Cardio Sweat Party

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It’s finally the weekend! Well, almost. #TGIF, am I right?! Weekends have me thinking of parties, which has me thinking of dancing, which has me thinking of cardio, which leads me to…Cardio Sweat Party (CSP).

Cardio Sweat Party is a cardio kickboxing workout that incorporates dance moves with athletic drills, all set to up-beat music. It’s the best of both worlds: burpees and choreography combined. But don’t worry, the choreography isn’t too intense. You’ll be able to follow along and pick up the moves in no time. CSP is a fun workout that’ll leave you dripping sweat and feeling high off cardio. It’s that type of workout that makes you forget you’re even working out in the first place.

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Michele Gordon is the founder and instructor of CSP and she is one of the most inspiring people I know. Which is why many of you may know her as Miss Motivational AKA @mzmotivational on Insta.FullSizeRender (23).jpg

Michele teaches CSP many days throughout the week but what I personally am so excited about are her new outdoor workouts. Taking place on Mondays at 7 AM, and Wednesdays at 7 PM, you can enjoy this fun workout in the great outdoors, at Hype Gym, located at: 480 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10016. And what better timing? Since it’s officially summer and the weather has been B-E-A-UTIFUL!

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The even more exciting part? You can get 40% off all outdoor CSP classes & packages using the code FITFORFREE. Purchase your class or package here, click on “enter promotional code” and enter the code FITFORFREE for 40% off.

And for those of you looking to start your Monday off strong with an early morning workout, do not worry about arriving to work all sweaty. Hype Gym has a locker room and showers so you can get ready before work. And for those of you looking to blow off some steam after a hump day Wednesday, well CSP is the perfect place to be and you may even catch a beautiful sunset as you wrap up your workout. Hello Insta opportunities, I see you…

Let’s just say…this won’t be you 😉 Get your tickets here.

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Rooftop Workout (& Goodie Bags!)

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If you’re in the city on a summer weekend, chances are you’re gonna want to spend it on a rooftop. And you’re not alone. It is just WAY too hot to be strollin’ the streets of NYC. Oh and let’s not forget those rooftop views…#doitforthegram.

But when it comes to spending your days in the sun, your morning workout may suffer. AKA: it won’t happen. So why not kill two birds with one stone? This weekend, head to the Monarch Rooftop (71 W 35th St, New York, NY 10018) for a Bädé Collection Workout Launch Party 🙂

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Jasmine-Symoné will be leading an awesome workout this Sunday in celebration of her recent Bädé Collection website launch. The event will consist of a 50 minute booty burn sculpt workout, followed by mimosas, and of course, some Bädé Collection body scrub melts to take home. Perfect timing for some self care Sunday once your workout is complete.

You may know Jasmine from the popular 305 Fitness, or from Beebe’s Buttcamp, which is sadly no longer with us 😦 So if you miss her kick-ass workouts (pun intended), come see her this weekend!

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The workout will be taking place on Sunday, June 25th, at 10 AM and the event will run until 11:15 AM, so you still have plenty of time to enjoy the sun once your workout is done. Mats will be provided; all you need are some sneakers (duh), a water bottle and the will to werk. Tickets are available here. Tickets are $27.49 + a $2.50 fee. BUT – you can use the code FITFORFREE for $5 off your ticket. Rooftop workout, dranks & goodie bags for $25? Not a bad deal 😉

Bädé Collection is a fresh, natural, and organic post-workout body care line created for those who live an active lifestyle. The Bädé body scrub melts can be used in the shower and bath (hello relaxation). Their products are handcrafted in small batches with fresh herbs, natural butters, organic essential oils and exfoliating ingredients. They are ideal for relaxing and recovering after an intense workout. Sounds perfect, right?

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Workout, rooftop, mimosas, self care? Count me in! You too? Get your tickets here. And don’t forget to use the code FITFORFREE for your discount 🙂
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Citi Summer in the Square

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I’m talking about Citi Summer in The Square, presented by Union Square Partnership, in collaboration with New York Health & Racquet Club and Paragon Sports. Taking place every Thursday from June 15th through August 10th, you can head to Union Square to get your workout on…outdoors. That’s right – free fitness classes all summer long. So when Thursday finally rolls around and you’re ready to let loose and get some fresh air, head to Union Square and get fit for free. It’s all starting this Thursday.

