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Move over, Los Angeles. New York City is no slouch in the health and wellness departments. From decadent spas to boutique fitness studios with luxe amenities and lauded instructors, New York is home to plenty of places where you can sweat and reset. Here, we round up a handful of spots that will help you defeat holiday stress and ring in the New Year more mindfully. 

New York Pilates 

Looking to tone and strengthen your abs, arms, and ass? Then book this beloved Pilates studio’s raved-about “ABS ARMS ASS REFORMER CLASS.” Founded by former ballerina Heather Andersen, New York Pilates has several downtown locations, all of which are stylish, spacious, and full of good, meditative vibes. Good news for those not into group classes: private and online classes are also available.

Find which downtown location suits you best—here.

 

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Kollectiv 

This East Village urban retreat center has got every treatment under the sun: infrared saunas, cryotherapy, energy therapy, light therapy, IV therapy, electromagnetic healing, facials, massages, reiki appointments, and more. For an additional feel-good boost for your mind, body, and soul, be sure to swing by Kollectiv’s plant-based cafe and herbal pharmacy on your way out.

21 East 1st Street, New York; T. (212) 228-5909

 

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Fierce Grace

Be prepared to get your sweat on at this ever-buzzy hot yoga studio. Fierce Grace has three locations in Manhattan, one of which is on the Lower East Side, and offers twelve different classes. If a steamy HIIT workout sandwiched between a yoga warm-up and cool-down sounds like your type of workout, book the “FIIT (Fierce Intensity Interval Training)” class. If you consider yourself an advanced yogi, then “Fierce aka The Beast” is for you. 

172 Allen Street, 2nd Floor, New York; T. (212) 353 8859


AIRE Ancient Baths New York

Struggling with holiday fatigue? Then head to this TriBeCa hidden gem for a day of zen-luxe indulgence. Modeled after ancient Greek and Roman bathhouses, this atmospheric, candle-lit underground oasis houses several thermal baths (including a saltwater bath) as well as steam rooms and saunas. For a self-care splurge, go on and book a massage or a special treatment, such as a private, serene soak in a red wine-filled tub. 

88 Franklin Street, New York; T. (917) 563-4542

 

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The Class by Taryn Toomey

It’s likely that you’ve heard of the cult fitness phenomenon aka “The Class.” Launched by former Dior executive Taryn Toomey, this Goop-approved workout combines mindfulness, Pilates, and dance cardio and is particularly popular among A-list celebrities. Yes, the rumors are true: students often laugh, scream, and cry when The Class is in session. (Also, expect lots of sweating via planks, jumping jacks, etc.) Don’t believe us? Watch The Class’s trailer, in which students, including Emma Stone and Naomi Watts, share what really goes down during the wild workout. These descriptions include “an emotional exorcism” and “a slow breakdown” where students “unfuck” themselves. Stone calls the whole thing “transcendent.” Watts says it’s “so much fun” and that you’ll leave feeling energized, as if you’ve “unlocked something, unpacked it, you’ve faced it.” In other words, we know what we’ll be doing on New Year’s Day. Taking an online class in our bedroom, all the while considering popping into the TriBeCa studio at a later date.

22 Park Place, 3rd Floor, New York; T. (646) 850-0937

WORDS Alex Catarinella 

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