Adding a nightclub vibe to fitness spaces is a popular endeavor in New York, from DavidBartonGym, which pioneered the concept decades ago, to brands like Barry’s Bootcamp, Cyc, and Monster Cycle. But 305 Fitness’ new home in the Village just totally upped the ante.
The 6,000-square-foot studio, steps from Washington Square Park on West 8th Street, has an art-gallery feel upstairs and a going-out-dancing vibe in the basement, where a light show moves to the beat of music that a live DJ is spinning from a permanent booth. The only thing missing is a bar.
The Miami dance club-inspired workout launched in New York in January 2013 and operated out of rented studio spaces until now, and 24-year-old founder Sadie Kurzban says she’s thrilled to finally have a home—and a space that really reflects the brand. “It feels surreal to see human beings interact in a space that, for three years, has been a purely fantastical vision of my imagination,” she says.
We stopped by for a tour and a super sweaty dance session to bring you this sneak peek inside. —Lisa Elaine Held
(Photos: Lisa Elaine Held for Well+Good)
$32 per class, 18 W. 8th St., between Fifth Ave. and Macdougal, Greenwich Village, www.305fitness.com