In the Victorian era, people made their cores look tight by wearing corsets, which doubled as bulletproof vests during pistol duels. Strengthen your core until it's naturally impervious to bullets instead with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a five-class card good for any group classes (an $80 value) at The Art of Fitness in Astoria.
The Art of Fitness helps people fitten and flexibilify their bodies with diverse classes, including traditional Pilates programs, ballet, Zumba, and more. The Pilates mat class draws from Joseph Pilates’s delectable trail mix of martial arts, yoga, boxing, and gymnastics to grant bodies extra strength and length while focusing on spinal mobility, and the Zumba class Zumblasts calories to the mesmerizing beats of Latin music. A burlesquercise class, open to females only, leads its students through a fun, theatrical workout that closes with a dance routine known as the “bump and grind.”
Because the studio is operated by a professional dancer who has trained with the nation's experts (Rachelle Carson, Jane Fonda's former teacher Yolanda Bergman, Cirque du Soleil's Ivo Gueorguiev), the staff is fully prepared to explain equipment, help you push yourself, and facilitate new friendships formed over tales of general sweatiness and mutual plans to beat up the ocean. While friendliness and expertise define The Art of Fitness's staff, comfort and cleanliness define the studio space. Ripple-free floors meet the feet while wall-high windows and mirrors greet the gaze, creating an environment more relaxing than an early morning espresso bath. Check the online calendar for class times, and call ahead to schedule your appointment.
Four Yelpers give The Art of Fitness a five star average:
- I have tried many types of fitness, but can't say enough about how much I value Kristine's training. From working with her I have lost weight, gotten great muscle tone, feel better, stronger, have better posture and feel generally more healthy. – Sabina, Yelp
- I discovered kristine a few months ago and have been very pleased. She is motivating, her classes are challanging, and she is very knowledgable about body mechanics. – Abigail R., Yelp
32-32 Steinway St.
Astoria, New York 11103Get Directions