Oh Spring, it’s been an elusive little devil, but hopefully it gets here soon! I’ll pretend that I didn’t see snow flurries during my run this morning! Personally, I always feel a little more motivated to workout during the warmer months. Here are a few of the workouts that I want to try this spring:
Fhitting Room Flatiron
Yes, it is FINALLY opened. Discounts packages are available on Gilt to boot!
What is it? It’s a HIIT-style workout using kettle bells, boxes, free weights and a bunch of other crazy equipment to get a kick butt cardio and strength workout.
Cost: $35 a class
Again, super excited that there is now an Exhale in Flatiron!
What is it? It’s a power hour of weights, suspension training, gliders and “cardio explosions” and core work. Sounds intense!
Cost: $38 a class. But also on Gilt a lot!
SLT has been expanding in the NYC metro area and now has a home in fitness-friendly Flatiron. I reviewed SLT’s midtown location a few years ago, but I’m excited to give it another try in one of its downtown studios.
What is it? As their website says, if “cardio, strength training and pilates had a baby, it would be SLT.” It’s sort of the east coast’s answer to pilates plus, which is a very trendy west coast workout done on a pilates reformer machine.
Cost: $40 a class (yikes!). First class $20.
Welcome to the West Village, Refine! I love the new space!
What is it? “NYC’s Smartest Workout” is a mix of high intensity intervals and compound movements using all kinds of crazy props from boxes to pulleys to kettle bells. Thrown in the mix are a bunch of killer cardio bursts. Refine has recently switched from their traditional hour-long class to a 50 minute format. The idea is that if you are working out at a high intensity, quality trumps quantity and 50 minutes is plenty.
Putting this on the list is short of a cheat because I actually already tried 50 minute class at their new studio. It was as intense as every during the core workout and basically the only difference I noticed was that we didn’t do abs on the floor at the end. I still got a good workout and knowing that I only had to get through about 40 minutes of real work meant I could really push myself. #winning
Cost: $34 a class/ first class is buy one, get one free
What is it? A 45 or 60 minute treadmill workout incorporating strength and power training. The also offer outdoor runs and race prep. MHRC says you’ll get in around 3-5 miles depending on which class you take!
Cost: $34 for an indoor class, $30 for an outdoor.