Class + studio: Strength + Cardio @ Shock Therapy Fitness
Location: NYC (UES)
Length: 30 mins
Description: You are outfitted in a special EMS suit, makes you feel like a ninja. The suit pulses you w electrical vibrations, while you’re doing basic exercises at a slow pace (moves are on screen). Shocks are customizable in intensity
Sweat level: 9/10 – They spray down the suit, so before it begins you’re already wet lol. Highly suggest a shower after.
Tone level: Unknown! Site claims it “condenses 3 hours of traditional strength training/cardio exercise into ½ hr workout.” Unsure if true/not fully backed by science.
Cult level: 6/10 – I was the only new person when I first tried it, but classes are small. People do go often who go.
Sneakers/props: Sneakers. Special clothing to go under suit is $5 rental (or $50 to buy). The clothes are free to rent your first time (but not free if booked on ClassPass)
Shower/locker situation: no showers, lockers and some refresh products.
Vibe: Intimate as there are only 6 people in class. They have very strict rules. No phones and no bathroom breaks.
Similar to: One of those “wellness type workouts.” Diff to cryo/shapehouse, etc but similar kind of situation
Extras: On ClassPass. If it’s your first time go early.
Go back? I would consider doing it again to give it another try, but it is not somewhere I’d frequent regularly