Where are my favorite places to workout and where do I shop for stylish fitness gear in NYC?
I get asked this question a lot by New York visitors and locals. From my experience, most out-of-towners like to check out the popular spots that have been written up or featured on tv. But what about all the great places that maintain a low profile--the fitness gems of NYC? You've got to know about these spots because there's a good chance you'll like them 5x more! Here are my favorites...
MizzFIT's TOP 5 Off The Beaten Path Fitness Finds in New York City
1. Sixth Street Pilates studio - 525 East 6th Street NYC, 212-677-5545
This pilates studio is an East Village neighborhood goodie. It's small, cozy and impossible not to get plenty of attention here. Classes here can be a bit unconventional for Pilates without feeling so far removed that you're intimidated. Definitely try the Burn, Baby, Burn! class. Co-owners Anula Maiberg...
A few days ago, I joined Glam Media and a bunch of fashion bloggers on a yacht called the Atlantica for a Summer Sail on the Hudson River. Outside it was overcast, gray and dreary. These pictures look great but they're Instagram'd for your viewing pleasure.
Even Lady Liberty seemed to be in a state of gloom. And trust me, Instagram is doing her more than justice.
BUT...inside the Atlantica it was a summer soiree! My fashionista cohorts were decked in bright, summer-y outfits and accessories. Even the Atlantica's luncheon room was sunlit, floral and cheery. You'd never guess what kind of day it was outside from the picture below!
And yes, those are gift bags full of beauty and skincare products hanging from our chairs! Kind of amazing. I used some of the products from the Glam gift bag to build the "swim gym bag" you're seconds away from reading all about. But first,...
The triple threat diva (yes, that's what they used to call her from her Jenny from the Block days) talks about why she chose to wear Under Armour for her latest music video "Follow The Leader". But all I keep thinking about is how good she looks and how hard she must work for it. She certainly STILL IS Jenny from the block and Under Armour has never looked sexier than it does on her. Love that they teamed up!
Browse the Under Armour Collection HERE
Enter UA's What's Beautiful competition to redefine the female athlete HERE
Leave a comment below if you've got something to say about JLo.
I'm crushing on RumbaTime's Go Watches that let you charge a cab ride (and whatever else your sporty heart desires) with a flick of your wrist. In New York City, where people cab it to Central Park to run 6 miles, this kind of workout accessory is CRUCIAL. So I'm totally loving the functionality of Go, which lets you work out wallet free!
I'll anxiously await for Go styles to evolve as I think there's room for much more creativity in terms of design...but I'm 100% sure RumbaTime will make that happen. The watches cost $35 on their own. For the Go service (contactless payment card), you can either pay $14.95 for 1 year or $19.95 for 2 years.
Instead of reaching for "plastic" opt for sweat resistant silicone! Check out the current RumbaTime Go collection below. Just click on the watches to shop the collection.
CLICK HERE to register for the Go service once you have your watch.
The color TANGERINE is 'in" for Spring but will you rock it?
Shades of orange initially seem challenging because they're bright and sort of Halloween-y. But just go with it without going in too deep. Allow yourself to experiment with a bright tangerine colored sneaker like the one pictured above from Nike.
Paint those manicured toes a nice shade of "A Roll in the Hague". Now don't be scared, it's actually a flesh-tone color which means it will compliment light to dark skin. I'm rocking it right now on both hands and feet and couldn't be happier with how it looks (and I'm really picky when it comes to nail color).
And for all of you who don a bit of make-up for your workout dates (with yourself, duh), Nars has some really nice tangerine-y colors that go on smooth (meaning no clown effect). Just a bit of color lightly brushed over cheeks and lips will give you a healthy vibrant look. The same colors will work for your more formal outings too. Just build up the...
- Writing and research by Asst. Editor Tess Nelson -
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