AKT IN MOTION | NYC

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PHOTO VIA AKT IN MOTION

Cardio, flexibility, and strength training for happy hour? You bet! We hit this cardio dance class on New York's Upper East Side for its full body burn and hoping to catch a glimpse of AKT fans Kelly Ripa, Shakira or Sarah Jessica Parker. While we didn't spot any of them shaking their hips in the 75° heated studio, we had a blast anyway.  

The class warm-up series started with jumping jacks and planks before it ramped up to full-out dance routines. It felt like we were about to audition for a new hip-hop video, but with a super friendly instructor giving hands-on adjustments so we could maintain perfect alignment while we twirled around the room. Pushing really hard at 5-minute intervals and then stopping to stretch or do a free-weight series made the 45 minutes of intense heat (someone actually left mid-class to change into dry clothes) worth it. The 15-minute cool down, complete with drawn shades and a disco ball, doubles as a strength training series at the ballet barre.

Lockers, a sitting area, fruit-infused water, and showers (which you'll need after this intense sweat) all make for a slick, modern design. Add in multiple studios, wellness treatment rooms, and juice bar you may just want to come and hang out. 

COST: $37/class                                                     LENGTH: 60 MINUTES

 

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