Lots of people think that cardio or heavy lifting = the best way to get in shape, but may we suggest Pilates? NYC has a ton of studios where you can reevaluate your fitness: Pilates is a low-impact workout that builds strength and endurance. It can improve your balance and posture, making everyday activities easier and more difficult ones (like running and cycling) less challenging. And don’t stereotype it as a knockoff of yoga studios or dance classes: even though founder Joseph Pilates developed it as a boxer’s workout, athletes of all types are encouraged to give the fitness classes a try. Pick up a comfy oufit and yoga mat at the city’s top sporting goods stores and check out our favorite places to sculpt a new-and-improved you.
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