Class + Studio: P.Sculpt @ P.Volve
Location: SoHo (NYC)
Other Cities: WeHo (LA). Online Streaming.
Length: 55 mins. (8 – 60 mins online).
Description: This workout takes a very unique approach to fitness – think: if pilates and physical therapy had a baby. The workout is relatively low rep & pulsing – it aims to ‘activate’ the muscles and not burn them out, in a unique way in order to sculpt, elongate and define, while protecting your joints. It’s incredibly precise, activating certain muscle groups and not others.
Sweat Level:4/10 – We love that we don’t have to wash our hair to get a good workout here!
Tone Level: 7/10 – While the ‘burn factor’ is not as intense as your average fitness class (especially as a beginner, because it really requires thoroughly learning the moves & form) – do not be fooled. Once you learn proper form and how to activate muscles, these minor moves will deliver major change. We love how targeted this class is, and people see major results in a matter of weeks.
Cult Level: 5/10 – A solid mix, many people who are P.Volve only and there are tons of beginners.
Sneakers/Props: In class, just wear your sneakers. Online: tons of equipment that you can buy for the workouts that are unique to P.Volve (P.Band, P.Ball, P.3, etc) and several pieces of equipment you may have (light weights, gliders, etc). They offer many different classes using the different equipment, but also offer no equipment workouts as well.
Shower/Locker Situation: The new studios have lockers, a great vanity area with tons of products, the good mints, etc – it’s a stunning studio. No showers.
Vibe: While the old Bowery studio was where things all began for P.Volve, their new studio has SUCH an incredible vibe. We were blown away by the entire aesthetic and they have really nailed the entire experience here: from the time you check in to how you feel when you leave. This isn’t a “go hard or go home” studio – it’s about working with your body, not against it.
Similar to: Sequence NYC, Sculpt @ Modelfit
Extras: On ClassPass – often a #10andUnder (can find it for just 7 credits). A very different approach to fitness than most places. Online it costs $19.99/mo for online streaming, includes a free 2 week trial that you can cancel at any time.
Go Back?YES – it’s truly one of our favorite workouts and we have been doing it for years.
Covid-19 Safety Measures (For Open Studios):
General Safety Measures: Temperature taken upon arrival. All equipment was heavily wiped down before + after by the P.volve team. Bringing personal equipment (ie ankle weights is preferred).
Mask Requirements: Must wear masks at all times. Instructors included.
Capacity: Private or semi-private pods (up to 3 people. Must be spaced apart).
Restrictions: Only doing small privates and semi-privates only. Water-filling stations not available (bring your own full water). Not available on ClassPass for privates.
For more information on P.volve safety measures click here.