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Fitness Classes Worth Getting up Early For

By Kelsey Tucker | August 1, 2019 | Lifestyle

These classes are fun, exciting, and guaranteed to get your heart pumping. From spin class in the water to nightclub-inspired cardio, you will never have to worry about another boring workout again.

AQUA Studio


Combining spin class with swimming, this European trend allows you to burn up to 600 calories per session. The best part is, you don’t feel as breathless or sore after the class, perfect for an early morning workout before you head to the office. 78 Franklin St., 212-966-6784

Bari Studio


These high-intensity classes combine ballet, yoga, and Pilates through the use of ballet bars, weights, miniature trampolines, and suspension bands, creating the ultimate barre-like workout. 23 Leonard St., 212-966-2274

Central Park Core Tour


Explore Central Park with the Core Tour, which takes attendees on a run throughout the center section of the park, including intervals around sights such as the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir and Belvedere where you can work your balance, strength, and flexibility. Central Park, 646-408-6453



In rooms set to 90-degrees, your muscles will immediately relax while the upbeat music will make you want to start moving. The hour-long classes include a lot of stretching (and a lot of sweating), leaving you feeling energized and ready to take on the day. 158 Duane St., 212-602-9961

Rumble Boxing


This boxing-inspired class is the perfect opportunity to let out some steam. The great thing about Rumble is that it is dependent on how far you can go, not your pre-existing skill-set, so even beginners can make a standout impression. 146 W. 23rd St., 212-804-7918

305 Fitness


Looking for a high-intensity nightclub-inspired workout? 305 Fitness’ dance-cardio classes feel more like a party than aerobics, so grab your friends and hit this class early in the morning to jumpstart your day. 33 E. 33rd St., 212-603-9932

Barry’s Bootcamp


Known for being one of the toughest workouts out there, these hour-long classes are broken up into four or six 15-minute intervals of strength training and cardio. Not prepared to step out into the real world after the class? The locker rooms are stocked with shower products and blow dryers, sure to leave you looking clean and fresh. 135 W. 20th St., 646-559-2721

Amanda Kloots


If Amanda’s beaming smile isn’t enough to get you signed up for one of her classes, then her high-energy dance and jump rope routines should be. Between intense calorie-burning and nonstop toning, you will be the one leaving her studio with a smile on your face. Studio B, 164 Fifth Ave.

Surfset Fitness


Though it’s not a class that teaches you how to surf, it does get every muscle in your body working. Surfset uses movements inspired from surfing to strengthen your core and build stability and balance, all while having a blast! 64 E. Fourth St., 347-566-7873

Photography by: Photography courtesy of Aqua Studio; Bari Studio; Fit Tours; Yoga Spark; Rumble; 305 Fitness; Surfset Fitness; Bandier (Amanda Kloots); by Emily Beri for New York Times (Barry’s Bootcamp)