As summer has given way to fall, New Yorkers have begun taking their fitness routines inside in preparation for the coming winter. Once the season’s final lap around Jackie O’s Reservoir is completed, it’s time to find a way to work up a sweat indoors. Fortunately for residents of the Upper East Side condos at The Hayworth, these luxury homes are nestled in a hotbed of diverse high-end fitness options. Read on for a look at the premium fitness strategies offered at Pure Barre, Core Fitness, Success Fitness Studio, Rumble Boxing, Equinox, and SoulCycle. You are sure to find something here that will meet your needs and fit your schedule.
The Upper East Side is known for its stately buildings and welcoming public spaces, but just one block north of The Hayworth is a hidden gem of a gym run by Pure Barre. Activities at this franchise gym are focused around the barre, or ballet pole, a horizontal bar used for a range of full-body workouts that last from 45 to 50 minutes. The Pure Barre regimen builds balance and strength in equal measure in a peaceful and supportive environment. Pointe shoes are not required.
If the ballet barre doesn’t do it for you, two blocks east of The Hayworth’s elegant edifice is Core Fitness, an independent trainer space where clients can pursue their individual fitness plans in a spacious and modern environment. Core Fitness is a full-service gym dedicated to taking fitness beyond the one-hour workout mindset — the aim is to teach exercise routines while instilling positive attitudes. Residents of The Hayworth who need a bit of extra inspiration to get into the gym will benefit from the one-on-one attention that Core Fitness trainers provide.
While Core Fitness features a high-energy environment with heavy doses of motivation, nearby Success Fitness Studio provides a nurturing environment for personal training. Success Fitness Studio bridges the gap between necessary physical therapy and intense muscle-building or weight-loss programs, creating practical, healthy workouts designed to keep the body fit and functioning. The studio boasts a range of services, including Express Personal Training for clients with tight schedules and In-Home Personal Training for clients with mobility issues or those who prefer to work out in their own home environment.
At the neighborhood’s Rumble Boxing, you’ll deploy six basic punches as part of an hour-long session that begins with a group warmup and some shadow boxing and segues into serious punching (of water-filled bags) and body strength and conditioning exercises. Beginners are welcome to any session (as long as they are at least 13 years old). While demanding, Rumble Boxing makes it all very easy: instructors offer modifications for participants, gloves are available to rent or purchase, and hard-charging music delivers a whole other level of inspiration. And, in case your hair gets a bit mussed — or even if it doesn’t — there’s a Drybar on-site to give you the perfect blowout.
Members of the popular Equinox gyms are in luck, with the nearest location just a seven-minute walk from The Hayworth. This facility features a full range of exercise equipment and personal trainer services, as well as the luxurious spa setup that keeps clients coming back for more. Those who opt for Tier X, the highest level of personal training at Equinox, can work with the gym’s coaches to improve nutrition, get better sleep, and more — bringing a holistic approach to life on the Upper East Side.
Meanwhile, the two-studio SoulCycle site on East 83rd Street has such popular instructors that many classes sell out quickly. But registering in a timely fashion pays off in numerous ways, especially if you crave vibrant companionship on your personal ride to burning calories, building power, banishing stress, and living by the SoulCycle motto that “moving your body changes your soul.”
Residents of The Hayworth also have access to a top-flight fitness center — designed by The Wright Fit — located right inside the building. It’s ideal for stealing a quick workout whenever the mood strikes. There really is something for everyone at The Hayworth and on the Upper East Side. Enjoy in good health!