Are you 2Fly?
The newest class to come out of Crunch has '90s nostalgia in full effect. Aptly named 2Fly, in reference to '90s Fly Girls, this class is about as much fun as dancing at the club, and it's much healthier.
From the first beats out of the stereo (Bell Biv Devoe's "Poison") to the booty-shakin' "Baby Got Back" by the '90s icon Sir Mix-A-Lot, to the cool-down croons of Boyz II Men's "End of the Road," this class is for those of us with a lot of love for the '90s.
Don't get us wrong. The class wasn't all about reminiscing. The cardio was intense and the moves challenging. But that's what you want from a workout, right?
2Fly is offered at Crunch locations across the city and is included in membership. $24 without membership and the first class is free. Memberships are 50% off thru Jan. 15 at Crunch.com.
There's a new indoor cycling studio in town.
Joining the likes of SoulCycle and Flywheel is NYC newbie Revolve - a D.C.-area import that's taken on Union Square.
So what makes Revolve stand out from the crowd?
For one, variety. The boutique studio - which off the bat impressed us with its friendly staff and sleek interior - offers three classes: The Real Ride (which focuses on cardio endurance), Body Ride (a total body workout that incorporates hand weights of 2, 3 or 5 pounds each) and RIP Ride (a hardcore class that emphasizes resistance, intervals and performance). The classes are athletic yet fun and have a definite focus on proper cycling form.
Revolve is now offering a $99/month unlimited class package. Or, if you prefer to pay per class, it's $28 each time you ride. 52 E. 13th St., 646-756-5114
NEW CLASSES AT CRUNCH
Center Court Choreography with the Brooklynettes
Crunch is the official sponsor of the Brooklyn Nets' dance team and is bringing the hip-hop moves from the court to the gym.
Surfset & Sand
Hit the beach (sorta) with this new class that uses weighted sandbags and body surf trainers to mimic real surfing. The exercises are designed to sculpt a lean physique.
Want to build up some muscle? Training C.A.M.P. (Cardiovascular Agility & Muscular Performance), created by a former NFL athlete, is for you. And it's based on actual techniques used to train professional football players.
NEW CLASS AT NEW YORK SPORTS CLUB
Based on the trend of High-intensity interval training, UXF features short bursts of high-intensity exercise followed by rest periods designed to help you burn calories fast.
UXF: Burn is for the uninitiated just looking for a new workout and is free with a membership.
UXF: Ripped is a small-group training class open to members and nonmembers and includes one-on-one time with a trainer as well as nutritional guidance.