The Yoga Room trains yogis with multiple levels and styles of classes, including Bikram-style hot yoga, Vinyasa flow, Anusara, and hot-yoga fusion, to help any seasoned stretcher or malleable beginner stretch and bend until he or she is picking up sidewalk quarters with ease. Pilates mat classes, which focus on core conditioning and help improve coordination, flexibility, and balance, are also offered on a flexible schedule based on drop-in availability (you must bring your own mat for yoga and Pilates mat classes, or you can rent them at The Yoga Room for $2 per class).
"Tough, but doable." That's how ACE- and AFAA-certified trainer Tara Faye described her teaching style to GoRecess Playground in July 2012, nearly two months after becoming the sole owner of PNT Fitness. There, she and her staff lead high intensity and high energy classes such as Insane Kickbox Camp, Sweat Shop, and A Vicious Cycle, which uses Schwinn stationary bikes. For more communal workouts, they also host a monthly Workout & Wine class that allows exercisers to hang out with their classmates and bench-press barrels of wine after class, a feature that got the class a shout out as one of CBS New York's 6 Best Fitness Classes for a New Year's Resolution. And although PNT Fitness' group classes have received most of the press, the studio also offers personal training that includes nutrition counseling, toning, and agility training as part of a personalized training program.
Yoga Studio 6 LIC's experienced instructors bend over backwards to demonstrate a variety of Eastern styles in a cozy setting, from gentle restorative sessions to rigorous yoga-core workouts. The studio's schedule affords ample opportunity to flex with the Vinyasa flow moderate class, where breath syncs up with flowing postures and a fleet of interstellar satellites, and the gentle restorative-yoga session, which clears the mind with easy-going poses. Stretchers can work up a sweat in the energetic yoga-core classes, intensify yogic routines with the physically demanding Jivamukti practice, or learn foundational poses in a yoga-basics session, designed to turn humans into pretzels and pretzels into M. Night Shyamalan's pretzels. Warm saffron walls, shining hardwood floors, and jewel-tone hangings make Yoga Studio 6 LIC a calming venue for stamina building and karmic cleansing.
Crank, located at 4630 Center Boulevard, is LIC’s Premiere Cycling Studio, situated right on the waterfront in beautiful Long Island City. Just minutes from Manhattan, Crank Indoor Cycling is equipped with state of art, heavy duty Schwinn Performance Spin bikes,with classes led by the finest group of motivating instructors
The team of instructors at International Training Center of New York—which includes a muay thai World Champion and a fourth-degree judo black belt—leads students of all ages in various disciplines of martial arts. Their programs include muay thai, judo, and Brazilian jujitsu, as well as fitness boot camps and martial-arts programs for kids.
The instructors at Pranavah Yoga Studio teach forms of hatha yoga, using asanas and breathing techniques to bring tranquility to both mind and body while balancing energies throughout. Besides their more traditional approaches to yoga, they offer classes by candlelight as well as prenatal and mommy-and-baby yoga classes. They also lead core-strengthening Pilates-mat classes along with music and gymnastics lessons for babies and toddlers.