Standard gym memberships can be boring, filled with intense runners whizzing on the treadmills or sweaty muscles hogging the mirror. If you’re looking to really step up your workout as bathing suit season quickly approaches, check out these five unique fitness classes in the city. By Krissy Dolor.
FlyBarre Flatiron from Flywheel
Flywheel is known for it’s epic spin classes, but they’ve added a new session that’s sans bike. Head to their Flatiron location for FlyBarre, a body sculpting class that combines dance, circuit training, strength building, yoga and pilates to create a one-of-a-kind experience. It’s perfect for those who get tired of doing the same activity over and over again.
This cardio program uses isometric exercises to get you sweating and combines orthopedic stretches to create lean muscle. You’ll tone all those problem areas (butt, abs, thighs and arms) while improving your posture, all to the beat of high-energy music.
If you really want to think outside the box, check out KiwiSweat. These pop-up fitness classes can be held in DUMBO, Chelsea Market – anywhere the mood strikes! With motivational instructions, DJs to pump you up, workouts with breathtaking views, and a continuous stream of new classes, you’ll never be bored with this program. Best part? All classes are on a pay-per-class with no membership fees. Come as you please!
Heliummm Aerial Dance
If you’ve dreamed of being in a performance troupe like Cirque du Soleil, Heliummm’s aerial silks classes are for you. Take a beginner class and learn the tricks of aerial dance. Not only will you have fun, but you’ll definitely give your arms – and abs – a workout.
Warrior Fitness Boot Camp
And for those who aren’t faint of heart, work out like a Marine with Warrior Fitness Boot Camp. You’ll learn military-style drills from leathernecks themselves and see first-hand what it really takes to serve our country. Oh, and you’ll get in shape, too.