Founder of the Refine Method Shares Her Guide to NYC

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A Harvard alum and a former dancer with the New York City Ballet, Brynn Putnam has worked in some of NYC’s top gyms and boutique fitness studios. However, despite logging many hard workout hours each week, her clients weren’t getting the results they wanted. Keeping in mind her motto — train smarter, not harder —Putnam founded the Refine Method.

With three locations in NYC, the Refine Method uses the latest information in the field of athletic training and apply it to the needs of the fitness studio’s clientele. By “refining” the masses of information out there and giving only the best to the clients, Putnam and her team produces a “refined” body – lean, proportional and fit. Read on to find out the fitness guru’s favorite places in Gotham City.

Where were you born? New York City

How long have you lived in NYC? I’m a NYC lifer

Neighborhood: NoHo

Occupation: Founder of  R​efine Method,​a boutique fitness studio with 3 locations in NYC

Favorite Restaurant: C​raft

Best Sushi: H​atsuhana

Best Italian: B​ar Primi

Best dessert: L​evain Bakery

Best place for a romantic date: ​Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Best Sunday brunch: N​arcissa

Best place for a power business meeting: P​ark Avenue

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? T​he Marlton

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: B​andier

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: T​iffany’s

Best Spa: G​reat Jones Spa

Favorite Charity Event: A​IDS Walk New York

Favorite Cultrual Event: The New York City Ballet‘s annual The Nutcracker

Favorite Cultural Institution: T​he Frick

Best Steakhouse: b​y Chloe​

Best Pizza: M​arta

Best Lunch: C​afe Clover

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: ​Refine Method

Best Limousine/Driving Service: Walk!

Best Museum/Exhibit: D​ia: Beacon

Describe your city in three words: Anything is possible

Favorite Historic/Legendary Places to See or Explore: The Cloisters and Fort Tryon Park

All Around Favorite Spot in NYC: The Literary Walk in Central Park

Best Aspect of New York: The diversity of people and experiences makes NYC one of a kind