There are a lot of new fitness trends that promise to give you an amazing body, I’m the skeptic, there is so much false advertising in this industry and as a professional dancer and fitness trainer, I know what really works. Here are my 3 favorite workouts for the season, check them out.
1. Barry’s Bootcamp
Barry’s Bootcamp has had a lot of media attention lately, and celebrities like Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Biel and Katie Holmes love the workout, so I decided to test it out earlier this Spring. What’s my opinion? Love it!
I burned close to 800 calories during my workout and it felt like the fat melted off my body. It combines intense cardio with strength training, the trainers are highly qualified and hot (which is just the icing on the cake), and they use night club lighting and the most current music, which is very important for a music junkie like me. It’s an affordable and fun solution to fitness. They currently have a studio at 35 W 20th St and are expanding into Tribeca later this year.
2. Teri Steele Pilates
I’m big into Pilates, I’m very educated on various styles and have been teaching classes for years, but it wasn’t until last year, when I first met Teri Steele, that I discovered what Pilates should really entail. Her Pilates classes are tough, but so much fun – she makes you laugh throughout the class! Compared to other instructors, where I’m yawing my way through the one hundred, I never get bored in her classes. She is the best Pilates trainer I have ever had, both in the US and Europe, and that says a lot. She mostly is a private instructor and teaches dancers, but you can find her at 1:30PM weekdays, for open classes, at Dance New Amsterdam (DNA), Tribeca.
3. Physique 57
Interval training taken to the next level! It’s an innovative workout that combines isometric exercises and orthopedic stretches to systematically lengthen and sculpt your muscles to create a beautiful, lean body. Celebs like Demi Moore, Denise Richards, and Kelly Ripa are all huge fans of this workout, with bodies like that, I had to give it a try. Last week was my first visit, the 57 minute workout went by so fast, I can’t wait to go back and do it again! They have 3 studios in Manhattan (Midtown, UWS & Soho).