The ultimate gear guide
Five fitness buffs share their favorite picks for working out.
Fri Dec 18 2009
Best for: Yoga
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This guru knows her yoga: She co-owns a Lower East Side studio (thefierceclub.com), has written two books on the subject, and even has an iPhone app in the works. Mention TONY at the Fierce Club to take one $10 yoga class (reg. $18) through January 14.
This skater turned her passion for boarding into a school (uptownskateschool.com), where she teaches people of all ages how to cruise NYC without busting their ass. Mention TONY at the Uptown Skate School to take one $40 private lesson (reg. $65) through March 31.
The calorie-blasting senior manager of business development for the New York Road Runners (nyrr.org) has tackled the Escarpment Trail Run 30K, the Vermont 50K Ultra Run and numerous road races.
Marc Santa Maria
The superbuff regional director of group fitness for Crunch (crunch.com, marcsm.com) oversees more than 800 weekly classes in the NYC area. He’s also acted in Zoolander and Sex and the City, and counts Sarah Jessica Parker among his past clients.
When this punky, spunky, berfit SoulCycle instructor (soul-cycle.com) isn’t whipping people into shape in one of her spin classes, she’s running Marine Corps marathons and hauling ass in the world’s largest timed cycle race in Cape Town, South Africa.