From cutting-edge concepts to cult-favorite expansions, here’s where to sweat it out in the city this season.
The popular Pilates studio SLT (a top-model favorite) is making major waves this year, adding three gorgeous new studios to its repertoire. SLT Chelsea opens this month, joining a Tribeca location that launched in February and an Upper East Side spot that debuted in January. Each space is equipped with state-of-the-art M3-SLT machines that allow for quicker spring changes and smoother transitions as you move through sequences of hardcore exercises and positions. You’ll strengthen, lengthen and tone your way to a summer body. Multiple locations, sltnyc.com
If you’re into WeWork’s coworking concept, you’ll love Rise By We, the newest brainchild of the WeWork empire. Here, social is at the center of fitness with a range of group classes in three distinct categories: Insight (yoga and meditation), Fight (martial arts and boxing) and Flight (running, rowing and strength training). There’s also a community-focused Superspa inspired by Roman bathhouses, a semiprivate training program that uses in-depth analysis to develop a personalized workout regimen and a cafe featuring products from WeWork members and partners. 85 Broad St., 646.694.8079, risebywe.com
Shock Therapy, the first EMS (electric muscle stimulation) group studio in New York, arrived last month, bringing a popular European fitness trend to our shores in a luxurious, futuristic Upper East Side package. Here’s how it works: Clients suit up in powersuits that enhance muscle contractions as they partake in a small six-person, 30-minute strength or cardio class. The increased muscle contractions help you achieve the same results you’d see in three hours of traditional weight lifting—without the bulk. Olympic champion Usain Bolt and actress Penelope Cruz swear by the therapy. 153 E. 70th St., 917.409.0128, shocktherapy.com
Photography by: SHOCK THERAPY PHOTO BY CHRIS FANNING; SLT PHOTO
COURTESY OF SLT; RISE BY WE PHOTO COURTESY OF RISE BY WE