The personal trainers at Tribeca Health & Fitness lead calorie-burning classes and personalized workout regimes inside the pristine three-floor fitness facility outfitted with modern exercise equipment. Nautilus machines and free weights stand ready to help bolster muscle strength, rows of treadmills condition cardiovascular systems, and a fleet of StairMasters sates the human need to endlessly climb stairs. For group sweat sessions, the instructors host Latin-themed Zumba classes, kettlebell exercise sessions, and karate training courses within the bright, stark-white fitness studio. After pumping iron or sweating in fitness classes, patrons can seek out the juice bar, where staff blend nutrient-packed smoothies that replenish lost liquids and nourish tired muscles.
A right jab to the jaw sends a mist of perspiration across the blue boxing ring before Joe Louis's eyes. His looming visage peers down at sparring athletes from the walls covered in old flyers, magazine cutouts, and posters recalling the sport's storied history at Church Street Boxing Gym. Legends including Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis have trained here, but the staff, which boasts experience in more than 300 combined fights, guides men, women, and children of all skill levels in the combat arts.
Instructors lead muay thai, jujitsu, boxing, and wrestling classes, during which they challenge students in old-school and modern workouts. On the wrestling mat, they demonstrate gripping an opponent in a headlock, and those training for boxing or muay thai skip rope and pummel heavy bags until they agree to stop throwing fights. Athletes can attend classes to prepare for serious combat competition or to get in shape with exercises designed to sculpt the whole body.
Wayne Sims has been teaching for more than two decades, with experience teaching master classes in Chicago and Los Angeles. His uses his biology degree and his background as a trained dancer and athlete to create fitness routines that, unlike three-armed tracksuits, work for both male and female students. As his training program has developed and his female clientele has increased, he has developed a specialization in fitness for women, including for pre- and postnatal and menopausal clients. Today, Wayne customizes routines in personal-training and group-fitness sessions and, working with a team of experts, offers nutritional services as well.
In tandem with Real Pilates experienced instructors, published Pilates book author Alycea Ungaro helps students hone strength and flexibility during mat- and machine-based classes. Some of Alycea's clients include established celebrities such as Madonna, Uma Thurman, and Robocop, but her experience as a licensed physical therapist and certified prenatal specialist allow her to coach students of all abilities and fitness levels. Rows of specialized Pilates equipment line the mirrored walls of Real Pilates's airy practice space, where instructors lead various exercise routines to sculpt long, lean physiques that eschew the need for performance-enhancing spinach pills.
Joel Thomas takes fitness seriously. That's why he only trains clients one-on-one, or in small groups of up to six. He combines sandbags, kettlebells, and other weight-training tools—along with a thumping soundtrack and party-inspired lighting—to help them hit their goals. One-on-one session participants benefit from a consultation to discern their level of fitness.
Our mission is to help as many people as possible to achieve health, strength, courage, and longevity. We offer our members the friendliest service, optimal environment, and a wide range of trainings at an affordable price that gives each individual the opportunity to pursue & achieve success and freedom.
U! Yoga NYC believes everyone should have access to the health benefits and healing powers of yoga, and the staff is working to build a yoga community where everyone knows everyone. At their welcoming studios in Soho, which have been featured in Well + Good NYC and YogaCity NYC, experienced instructors make sure all practitioners feel included and are properly introduced to their mat before they lead hot, restorative, gentle flow, and energetic vinyasa yoga and Pilates classes. Yogis can stretch and breathe in an Intermediate Yoga class with challenging flow sequences, or gain strength as they combine Ashtanga, Kripalu, and Dharma styles in a Hot Vinyasa Flow session. The studios offer constantly changing workshops and yoga events, along with classes for beginners, so that city dwellers can fit yoga into their lifestyle and begin to consider taking time for their health and wealth a right, rather than a luxury.