New YorkBootcamp, HIIT, Pilates
Uplift Studios is all about the ladies. You heard it: this studio is women only, which is totally awesome! Uplift is just what it sounds like it should be all about: uplifting and empowering women through their mindfully-thought out classes that not only work the body but also improve the soul. Uplift Studios offers a variety of classes from strength training to endurance training with happy hour and express classes sprinkled in to fit any woman’s schedule. Uplift Studios’ mix of classes make for an ever-changing landscape, ensuring you won’t be bored during your workout.
Uplift Studios wants to make sure that you are balanced in both mind and spirit. The class had room for 12 people, which was great for extra personal attention and getting technique correction. During Uplift Express, we focused on five main sections of the body. We did exercises throughout the 45-minute class to work our arms, legs, butt, and core, and then did a full body HIIT style workout. We ran through a circuit that consisted of mostly body weight exercises but we did use some resistance bands during the leg portion and light weights for arms. Everything you’d want in a workout is packed into the 45 minutes: endurance, strength, power and core. Every exercise was demonstrated multiple times, ensuring every woman in the room was clear on what to do. The music in combination with the quick pace of class was awesome and matched the exercises perfectly. All in all, you’ll walk out of the room after Uplift Express having experienced a total full body workout and be glad you took those 45 minutes to make yourself stronger.
The instructors and staff at Uplift all make you feel right at home and all seem invested in your experience while at the studio. Kat was incredibly friendly and genuine from her introduction at the beginning of class all the way through her demonstrations and thoughtful form corrections. Since the class is capped at 12, it was very evident that she was paying attention to each and every woman in the room which made for a lot of corrections and kept you honest when you wanted to take a quick break (she’s watching and she can see you!)
Uplift Studios has a sanctuary in every corner. The studio isn’t super huge but it does have some amenities that other studios lack. The room classes are held in only fits 12 people max (plus the instructor and equipment). The main area of the studio boasts a bar where women can hang out before or after class with a cup of coffee and a book; or, if you’re lucky and take the happy hour class, you’ll get to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine at the bar! The locker room is clean and has great products, including Malin + Goetz shower products in the two showers.
24 West 23rd St, New York, NY 10010 Flatiron Pilates $$$$
Flatiron Bootcamp, HIIT, Pilates $$$$
24 West 23rd St, New York, NY 10010
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