the class feeling energized and accomplished. If this is your first time trying Tone House, there is a Tone House 101 that will give you an understanding of what to expect in a typical Tone House class. It is recommended to take three of these 101 classes before you start trying out others. Each Tone House class is 40$ each but for first time members you can get 2 classes for $40. This is also on classpass too!
photo via @tonehouse
SLT (Strengthen Lengthen and Tone) – If you’re looking to work your core and tone you’re body this is the class for you. I never knew how tough Pilates was until I took this class. My entire body was sore the next day and I worked out muscles that I never knew even existed. SLT involves using a megaformer and in 50 minutes you will strengthen your core, lengthen your limits, and tone your body. This class makes you push past your comfort zone and each time I keep doing this class, the stronger and more tone I feel. Each class is 40$ but if you are a first time member you can try this class for just $20!
photo via @SLTNYC
City Row – Looking for a fun upper body workout? This rowing class is for you. However it’s more than just rowing! The workout involves alternating intervals on and off the rower machine delivering a high intensity sweat, low impact burn, and total body results. I love working out my arms and I think tone arms are a great feature to show off in a strapless or sleeveless dress! This class really helps tone my arms and I love how it pushes me to go harder each time. Each class is $32 but you can try your first class for $20. City Row is also on classpass.
photo via @cityrow
Flywheel – CARDIO CARDIO CARDIO! We love it and hate it at the same time. When I want a good cardio class, a fun spin class with heart pounding music like Flywheel is my go to workout. It’s more than just riding a bike. The energizing music gets you going and you’re riding the bike at different speeds and resistance. If you like a little bit of competition you can put your name on the board and see how you are doing compared to the other riders in the class. You can choose between a 45, 60 or 90 minute class. Each class is $34 and you can try out your first class for $15. Flywheel is also a part of classpass.
photo via @flywheelsports