Classes in New York City

Up to 68% Off at Elite Fitness Studio

Columbia Street Waterfront District

$75 $35

Kids have fun during taw kwon do, tumble, or hip hop classes; adults get fit during yoga, spinning, Zumba, and other group fitness classes

Up to 79% Off Fitness Classes

New York

$120 $25

Four styles of martial-arts classes complement Pilates, yoga, and cardio-dance courses; instructors lead groups of 5 in personalized classes

Up to 60% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Multiple Locations

$120 $55

Strength and conditioning specialist tailors fitness and wellness programs to each client's personal goals

Up to 67% Off Classes at PMT Dance Studio

Greenwich Village

$140 $49

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Learn styles such as Capoeira and Haitian, break dancing, hip-hop and funk, or jazz; youth classes train students ages 2.5–13

Up to 73% Off Tango Classes

440 Studios

$185 $59

Two instructors with more than two decades of experience each teach students the classic Argentinean Tango during 55-minute classes

77% Off One Month of Classes at Sonic Yoga

Midtown

$130 $30

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Vinyasa yoga studio accommodates students of all levels with strengthening flows that challenge muscles, promote flexibility, and calm minds

Up to 69% Off Classes at Manhattan Ballroom Dance

Garment District

$80 $29

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Competitive dancers, including international champions, lead classes in Latin and American social-dance styles

Sugar Flower Cake Shop

Garment District

$200 $55

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Baker Amy Noelle, featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, helps patrons craft sugar flowers or themed cakes with local ingredients

53% Off Hand-Building Workshop at La Mano Pottery

Chelsea

$75 $35

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Students learn to create bowls, mugs, and teapots with hand-building techniques during a 2.5-hour class that provides all materials

Arthur Murray Manhattan Fifth Avenue Dance Centers – Up to 88% Off

Midtown

$320 $69

Seasoned dance instructors impart styles such as the cha-cha, foxtrot, or mambo during private lessons and group classes

Up to 51% Off Jewelry-Making Class

Murray Hill

$50 $25

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Learn to make a pair of drop earrings out of wire-wrapped stones, a strung necklace with a clasp, or both

74% Off Fitness Classes

Midtown Center

$150 $39

Yoga, Pilates, and fitness classes in an encouraging, relaxing environment meet health coaching with nutritional guidance

44% Off Services

Garment District

$90 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

80% Off Women's Fitness Classes at CatchBoxingMMA Martial Science

Throgs Neck

$100 $20

Women burn off fat and build muscle with early morning or after-work sessions of six martial-arts-inspired workout classes

55% Off Prenatal or Vinyasa Yoga

Sheepshead Bay

$64 $29

Students learn Vinyasa yoga moves in introductory classes or stay healthy during pregnancy with prenatal yoga

Up to 63% Off Trampoline Yoga or Movement Classes

Gramercy

$51 $19

60- to 90-minute classes promote kinesthetic awareness by combining traditional yoga postures with momentum generated by mini trampolines

Up to 64% Off Wine and Cheese Class

West Village

$136 $49

Class introduces participants to six varietals that are then sampled along with cheese pairings during a class held at Bamboo 52

91% Off Unlimited Yoga, Zumba, and Pilates Classes at BellaVita

Manhattan

$400 $35

Expert instructors kick-start your path to fitness with classes that include yoga, Pilates, and Zumba

Up to 68% Off Yoga

Dyker Heights

$120 $39

Instructors lead high-energy Vinyasa yoga classes; 30-60 minute reiki sessions work to relax and restore well-being to clients

Select Local Merchants

Though Michiyo Fukushima was a successful photographer in her native Japan, she felt that something in her art form was lacking. It wasn't until she moved to New York City and discovered watercolor that she found the medium where she could fully express herself, transferring the interplay of light and shadow she knew well from photography onto her canvases.

In classes, Michiyo and her associates give students a taste of the techniques behind the luminous washes and precise shapes of her nearly photorealistic work, which finds her captivated by humble fire escapes and ethereal stone cherubs alike. Ranked among the "5 Best Casual Art Classes in New York City" by CBS New York, Fukushima's lessons in watercolor and drawing are designed for artists of all levels, from casual hobbyists to those who dream of having their work displayed on the Louvre's fridge. In addition to sessions held in a cozy red-brick building, she also teaches at the New York Academy of Art.

