After 4 years and 473 classes on Classpass, I’ve had my share of some of the best (and worst) Classpass classes in NYC. Classpass lets you try a smorgasborg of amazing classes taught by top fitness experts before actually committing. While my original Best Classes Classpass NYC article still holds weight, there are some new studios that deserve some serious recognition in the NYC fitness space. New to Classpass? Here is a classpass coupon for $30 off your membership.
Best Classpass Classes NYC: 2017 Edition
36 Waverly Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Hard Boiled Holistics’ Daily Bread Classes offer “movement as medicine” with trainer Riki Bryan. Functional fitness mobility training at its’ best. Expect kettlebells, bodyweight exercises, crawling and my favorite move: medicine ball slams. This place is as results driven as you can get. Owner Riki Bryan has put together the ultimate exercise formula performed in a limited amount of time. The community at Hard Boiled is also extremely welcoming; a rare vibe for most NYC fit clubs.
Daily Bread follows the same format everyday, however the movements are always different. It really is a personal training experience within a small group. Riki makes it a point to knows his clients (even when new), what they can and cannot do, and how to push them without injuring them. Classpass reviews average at 4.9 stars out of 5, indicating a continual revolving door of happy exercisers.
For a more in depth look at the philosophy and what to expect in a class, check out this article on Ten Thousand’s Challenge Series.
Pro Tip: If you want to really see results, sign up for Riki’s 30 day challenge, an exercise and diet protocol like no other. I’ve been following it for 3 months and have lose 24 pounds so far.
274 Bowery, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012
“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”⠀ —Joseph Campbell 🙈🌥⠀ ⠀ 11:30am – Super WOOM with Francesca & Elian ⠀ 2pm – WOOM Yoga Experience with Aby ⠀ 3:15pm – WOOM Express with Elian ⠀ 4:30pm – WOOOOM Yoga Experience with Felipe (sub)⠀ 7:30pm – *Sound & The Alchemy of Release with @ivyraymusic & David Ellenbogen A post shared by WOOM CENTER (@woomcenter) on
The Woom Center is like no other yoga class you have most likely taken. The classes immerse you into a sensorial experience: moving images projected on 3 walls, a sound system designed to vibrate your body, aromatherapy savasana, and an ayurvedic elixir shot on your way out. It is my ultimate happy place yoga center. I have a chatty mind, so the experiential nature of the class seriously helps me get into my meditative state.
Pro Tip: If you are a newbie, I recommend their 1 hour classes to get used to the sensory experience, it can be disorienting at first. If you are VERY adventurous, take the Saturday 2 hour class taught by two teachers…it’s a total sensorama free for all.
190 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003
Nofar teaches one of the best pilates classes in the city that yields real results. She teaches a classical class on the reformer and cadillac, and she makes it burn in all the right places. She has quite the following and will often teach special 2 hour workshops on the weekends, which I highly recommend.
Nofar will NOT waist your time in class; she will make you sweat and teach you the secrets of how to achieve a “cherry” derriere. You can catch Nofar at Sal Anthony’s Tues-Sat.
Pro Tip: If you are a pilates junky, Sal Anthonys has got you covered on Classpass. They technically have 3 studios on Classpass: Sal Anthonys, Pilates on the Square, and Pilates Habitat; so you don’t need to worry about maxing out your 3 class per studio minimum.
78 Franklin St, New York, NY 10013
Aquastudio always makes my list because 1. I am constantly searching out for pools in this city and 2. it’s a beautiful place that gives a complete cardio-mind-body experience. Aquastudio is a Tribeca aqua cycling studio with classes that feature underwater interval cycling for 45 minutes. Some classes incorporate upper body movements with paddles that make it a full body workout. Their spa like space is always clean and welcoming. This class is definitely a favorite of mine in those hot summer months when I can’t escape the city heat.
Pro Tip: The restorative class is still a great workout, and I recommend this class for newbies.
Jason Orrell has quickly become my favorite yoga teacher in Brooklyn. His down to earth alignment based approach to yoga is very accessible to all levels. He does teach an advanced class on Sundays at 11am that is hands down the best advanced yoga class in Brooklyn. He’s a master of breaking down the alignment of advanced poses, prepping you the entire class to finally work into those poses. I liken it to lego building. He also teaches yoga massage ball classes (myfascial release with small yoga massage balls) which I can’t live without.
You can catch Jason’s classes on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
Yes, you can walk the same hallowed grounds of your favorite dancers from the Hard Nut. If your dream was to pirouette and plie, it’s never too late learn. They have classes from beginner to advanced. The teachers I’ve taken from have always been welcoming, technical and masters of their craft. Plus you can catch some lovely sunsets from their windows while you dance.
More must try classes
If you are still looking for more classes to try, check out these articles
1. The Best Classpass Classes 2015
2. ClassPass: Experience The Best Fitness Classes NYC.
3. Best Classes ClassPass: Pilates Classes NYC Edition