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During the last fifteen minutes of this class, students replace their sneakers with high heels and stride with fierce Naomi Campbell attitude across the floor, then end in a Rockettes-style kick line. But before they can have the fun, there’s 30 minutes of intense, dance-based leg-toning session, all addressed to the specific problems of habitual high-heel wearers. There are quad-burning pliés, reverse lunges, and heel relevés to sculpt calf muscles and strengthen weak ankles, and Pilates moves (core work, back extensions) to help strengthen out-of-whack back muscles.
Best Gimmicky Workout
From the 2006 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).