If your gym is anything like every other gym in America right now, it’s mayhem.
Blame those intrepid resolutioners, perched astride every stationary bike and incline bench with nary a passing thought about rotation or good etiquette.
Good for them. Bad for your goals.
Luckily for you, we’ve got a line on five boutique fitness dens where the lines are short but the results are endless.
Customized fitness and wellness programs overseen by fitness pro Juris Kupris.
Who it’s for: Bad self-motivators
Who it’s not for: Any man looking to meet a lass while working out
What you won’t find anywhere else: A level of personalization that’s more akin to suit tailoring than fitness regimens. FitCompany’s service allows you to browse, review and book peer-reviewed professionals, all for free.
An eclectic mix of classes — like a 14-in-14 metabolic assessment program that will help you drop 10+ pounds in two weeks — in a spankin’ new facility with a 25-meter saltwater pool.
Who it’s for: People who ate too much over the holidays.
Who it’s not for: Anyone scared to try something new
What you won’t find anywhere else: Holy Water. Think yoga flow on a paddleboard … but in a pool. Muscles you didn’t even know you had will be begging for mercy afterward.
Box + Flow
Yoga boxing. That’s pretty much all you need to know.
Who it’s for: Warrior-poet types.
Who it’s not for: People who enjoy being stressed
What you won’t find anywhere else: The best of both worlds. Strength meets flexibility meets right hooks, all in one place.
Intimate, 50-minute classes that combine cardio, strength training and Pilates.
Who it’s for: Any ex-varsity athlete who wants to get back on the court/field but doesn’t want to sustain a career-ending injury
Who it’s not for: Minimalists
What you won’t find anywhere else: Heavy results with low impact. Using the Megaformer machine, you’ll “strengthen, lengthen and tone.”
You guessed it: SoulCycle meets IMAX.
Who it’s for: People who think working out is boring
Who it’s not for: Luddites
What you won’t find anywhere else: Uh, that massive, hulking IMAX screen. Like no other cycling class in the game, the 50-person group will embark on “journeys” together, from peddling along the Hawaiian coast to jetting through the solar system.