Thanks to ClassPass (where for $99/month, you can attend unlimited workout classes all over the place – check if it’s in your city!), I’ve been testing out some seriously awesome workouts around New York. The below studios are the best of the best. Let me know if you’ve been to any and agree!
47 W 14th St.
Don’t be freaked out by the astro-turf (which always makes me think I’m about to be in way over my head). Their circuit workout classes are fun, can be taken at your own pace, and tough in the best way.
555 6th Ave.
This studio is clean, beautiful and offers both cycling and strength training/barre classes. The music = bomb.
I was a little weary of this class at first (it’s tough to actually find the place in a building where the elevator operator is super angsty) but I felt great after taking this class. Both mentally and physically. Check out the site for more of Patricia Moreno’s inspirational words.
235 W 23rd St.
So are you interested in reminding yourself that you’re sexy? This is the class for you. Dark room. No mirrors. Walk out feeling like you just put on a very hot show for yourself.
267 W 17th St.
Woah, never knew a workout class composed of sitting on a block and breathing the entire time could be so invigorating. Must-try!
24 W 23rd St.
Always tough. For women only. Go to get your ass kicked.
48 W 68th St.
I love this place because I am never watching the clock. The whole workout feels like it moves quickly, and then you can’t walk the next day.
67 Irving Place
My little Gramercy gem. Calming. Yoga at its finest.
78 5th Ave.
Go here to workout with all the men changing from suits into workout gear during the week. JK (but not really) this is an awesome, fun and quick workout *just 30 minutes.
873 Broadway (plus other locations)
Hang upside down in an all-encompassing hangy thing from the ceiling. Obsessed with this aerial yoga practice.
56 E 11th St.
Go here for some good old restorative yoga. Lay down the entire time and have your mind put at ease.
140 W 23rd St.
Ahh, cycling! This may be my favorite cycling studio in the city. Great music, fun lights, and I love that I can see all my stats on the little screen. I also really enjoy FlyWheel. (You should know that I hate cardio, and therefore cycling is the devil to me).
40 E 23rd St.
There is a class called Ballet Bungee where you hang onto bungee cords from the ceiling. Enough said.
78 Franklin St.
Cycling. In the water. No turning up the intensity. All the resistance you need is the water. This place doesn’t feel too rough when you’re actually submerged – but upon exiting: hello jelly legs.
I was able to dance to Michael Jackson for an hour straight and so that’s all I need in life.
80 5th Ave.
Rowers have pretty sweet bods for a reason. This place is HARD but worth it.