Fitness Friday: 5 Classes Inspired By Pilates and Ballet

by | Jul 21, 2017 | Downtown Living, Health & Fitness

There are many ways to get your fitness in each week, or even daily, but finding something you thoroughly enjoy doing while staying active can be tough. But little did you know, there’s a class out there for you.

There are different classes offered all around the city, from boxing to zumba to yoga to pilates and so many more. Finding a class you consistently go to each week, and enjoy it, is a difficult task. However, there are so many unique classes you can do and not even feel like you are working out.

Downtown Magazine put together a list of 5 workout classes that sculpt and tone your body using movements from pilates and ballet.

Pilates Reformer Class

Photo courtesy of Asphalt Green

Asphalt Green recently announced the addition of two new Pilates Reformer classes at the Battery Park Campus, Thursdays at 5:30 pm and Sunday’s at 11:00 am. You can find the full schedule here. These classes are structured for small groups which allow their Pilates instructors to provide individualized attention. When you purchase any Pilates package, you receive a free pilates reformer session.

Address: Asphalt Green at the Battery Park Campus  at 212 North End Ave, New York, NY 10282

Barre Fusion

Photo courtesy of CompleteBody

Along with others, CompleteBody offers Barre Fusion classes throughout the week for those who enjoy Ballet and Pilates. Exercises are done at the barre, on the floor, and on the mat to target every muscle to sculpt a long, lean body. You can find the full group fitness schedule for the Financial District here.

Address: CompleteBody at 10 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10005

Pure Barre

Photo courtesy of Pure Barre

Pure Barre has become extremely popular, probably due to its effective technique, which transforms the shape of a woman’s body in record-breaking time, in a friendly, high-energy atmosphere with fun and motivating music. They offer plenty of classes throughout the week and have the same flow each session, but with changing music and exercises, so that your experience is never the same. You can find the Financial District’s schedule here.

Address: Pure Barre Financial District at 80 Pine Street, First Floor, New York, NY 10038


Photo courtesy of Bari

Barione is the Bari Studio’s taste-of-everything intro class. It features dance, trampoline, and toning all within a 55-minute class. In this class, you will learn the sequences, become comfortable with bari, all while breaking a serious sweat and on your way to earning “bari rockstar status.” This class is offered every Sunday at 12:15 pm. You can find the full TriBeCa schedule, and the other classes offered here as well as the rates for the TriBeCa location here.

Address: The Bari Studio TriBeCa at 23 Leonard Street, New York, NY 10013

WundaBar Pilates

Photo courtesy of WundaBar

At the only New York location, WundaBar offers its reinvented Pilates class throughout the week. Their team of educators lead focused, high-energy core-shredding workouts taught at a cardio-intense pace with the integrity of Pilates biomechanics. It is the first class to combine the Reformer, Wunda Chair, Ballet Bar and Jump Board all into one unbelievable machine. You can find the WundaBar schedule for SoHo here.

Address: WundaBar SoHo at 21 Thompson Street, B, New York, NY 10013

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