The FlyBarre Sport class is a hyped-up version of your typical FlyBarre class, incorporating more cardio-focused movements into the mix. Karli Alvino is its equivalent of teachers. While we tend to break a sweat in most of the classes we take, a barre class doesn’t usually leave us sweat-EY, this one will. So, don’t let the ‘barre’ in the title mislead you. In Karli’s class, she can be counted on to deliver a great workout and bring the energy that’ll keep you going through the end.. we will definitely go back for more.
The 50 minute Sport class follows a similar format to its roots, beginning with a warm-up and then into targeted sections of core, arms, abs, thighs and glutes. It’s apparent right from the warm-up though that this is a more intense version with more cardio and less stretching. We did moves like weighted jumping jacks, jump squats, speed skaters and mountain climbers just to name a few during the cardio breaks. Transitioning from standing to the mat for the targeted sections, we did sit-ups, pulled on resistance bands for arms, thighs and glutes as well as lifted weights. As the 50 minutes came to an end, it was stretch time winding down with some flexibility holds and a few deep breaths.
Karli instructed us through each movement with music that kept us pulsing and enthusiasm that motivated us to keep going. She is relatable and welcoming, throwing in some humor and sarcasm with a smile throughout class that is a much-needed distraction. Karli does the class with you leading the movements from the center of the class and then moves around to make form corrections… these FlyBarre teacher’s really have eye’s in the back of their heads so watch out.
The East 60th studio is located down a flight of stairs and is one of the more spacious Fly studios we’ve been to. The barre studio is mirrored all the way around which we like in this type of a class and all of the spots can be considered equal. While there are several lockers, bathrooms and showers, there is no designated Men or Women’s locker room. There is an area in the back with mirrors and hair dryers so you can primp after class, but again this is not a private space so changing must be done in a bathroom. Overall, the studio feels clean and modern… and make sure you grab a free apple or banana on the way out, great way to leave your workout!
201 E 67th St, New York, NY 10065 Midtown East Barre $$$$
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201 E 67th St, New York, NY 10065
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When you take a FlyBarre class with Chase Willman, you’re inspired to work just a little bit harder. A trained dancer, her bun-head determination was apparent. She made her way around the room, helping students make modifications as necessary, all while continuing to instruct the rest of the class. Chase demonstrated each position and did the class along with us. We pulsed, crunched, planked, toned our arms and glutes, and stretched. Chase choreographed each move to follow the beat of the music, making it a little more fun and easier to keep the pace. She was friendly and welcoming walking into class, but meant business once class began, which we always like. We’ll definitely be on the lookout for Chase on the schedule to take another class!