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To view the list of free fitness classes taking place every Thursday, click here. No sign-up necessary, just show up! For cardio classes, just make sure you have sneakers & water; and for yoga classes, make sure you bring your own mat, towel & water.

Who says Summer Thursdays aren’t a thing? Leave those Summer Fridays for well-deserved happy hours, and reserve your Thursdays for well-deserved wellness.

And if you can’t make any of these classes or you just want more (nothing wrong with that), head here for a list of ALL the free fitness classes you can take in NYC’s parks.

It finally feels like summer so let’s enjoy it while we can and take our workouts outdoors. Plus, it’s free 🙂

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Free Rumble Classes

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Feels like almost every Saturday when you wake up and scroll through Instagram, you find yet another post of someone who has just completed a Rumble class. They’re high on life right now and bragging all over social media (i.e. Instagram stories) about the insane boxing class they just took.

Well, you could join in on the excitement too. With 3 opportunities to take Rumble for free. Yes, free! Rumble’s newest trainers are getting ready to be put on the schedule and they need YOUR HELP to practice. So come, take their classes. You’ll be doing yourself, and your fabulous new instructors, a favor. Plus, it’s free. Double plus – aren’t you dying to know what all the hype is about?!

The following 3 classes at Rumble are completely complimentary. If you’re interested in taking class, all you have to do is shoot the instructor a direct message on Instagram and let them know. They’ll take care of you from there 🙂

Thursday, June 8th at 3:15 PM 

Instructor: Anthony Crouchelli – @anthonycrouchellifitness

Saturday, June 10th at 7:00 PM

Instructor: Lielen De Guzman – @littlelielen

Saturday, June 10th at 8:00 PM

Instructor: Dagmara Lometti – @dagmaralometti 

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Note: You will need boxing gloves for class, so if you have your own, definitely bring them. If you don’t have your own, you can rent gloves at the studio for $3. You will also need wraps, which will be yours to keep. They’re available for purchase at the studio for $6. Save ’em for the next time a free Rumble class rolls around…there may be more on the way 😉  A typical Rumble class is $34 so I wouldn’t exactly consider these small equipment purchases too hefty. And, they’re necessary for you to get the most out of class.

Rumble is located at 146 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011 on the border of Chelsea & Flatiron.

And you know what’s coming next….let’s get ready to ruuumbblleeee!

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Make a Run For It…

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…..because Mile High Run Club is offering your first class for just $15. That’s less than half off the original class price. And by less, I mean $1 less but still, every penny counts right?! New Yorkers, you feel me.

I’ve bragged about MHRC before, so you know how much I love it, which is why I encourage all first timers to take a class there for $15. If you’re a runner who loves boutique fitness classes, Mile High will be your jam. And if you’re not a runner (it’s boring, it hurts, I know, I’ve heard the excuses), you never know what could change in just one class. Hey! You might even find that you actually enjoy running. When the beat drops, and the lights dim, the motivation is just there, and I guarantee you will want to make a run for it.

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Mile High offers 4 different types of classes so no matter what your running level is, you can definitely find a class that’s fit for you. Let’s walk (or should I say, run) through them 😉

Dash 28: A 45 minute class consisting of 28 minutes of interval running followed by 10 minutes of kettle bell strength training. Class also includes a warm up (off the treadmill), plus a moment to transition from the treadmills into the kettle bell potion of class. This is a perfect class to try for your first time. You’ll get a taste of running + strength in one workout.

High 45: A 45 minute treadmill only, interval based class that’ll have you conquering between 3 and 5 miles. Or more, if you’re a marathoner or advanced runner.

Dirty 30: This class is a 30 minute running only interval based class, giving you maximum benefits in a short amount of time. It’s the perfect in-and-out workout to take on your lunch break, or when you’re in a time crunch. It’s a high intensity workout where you can (and should) give it your all on the treadmill. Remember: you’re there for only 30 minutes. The time will fly by.

The Distance: A 60 minute class consisting of intervals, hills, and sprints, solely on the treadmill. Expect to really go the distance in this one. This is one of MHRC’s more advanced classes but don’t be intimated! I took this class a few months back (mind you, I’ve never run a marathon or even a half marathon) and I’ve never felt more accomplished (not to mention, sweaty) after a workout. Keep in mind, you can always walk or lower your speed at any time, so build up your confidence to try this one out. But, for your first class, I would recommend sticking with Dash 28, High 45, or Dirty 30, depending upon your level.

