305 is a surefire, or should we say, fuego, way to get your cardio in a way that doesn’t feel like work. With stacked choreography, enthusiastic instructors, 305 is not to be missed. Plus, it’s female-founded and that’s automatic points in our book. We could see this being a fun group activity with your girlfriends – because honestly who doesn’t love to shake it to great music?
We visited 305 on ass day. We started things off by picking a dot on the studio floor. We began with some lighter dance moves to get us started. From there, we transitioned into more intense moves which Amit demo’ed as we were finishing up the last move so we could easily transition. The dance sections were broken up by “sprints” which included, jumping jacks, high knees, plank jacks and mountain climbers to get our hearts pumping even more. Amit and the live dj took us through a variety of different music from house to hip hop. The “ass” section included a 5 minute burn out with a booty band. We performed squats, leg lifts and squat pulses all designed to get that booty toneeed.
Yeah, Amit is a queen. When we first walked in and told her and the front desk that we haven’t taken 305 in a while she was extremely welcoming and enthusiastic. We loved how she kept the energy up throughout class, hyping us up and making everyone feel encouraged. This girl is not only a ball of the best possible energy – she can daaaance.
When we say it’s branded, we mean it’s branded. From our welcome email to the space itself 305 has all of the details. When you walk in you’re greeted by a powder pink letter board, and the front desk with a bright pink 305 backdrop. From the bathrooms to the “sweat but make it fashion” mural wall – it’s on point. The bathrooms were equipped with showers and Malin + Goetz products to freshen up with. The studio itself has wood flooring like a standard dance studio with wall to wall mirrors and a section in the back for the DJ.
Kenmore Square, 506 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 Fenway Dance $$$
Fenway Dance, $$$
Kenmore Square, 506 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
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You’ll be bouncing off the walls from the energy of Wisty’s 305 Fitness Original class. Seriously, Starbucks who? Get ready to shake it, and we mean all of it, to real time remixes by a live DJ. Somehow, without you even realizing it, your calves, quads, booty, abs and arms will be heavy AF after class. If you don’t call yourself a dancer, show up anyways and let loose. It’s not so serious- just get moving. Here’s the thing; not all workouts have to be about impeccable form and stone faced focus. Flip your hair, pop your booty, LIVE IT and feel f*cking fabulous while doing it.
After a super brief class overview and intro of both herself and our awesome live DJ, Wisty started jumping around, and did NOT stop grooving for 55 minutes. The warm up gives you a feel for what the rest of class will be like; a real live dance hall in the BSC Lab complete with colored lights and booty popping. Wisty will introduce some simple combos that create the foundation of movement throughout the class. Get ready for some cardio sprints sprinkled into the hour: high knees, high kicks, jumping jacks and some twerking in a WAY low squat that the Ying Yang Twins would be impressed with. Mid class we worked on toning of the buns, which is the only time we weren’t on our feet and moving. A group circle cardio sprint finished things off with a bang so that we had to gulp for air during the stretch that followed.
Did you ever play with Mexican Jumping Beans as a kid? Wisty is a real live jumping bean with positive smiling energy that doesn’t quit. Throughout class she will prompt you to change direction constantly with a “Woop Woop” on the mic and demo keeping you on your toes, literally and figuratively. She’ll weave her way through everyone, and dance right beside, or in front of you to get you going. If you’re ever having a bad day, go see Wisty. You can’t help but smile when she’s around.
Note: 305 Fitness has moved to BSC Lab (formerly BFX Studio) on Boylston Street.