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By kkkkkf5fdff on Mar 21, 2014 02:54 AM
You know the saying less is more? Well, forget about it, because when it comes to working out, more is totally more. We're talking about friends, that is. They're there to get you off your couch, there to share an exhaustive eyeroll (how many more situps?!) and there for a postworkout treat. Here, four of our favorite groupexercise classes.


1. at Tribeca's new Superstar Gym, it uses selfpowered treadmills meaning you control everything with your steps, not with buttons. But it's nothing like your runofthemill cardio session.


Fitwalker classes ($30 each) are taught in the same vein as SoulCycle or JumpLife. There's a room full of machines, an instructor at the head (mic attached), pumping tunes and even a few disco lights (it is from Italy, after all). Once the music kicks in, you begin with a light stroll to get acquainted with the machine, but before long you're stepping from side to side, lifting your knees and even using the machine to do pullups and crunches. And yes, you get real sweaty.


First, the Disco: It's called Aura Cycle and is the first studio from former equities trader Jos Palau and his business partner, pro swimmer Maurizio Pelone. What's unique here is a crazy, patentpending lighting design: In an otherwise dim room, rows of multicolored LEDs flash along walls in time with the music. This EDM effect hypnotized us, so the usual 45 minutes of hills, upperbody weights and jumps sped by. Postworkout, we enjoyed a complimentary chilled eucalyptusscented washcloth.


Aura Cycle, 8231 W. At West Hollywood and Larchmont Village studios, she's built a better mousetrap with new bikes displaying realtime performance metrics for resistance, speed and even calories. This class didn't whiz by, since our numbers shamed us into adding more resistance than usual. But our tender thighs the next day told us it was 45 minutes well spent.


Flywheel, 8599 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Hollywood, 3103607200; 147 N. The New Way To Get A Dancer's Body


We thought we'd seen it all when it comes to exercise crazes: cycling in a pool, a workout that involves napping. Then we had our arms and legs strung up like a marionette's and did some grand plis.


It's called the Informed Technique, and it was developed by Bay Area dancer and Pilates instructor Jill Harris. The 55minute class combines Pilates and ballet techniques, using a custom suspension system to create resistance.


Sound a little intimidating? Um, yeah. But once Harris started rattling off the benefits, we were on board: The workout strengthens and tones your muscles without Fake Oakley Dringer Sunglasses bulking them up, because you don't do a gazillion repetitions. And the suspension system takes pressure off of your joints, so you're less likely to have aches afterward. Emboldened, we put our legs and arms in the straps. It immediately felt as though our butt had been lifted. Harris patiently led us www.cheapsunglassesstore.co.uk/oakley-sunglasses6/dispatch-sunglasses17 through a series of leg, arm and core exercises that were challenging but never exhausting. Though some of the combinations like alternately lifting our heels while twisting our shoulders required some serious coordination.


4. fitness guru John Terlingo once had the responsibility of whipping folks like Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman into shape.


So we're inclined to trust him with our slightly, um, less streamlined bodies. Performance Plus Schwinn bikes and working your butt off with routines that range from saddle jumps to interval training.


But the focus is on your mental as well as your physical wellbeing. Terlingo is all about melding the conditioning aspects of cycling with yogalike aphorisms, so while you can expect encouragement from your instructor as you powerpedal to Madonna to Kanye, the atmosphere doesn't have the frenetic, competitive vibe of other studios.


And when the sprints and allout climbs are in the rearview, the instructor pops the proverbial wheelie and leads you through a brief meditation.


Antigravity YogaIt's a bird . it's a plane . it's yoga, in a suspended hammock?


Antigravity Yoga www.cheapsunglassesstore.co.uk/oakley-sunglasses6/frogskins-sunglasses19 (also referred to as Suspension Yoga, UpsideDown Yoga and Aerial Yoga) is not for the faint of heart. The practice incorporates traditional yoga poses mixed with acrobatics in a silk hammock suspended from the ceiling. Suspension yoga also helps to decompress tight joints and relieve www.cheapsunglassesstore.co.uk/oakley-sunglasses6/flak-jacket-sunglasses18 pressure."


Alexandra Sifferlin, a reporter for Time, also shared her go with a Suspension Yoga class. She reported in a video of her experience that the aerial class was helpful for "better controlled movements as you strengthen your core muscles."


And for those without the strength and control for traditional inversions like headstands, Aerial Yoga gives us a chance to try these out.


Tantrum YogaTantrum Yoga can help you access your inner child: the grumpy one, who needs to throw a tantrum to get back to center.


It isn't violent; instead, it's an outlet a release that combines traditional yoga poses, dancing and, yes, some yelling.


You know the saying less is more? Well, forget about it, because when it comes to working out, more is totally more. We're talking about friends, that is. They're there to get you off your couch, there to share an exhaustive eyeroll (how many more situps?!) and there for a postworkout treat. Here, four of our favorite groupexercise classes.


1. at Tribeca's new Superstar Gym, it uses selfpowered treadmills meaning you control everything with your steps, not with buttons. But it's nothing like your runofthemill cardio session.


