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May 14th, 2012 2 Comments

I am a HUGE fan of group fitness classes these days because I just can’t motivate myself to go to the gym.  I never thought I would feel that way, but here I am, looking for excuses every day.  So, to combat this and get in a solid 1 hour workout, I carve out the time in my schedule for my trainer or a class.

GoRecess.com is a new site that instantly locateds the kind of workout you’re looking for near you.  You put in the type of exercise – yoga, cardio, bootcamp, spinning, etc – your location, and the radius you are willing to drive (or even better jog or bike!).  GoRecess then creates a detailed list like you see above.  Such a great concept because I’m always looking for a way to change up my workout.

Also, most studios will offer their first class for free, so if you’re on a tight budget, you can jump around for a while while you save up some cash and settle on your favorite.

If you’re in one of the cities I frequent, I reccommend these studios and gyms:

New York:

Los Angeles:

  • Soul Cycle – just opened in WeHo!
  • Equinox – group classes are totally worth the membership
  • UpDog Fitness – for spinning and yoga.  Take classes from Colin and Reilly.  Meredith for yoga.
  • Fitness Factory – “garage” style hideout where celebs train. Sam Upton is the best!




I know I’m missing some; I can’t hit them all!  Please share your favorites in the comments below.  If you use GoRecess.com, let us know if you were pleased with the class you attend.

(P.S. Sorry for the blurry picture.  PC’s just don’t have the same quality of screen grab as a Mac.  I’ll replace it tomorrow!)

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  • Kara Mylod

    You should check out the new Flywheel next time youre in ATL! On West Paces, right next to the St. Regis!!

    • Kara, I actually know Ruth, the owner of Flywheel. She was a big inspiration to me at SoulCylce, which is why I was a little surprised to see her approach when she started it in NYC. SoulCycle is based on the way you feel on the bike, that’s how you gauge resistance. And if you follow the class, which is choreographed to music, and your feet stay on the beat, you don’t need numbers or a competition to get a killer workout. All of that being said, of course I’m going to try it! I love to experience a new perspective on a classic workout.