Class + Studio: The Class @ The Class By Taryn Toomey
Location: NYC (FiDi)
Other Cities: Hamtpons
Length: 65 mins.
Description: A complete mind, body & soul experience & total release. This workout is cardio based & incorporates body weight movements (push-ups, jumping jacks, burpees, etc) throughout. Each move is done repetitively, followed by a pause & reflect, and then onto the next. You’re encouraged to let everything out – it gets quite vocal (and we honestly recommend going solo). You’ll go through an entire song doing a certain movement burpees, squats & so forth) and the energy of the exercise will change based on the music & instructor cues.
Sweat Level: 8/10 – The room gets STEAMY and you will absolutely sweat.
Tone Level: 6/10 – Toning, but class is less so focused on building muscle, and more on “physical release” type of movement. You will definitely feel sore the next day, though!
Cult Level: 8.5/10 – This is tough, because although it’s incredibly welcoming, there is a serious following here. You can pick up on who’s a seasoned class-er by their vocal expression throughout.
Sneakers/Props: Shoes are recommended for your first class, but not mandatory. No phones in the room (they’re strict on this and we kinda love it)!
Shower/Locker Situation: No showers, but there are lockers and high end products (Chanel!)
Vibe: Very much a judgement-free zone … you’ll feel a ‘get comfortable with the uncomfortable’ vibe. Studio is gorgeous … modern yet super zen!
Similar to: The Salt Drop
Extras: Not on CP. They offer community classes, which are generally taught by instructors in training at off-peak times (cost is a donation minimum of $15). People will yell, chant and scream. Have an open mind! 45 min cardio class offerings, in addition to the standard class.
Go Back? YES. This is a class you can’t judge off your first time (or first few times!) You really need to be open to it and get comfortable to fully embrace it. We loved it on our 3rd try.