Bikini season is in full swing, and naturally, so is workout season. Flaunting a sculpted summer body is no easy feat, but it can be fun, upbeat, and unexpected with the right workouts. Haute Living has rounded up five of the most unique workouts in Manhattan to keep your spirits up, your body toned, and your fitness routine fresh.
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Antigravity Aerial Yoga
The Holding Space
49 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
For a fresh take on traditional yoga, dangle in the air and soothe your mind at The Holding Space. This antigravity yoga workout stretches and lengthens your muscles in an aerial hammock that’s sure to help you unwind and tone.
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Sports Center at Chelsea Piers
20th Street and Hudson River Park
Pier 60, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10011
It turns out surfing in Manhattan is more accessible than we thought! Surfset Fitness in Chelsea transports you to California’s waves with its 45 minute high-intensity interval training on a stationary surfboard, complete with duck-dives, pop-ups, and more. After this non-stop workout, you’ll be ready to tan on a real beach.
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305 W 38th Street
New York, NY 10018
Some of the best workouts come from dancing, so burn some calories and let loose Bollywood-style at Doonya. A harmonious blend of cardio and conditioning intervals, these studio dance classes can burn up to 800 calories and work towards a strong core, lengthened limbs, and increased stamina.
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Multiple locations in Manhattan and the Hamptons
Raved about by health guru Kelly Ripa, Physique 57 offers an ideal mélange of isometric exercises and orthopedic stretches for overall toning and improved posture. A polished studio and high-energy tunes serve as the backdrop of this results-driven and memorable fitness routine.
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78 Franklin Street
New York, NY 10013
Cycling is a universal favorite, but New York’s latest upgrade on the beloved exercise is even better—check out Aqua for underwater cycling (yes, it’s real!). Water resistance boosts the standard results of cycling because it challenges new parts of your body (and has a built-in cool off period). Browse through Aqua’s brand new schedule of classes today!