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Best of New York 2009 • Health & Self

Best Guy-Friendly Gym Class

  • Core Fusion Sport

    Exhale, 150 Central Park S., nr. Seventh Ave., and two other locations; 212-249-3000

    Most men associate exercise classes with eighties-style choreography done in full makeup or worse (pelvic tilts!). But this hour of intense core training is like a cardio-sculpt class on steroids. Each exercise engages multiple body parts while simultaneously spiking your heart rate. After a sequence of jumpbacks, squats, and twists—all using a wobbly “core” ball to add intensity—laying on the mat to attack legs and glutes with a resistance band almost feels like a respite.

From the 2009 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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