I wish it wasn’t the case but I don’t like to work out. I loathe the gym. The few times I dabbled in Yoga and Pilates I would be all gung-ho for a few months only to eventually find myself watching the clock like a hawk the entire time (is it over now?….now? …what about now?….)
Last winter however, I started taking classes at Physique 57 and everything changed.
Physique 57 has a major cult following in New York. In a nutshell, it’s 57 minutes of upbeat music and fluid, muscle crunching movements that hone in on all the key areas. Based on the famous Lotte Berk method, P57 classes focus on core strength and flexibility and the classes are taught by adorable professional dancers who really motivate you to keep going even when your insides are screaming. What I love about it is that it is comprised of short routines — every five minutes or so you work on a different part of the body. And before you know it, the class is over — yay!
They have locations in Soho and Midtown and a great deal of the people I see here are working professionals or moms with young kids. Too often moms run around like crazy and don’t take time for themselves — P57 is a good one hour break to do something to let you regroup and re-energize. I would definitely try a class if you can, especially if you are not a “gym” person, like me.