Recommendations for Your Next NYC Workout Session
New York City is the ultimate hot spot for boutique studio fitness classes, but getting around town can be a challenge if you’re carrying a gym bag and a yoga mat. For your next workout, request an Uber to take you to some of the hottest places in the city to get your sweat on:
This Manhattan neighborhood is the original workout mecca, with a studio for every workout preference. Some favorites include Y7 Studio, which offers hot yoga classes set to hip-hop music, along with weekly artist themes. That means you can take an entire vinyasa yoga class set to your favorite performer’s music. There’s also Studio B, which offers a wide range of curated classes from top fitness instructors and studios across the city.
Upper East Side
The affluent area of the city is fast becoming a fitness hub. Try classes at AKT InMotion, which offers dance cardio classes that are both fun and brutal. There’s also Barry’s Bootcamp, a celebrity-favorite studio that offers an intense hour workout comprised of 30 minutes of running intervals on a treadmill, followed by another 30 minutes of strength training.
This area, which stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, is the next up-and-coming fitness neighborhood. Studios worth a visit include iMax Shift, a spin studio set up in a large stadium-sized theater space with a movie screen that plays iMax videos while you cycle. There’s also Row House, which offers an intense, efficient, and low-impact workout on Concept 2 Indoor Rowers.
Why Uber is the Perfect Workout Partner
Uber is a great tool for staying fit. Not only will you save up your energy for class, you won’t be rushed trying to jam onto a packed subway train with your gigantic gym bag. That process alone can feel like a workout so next time, call an Uber to get you there with energy to spare.
Taking an Uber is safer than a dark park. Even though fitting in a workout before or after work is always a great plan, heading out at the crack of dawn or late at night can be unsafe. Uber gets you to your class or gym safely—before sunset and after sundown. You can also cool down during your ride home in an Uber, and tap into some much-needed post-sweat session quiet time.