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Gary Baddal Lived Up to the Hype!

People constantly rave to me about Gary Baddal's Training System Class on Saturday mornings @ Equinox.  BUT 9am on Saturday is a tough class to make.  Well...this week I made it and the raves were well deserved.

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Sat, 10/17/2009 (All day)
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Who Wants to Think at the Gym? A Minor Disappointment Turns into a Double Header!

[in which michlny tries, then tries again to find a class that doesn't disappoint].

Decided to try out a new class last night -- POWERSTRIKE! Have to say, I was disappointed.  I dislike having to think at the gym.  When the instructor comes up with these MARATHON routines - jab-jab-cross-jab-kick-jab-cross-jump-kick-kick (yada...yada...), I become totally disenchanted.  I spent more time memorizing and less time working out :(  The music was so great I was frustrated at not being able to SHAKE MY BOOTY! When class ended I had energy to spare - that's when I saw Matthew Waszen!  He was coming in to teach SHRED.  I knew SHRED would kick my butt and it did NOT disappoint!  Thanks Matthew.

After my Double Header, I felt GREAT!  Then went for some sushi...miso soup (perfect night for soup!), raw tuna and avocado on greens and salmon sashimi.  Yum!

Workout Date: 
Thu, 10/15/2009 (All day)

sassletics82 said "

sushi rocks after a double!

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Once Again Elev8 Did Not DIsappoint

Someone must have heard how great this class is....b/c it was PACKED! But that's ok, it just adds to the energy. Great workout. I'm happy.

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Wed, 10/14/2009 (All day)

Parkour Power Play <-- Anyone Try This Class Yet?

Wanted to try a new Equinox class - Parkour Power Play. Would LOVE to know if someone tried it. Always helps to know what to expect.

ANYONE?

Parkour Power Play

New York

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Flabuless!

Great name for a class - huh? I really wanted to sweat and Stephanie is always a great pick when you want a high energy cross-interval-training workout. And, she did not disappoint. 45 minutes of high energy music and a great workout. Efficient and Effective.

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Tue, 10/13/2009 (All day)

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Subs Just Never Measure Up - Do They?

I was totally looking forward to my kick-butt Monday night class. But...we had a sub. He tried. But they energy was different and the class was lame-lame-lame. It was a waste of time. I have one hour to workout and want it maximized. When I have a bad class it really sux...ya' know? Oh well...at least I "Rebound" tonight!

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Mon, 10/12/2009 (All day)

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Stephanie Never Disappoints.

Great interval training. Upbeat. Fantastic total body workout. Fun. Stephanie Levinson never disappoints.

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Sat, 10/10/2009 (All day)

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SHRED....enough said.

Instead of my usual Friday yoga....I wanted a tough workout and Matthew Waszen never disappoints.

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Fri, 10/09/2009 (All day)

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Parkour Now Available After Yoga Class

This just in on the NYC gym wire: Equinox is offering workshops in parkour, courtesy of something called the World Freerunning and Parkour Federation. Please recall that parkour is an amazing, totally organic urban extreme sport/dance that came out of the French banlieue a decade ago, and which you can now see on television commercials or in the opening sequence of James Bond movies. Doing parkour in a high end New York gym with high end New York gym-goers is a little like filming The Deadliest Catch on the Boat Pond in Central Park. That said, break dancing started in the 'hood too, and now hip hop dance classes rock nearly every gym or legit dance studio. Urban body culture can and should go mainstream, despite many of us feeling initially silly about it. SO, bring on the WFPF, (created last year by a group of parkour athletes, and a team of Emmy-winning extreme sports TV producers/inner city youth organizers with MTV connections). Underground sports sells out? Whatever, check out following video of WFPF kids arriving in New York for their Equinox gig:

Oh, building scaffolding, here we come. Want to learn how to do that? Deets after jump.

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sassletics82 said "

videos like these make me have low self esteem.

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