With bikini season coming quicker than you know, it's important to get your body ready to hit the beaches! Your average gym will provide you with enough equipment to turn up the heat, but if you are really looking to rev up your workout, we've got the top classes in the city to get you looking like a model. Check out our favorite classes NYC has to offer!
Barry's Boot Camp: Jog, run, sprint, incline, squat, lift, crunch. You will hear all these words (too many times) at Barry's Boot Camp, and more. You might hate your instructor while you're there (just kidding) but the payoff will be great. Out of all the exercise classes in the city, this has to be one of the best, funnest, yet toughest. Each day of the week targets a different body part, in conjuction with some hardcore cardio. Prepare to get sweaty, burn calories, and wake up sore the next morning. Nothing is more exhilarating than the rush of endorphins and by the end of this one hour class, you will be grinning ear to ear for pushing yourself. Boot camp couldn't have described it any better.
Spinning is a workout classic, but lets face it, it's tough to get into the "virtual" hills. And as much fun as it is to have some middle aged dude with a braid (this has been my experience), yelling at you to spin faster, sometimes you need a little pizzaz in your workout routine. SoulCycle is revolutionizing the game, by turning cycling into a full body workout. Through the use of their patented made-to-work routine SoulCyclers get to experience a core workout as well as an upper body one through the use of hand weights. During each session the best of the best staff instructs on how to safely tone your upper body while maintaining the perfect pedal stride. In some studios, customers are lucky enough to take SoulBand, a class using resistance bands that hang above the stationary bikes. I know this sounds like a scene out of a torture film, but trust us the only thing that is getting slashed are your love handles. The studios are a promising sanctuary of change, with inspiring instructors and candle lit Bike Rides, SoulCycle is also a mental refresher.