Staying fit, happy, and healthy is atop many New Year’s resolutions lists—and nothing helps us meet those lofty goals like a regular workout routine. Exercise can help us lower stress levels, elevate mood, strengthen our immune systems, and, of course, get or stay toned and fit. But the secret to maintaining a fitness regimen may reside in making exercise a convenient part of our everyday routine. Residents in Long Island City have a wealth of different fitness studios and gyms nearby—for beginners and Olympians alike—all conveniently spread around the neighborhood.
For a mindfulness retreat, Form + Flow offers Vinyasa-based all-level yoga classes, with a focus on breathwork, intelligent sequencing, and creating a meditative practice. This serene spa-like studio also sells ceremonial-grade cacao sourced directly from a women’s collective in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, and offers a unique sound meditation workshop that incorporates percussion and other sound modalities for a total soul-inspiring experience.
Nicely Fit Co.’s guiding mantra is all about lifting up others—while also, of course, lifting more, feeling better, and living stronger. Small group sessions, private personal training, and outdoor fitness classes, as well as nutritional counseling, are all on offer, as well as open gym time. For those looking for a team-sport experience coupled with a circuit and HIIT full-body workout, F45 provides one of the most intensive and effective functional workouts, focusing on everyday movements during 45-minute sessions, so the effects and increased strength can be felt in everyday life. Sessions alternate between cardio, resistance, and hybrid classes for a comprehensive workout throughout the week.
For Pilates and barre practice, Long Island City is host to several of the most highly rated boutiques in the city. PilatesWorks offers group classes, private sessions, and workshops in their bright and spacious studio, with Balanced Body Reformers & Towers, Wunda Chairs, and other top-of-the-line equipment. Creative Core features personalized Pilates experiences via private and semi-private lessons with four or fewer students to maximize individualized attention to form and mastery of equipment. Meanwhile, barre3 studio serves up a dynamic workout, suitable for novices and experts alike, that blends cardio, strength training, and mindfulness.
Finally, for those who prefer working out from the comfort of their Long Island City homes, Melissa Wood Health promises a long, lean body from low-impact exercises, The Class delivers a combination of cardio exercises with a mindfulness approach, and celebrity trainer Isaac Calpito of Isaac Boots provides free daily classes that combine body resistance and dance conditioning for transformative results.
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