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CAN’T DECIDE WHETHER YOU’RE A YOGI, WEIGHT LIFTER, RUNNER, OR DANCER? NOW YOU DON’T HAVE TO, THANKS TO THESE THREE NEW MULTIDISCIPLINARY CLASSES.
Can’t decide whether you’re a yogi, weight lifter, runner, or dancer? Now you don’t have to, thanks to these new multidisciplinary classes.
MUST-BOOK CLASS #1
“I wanted a movement practice that challenged me physically, created a strong lean body, and included focus on the breath, incredible music, and space to witness the mind,” says fitness guru Taryn Toomey. She couldn’t find it, so she created it: The Class (22 Park Pl., 646-850-0937; taryntoomey.com) incorporates calisthenics (body weight exercises), cardio, and plyometrics (jump training exercises)—with an emphasis on connecting the body and mind—in a dreamy, crystal-clad studio in Tribeca. “A lot of people are in the same boat as me,” she says, “in need of both fire and peace.”
MUST-BOOK CLASS # 2
“We have a limited amount of time to dedicate to our wellness,” says Holly Rillinger, creator of Lifted, a class at Bandier’s Studio B (164 Fifth Ave., 917-4084617; bandier.com/studio-b) that combines meditation with high-intensity interval training. “The likelihood of someone giving up his or her spin or HIIT class to meditate is slim, so I created Lifted.”
MUST-BOOK CLASS # 3
Pop Physique (270 Bowery, 646-502-7727; popphysique.com), which just opened a new Bowery location (complete with banana and cherry wallpaper, neon signs, and “selfie rooms”), utilizes classical ballet technique in its isometric workouts. “You by no means have to be a dancer to do the workout,” says founder Jennifer Williams, “but you will see the results you would from taking ballet class.”
New York makes it easy to be a hard-core fitness buff, mindful meditator, and ballerina—all in one.
“YOU BY no means Have TO Be a Dancer TO DO THE WORKOUT.” — jennifer williams
Like a dream: Taryn Toomey teaches The Class— a mind- andbody exercise experience— in an ethereal studio in Tribeca.
On pointe: Inspired by classical ballet technique, Pop Physique helps you sculpt an enviable ballerina bod.