WORKOUTS I LOVED THIS MONTH
Only got around to trying one new studio this time around. I’m okay with that though because this spot offers so much. I've been to 2 classes thus far - 2 different classes mind you and I have oh like...4 or 5 more I wanna try. So excited!!!
Location: 295 Madison Ave
Location Perks: Usually here is where I would start complaining - “its on the East side”, “Grand Central Station - why???” “The 4/5? Ummm...what???” But because I have enjoyed both the classes that I have taken so far I would trekk my lil black ass over there and...mums the word. No location perks (other than Everybody Fights) yet to be found.
Amenities: Showers/Bathroom/changing room. The facility is beautiful and massive. So many fitness toys - heaven!!! To be honest not even sure if they offer towels or sell water/drinks - the 2xs I’ve been I was so taken with everything that I didn't pay attention.
Cost: $35/per class. First class you purchase is buy one get one free - LOVE!!! They also offer an assortment of package deals.
Can’t even remember how I found out about Everbody Fights - pretty sure it was Instagram but regadless I am so damn glad that I did. As I mentioned above the location is so not ideal - not even that its a hard commute but...I have no reason to be over by Grand Central Station. I do now though. First the facility...I mean go online NOW (seriously) and look at the pictures and I believe that they have a virtual tour - its AMAZING!!! Next the staff...also amazing - I know that they are new and just opened but still ...so friendly and helpful - front desk person explained what my class would be like while wrapping my hands and suggested other classes I might like to take. The first class I took was BAGSxBODY - a interval based class that combines boxing combos with body weight exercises for 12 rounds. Although the class format is very similar to other boxing classes in the city the energy in the room didn’t compare - at all! It was hyped from beginning to end. I was also very impressed by the amount of technical instruction they were able to give during the boxing intervals - sometimes in interval based classes because they are trying to keep things moving the detail part fall to the wayside - not the case in this class at all. The 2nd class I took was FIGHTxDEFENSE - a technique based class - we worked on defensive footwork, movements and strategy. The class also incorporated jump rope, boxing on some padded contraption, shadowboxing and partner drills. I got knocked about quite a bit during the partner drills but I loved everything about this class. During this class I discovered a whole other room - filled with treadmills, rowers and bikes. I asked my partner what that room was all about and she said they offer a ROADxTRIATHLON class...what??? On my train ride home I found myself on their website and I read the description of ALL the classes. So many that I wanna try! So many that I’m gonna try! TRUST!!!