Sure, climbing the stairs to your fifth floor walk-up is a bona fide calorie-burner (it zaps 28, actually), but there are much more electrifying workouts to experience in the city. Open this week's mag for details on yoga under a disco ball at Verboten, early morning raves hosted by Morning Gloryville and high intensity classes at Uplift Studios, where sweat sessions are capped-off with a glass of wine. Plus, we go inside cool new gyms like The Movement and HIIT BK. You may smirk at us for introducing you to all this… until you check yourself out in the mirror a few weeks in.
Elsewhere in the issue we talk to playwright Tom Stoppard about his latest work, The Hard Problem, and clue you in to week's can't-miss events: gay speed dating at Gossip Bar, the annual Brooklyn Book Festival at Borough Hall and Toumani Diabaté performing with his son Sidiki at BAM. There's also a Q&A with comedian Eugene Mirman, a look at NYC's newest crop of coffee shops and a tribute to outgoing Bronx Bomber Derek Jeter. RE2PECT.