Written by Jordan Clifford, editorial intern
What it is: A full-body, dance-inspired workout developed by Mahri Relin, formerly of the Tracy Anderson Method and FlyBarre at Flywheel Sports.
Good for: Anyone looking to tone long, lean muscles. This workout targets your arms, abs, thighs and bum with a combination of explosive movements and smaller, focused isolations.
Where you go: Stepping Out Studios (37 W 26th Street, 9th Floor)
How it works: Body Conceptions offers open classes five days a week, private training sessions for groups (four to seven people), pre- and post-natal training and special events (sweaty bachelorette or birthday parties, anyone?). Check out their classes and schedule here.
What you need: Sneakers and comfortable, form-fitting clothing. You’ll be doing a lot of jumping and dance-like movements, so you’ll want something that’s easy to move in but not too baggy.
What it costs: Each classes is $32—just $20 for first-timers. (Insider tip: Once you buy your first class, you'll get a special promo code for a great deal on two more classes!) Two, five and ten-class packages are also available. Sign up for the 2014 Spring Challenge, a six-week program for $600! Summer, here you come.
What we think: This workout is killer! Think barre, Zumba and aerobics mashed together in one sweatastic hour. Warning: the isolations are tough...in a good way. Mahri had our class do tiny pulses mid-crunch (you know the place where all of your muscle are engaged and you’re not quite sure you can hold it? Yeah, right there). My abs hurt just thinking about it. But her energy was infectious and made the class seem like more fun than work. Always a win!
Photo courtesy of Body Conceptions
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