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The Hottest Fitness Classes You Need To Know

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New York is a great city to find out the latest fitness trends! So, take a look at some of the hottest fitness classes you need to know while you’re in New York and, of course, if you live here! Lets get sweating!

Don’t think that New York is a place destined only to explore restaurants, museums, bars, nightlife, etc…

New Yorkers are extremely focused on health and staying fit, even during the super cold winter months. You can always see them carrying their gym clothes to work, so they had hit the gym when their day is over.

Yet, many of the early birds and prefer to start the day by sweating it out and getting energized for the rest of the day.

It’s a great city to find out the latest fitness trends! So, take a look at some of the hottest fitness classes you need to know while you’re in New York and, of course, if you live here!


Asphalt Green

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With two campus locations in Manhattan, Asphat Green is a paradise for the one that love “the burn”.

They have every activity you can possibility imagine – from aquatics to different sports and fitness classes.

If your into swimming and the pool feels like home, you can try their countless options. You can try their swim classes, private lessons, competitive swim, water polo, water exercises and more!

For the sports-addicts, you’ll find first-class instructional classes, recreational leagues and select competitive teams for all ages and skill levels. Sports are of all types: soccer, baseball, martial arts, flag football, tennis, triathlon and others.

Finally, if you’re more into fitness and love hitting the gym, you can sign up for classes like fitness training, spinning, yoga, group exercises, pilates, stretching, martial arts and the famous AG6.

The AG6™, was the one we shot in the video above! Yes, it was embarrassing, since I look totally goofy with no coordination. But, it’s “a high-intensity, circuit-based program and fitness experience like no other. AG6™ focuses on movement with purpose to uncover your athletic sixth sense and strengthen all major muscle groups, burning up to 1,000 calories in 45 minutes.”

I’m sure you’ll do better than me!

Locations:
555 East 90th Street – Upper East Side
212 North End Avenue – Battery Park City

www.asphaltgreen.org


Brooklyn Boulders

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I’ve always loved rock climbing, but besides looking very easy, it’s really not. I’m not too good with heights either, but Brooklyn Boulders equipment makes you feel completely safe and tied up!

It’s surely not only a physical activity. I believe it’s even more a mental challenge, than physical.

They offer different classes that are 60-min long for all different levels, besides being able to have your own personal trainer and still, a fitness center too.

I loved the 4-week course, with 8 sessions, called Climb Like A Girl! It is “taught by women, for women. Train as a team as you improve your technique, gain climbing power and improve endurance. Each 2-hour session is progressive, carefully designed to holistically develop your abilities.”

Plus, if you have kids, they do have great options for them to have fun!

Let’s start rocking!

Locations:
23-10 41st Avenue, Long Island City
575 Degraw Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn

https://brooklynboulders.com


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We all have read and heard about the countless benefits of meditation and how it can significantly improve our bodies and mind.

This beautiful community space offers not only meditation and relaxation classes, but also mind opening events and a great store! You can browse and find some of the best modern wellness products.

As they explain:

Sessions are audio guided to create consistency in your meditation practice and transition your practice seamlessly between studio and app. A consistent voice enables you to turn your attention inward and focus on your personal meditation experience.

Consistency is the key to developing a regular habit. Trained meditation facilitators are available to help you get started, answer questions, and talk through any emotions that come up during your session.

Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11am – 8pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 8am – 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 7pm 

Location: 45 West 21st Street 

https://www.inscape.life


There are countless other fitness activities and classes available throughout New York and new modalities showing up all the time.

So, be sure to follow our Fitness & Health page to stay tunes in the hottest fitness classes you need to know!

Are you ready to start the burn?


Videographer: Renata Meirelles
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A powerful Meditation: Twin Hearts by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui

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Are you into Meditation or would love to learn it? Our Founder, , has practiced for several years now a meditation called Twin Hearts, which is a super powerful technique created by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui.

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If you follow our work for a while, you probably know that sometimes we talk a bit about what we learned and what we do in relation to Meditation practices.

 is an avid practitioner of a non-denominational and non-religious spiritual system called Arhatic Yoga. In short, it’s the synthesis of all the Yogas. One of the Masters called Stephen Co, explains in more details what it’s all about.

For over 5 years now she practices daily the meditations, breathing techniques (aka pranayamas) and caracter building purifications. Pretty cool, right?

The technique was created by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui, it’s currently present in over 45 countries and it’s based in ancient Chinese techniques, previously kept secret from the bigger public.

The first Meditation everyone learns, which is pretty simple, but extremely powerful is called “Meditation on Twin Hearts“.

There are a few versions, but it usually lasts around 30 minutes.

“It works on the physical, mental, and spiritual levels to open the heart chakra (the emotional heart) and the crown chakra (the spiritual heart), thereby enabling you to draw down a great amount of high-quality divine energy into the crown.”

Guys, Fê practices this for many years and she’s tried countless other Meditations, but none as powerful as this one!

If you want to purchase it, here are the links:

  • Meditation on Twin Hearts for Peace and Illumination – (here)
  • Meditation on Twin Hearts with Self-Pranic Healing (here)
  • Meditation on Twin Hearts for Psychological Health and Well-Being (here)

If you live in New York City, there are two weekly meditation in Manhattan you can attend:

  • Mondays: Maura Burns, Fê, and a few other friends, host from 7:30 – 9:30, at St. Denis Offices (80 East 11th Street, with Broadway). After the Meditation, there is a session of Free Healing, where they use Pranic Healing techniques.
  • Thursdays: Luisa Wendler hosts, from 7pm-9pm, at Pearl Studios (519 8th Avenue, corner of 36 Street – 12th Floor, Room I). After the Meditation, there is a session of Free Healing, where she uses Pranic Healing techniques.

The New York Center is actually located in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. It’s pretty close to Manhattan and easy to get there. The main courses are mostly taught from there and the space is amazing.

There are Centers all around the Globe, so regardless of where you’re based, you can find a place to practice. On the other hand, it’s super easy to do it on your own!

We have several followers from Brazil too. Fê started her practices back home in the center based in São Paulo, called Uni Prana. So, if you’re interested in going there, look for Ricardo Cneio Alves. He’ll be able to tell you a bit more about every thing they offer from courses, to the healings.

In New York, go to: www.pranichealingusa.com.

You might also want to try a class at Yoga Shanti with the famous teacher, Colleen Saidman Yee.

 

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