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New studio ReCOVER focuses just on recovery treatments and tools

There are plenty of studios where you can work out; now one wants to help you between sweat sessions.

ReCOVER, a new studio dedicated to recovery, officially opened this week near Penn Station.

The new space specializes in treatments aimed to help with athletic recovery, stress management and weight loss. It offers personal training as well.

“Recovery means different things to different people, and sometimes different things to different people on different days,” said Aaron Drogoszewski, 39, a personal trainer who co-founded the studio with trainer Rick Richey. “Are your concerns today athletic or more stress-related? You can create comprehensive programs [for training] — why is recovery any different?”

The studio’s website is designed to guide potential clients to the proper treatments based on their needs.

Beyond basic tools like foam rolling, here’s a look at some of the unique treatments on offer at the studio, located at 360 Seventh Ave.

Infrared sauna

The infrared sauna at ReCOVER, a new studio
Photo Credit: Chris Comfort

There’s now a new spot for this trendy treatment. ReCOVER’s saunas use light therapy as opposed to heat. The two saunas come equipped with screens with Netflix, Hulu and more at the ready. From $45/30 min.


The CVAC pod at ReCOVER, a new studio
Photo Credit: Chris Comfort

Short for Cyclic Variations in Adaptive Conditioning, CVAC is a pod that creates rapid changes in air pressure which the trainers say can help improve circulation and lower cortisol levels. Starting at 2,000 feet, clients can gradually get accustomed to increased pressure at as high as 23,500 feet through multiple sessions, though it’s likely the ear popping won’t stop. From $60/30 min. 

NormaTec and NuCalm

NuCalm Sleep System and NormaTec compression therapy at
Photo Credit: Chris Comfort

Strap on the “boots” and sit back while the NormaTec compression therapy (pictured left) does its magic. The sleeves massage muscles to help speed up recovery, or can be used for relaxation, the trainers say. From $30/30 min.

Once set up with electrodes, headphones and an eye mask, the restorative sleep system NuCalm (pictured right) uses binaural beats to put users in a lucid dream state, in what’s known as cranial electrotherapy stimulation. A 30-minute session can feel like up to four hours of REM sleep, the trainers say. From $45/30 min.


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