59 Franklin Street
New York,
NY
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Spotlighted in Time magazine and the New York Times, Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals is a nationally renowned program offering a unique take on musical education for children 3 months to 4 years old. Classes consist of 45 minutes of singing, dancing, musical storytelling, and jamming. Children's songsmith David Weinstone designed a curriculum celebrating the urban environment as well as universal concerns of youth via his classes, which have exploded into the national spotlight since their humble beginnings in 1997. Rather than being strict and results-driven, the teaching style at Music for Aardvarks is based on adult modeling and exposing children to ideas and sounds without dumbing them down. Parent participation is strongly encouraged for atonal squealers and former Yes drummers alike. Check the Music for Aardvarks website for the drop-in sessions and 10-class series schedules.

130 East 80th Street
New York,
NY
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When Sheila Kelley broke into the fitness scene, fitness pole-dancing classes were unheard of. However, in just a few years, the S Factor—her unique fusion of yoga, ballet, Pilates, and striptease—became renowned for its physical benefits and confidence-boosting ability. Due to this focus on both mind and body, the S Factor garnered widespread acclaim, with endorsements from Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres, and Martha Stewart. The workout's mission is clear: engendering female empowerment, confidence, and respect through sultry pole dancing. The S Factor's healthful impact on its students' bodies can be attributed to its combination of diverse workout methods, all of which build lean muscle mass. The course's six levels build on one another, relying on stretches, pole work, and traditional dance to get students twirling around the pole safely regardless of their athletic experience.

226 E 54th St
New York,
NY
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In order to understand Alchemy in Movement (A.I.M.), you'll have to set aside any preconceived notions about your own physical limitations. Because at Sal Anthony's Movement Salon, those limitations are negligible. Sal created A.I.M., which uses a table with suspension straps hanging over it, to get people moving in new ways that can improve mobility in everyday life. His private 90-minute A.I.M. yoga classes enlist the special apparatus to help clients hoist their legs over their heads, perform back bends, and otherwise defy gravity and stiff muscles.

Sal and his staff bring the same enthusiasm for unconventional movement to Gyrotonic sessions, which rely on a special pulley tower to support students as they sway in circular motions that limber up the body and give an internal massage, like swallowing a pager. But instructors don't disregard traditional workouts altogether; they also teach Pilates and yoga.

190 3rd Ave
New York,
NY
US

Fitness industry veteran Dulcinea Lee Hellings's goal is to bring a high-quality, effective exercise regimen to people who don't love big gyms or can't afford personal trainers. In 2004, she realized that mornings could be used for more than hitting the snooze button over and over for two hours, and founded Boot Camp "Morning Crunch!" to help fledgling exercisers whip into shape.

She designs her all-levels programs to be scream-free morning motivators⎯the first stop in her patrons' journey of daily accomplishments. The fast-paced, ever-changing circuit of strength and cardio exercises keeps bodies guessing and minds from becoming bored. Each of the boot camp's 12 outdoor locations has a different dedicated trainer who gets to know each student personally, remembering their names and memorizing any interesting freckle patterns. They complement their morning routines with a smattering of evening options for those who prefer to work out after the day's activities.

222 E 34th St
New York,
NY
US

Harnessing a minimum of 500 hours of Yoga Alliance training, YogaWorks's expert instructors build lean muscles with traditional Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Vinyasa flows enhanced by inspiring music, ambient candlelight, meditation, and props. Their fitness classes further the body-shaping results of yoga, strengthening core muscles with Pilates, increasing endurance and lean muscles with TRX classes, and building stamina with resistance-based SculptWorks. Instructors also host exotic yoga retreats, which marry the excitement of travel to far-away locales with the benefits of yoga to bestow students with the confident grace required to approach a foreign yoga mat without startling it.

Those in search of further training can access online videos by subscribing to myyogaworks.com, which offers a free, 14-day trial for new users. Students can search for videos by workout duration, skill level, and the targeted area of the body.

160 E 56th St
New York,
NY
US