Like most aspects of life in Manhattan, New Yorkers don't take working out with a grain of salt. We go all out when it comes to fitness, which explains the abundance of boutique studios thriving in the Big Apple right now. In honor of a whole new year of wellness on the horizon, we're spotlighting the hottest classes in N.Y.C., from heated Vinyasa yoga to treadmill-based endurance workouts. These classes, which are all the rage among gym rats, have one thing in common: They are in high demand by endorphin-loving fitness fanatics. Behold, our favorite New York City workouts. Bring on the sweat.
1. Lyons Den
This Tribeca heated yoga studio is adorable, with exposed brick walls and a moody candlelit check-in area. Classes range from slower with no music, to our favorite: a 60-minute power flow with music.
Lyons Den Power Yoga; lyonsdenpoweryoga.com
Brace yourselves: You may run into a model or two (Karlie Kloss, we're talking to you) at this celeb-centric bespoke studio on the Lower East Side. Expect to work every muscle in your core through a mix of Pilates, Yoga, and movement, utilizing sliding disks, ab balls, light weights and much more.
3. Bari Studio
Trampolines aren't just for kids—as made abundantly clear by Bari. This hybrid workout in N.Y.C.'s trendy Tribeca neighborhood delivers a full-body workout with a combination of muscle sculpting, low impact cardio, and high-energy dance sequences available in a variety of different classes.
Bari Studio; thebaristudio.com
4. AKT InMotion
Ever wonder how Kelly Ripa and Shakira whip their bodies into #fitspo shape? AKT InMotion founder Anna Kaiser is the answer, plain and simple. Her high-energy dance studios (check out the brand new location in NoMad) will leave you drenched in sweat, full of life, and ready for more. Oh, and you'll have a super-sculpted physique to boot.
AKT InMotion; aktinmotion.com
5. Mile High Run Club
Come prepared to sweat at Mile High Run Club, an indoor group treadmill running class led by top running coaches in N.Y.C. Choose from “DASH 28,” a running plus strength- and power-training hybrid, to “HIGH 45,” an interval-based running class—plus many more.
Mile High Run Club; milehighrunclub.com
6. SLT NYC
Nothing gets you a seriously defined 6-pack (among other things) than a dedicated commitment to SLT. Strengthen, Lengthen, Tone is like hyped up Pilates class done on a calorie-torching Megaformer machine. In summary, it's one of the most challenging—and most rewarding—50-minute session you can find.
SLT NYC; sltnyc.com