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Weekend Fitness Round-Up

Add some spice to your weekend fitness routine with these fun events going on around NYC!

Friday, April 3rd

What: Bikram Yoga Nite Sweats – a 90 minute Bikram Yoga class taught with candlelight and music

Where: Bikram Yoga Lower East Side

When: 10pm

Why: This is a community class and all proceeds go The Lower East Side Girls Club. The Girls Club provides after school programming to economically disadvantaged girls who live on the Lower Eastside of Manhattan.

More info: click here

What: Yoga and a movie

Where: Strala Yoga, 178 Fifth Avenue #6 (btwn 22nd and 23rd)

When: 7pm (1 1/2 hour yoga class followed by a movie)

Why: Instructor/founder/model/writer Tara Stiles has a fun, approachable, “yoga for everyone” teaching method that makes this class a great way to relax and unwind on a Friday night.

More info: For more information and pricing, click here

Saturday, April 4

What: The Masala Bhangra Workout

Where: Reebok Sports Club/NY Studio 1, Club Level 6, 160 Columbus Ave, NY, NY

When:  3-4:30pm

Why: Dance your way to fitness! Created by Sarina Jain, the Masala Bhangra Workout is derived from two Indian words: Masala, which means “spicy” in Hindi, and Bhangra, which is a traditional folk dance from the northern state of Punjab, India. The Masala Bhangra Workout is an exercise dance routine that modernizes the high-energy folk dance of Bhangra by blending traditional Bhangra dance steps and the exhilaration of Bollywood (Hindi film) movies. This unique dance mixes cardiovascular with fun, and is suitable for participants of all ages and fitness levels. Cost: Members $25, Non-members $35.

More info: Contact Melissa Morin, Group Exercise Manager, at mmorin@reeboksportsclubny.com or 212.501.1429 for more information or to register. To see event details, click here

What: Booty Slide

Where: lululemon athletica East 66th (1127 Third Avenue)

When:  9-9:45am

Why: Join us for an awesome Booty Slide class with founder Rebecca Kordecki! The workout combines principles from Pilates, yoga, slide training and promises to do in 45 minutes what would ordinarily take 90 minutes at the gym. Each participant wears soft, slippery booties (we’ll provide these), and performs sliding and lunge-like motions with all parts of the body. It’s an excellent way to target the core while lifting, shaping and firming all other areas of your body from head to toe! Please come wearing ankle-length socks.

More info: Space is limited to the first 35 participants so RSVP at east66th-store@lululemon.com. For more information visit the lululemon athletica website.

What: CrossFit free beginners class

Where: The Black Box located at 25 W. 26th St. between Broadway and Sixth Avenue, third floor.

When: 10-11am

Why: Because CrossFit is awesome! What is CrossFit? The Black Box describes it as: an extremely efficient and effective way to get into world-class shape. CrossFit workouts are functional, varied and intense. They also scale to any ability level.

More info: About the Black Box click here. About CrossFit in general, click here

Sunday, April 5

What: City Parks Foundation Run for the Parks 4M/Kids’ Races

Where: Central Park

When:  4mile race begins at 8am, Kids’ Races at 9am

Why: New York Road Runners says it best: Think and run green in this 4-mile race that supports City Parks Foundation (CPF). Proceeds from the day benefit CPF’s free citywide programs. You can bring the whole family to participate in the kids’ races and have fun at the post-race reception!

More info: click here

What: Free Pilates

Where: lululemon athletica, Lincoln Square location

When:  9-10am

Why: Every Sunday morning in April, instructors from YogaWorks will be in our store for free Pilates! No RSVP required. This week’s instructor is Elaine Sinclair.

More info: For more information visit the lululemon athletica website.

What: Bootcamp

Where: lululemon athletica, Union Square location

When:  9:30-10:30am

Why: Every Sunday in April we are offering you a high intensity workout to Spring into the new season! All events are complimentary, all you need are comfy workout clothes and some tennis shoes. This Sunday’s workout is provided by Bootcamp Republic (instructed by Heidi Tinter) and will provide a high intensity workout that combines cardiovascular conditioning and strengthening exercises. You’ve never worked out like this before! We use only your natural body weight to get you fit. Our class is high energy, motivational, innovative and invigorating.

More info: For more information visit the lululemon athletica website or Bootcamp Republic’s site at www.bootcamprepublic.com

What: CrossFit free beginners class

Where: The Black Box located at 25 W. 26th St. between Broadway and Sixth Avenue, third floor.

When: 10-11am

Why: Because CrossFit is awesome! What is CrossFit? The Black Box describes it as: an extremely efficient and effective way to get into world-class shape. CrossFit workouts are functional, varied and intense. They also scale to any ability level.

More info: About the Black Box click here. About CrossFit in general, click here

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