Fear not, S. Dubbers, we’re rescuing you again with distraction and motivation in the form of our Minimalist Monday series.
While last week's MM asked you to sleep extra 5 minutes each morning — how'd that go, BTW? — this week's is asking you to get up. And moving. Try out a new workout, THIS WEEK.
If you’ve been eyeing a workout class or activity for months but haven’t taken the plunge, do it. Now’s the time. If you need some motivation, here are three options that our team loves:
The Monster Cycle: If you love high-intensity workouts set to killer, almost deafening music (Julia does), then this is your ticket. It’s a spinning class set in an almost lair-like setting replete with two massive TVs that showcase racy music videos while you spin. Gonna shoot straight, here: There’s a distinctly, ahem, bondage vibe going on in this spot. If it sounds weird, it kind of is, which is why it’s great. The studio is located in New York’s SoHo (sorry non-New Yorkers, but we have something for you, too!).
Fitness Blender: This is Adina and Adam’s new jam, accessible to anyone, anywhere. Fitness Blender creates short — yet really effective — workout videos led by a husband and wife team. These videos are an incredible resource for when you can’t necessarily make it to the gym, plus allow you to be super-targeted about what type of workout you want. From stretching to high intensity intervals to kickboxing, Fitness Blender has it all. Plus, sometimes their dog makes a cameo in the videos… so there’s that.
Prana Power Yoga: Elana is a big fan of this studio, which makes sense since she is kind of serene and zen-like. Classes here will have you sweating — it’s hot yoga, with in-studio temperatures over 90 degrees. While it sounds uncomfortable, it makes for really warm and loose muscles (a great thing when you’re twisting and turning like a pretzel). And although this studio is only in New York and Massachusetts there are plenty of hot yoga joints across our fine country…
…Which begs the question: What classes are you loving? Let us know!