In the city that never sleeps, after a chaotic commute, a long workday, and a few dollar pizza slices, a solid workout is what keeps us New York Peerfitters sane. Fortunately for us (and you, if you’re looking for a sweat sesh during a visit to the city), there are plenty of options to choose from.
So, next time your train gets stuck in a not-so-familiar neighborhood in Manhattan, think of it as a sign to branch out from your comfort zone and try one of our favorite studios!
This one-of-a-kind studio offers four cool temperature classes and their staff make you feel right at home. Whether you feel like working the battle ropes or skating on a slide board, you’ll inevitably leave the class feeling re-energized. If you have the pleasure of meeting the co-founders, Johnny and Jimmy, make sure to ask them about the benefits of exercising in cooler temps (fun fact: they discovered the workout concept in a beer fridge in Brooklyn).
Whether you’re a first-time jogger or training for your next marathon, MHRC’s coaches will motivate and assist you on a personal level to hit that new PR (not to mention their playlists are off the hook). The room is dimmed with colorful LED lights, and the runner’s high is real﹣kind of like a nightclub filled with 30 treadmills.
FLEX offers a handful of Pilates and barre classes. On top of that, they have one of the only TRX programs in the city. Trust us﹣their TRX class will leave your triceps throbbing and your muscles shaking until the next morning.
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Work up a sweat in a small group setting. Their HIIT classes hold up to eight people at a time, offering a great opportunity to get to know your trainer and your fellow new yorkers while gettin’ your sweat on!
Fithouse offers something for everyone. We’re talking barre, trampoline, yoga, HIIT, conditioning, and even dance classes. The studio is known for its stylish design and ‘Gram-worthy neon signs and mirrors, which are perfect for your post-class #sweatyselfie. Make sure to tag #peerfit so we can show you some social media love, too!
Stuck in Times Square for an afternoon meeting? Squeeze your way past the tourists and head to Manhattan’s first Bikram Yoga Studio for some hot yoga. Not in Midtown? Lucky you! Bodē also has locations on the Upper West Side, Upper East Side, and in Flatiron.
Feeling extra adventurous? Focus on your flexibility and strengthen your core in a new way. Explore and experiment with antigravity in “the lab” where you’ll learn to fly, stretch, swing, and flip suspended on silk hammocks.
Looking to do your own thing? No problem. Reserve a day pass at any of the New York Sports Clubs across the city, where you can spend your time with free weights or sign up for a NYSC group class on the spot. If yoga is more your thing, find some peace in the midst of traffic jams and crowded sidewalks through YogaWorks. With locations in Soho, Brooklyn Heights, Upper East Side, and Upper West Side, these traditional yoga classes are suitable for any skill level, all ages, and all commutes.
Fortunately, #peerfitting can be done at any time, anywhere. Sign up for class here and enjoy some sweat in the city!