New gym classes we’re excited to take
Hitting the gym doesn’t have to be a bore — just check out the brand new workouts your gym is launching.
Multiple locations, www.equinox.com
Animal Flow: You’ll mimic the movement of animals as you crawl and leap your way through this class.
Stacked: Rubber sandbags are used in this workout, where the movements build upon themselves.
New York Health & Racquet Club
Various locations, www.nyhrc.com
High Kicks: A Rockette-inspired dancing kick class taught by a real Rockette
Saturday Afternoon Fever: A dance class featuring music and choreography from the ’70s
HIPrana: A mix of belly dance and yoga to work your core and strengthen your flexibility
Kangoo: You’ll bounce on shoes not unlike moon boots of yesteryear in this high-intensity interval training cardio class
Wind Up: Where hula hoops are used to help you get fit
25 W. 14th St., 212-206-9200
SALSALATES: Get your hips swinging and your abs toning at this dance-pilates hybrid.
Guts & Guns: A fast-paced class for your arms and abs.
Recess (boot camp): A mix of high-intensity cardio, endurance training and deep core work.
Multiple locations, www.crunch.com
Center Court Choreography with the Brooklynettes: A hip-hop class where you’ll learn the same moves that the Nets cheerleaders, the Brooklynettes, do. Taught by a real Brooklynette! (Offered at Crunch Fort Greene)
Training C.A.M.P: Created by former New York Giant Curtis Williams, this class is based in strength and conditioning — you’ll train just like your favorite football players.
2FLY: The ’80s trend is over — in this class, it’s all about sweating to hits from the ’90s.
Buff Yoga: Core work + traditional yoga = you’ll be feeling this the next day.
SurfSET & Sand: Crunch has teamed up with the folks at SurfSET Fitness for this circuit class featuring a board designed to imitate what it’s actually like to surf on the ocean. Half the exercises are on the board, half are off, but don’t get too comfortable — weighted sandbags are used when you get back on dry land.
New York Sports Club
Multiple locations, www.mysportsclubs.com
UXF Burn: Short for Ultimate Fitness Experience, the latest version of this cross-training interval class comes in two formats — one alternating cardio, strength and core moves and one focusing mostly on core.
UXF Ripped: A small-group version of UXF Burn (eight sessions over four weeks; $200 for members and nonmembers)
Reebok Sports Club/NY and Sports Club/LA
Reebok: 160 Columbus Ave., 212-362-6800
Sports Club: 330 East 61st St., 212-355-5100
BLITZ: This customizable fitness program promises small groups but individual attention
Recess: Get in touch with your inner kid at this class, which builds on the mobility you had in your younger years.
Bikini Flavors: Prep for bathing suit season in these 15-minute intervals designed to tone the bikini-specific areas of your body.
The May Center at the 92nd St. Y
1395 Lexington Ave., 212-415-5500
Yin Yoga Workshop: The Feb. 10 workshop is a slow-flowing series of poses. Each stretch lasts approximately two to five minutes and is designed to elongate your muscles.
And check out these new studios that are opening:
SoulCycle NOHO: 384 Lafayette St., 212-860-1300
Bari Pop Up Soho: 52 Mercer St., 212-966-2274
Bari Pop Up Murray Hill: 114 East 28th Street, #2D, 212-686-1605