BEST OF ALL WORLDS

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.

Gotham - - Contents - BY LAU­REN EP­STEIN

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.

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