NYC has no shortage of amazing workouts of every kind and outstanding, world class instructors. But for me to find instructors that will motivate and bring out the best, most mindful athlete in me each and every class, regardless of how I'm feeling...that's not as easy for me to find. Laurie Cole at Soul Cycle still, after over 10 years, manages to do this for me each and every class. Here are three more I found in Feb that I'll keep revisiting.
This AM I walked into the friendliest & funkiest (as in stylish, good vibe, TriBeCa funky) barre studio ever. Surrounded by the loveliest clients, delicious artwork and my fave - Biggie Small playing (at just the right volume) I got a sweet, sweaty barre workout + HIIT (high intensity interval training) with on point cues from Lilli Chen. I have been back since several times for a straight up barre class with Lisa Stefanelli (pictured above). This 50 year old mother of triplet's style of teaching really speaks to my 47 year old mind and body. Literally and figuratively.
by Taryn Toomey
Borrowing TT's words from class this AM "F*cking beautiful!I" to describe The Class. I knew I would like @taryntoomey from get go, she's into all white after all 😉 What I didn't know is how much I'd LOVE #TheClass. It's got a little of all my optimal mind body fitness faves and more: ballet, barre, HIIT, planks, down dogs, taoist breathing exercises, jumping jacks, squats, perfectly choreographed to inspirational tunes played loudly enough so we can (and do) all singalong. There's even some Hoffman Process in there. Superior full body and mind workout/sweat, (yep, my mind sweat) + streamofconsciousness mindful mediation reminders with just the right amount of "f*cks" to keep me present & smiling from the inside out.😊 That she can inspire even New Yorkers to primal scream - a great stress reliever - is a bonus!
Short & Sweet Online Workout
On the days you don't have time for a full class or workout and/or can't motivate to get out of your home for a group fitness class, try this little ab video I found on You Tube by running a quick search.
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