Olympics-themed workout spots around NYC
Since the Olympics kicked off across the Pond last week, loads of New Yorkers have been glued to the TV, rooting for their favorite athletes and Team USA.
Others, however, have been channeling their inspiration at the gym. Well, they're in luck: A bevy of workout spots around town are offering classes pegged to the games. What are you waiting for? Get moving!
Various classes at Equinox
Equinox is offering a variety of Olympics-themed classes at its gyms in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Among the options are Summer Games Whipped, which focuses on strength; Summer Games Relay Challenge, a team-based relay race featuring cycling, rowing and running; and Fitness Decathalon, a 10-part fitness challenge. Various Equinox locations (equinox.com); $35/day pass with a member, or various membership options
UXF: London Calling Edition at New York Sports Club
Don't head to this class if you're not prepped to leave with your gym clothes drenched in perspiration. During the workout, classgoers get a taste of four top Olympic sports: boxing (using a heavy bag), gymnastics (using a mini trampoline), rowing (with a rowing machine), track (with hurdles) and weightlifting (featuring Olympics-style moves). Stations are used with timed repetitions, encouraging participants to beat their previous times. New York Sports Club: 270 Eighth Ave., 212-243-3400, Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.; FREE for members and non-members through the end of August, and various full-gym membership options
The Decathlon at Crunch
This class, held at Crunch's 59th Street location, will whip you into shape with a variety of workout styles - each week features a different summer sport, like track and field or aquatics. Done in a circuit format, the 60-minute class combines cardio and strength drills based off the featured sport of the week. Crunch: 1109 Second Ave., 212-758-3434, Mondays at 6:45 p.m.; $25/day pass with a member, or various membership options
Olympics-themed Rides at Flywheel
Indoor cycling classes at Flywheel are already a challenge and a competition - the studio employs performance tracking technology - and that spirit is getting amped up during two Olympics-themed classes this week. During class, all riders receive complimentary Vita Coco for hydration; red, white and blue candy from Dylan's Candy Bar (to munch on after class) and gold, silver and bronze prizes for the top performers. Plus, if you're at the cycling studio another time during the games, catch a peek of the action - flat-screens in the lobbies are screening competition daily. Flywheel: 39 W. 21st St., 212-242-9433, Thursday at 8:30 a.m. and 203 E. 67th St., 212-327-1217, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; $30/class, or various package deals
A marathon massage
After all that working out, an Olympics-sized spa day is in order.
Bliss spa locations in NYC are offering a special ahh-lympian massage through the end of August. The treatment includes a leg massage, a skin-softening scrubbing and a head and neck massage. $70 for 30 minutes, blissworld.com for locations