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To get your first class for $15, click here and select the “1st class $15” option. You’ll be prompted to create an account and book your class. And remember, this offer is only valid for first timers.

There’s only one thing left to say…Run, Forrest, Run!

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First Class Free at Rehab NYC

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This is the kind of Rehab you’ll want to go to. The fitness kind 🙂  Rehab NYC is a new HIIT workout that consists of 35 minutes of intense all-out pushes, yoga flows, and moving to the music. It’s designed to rehabilitate your mind and body through some good ol’ fitness. Rehab is a full body workout, acting as your cure to all of life’s stresses, because when it comes down to it, exercise is the best form of medicine, right?! Puppies on a treadmill are a close second 😉

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This class is designed to take you out of your comfort zone and leave you feeling accomplished, strong and powerful. And most importantly, better than you did when you first walked through that door. By no means do you need to be feeling down or stressed out, to do this workout. Rehab is for everyone, and I think we can all agree that no matter how you’re feeling, exercise just makes you feel that much better.

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What’s even better than all of this?? Your first class at REHAB NYC is free 🙂  To sign up, simply create your Rehab account here and select the class time that works best for you. As of now, Rehab is offered at 3 different times throughout the week:

Mondays at 12:00 PM at Athleta (126 5th ave, New York, NY 10011)

Tuesdays at 12:15 PM at Hub Seventeen (114 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011)

Saturdays at 10:15 AM at Hub Seventeen (114 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011)

At a whopping 35 minutes a class, you’ll have time to squeeze in this quick and refreshing workout on your lunch break, or get sweaty before your Saturday brunch. Just think about how good that mid-day workout can make you feel and how productive you’ll be the rest of the day.

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But do note: if you go to Rehab on your lunch break or before heading straight to brunch, there are no showers at Athleta Or Hub Seventeen so prep accordingly. You’ll probably want to bring a towel, and maybe some dry shampoo (if that’s your thing) and a refreshing spray for after. Definitely don’t forget the deodorant! And remember to bring a water bottle.

As Rehab continues to grow, we’ll likely see more class times popping up. Bryna Carracino is the founder and instructor of Rehab NYC. Bryna has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years, and I am personally very excited to finally take her class 🙂  Bryna, I’ll be seeing you at Rehab soon!

So go ahead and get rehabilitated. After all, it is free 🙂 And trust me, this type of cleanse is sooo much better than a juice cleanse 😉 Get started here.

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YOGAtta Check Out This Yoga Studio

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Yeah, I’ve said that one before, so if you recognized that little play on words, sorry, I just couldn’t help myself 🙂

Anyway, you really do have to check out this yoga studio. Why? Because your first week is free. Yes, week! I mean seriously, what have you got to lose?! Definitely not your money, that’s for sure 🙂

Say hello to… Yogaworks. Yogaworks offers classes like your regular vinyasa flow, to more cardio based yoga classes, to pilates and more. Their workouts help you focus on mindfulness, restoration, strength, and flexibility. Yogaworks has studios on the UES, UWS, as well as in Soho, Brooklyn Heights and Westchester . And that’s just in the New York area! There are many more nationwide. You can view the class schedule here AND get your free week here. Did I mention the free week includes unlimited classes?! 🙂  Note: you must be new to Yogaworks to claim this offer; it is only valid for first timers.

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Although Yogaworks doesn’t offer hot yoga (which I typically do prefer), I did find that their classes seemed to pin point exactly what my body needed. Your regular ol’ yoga flow. Some low impact stretching, relaxation, and mobility exercises. Sometimes your body just needs the basics, ya know?

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But! If you are someone who typically prefers hot yoga like I do, and you are looking to sweat it out, Yogaworks offers more high intensity classes like Pilates Mat, BarWorks®, SculptWorks® and TRX®. These classes integrate yoga flows with cardio and strength training for a complete total body workout.

So, if you’re looking for some yoga in your life, without reaching into your wallet, I would definitely recommend checking out Yogaworks. To get your first week of unlimited classes free, click here 🙂

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