New York City Reviews

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    NYC: Body Rocket with CMT™ at Crunch Gym

    Crash Course: The Body Rocket with CMT™ class at Crunch Gym is a core-focused workout using a device that – for lack of a more technical term – is sort of like a giant two-handled maraca that you shake, shake, shake to activate your abs. Prepare to get creative with the thing as you shake […] Read more…

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    NYC: The Fhitting Room

    Crash Course: The Fhitting Room does one thing, and they do it exceptionally well: functional high intensity interval training. You won’t find any treadmills in here. This is a functional fitness lover’s paradise full of suspension trainers, kettlebells, plyo boxes, pull up bars, and more. For 50 minutes, you will be pushed to your max in a […] Read more…

Washington DC Reviews

  • Lava Barre Virginia Grand Opening 2015

    DC: Lava Barre Grand Reopening

    Crash Course: Lava Barre just reopened in a new, larger location in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. Besides the increased space, the new studio has also expanded its fitness offerings with the addition of cycling, yoga, and TRX classes. Of course, their signature barre class is still a popular item on their diverse fitness […] Read more…

  • Next Phase Bethesda

    DC: Next Phase

    Crash Course: The Hardcore Class with TRX at Next Phase is an interval training class that incorporates plyometrics, calisthenics, and TRX workouts. It’s a full body workout designed to help you correct bad habits and posture. My friend Hannah Yoo (hi Hannah) persuaded me to take the Hardcore Class with TRX at Next Phase. She’s legit, […] Read more…

Travel Reviews

  • CHS-Revolution Spin Studio Charleston SC

    Charleston: CHS-Revolution Spin Studio

    Crash Course: CHS-Revolution is a boutique cycling studio close to the heart of historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina. CHS-Revolution offers two to five classes each day of the week.  Most classes are the signature 45-minute REV Ride, which promises a “full-body and high-energy” workout during which you will “experience an incredible mind and body transformation!” The […] Read more…

  • Bikram Yoga Walnut Grove

    Bikram Yoga Walnut Creek

    Crash Course: Bikram Yoga Walnut Creek is raw, real, and traditional. It exists for people who show up to yoga to deepen their practices. However, it is also a very challenging workout for ANYONE, and you don’t have to be a seasoned yogi to get all the benefits of a class. Bikram classes are held in a […] Read more…