Fitwalker classes ($30 each) are taught in the same vein as SoulCycle or JumpLife. There's a room full of machines, an instructor at the head (mic attached), pumping tunes and even a few disco lights (it is from Italy, after all). Once the music kicks in, you begin with a light stroll to get acquainted with the machine, but before long you're stepping from side to side, lifting your knees and even using the machine to do pullups and crunches. And yes, you get real sweaty.


First, the Disco: It's called Aura Cycle and is the first studio from former equities trader Jos Palau and his business partner, pro swimmer Maurizio Pelone. What's unique here is a crazy, patentpending lighting design: In an otherwise dim room, rows of multicolored LEDs flash along walls in time with the music. This EDM effect hypnotized us, so the usual 45 minutes of hills, upperbody weights and jumps sped by. Postworkout, we enjoyed a complimentary chilled eucalyptusscented washcloth.


Aura Cycle, 8231 W. At West Hollywood and Larchmont Village studios, she's built a better mousetrap with new bikes displaying realtime performance metrics for resistance, speed and even calories. This class didn't whiz by, since our numbers shamed us into adding more resistance than usual. But our tender thighs the next day told us it was 45 minutes well spent.


Flywheel, 8599 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Hollywood, 3103607200; 147 N. The New Way To Get A Dancer's Body


We thought we'd seen it all when it comes to exercise crazes: cycling in a pool, a workout that involves napping. Then we had our arms and legs strung up like a marionette's and did some grand plis.


It's called the Informed Technique, and it was developed by Bay Area dancer and Pilates instructor Jill Harris. The 55minute class combines Pilates and ballet techniques, using a custom suspension system to create resistance.


Sound a little intimidating? Um, yeah. But once Harris started rattling off the benefits, we were on board: The workout strengthens and tones your muscles without Fake Oakley Dringer Sunglasses bulking them up, because you don't do a gazillion repetitions. And the suspension system takes pressure off of your joints, so you're less likely to have aches afterward. Emboldened, we put our legs and arms in the straps. It immediately felt as though our butt had been lifted. Harris patiently led us www.cheapsunglassesstore.co.uk/oakley-sunglasses6/dispatch-sunglasses17 through a series of leg, arm and core exercises that were challenging but never exhausting. Though some of the combinations like alternately lifting our heels while twisting our shoulders required some serious coordination.


4. fitness guru John Terlingo once had the responsibility of whipping folks like Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman into shape.


So we're inclined to trust him with our slightly, um, less streamlined bodies. Performance Plus Schwinn bikes and working your butt off with routines that range from saddle jumps to interval training.


But the focus is on your mental as well as your physical wellbeing. Terlingo is all about melding the conditioning aspects of cycling with yogalike aphorisms, so while you can expect encouragement from your instructor as you powerpedal to Madonna to Kanye, the atmosphere doesn't have the frenetic, competitive vibe of other studios.


And when the sprints and allout climbs are in the rearview, the instructor pops the proverbial wheelie and leads you through a brief meditation.


Antigravity YogaIt's a bird . it's a plane . it's yoga, in a suspended hammock?


Antigravity Yoga www.cheapsunglassesstore.co.uk/oakley-sunglasses6/frogskins-sunglasses19 (also referred to as Suspension Yoga, UpsideDown Yoga and Aerial Yoga) is not for the faint of heart. The practice incorporates traditional yoga poses mixed with acrobatics in a silk hammock suspended from the ceiling. Suspension yoga also helps to decompress tight joints and relieve www.cheapsunglassesstore.co.uk/oakley-sunglasses6/flak-jacket-sunglasses18 pressure."


Alexandra Sifferlin, a reporter for Time, also shared her go with a Suspension Yoga class. She reported in a video of her experience that the aerial class was helpful for "better controlled movements as you strengthen your core muscles."


And for those without the strength and control for traditional inversions like headstands, Aerial Yoga gives us a chance to try these out.


Tantrum YogaTantrum Yoga can help you access your inner child: the grumpy one, who needs to throw a tantrum to get back to center.


It isn't violent; instead, it's an outlet a release that combines traditional yoga poses, dancing and, yes, some yelling.


Yoga teacher Hemalaaya developed this therapeutic kind of yoga as the next step in her fusionfocused classes. And, as she puts it, throwing a little tantrum works to relieve her own frustrations. She encourages her students to release stress by yelling, chestpounding and laughing.


"I believe we are emotional beings and there are times we need to express in order to let go of emotion, especially old stuff that is sitting in there, festering. Otherwise it gets stuck in our bodies and could turn into stress, disease, etc." she told ABC News.
kind of yoga as the next step in her fusionfocused classes. And, as she puts it, throwing a little tantrum works to relieve her own frustrations. She encourages her students to release stress by yelling, chestpounding and laughing.


"I believe we are emotional beings and there are times we need to express in order to let go of emotion, especially old stuff that is sitting in there, festering. Otherwise it gets stuck in our bodies and could turn into stress, disease, etc." she told ABC News.
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