In a fast-paced city like New York, people are always on the go. Despite everyone’s busy schedules in the Big Apple, many still manage to maintain their healthy lifestyles by going to the many different fitness studios and clubs located throughout the city. Whether you’re a yoga fanatic or a casual runner, here’s a list of the 10 best fitness places in New York that will suit everyone’s lifestyle and make working out more enjoyable.
Tighten And Tone At These 10 New York City Fitness Studios
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Located in trendy Tribeca, this heated yoga studio teaches poses that focus on building strength, balance and flexibility while moving from one pose to the next. Manhattan’s only yoga studio dedicated to teaching how power vinyasa yoga in the Baptise Yoga Method, Lyons Den Power Yoga encourages participants to live boldly and courageously. Class offerings include Power Flow, Power Beats, and Power F!%@$#!— featuring a fun playlist with some slightly dirty lyrics.
Address: 279 Church St, New York, NY 10013
2. Bari Studio
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Bring out your inner child by participating in the latest hybrid workout with trampolines—that’s right, trampolines. Workouts are fast-paced and focus on three elements: sensory cardo, trampoline cardio and muscle sculpting. They also offer a sample class that lets you try out 20 minutes each of dance, trampoline and toning for a well-rounded workout.
Address: 23 Leonard St, New York, NY 10013
Runners hit the treadmills hard at this popular indoor treadmill class that is led by some of the top running coaches in The Big Apple. Their program challenges the body with expertly structured intervals and smart purposeful training with the latest treadmill technology. Classes include Dash 28, a 45-minute class for runners of all levels, and Dirty 30, a 30-minute running class that covers between two and three miles in high-intensity running.
Address: 28 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003
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With locations in Chinatown and Tribeca, Sky Ting Yoga is known for its bright studio space and down-to-earth vibe. Founders Krissy Jones and Chloe Kernaghan offer an array of classes that feature a mix of yoga styles, from Katonah and Taoist to Vinyasa, along with different breathing and meditation techniques. Their new Tribeca location also includes an infrared spa and a stunning retail area.
Address: 55 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002
5. M N D F L
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New York City’s premier meditation studio, M N D F L features expert teachers who share various techniques that will help participants relax and learn to live more consciously. Choose classes in a variety of disciplines, from breathing and sleep to sound and intention. Bonus: when classes aren’t in session, the studio is open to those who want to come in and practice their own self-guided meditation.
Address: 10 E 8th St, New York, NY 10003
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Participate in resistance-based reformer strength training that lengthens and tones the body in just 55 minutes. Their expert group of trainers covers everything from Beginning Pilates Reformer to classes with a specific focus (try their Abs Arms Ass class). You might not be able to move for a few days afterward, but the results will be well worth it.
Address: 25 Howard St, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10013
7. AKT InMotion
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With the belief that every move should have a purpose, AKT is a transformational workout dedicated to lifestyle and results without the intimidation of the average gym. Classes last 60 or 75 minutes and incorporate a full spectrum of fitness elements like yoga and plyometrics. As you progress throughout the levels, you expand your movement range and build more complex choreography into your routine, increasing your full range of movement.
Address: 244 East 84th St, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10028
8. Y7 Studio
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Unlike any other yoga class, Y7 provides 60 minutes of intensity combined with heat and strength complemented by deep breathing and a calming of the mind. Vogue describes it as, “Yoga for people who put on gangsta rap and handle it,” and participants enjoy moving along to the beat of music accompanied by relaxing candle light. It’s certainly a nice change from the bright studio lights in the average gym or fitness center!
Address: 1459 3rd Ave, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10028
9. SLT NYC
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Treat yourself to a heart pumping, calorie-burning, total body workout with this innovative fitness regimen. Describes as “If cardio, strength training, and Pilates had a baby” on their website, each 50-minute SLT workout strengthens the core, lengthens the body, and tones muscles while burning up to 700 calories per session.
Address: 580 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024
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Popular with celebs like Karlie Kloss, this Lower East Side studio pioneered a unique approach to mindful movement that builds strength and confidence in the body and mind. The objective of the modelFIT method is to move with grace and strength through daily activities while preventing injury. All trainers are certified through The Gray Institute and help move attendees through multiple planes of motion, targeting small, stabilizing muscle groups all over the body.
Address: 212 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
This article was written by Kamala Kirk.