HEALTH & WELLNESS: Sweating Below Canal Street (6.19.17)
HEALTH: Where to sweat below Canal Street
While we love taking advantage of the outdoor running paths and the outdoor park spaces we have below Canal, sometimes you’ve got to take it inside or simply need a new challenge to shake things up. We’ve rounded up our favorite studios in Battery Park, Tribeca and Financial District to give you some inspiration for next time you’re in a fitness rut or simply want to try something new. While we’re still holding out hope for more studios in South Battery Park/Southwest FiDi (hint hint Barry’s Bootcamp!), check out the current must-try studios below Canal Street!
SoulCycle FiDi (101 Maiden Lane)
The FiDi outpost of one of our favorite fitness classes, featuring a Pressed Juicery across the street & a Juice Generation next door for a post-class treat.
CrossFit Wall Street (151 William St & 60 New St)
Both facilities offer locker rooms and private showers, as well as intro classes.
Complete Body (10 Hanover Sq)
30,000 square feet of equipment, including group fitness classes, access to a saltwater pool, a rock climbing wall, and physical therapy,
Pure Barre (80 Pine St)
Focused on “intelligent exercise,” the FiDi outpost of the popular barre class offers a full-body workout on the problem areas people love to complain about most.
Warrior Bridge (250 Front St)
A multi-disciplinary studio offering yoga, martial arts, acrobatics, and meditation.
Asphalt Green Battery Park (212 North End Ave)
The massive facilities feature everything from infant swim classes to pilates classes to fitness classes for seniors.
Equinox Brookfield Place (225 Liberty St)
This luxurious gym in the Brookfield Place mall features incredible harbour views, a Juice Press, and some of Equinox’s most cutting-edge classes.
Exceed Physical Culture (97 Reade t)
Home to high intensity interval training the classes here include kettlebells, bodyweight, TRX and more. All the instructors have a different take on the workouts so it’s never boring.
SoulCycle Tribeca (103 Warren St)
A workout ‘cult’ classic, SoulCycle Tribeca is one of the downtown outposts of this indoor cycling studio well known in New York City. SoulCycle offers fast paced, motivational classes that focus on rhythm/music based cycling and have an arms sections that uses light weights.
Tracy Anderson (271 Church St)
The always controversial celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson opened a new flagship studio in Tribeca that’s 4,000 square feet complete with a cafe and retail. The workout combines dancing and body weight, and they offer both member and non-member classes.
Barre Tribeca (28 Warren St)
A barre studio with small classes (up to 12 people) focused on toning, flexibility and more. There is an actual barre in the studio (workout, not drinking to be clear) and as with traditional studios they focus on bodyweight, posture and utilize the bar as a central part of the workout.
Barry’s Bootcamp Tribeca (1 York St)
Combining treadmills, bodyweight and free weights, Barry’s is a downtown favorite (and favorite of ours) for an efficient and effective workout. Sprints on the treadmill combined with floor work makes Barry’s a good one-stop shop for a hardcore sweat.
Current (342 Canal St)
Tribeca’s only rowing studio it’s a 45 minute intense rowing class by candelight with upbeat music that promises to “tone your abs” and “burn 800 calories”.
AQUA (78 Franklin St)
A very unique studio AQUA offers cycling in a pool (yes, in the pool on a bike) as well as “land” classes which are bodyweight based. They also offer pre and post natal classes as well as health coaching in the tri-level studio.
Xtend Barre (80 Warren St)
A barre franchise that promises a full body workout and differentiates itself by focusing a lot on cardio on and off the barre. Classes are said to help balance, flexibility and core.
Lyons Den Power Yoga (279 Church St)
A hot yoga studio opened by SoulCycle instructor Bethany Lyons, this heated power yoga goes by the baptiste method which incorporates not only a specific physical practice, but also a mental one.
Sweat Yoga (406 Broadway)
A yoga newcomer to Tribeca from Santa Monica, this heated vinyasa studio is heavily focused on music, with classes taught in temperatures of about 102 degrees Fahrenheit.