I wanted to share some of the great things I have been doing during my 6 weeks in NYC. I knew that my husband would be working during the six weeks we were going to spend in NYC so I decided to make good use of the time and find some things to do that I don't normally have easy access to in Switzerland...
I did a bit of research before we arrived and decided I was going to take some Pilates reformer classes. This was something I enjoyed doing when we lived in Upstate NY a few years ago and I certainly noticed a loss of strength since I stopped. Pilates Reforming NYC offers a free intro class and so with nothing to lose, I headed over there. They have three studios within the location that was only 5 block from where I was staying, and classes throughout the day - which was perfect for me.
I had an amazing intro class with a teacher called Ritchie, who was so passionate about Pilates it would be hard for anyone not to become addicted. The class was a good way for me to get back into Pilates and realise my muscles actually remembered what they were supposed to do !!
The Studio had a very attractive offer for new students so I signed up and booked myself up for the 8.30am classes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Twice a week my classes were with Laura and once a week with Ritchie. Both teachers are excellent, explaining exactly how the muscles are supposed to be working and helping out with posture and getting into the right positions. Committing to these classes also gave my week some 'structure' and I slotted my treadmill runs in-between these days. I was really giving myself a kick start to get into shape....It also made sure I was out of the hotel and doing something instead of wasting time in bed !!
All the studio staff are lovely, very professional and helpful and they have an easy to use online booking system. The classes do have an expiry date, so if you are only visiting for a few weeks you really need to be able to commit yourself. but you can see online which are the busy classes and book yourself into the quieter ones where you get more one 2 one with the teacher. I'm definitely coming back whenever I am in NYC and if you are here for an extended stay I'd highly recommend these guys.
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