- $149 for a fat-loss challenge ($321 value)
Students meet on Saturday, January 3 or Monday, January 5 for an intro class before taking advantage of the 15-class fat-loss challenge, where participants can take any of the regular group classes. Top-three winners can enjoy a three-, two-, or one-month gym membership to continue along their fitness path.
Condition Kettlebell Gym
Kettlebells originated in Russia, which explains why they are often weighed by the pood—a Russian unit of weight equivalent to roughly 36 pounds—and why fitness guru Delaine Ross chose to learn from Strong First chairman Pavel Tsatsouline and is one of 39 instructors worldwide who can teach its certification.
Ross helms Condition Kettlebell Gym, a boutique fitness studio with classes that center on the spherical, handled weights. Studio workouts, held up to six times daily, unfold in a spartan studio with exposed brick walls decorated only with pull-up bars and ropes. Before they can access drop-in classes, students must attend introductory sessions to learn basic kettlebell lifts, and to never work out near an enormous electromagnet.