The holidays are here! Which means an increase in calorie consumption is inevitable. Before your jeans become unforgiving and you have that awkward run-in with your high-school ex, hit the streets and try one of these hottest workout classes in NYC.
Rumble, a popular circuit-style boxing class, has been popping up all over social media. If you have an Instagram, you have seen the countless celebs in and out of this class. Founded by a few entrepreneurs, Noah Neiman (former Barry’s Bootcamp Master Trainer, and cast member of BRAVO’s Work Out New York), Eugene Remm (Co-Founder EMM Group—Catch, Lexington Brass, Tenjune, SL), Andy Stenzler (Co-Founder Cosí, Kidville), and Anthony DiMarco (13 time IRONMAN, former Managing Director, Google), this class is set to pack a punch! (Pun intended)
Rumble was founded by four entrepreneurs who saw an opening in the group fitness world to shake up stale norms. From their unique backgrounds—hospitality, service, and fitness education—and their shared urban-chic-meets-street POV, comes Rumble—the next generation of group fitness. One that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but still delivers an incredible and effective workout.
Once inside, you’ll see that the interior is pristine, the walls are covered with IG worthy pop art paintings of Tupac, Brad Pitt and Sylvester Stallone. After you check in, you’ll get custom white Rumble gloves and wraps, which are required, and you’ll be ushered into a dimly lit room to warm up.
Don’t be fooled by the name; this is more than just a boxing class. This 45-minute class gives you a total-body workout with a combination of strength training and boxing, crafted around water-filled, teardrop punching bags (no prior boxing experience needed). There are two “stations” that you’ll alternate between. One group is on the bags, the other working the floor with weights. Try it out with your roomie!
Rumble has two convenient locations that are easily accessible from wherever you are in New York.
Rumble Flatiron/Chelsea – 146 W. 23rd St. New York, NY 10011 (1, F, M trains)
Rumble Noho – 700 Broadway New York, NY 10003 (6, R, W trains)
Keeping up with the HIIT, next on our list is Orangetheory Fitness. Orangetheory Fitness is the fastest-growing women-owned company in the U.S., with 750 studios and half a million members. The hour long classes are a combination of endurance, power, and strength training, which has you burning 500-1,000 per class plus more with what they call “after burn”.
Each person wears a heart rate monitor to track your progress. Screens are lined on the walls that display each individual’s heartrate and calorie burn. Trainers move the groups from treadmills, to rowing machines, to weight-training stations, simultaneously the screens move with the trainers trying to motivate the class to “light it up”. The so-called orange zone is when you exercise at 84 to 91 percent of your maximum heart rate which is key for the “after burn”.
What makes this class stand out is the way they have invited technology into the mix. With this, each person is able to view their results almost instantly. The heartrate monitor (which is Bluetooth enabled), connects to your app and tracks your progress there. As well, emails are sent after class for each person to see their progress and calories burned. If you are trying to cut weight, this is great for tracking, or if you like immediate gratification, this class is for you.
OTF has 8 locations across two boroughs in New York, with 3 locations in Brooklyn, so no excuses!
Bryant Park – West 45th St.- Coming Soon / New York, NY 10019
Midtown West – 321 West 37th Street 10018
East 39th St. – COMING SOON 10158
Chelsea – 124 W 23rd St 10011
Astor Place – 51 Astor Place 10003
Williamsburg – 157 Kent Avenue 11249
Brooklyn Heights – 186 Montague St. 11201
Park Slope – 248 Flatbush Avenue 11217
The Class by Taryn Toomey
Now breathe and try The Class by Taryn Toomey. The Class is hard to define but according to their site, it is “a cathartic mind-body experience” with a unique blend of cardio and strength moves. The Class is an instinctual experience that moves you emotionally, but you’ll also burn calories and build muscle. If The Class has left you confused as to what it really is, don’t be alarmed. Owner Taryn Toomey says defining it is one of the “hardest things to do”.
The Tribeca studio is light and airy, with tons of succulents. And overwhelming sense of calm swarms you as you enter. But don’t get too relaxed! The exercises in this class will kick your butt! From jump tucks, mountain climbers, squats, and full burpees, you’ll feel the burn. While working your physical body, Toomey helps work your spirit with empowering messages (all while doing squats).
The Class is generally sold out on weekends so book early or go during the week (and spend your Sunday exploring).
Location: Tribeca, 22 Park Pl, New York, NY 10007
Mile High Run Club
The Mile High Run Club was founded by Debora Warner with the desire to provide a motivating and enjoyable training experience for beginning and competitive runners to train side by side with expert coaching along with programs and instruction on running form to make the best runner possible. This program emphasizes the “feel good” aspect of running, with the benefit of dedicated, vetted and decorated coaches. Members can train for upcoming races, long or short, or train to go for their longest run yet. The membership level programs are expertly structured to include intervals and smart purposeful training, all of which is guaranteed to reach the runner’s goal more quickly. Although outdoor running is offered spring through early fall, and throughout winter when joining the Mile High Runner’s team, indoor running is the focal point, with each member guaranteed a treadmill every class. There are group programs available for training for the NYC marathon, NYC half marathon, and Brooklyn half marathon. With four membership options to choose from, memberships range from $125 a month for the fast start, to $225 a month for the mile high, all depending on the commitment level of the runner. Each membership comes with a host of benefits including; guaranteed treadmill, 15% retail discount, easy access to coaches, invitations to monthly workshops and special events, pre-sales for travel and training programs, and options to freeze the membership. Along with the option of having person, one-on-one training by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. After the long run, there is a recovery room available for $1 a minute which features Air Relax compression sleeves, which use dynamic compression to combat poor circulation, along with foam rollers and a 10% monthly membership discount.
The Mile High Run Club has two locations, one in NOMAD, 24 W 25th Street, New York, NY 10010, of which is convenient to the 6, N, R, F and M trains. Along with their original location in NOHO, 28 E 4th Street, New York, NY 10003, of which is convenient to the 6, N, R, B, D, F, and M trains.
“Fitness trends come and go, but Pilates endures.” is the motto at Uptown Pilates. Three locations span Manhattan that claim to give you the best overall Pilates experience and claim “in just 30 sessions, you’ll have a whole new body” (although exact results vary by person). So start now to get that #goals body ready for summer!
Uptown Pilates is the place you see on the Gram that have equipment that seem like they are from the Medieval times. These boards, ropes, bars, and springs are there to help you get those long, lean, muscles! So don’t be intimidated. Pilates is a whole different beast than you typical workouts. At Uptown Pilates, you’ll use muscles that you didn’t even think you had!
It’s also good to note that you might not sweat the first class- but that doesn’t mean you didn’t work! You are still working on creating those lean muscles and the sweat will follow the more you practice.
Be sure to check out their site before you head in for the first time. They will want to sit with you to understand your goals and objectives, and recommend a personal session so you can really understand the movements. If a group class is more your speed, the help desk at the front of the studio can direct you to a slower paced class.
See you at the studio!
Upper West Side – 136 West 72nd Street, 2nd Fl. 10023
Upper East Side – 903 Madison Ave, 2nd Fl. 10021
West Village – 404 6th Avenue, 2nd Fl. 10011
Lucky for you, all of these classes and gyms are spread out over New York right in Bedly neighborhoods! Bedly makes finding rooms in a big city simple and easy, so you can enjoy the other things in life. So let us furnish your crib, find your roomies, and you go pack a punch at your next workout class!