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Try a new studio with intro classes at Pure Barre, SoulCycle and Tone House

Taking a class for the first time can be intimidating. To help ease new clients into their workout, from lingo to proper form, studios are offering intro classes to increase accessibility. Whether you want to hit the bar, do a ride or brave a hard-core workout, here are three to know.

Pure Barre

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The barre chain giant is rolling out new intro classes at select studios this month geared toward those who are new to the workout, with a small group class covering basic movements on and off the bar. Studios currently offering the 55-minute class include Union Square, Columbus Circle and Upper East Side (88th Street). While not required, the studio recommends taking the class one to three times before moving on to its classic class. $34/class;


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Photo Credit: SoulCycle

If you haven’t been indoctrinated into the cult of SoulCycle yet, there’s a primer for you. SOUL 101 covers the fundamentals of class, from setting up your bike, clipping in and out of the pedals and changing the resistance to getting in the proper form. It’s geared toward riders who have taken zero to a handful of classes — or anyone looking to get a refresher. The class is offered sporadically, so check the website for updates. $34/class ($20 first-time ride);


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