FlyBarre Upper East Side

4.3

New YorkBarre,

Review:

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byMadeleine Hoffman, February 11, 2018

We love FlyBarre for many reasons: the assigned mats so there’s no need to rush in and “casually” do the towel throw to mark your territory; the pre-class intake the teachers do, asking each individual about any injuries and introducing themselves; the superhuman ability all the instructors seem to have to keep a keen eye on all students … and we mean it, expect a form correction and/or a shout out at some point during class. Oh yeah, and most importantly, we love the full body muscle-sculpting workout. There are modifications to every move and variations of weights so you can adjust the challenge level to meet your needs that day. We’ve taken a few classes with Cassondra Roloff and were pleasantly surprised that her 45-minute class (vs. 60 minutes) still left us feeling accomplished.

RUNDOWN

WORKOUT

Right after the warm-up, we faced the mirrored wall, pulsing in a sit-up and using the resistance band for support. This abs work followed by oblique sit-ups was no joke. In just 45 minutes, Cassondra lead us through abs, glutes, thighs, arms and stretches that had us feeling every muscle. We pulsed, we planked, we mildly panicked and then it was on to the next position … and sighs of relief. Sometimes that extra 15 minutes really does make all the difference if you’re in a time crunch, but we’re still partial to the full hour class.

INSTRUCTOR

FlyBarre instructors must go through extensive training to develop eyes in the back of their head because, in true Fly-form, Cassondra can see all while actually doing the class with you. She is hands on and made her way around the room making form adjustments. While her teaching style is effective, we wish we got just a little more personality and energy from her to make it a little more fun.

SPACE

The UES FlyBarre is located in a high-end fitness haven; it sits on the third floor of the building below its Flywheel counterpart, SLT, and The Fhitting Room.  So be prepared to see a lot of other sweaty people. The studio isn’t as newly renovated as some others we’ve been to but has all of the core necessities, ie. lockers, bathroom, showers and a small changing area.  Also, unlike some of the other FlyBarre studios we’ve been to, the UES location has windows and makes the room feel a little bit bigger.

FlyBarre Upper East Side
4.3

201 E 67th St, New York, NY 10065
Upper East Side Barre $$$$

FlyBarre Upper East Side

Upper East Side Barre, $$$$

201 E 67th St, New York, NY 10065