About Time x NYC: Five New Fitness Trends to Try in New YorkBy Angelica Malin
Looking to discover some new fitness trends in New York? From immersive fitness (think: video screens in your spin class) to pilates re-imagined, here’s 5 new fitness trends you simply *need* to try in the Big Apple:
Name: RH Full Body (50 or 45 minutes)
What: Indoor rowing studios are the next big thing in boutique fitness in New York, similar to how spin was years ago. Row House NYC is home of the high energy, low impact, full-body workout for everyone. Working every muscle in every stroke, their famously effective boutique fitness classes combine cardio and strength training with authentic crew rowing techniques – and a great soundtrack – in one highly efficient workout.
Why We Love It: The great thing about Row House is that it’s a full body workout, so you’ll get everything moving. Besides getting in a great cardio workout, you’re toning all your muscles – arms, abs, legs and more. It’s also super low-impact, so it’s great for anyone with injuries. Torch tons of calories, train all your major muscles, and row your way to your leanest, strongest, sexiest arms, legs, core and back.
Price: $25 per class
Name: AG6 (45 minutes)
What: The AG6 class launched at Asphalt Green earlier this year and we’re loving it. It’s the only fitness class in North America to use PRAMA technology – integrated LED lights and sound that guide exercisers through a 45-minute high intensity interval training.
Why We Love It: It trains the mind-body connect and reaction time, or your “athletic sixth sense.” AG6™ focuses on movement with purpose to uncover your athletic sixth sense and strengthen all major muscle groups, burning up to 1,000 calories in 45 minutes.
Price: Get unlimited AG6™ classes for just $30 a month for members.
Name: The Trip (40-minute)
What: For something wacky and crazy, you must check out TMPL. TMPL is a 40,000-square-foot gym by David Barton, that opened earlier this year. The gym has recently launched the first Les Mills IMMERSIVE FITNESS spin studio in New York City; this is the first IMMERSIVE FITNESS studio to open on the East Coast! The one-of-a-kind gym features a 360-degree immersive cycling class called THE TRIP which everyone’s talking about.
Why We Love It: THE TRIP is a special program that features cinema quality video content and is available exclusively in TMPL’s virtual reality spin room. Riders in a cycle class get the sensation of ascending steep glaciers, sprinting around digital velodromes or cruising into a peaceful sunset. Get involved.
Price: The class is included in TMPL’s $165 monthly membership fee.
Name: Dance Cardio Strength (60 minutes)
What: Strength training and functional fitness is all the rage these days, but very few classes are created with both fun and true beginners in mind. But wait until you try M Dance & Fitness! Their newest class, called Dance Cardio Strength, combines 30 minutes of dance cardio plus 30 minutes of body-weight based (no equipment) strength building exercises. Win win.
Why We Love It: All of the strength training was designed with absolute beginners in mind, plus they make it fun by choreographing the exercises to the beat of a great playlist and engaging students with supportive words and the occasional corny joke. M Dance is the perfect place for anyone looking for fun, beginner-friendly, non-competitive, anti-scene group classes.
Price: $20 per class – online preregistration required at MDanceFitness.com.
Name: Wundaformer (45-minutes)
What: Adored by Hollywood’s elite and Olympic Gold medalists alike, WundaBar’s exclusive, patented WundaFormer delivers four times the results with a Reformer, Wunda Chair, Jump Board and Ballet Bar all in one! The WundaFormer combines everything into one incredible, patented machine.
Why We Love It: WundaBar integrates these four exceptional Pilates apparatuses into one for fast, high energy and core shredding workouts for the most efficient 45-minutes every WundaBody spends in their day. If you like high-energy music, results beyond compare and a sleek physique, this is the class for you.
Price: First WundaBar Pilates class is $10