As fall fades into winter, freezing temperatures and bone-chilling winds have many of us hibernating indoors until the warmer spring months. While we love our rest days and self care rituals, we also like to beat those winter blues with some invigorating sweat sessions.
Below are some of our favorite New York City workouts to keep your goals and your summer bod intact.
One of our favorite ways to knock out those winter blues is with a great boxing class. These are a few of our favorite NY studios:
Box + Flow: An intimate boxing studio in the heart of Noho , Box + Flow is home to inspirational instructors who will lead you through a heart-pumping session of HIIT style boxing followed by a series of yoga flows. It’s the winter reset you didn’t know you needed.
Rumble: Rumble has opened studios all across the city, having gained a cult following for its classes combining boxing, HIIT, strength training, and metabolic conditioning in just one sweat-filled hour.
Gotham: Looking to train like a real fighter? This premier boxing studio (with fans like Gigi Hadid) focuses mainly on your moves. Partner up inside the boxing ring and work on your technique with the skilled instructors on your jab, hook and cross.
HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
If you love variety, then HIIT style classes are for you. These awesome studios and workouts offer a mix of everything from light and fast cardio to strength-focused workouts.
Barry’s Bootcamp: Build up your running stamina and muscle strength in this intense one-hour class that’s filled with some of the fittest people you’ll see in the city. Barry’s programming targets different body parts each day of the week; if you’re not a runner, you can do double floor. The red room awaits.
Tone House: Arguably the hardest class we’ve ever taken and NYC’s most difficult workout. Get ready for high intensity, high energy and high interval training. This workout will deliver a high like you’ve never felt before, if you can get through the warm-up!
CrossFit: Crossfit is the one of the best group workouts around (and our founder Dylan’s daily form of exercise). Whether you’re a former athlete or someone who likes to workout with a group, CrossFit offers high intensity training mixed with team camaraderie that will lift your spirits on the darkest of winter days.
The Class by Taryn Toomey: A revolutionary mix of body weight movements, this class is a practice of self study through physical conditioning. It invites students to witness their own personal resistance to discomfort. The result? Expansive, heart-opening, body strengthening releases that offer a complete, cathartic experience.
Session: Where no workout is the same. Live or work in Williamsburg? This workout is the best for conditioning and strength training. From ski ergs, to sprints on the turf, to kettlebell circuits, this class has it all.
BRRRN: If you love the winter temperatures, check out this studio. This bootcamp is the world’s first cold temperature fitness studio. Why work out in the cold? Exercising in low temperatures allegedly helps burn more calories and fat while increasing your resistance to cold. Pretty cool! (See what we did there?)
Nothing feels better on a freezing day than a good sweat session at the sauna. You’ll leave rejuvenated and full of endorphins after these studio sessions:
HigherDOSE: Relax, renew and rewind for a 30-60 minute infrared sauna session. Did you know infrared can help with anti-aging, better cell health, collagen boosting, improved circulation, pain relief and skin purification? You do now.
Shape House: Known as the urban sweat lodge, this studio offers sweat beds that include infrared sleeping bags that are temperature controlled so you can get your sweat on.
Stretch it out, reset and unwind with a great hot yoga class this winter. Channel your most recent tropical vacation with a visit to any of these heated studios in the city.
Lyons Den Power Yoga: With locations in Chelsea and Tribeca, this studio is a favorite amongst NYC yogis. Classes are based off of Baptiste Yoga, which combines physical yoga practices, meditation and active self inquiry to help you achieve consistent results in the most important areas of your life.
Y7 Studio: Hip hop vinyasa flow finds its home at Y7. The studio has expanded exponentially throughout New York and LA, with good reason. The music is loud. The studio is candle-lit and the flow is yours – namaste!
Tangerine Power Yoga: Walking into this Brooklyn-based yoga studio is almost like entering a spa. With classes hovering around 90 degrees and varying humidity levels, Tangerine offers an invigorating flow to yoga novices and vets alike.
No matter how you decide to beat the winter blues, remember to properly refuel after your workouts. And, if you’re feeling like you need some extra motivation, tag us @drinkupwild so we can applaud your hard work!