What it is: A barre-based workout that combines elements of dance, ballet and Pilates. With studios in Brooklyn Heights and Maryland, Xtend provides an adrenaline-fueled workout that strengthens, lengthens and chisels the body.
Why we love it: Classes like Xtend Barre Stick (which uses a stick apparatus to add resistance) and Xtend R&R (roll and release!) add dimensions to the barre game, and their basic barre techniques and pilates classes are ultra-intense. But we've most impressed by Xtend Babies on Board: A post-natal barre class designed to give new moms a dynamic workoutsans childcare! More at http://www.xtendbarre.com/.Read MoreLess