An amazing 17 new fitness and yoga spots open in New York City

fitness openings 3 Grab a natural deodorant, 2016 is shaping up to be a seriously sweaty year in New York City. Soon, Brooklyn cult favorite The DogPound will arrive in Manhattan, while Shadowbox will reverse-commute its way to Brooklyn. Tone House will move to a giant new space, and Barry’s Bootcamp will finally open uptown.

But hold up. Before their doors even open, we’ve got these 17 (yes, 17!) new spots for pull ups and pulsing. This crop of studios all opened (or will open) in December 2015 and January 2016 ALONE (with a few small exceptions on timeline), leaving Gotham dwellers with few reasons to reneg on your fitness resolutions.

Check out these 17 new workout spots made for the new year (and listed in alphabetical order) now. Scoff at the idea of January gym crowds later. —Lisa Elaine Held

1. 305 Fitness Midtown
New York’s 20-somethings have fallen hard for the Miami nightclub-inspired, sexy, uber sweaty dance workout, so it’s no surprise that its second studio (after a West Village flagship) is 1.) Murray Hill-adjacent, and also close to lots of Midtown offices, and 2.) even bigger than the first one. It’s equipped with two workout studios, a spacious lounge area, and four showers in the women’s locker room. The design is similar to the original, with a tricked-out lighting system and DJ Booth, cool pop art, and touches like chandeliers made of Smartwater bottles. 33 E. 33rd St., Midtown East,

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2. Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge
The popular Brooklyn climbing club has been expanding broadly, with locations in Boston and Chicago, too, and its new Queens facility is massive and multidimensional. At 25,000 square feet, it offers the expected bouldering and rappelling but also yoga classes, gym equipment like cardio machines and weights, personal training, a cafe, saunas, and more. 23-10 41st Avenue, Long Island City,

3. Brooklyn CrossFit West Street
The owners of Brooklyn CrossFit South Williamsburg and Brooklyn CrossFit Columbia Street opened their first Greenpoint location in December, with 3,000 square feet of training space that features floor to ceiling windows and a view of the Manhattan skyline. 42 West St., Greenpoint,

4. CityRow Upper East Side
CityRow’s been too big of a deal for its small, tucked-away space for a long time, and its new uptown location is a more fitting reflection of its cache. You can see the glowing sign atop the storefront from blocks away, and the space is two floors, with a small studio for privates and small-group sessions upstairs. The main class studio is on the lower level, where you’ll also find lockers and bathrooms. There’s also one unisex shower (nice!), although it’s likely to be a neighborhood spot, anyway. 1409 Third Ave., Upper East Side,


5. CKO Kickboxing
This Hoboken-based group kickboxing class franchise has more than 50 locations across the country, and this is its first to hit Manhattan. It has 35 heavy bags, with class-goers each assigned their own during sessions. And it’s so close to Gracie Mansion, we can’t help but think that it could be a great spot for Mayor De Blasio to get out some of his running-the-city tension. 401 E. 84th St., Upper East Side/Yorkville,

6. ConBody
Prison boot camp creator Coss Marte, who literally developed his method in a jail cell, has given his sweaty workout a new name (it was formerly called Coss Athletics), and a new home, where doors resemble those of jail cells and wall art shows prisoners cutting through a barbed wire fence. His fitness #correctionalfacility been buzzing with New Yorkers looking to “do the time” (his phrase) since its opening earlier this month. 294 Broome St., Lower East Side,

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7. CrossFit Spot
Opened quietly earlier this fall, CrossFit Spot differentiates itself from other boxes via a more refined design and atmosphere (i.e. it’s not a barely cleaned out old garage) and by running its classes on a tiered system—beginner, intermediate, advanced, and competition—which could help newbies who are intimidated by the workout. 55 Amsterdam Ave., Upper West Side,

2014 CrossFit Games winner Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet is the director of programming at this multidimensional workout destination, which will offer CrossFit (obviously), HIIT, rowing, and yoga classes. 93 Worth St., Tribeca,

9. L Train CrossFit
The smart coaches behind WillyB CrossFit (which may house the city’s coolest outdoor space for deadlifting and snatching) saw so much demand that they opened a second gym with three floors of workout space less than 10 blocks away. 667 Grand St., Williamsburg,

10. Mile High Run Club NoMad
Mile High started the year off at a sprint with the January opening of its second studio (in The Run’s former space), and the launch of an outdoor running program with former Olympian and renowned coach John Henwood at the helm. 24 W. 25th St., NoMad,

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11. Modo Yoga Williamsburg
Williamsburg’s fitness scene is heating up, and not just figuratively. Modo Yoga NYC owners Sarah Neufeld (of Arcade Fire fame), Guillaume Broon, and Rebecca Foon just opened their second location (after the West Village spot), where you’ll find hot-and-sweaty classes in two bigger studios (with space for 60 yogis each), eco features like a living plant wall and reclaimed mushroom factory wood paneling, and murals by a local artist. 109 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg,

12. Physique 57
Fashion editor favorite workout Physique 57 sets up shop downtown (like so many magazines?) in a new FiDi studio (it’s fourth in Manhattan), with spa-like colored, choreographed lighting and many of its top instructors on the schedule. 55 Broadway, FiDi,

13. Pure Barre West Village
Tucking and toning in grippy socks is getting as easy as grabbing a coffee, thanks to national franchise Pure Barre spreading out all over the city. The West Village studio opened December 15. It was preceded by Fidi and Greenpoint locations, and an Upper East Side spot will debut in early February (or late January). 554 Hudson St., West Village,


14. SLT Upper West Side
Megaformer favorite SLT unveiled its first street-level Manhattan studio for the new year. The Upper West Side location also marks a muscle-quivering milestone: the brand’s 10th location overall. 580 Columbus Ave., Upper West Side,

15. SoulCycle Chelsea
Soul’s holiday gift to its riders was yet another spot to tap it back to the beat, a studio that’s super far west, on 10th Avenue bordering the Meatpacking and Chelsea, at Chelsea Market. 98 10th Ave., Chelsea,

16. WundaBar
Los Angeles Pilates brand Wundabar is frequented by celebs like Vanessa Hudgens and Tia Mowry on the West Coast, and the new Manhattan studio is its first in the East. The workout involves a patented machine called the WundaFormer that promises serious core strengthening. 21 Thompson St., Soho,

17. Yo Bk
Bikram is the yoga style of choice (although they’re not purists—they offer both 60- and 90-minute classes) at this new hot studio in South Williamsburg, which has a loft feel and opened a little earlier this fall in the former Brooklyn Crew space. 20 Broadway, Williamsburg,

Speaking of buzzy fitness studios, these are New York’s most talked about workouts of 2015

(Photos: Modo Yoga Williamsburg, CrossFit Spot, Mile High Run Club Nomad)

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