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Best of 2013: Good Sweat

From models' workout habits to an indoor rowing revolution, these fitness stories got the most hearts racing in 2013.
The Barre Studio Primer


This week, we’re highlighting our favorite (and most popular) stories in categories like Good Sweat and Good Looks, plus the most controversial stories, most interesting fridges, and more. All of these “best-of” articles made our readers click, comment, think, and smile (or frown).  Some probably led to diet or workout changes; some may inspire 2014 resolutions.

Here are our best Good Sweat stories from 2013, in no particular order:

1. The workout habits of 7 top models
Even with their serious beauty genes, more models are putting time in at the gym. Here are the workouts seven top models do to get fit, healthy, and camera-ready.

2. New York’s swankiest gyms
New York’s elite sweat and sculpt at tricked-out gyms that cater to their every fitness need. Here’s your look inside.

Aqua Studio

 3. The rowing revolution
It’s not just for burly Ivy League dudes. Three new studios want you for their group-fitness crew. Meet the players in New York’s indoor rowing regatta.

4. The Barre Studio Primer 
A coast-to-coast guide to all the major barre studios on the country’s boutique fitness scene.

5. At New York’s newest spin studio, the bikes are in a pool
Give your swimsuit a workout. Tribeca’s Aqua Studio had introduced Aquaspinning classes to New York City.

6. Meet the fitness scene’s dance cardio divas
Dance cardio has never been hotter—and these are the 8 women who are gonna make you sweat with their heart-rate pumping and super-sculpting choreography.

7. Instagram yogis: Meet the virtual celebrities of the smartphone 
Not every yogi with killer inversions and gorgeous balance poses is being groomed in a studio.