For some Los Angelenos, staying fit may feel like a job — because it literally is for celebs. But for some New Yorkers, it's more of a well-integrated part of a fast-paced, multitasking life. Here's how real New Yorkers work out with the city as an ever-exciting backdrop.
1. Go for a ride.
It's all about multi-tasking on the commute and not resorting to Uber or Lyft. The blue street bikes are favorites among members from the banking, modeling, and startup class, who use them as a convenient way to work out on the way to and from work. Oh, and also parking in just the right place for a perfect Instagram shot.
2. Take a class.
Whether it's in person through Class Pass, or streaming a variety of hardcore workouts through Forte Fit, New Yorkers have huge access to the latest trendy fitness sessions. It could be DanceBody, where the instructors are dancers with street cred from the Great White Way, or BuddhaBurn, which is yoga fusion mixing mindful breathing with cardio impact, both offered at The Movement.
3. Run, don't walk.
L.A. has its leisurely hikes (as well as its strenous and scene-y ones) but there's no shortage of ambitious marathon runners in the Big Apple — and they take time to train in packs with the Nike Run Club, motivated by both themselves and and competing with others. Some resident-athletes feel the burn while taking in the amazing sights of the city while hitting the concrete along the West Side Highway, Central Park, or over the Brooklyn Bridge.
4. Sweat it out.
At HigherDose, New Yorkers reserve a private sauna session for sweating in an infrared spa room, aligning all their chakras while burning calories. Find your natural high with chromatherapy — just like Barron Hilton did — during your detox-meditation.
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