Lacey Stone, a former Division 1 basketball player and state-ranked tennis player, is now one of New York City’’s most sought-after fitness professionals. When she’s not teaching a jam-packed, energetic spin class or leading her other signature group fitness class THE BIG GAME! at Equinox, Lacey is frequently featured as a fitness expert on major news programs, most notably The Today Show, ABC News,The Early Show on CBS, and Extra, and she recently appeared on two episodes of MTV’s hit reality show, MADE as a fitness coach. In addition to being a celebrity personal trainer and group fitness instructor, Lacey also founded her own company, Lacey Stone Fitness, from which she offers clients coaching in fitness, nutrition, and life in general. She also has her signature program, BOOTYCamp!, a tremendously popular boot camp style workout that she holds in New York every summer. Lacey’s creative approach to fitness combined with her dynamic personality and genuine passion for her clients and students has garnered her a vast group of loyal followers and a solid reputation as one of the BEST fitness instructors in the entire city.
Where were you born ?
Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
How long in New york:
7 ½ years
Best Ethnic Food:
Tea & Sympathy
Best place for late night dining:
Cafeteria or Coffee Shop
Billy’s Bakery – The Carrot Cake, yyuuummm.
Best place for a romantic date:
Best Sunday brunch:
It’s a Three Way Tie – Cookshop, Cafe Cluny, and Tipsy Parson. Depends on my mood.
Boom Boom Room
Best place for a power business meeting:
All-around favorite spot in New york:
I love the West Village, in particular the people at 97 West Greenwich Avenue where my passion for fitness was ignited.
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
The Standard Downtown, Amazing Views of the City.
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
My new favorite store is A Man and A Woman, just bought a Fierce Leather Jacket there. It’s on Christopher and Gay Street
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
Workout Watches Adidas Retro Store in Soho. I’m not a jewelry kind of a girl.
Favorite Charity Event:
Cycle For Survival
Favorite Cultural Event:
I love the excitement of anything launching in the city, there’s nothing like it. When The High Line opened in 2010 that was a fun buzz.
Favorite Cultural Institution:
Best Aspect of New york:
The work ethic of the people, bring it.
I’m a vegetarian
Chop’t for a fast salad
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
EQUINOX & Peak Performance
Just Calm Down
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
What beats an authentic New York City Taxi?
The Bodies Exhibit
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
Statue of Liberty and Central Park
Best Broadway show: