Class Reviews

Shadowbox

Shadowbox

Boxing workouts are super popular right now in NYC. They’re an amazing full-body workout and a great way to relieve stress after a long workday. Boutique boxing studios have been popping up left and right, each with a unique approach to the workout. Enter Shadowbox–a […]

SurfYogaBeer BootYcamp

SurfYogaBeer BootYcamp

Bandier  is definitely known as where the cool kids work out in NYC. Their upstairs studio (Studio B) has numerous classes throughout the week from some of NYC’s top trainers – Taryn Toomey, Amanda Kloots, and more. Unfortunately, these classes are at least $30 a […]

Classpass Month in Review: April/May

Classpass Month in Review: April/May

After freezing Classpass to do the intro month at Pure Barre, I returned to the platform (the Classpass kind, not the Pure Barre kind) in mid-April for some more variety. This month was significant in that it’s the first month where Classpass limited me to […]

Box + Flow

Box + Flow

In a world with only ten ClassPass classes per month, it’s hard to convince myself to try a new type of workout, even if it’s something I might like. After all, there are over 1,000 studios on ClassPass in NYC, many of which I know I like. But […]

Flybarre

Flybarre

I’ve been taking Flybarre classes since I lived in the DC area, when I followed a couple of teachers from a small studio to the noted chain. Flybarre is a more athletic approach to barre than some competitiors, likely because it’s meant to complement their […]

Pure Barre Platform

Pure Barre Platform

As you know from reading my blog, I froze my Classpass account for the past month to do the new client special at Pure Barre NYC. I’m well-seasoned in barre and Pure Barre specifically, but I hadn’t had a change to try their cardio offering, Pure […]

SLT

SLT

Every time I pass SLT, I always read it in my head as slutttt. As a result, I naturally start to doubt myself — “I’m not slutty! Wait, am I? Are they judging me?” Luckily, SLT actually stands for Strengthen, Lengthen, Tone, which you’ll do plenty […]

Barry’s Bootcamp

Barry’s Bootcamp

Barry’s Bootcamp is, in my opinion, one of the bougiest boutique studios in general. It’s one of the studios known to be frequented by celebrities, rivaled only by SoulCycle, probably. The class (half treadmill intervals, half strength training) sounded scary to me because I NEVER […]

Laughing Lotus Yoga

Laughing Lotus Yoga

I’ve mentioned before that I used to be a huge yogi (before I discovered barre) and I still enjoy taking classes periodically. During my last month of Classpass, I made an effort to take yoga once a week–mostly to help deal with stress, but partially […]

ChaiseFitness

ChaiseFitness

I’m having a hard time defining Chaise Fitness as a studio. They’re not quite Pilates, not solely strength training, and they have dance-y elements but don’t fit into the dance or barre family. The studio, which has 4 locations in Manhattan (Flatiron, 92Y, Upper East […]