My love of food is equally matched by my love of fitness. Here are a few of my favorite places to sweat, stretch, tone and restore!
Equinox- Mat classes with Sasha-
I am obsessed with Sasha's mat classes, so obsessed in fact I recruited her to Katonah. They are fun, informative and a serious workout with a perfect balance of stretching. I literally follow her around the locations throughout the city.
28 Warren st. 3rd fl.
This is not yoga for the faint of heart. Kula is where I began my yoga practice in the city. I instantly became addicted to the intelligent, creative, challenging sequences. I love Nikki, Schuyler and Oceana's classes!
The trainers, staff and facility here are amazing! Peak is my home away from home and I train here 4 days a week. 3 days of strength training and a day of boxing (yes, I box, pink gloves and all) . I have been training at Peak for over three years and have noticed a huge difference in my strength, indurance and body composition.
Katonah Yoga NYC
267 W 17th st. (8th Ave)
I have to plug my yoga/pilates studio in Chelsea. The classes here are a combination of Katonah yoga, a hatha based taoist influenced practice founded by Nevine Michaan (my mother ), vinyasa as well as pilates mat. I can't rave enough about the teachers. The partner classes (my personal favorite), weekend workshops and pranayama classes are what really set this studio apart from the rest.
|photograph taken by Matt Harrington|
12 E 18th St. (BTW 5th and Broadway)
I have been hearing about Soul Cycle for years, but committed and comfortable in my routine I have not found the time or desire to take the plunge. Xmas eve, and my gym is closed and I am in need of a sweaty workout. So I decide what better time to see what all the fuss is about. I hate pretty much all forms of cardio so I was not particularly looking forward to the experience, but I could use those extra calories to get me through the holidays. I was wait listed and the staff was very accommodating, making room for me and helping me set up my bike . The instructor Madison was adorable and motivating. The music? The theme of the day was SEXY, and was entertainment enough to distract me from a serious cardio workout. Well needless to say after one class I am kind of obsessed. I immediately booked a bike for xmas day. And plan to add some rides to my weekly routine.