- Warrior Fitness Boot Camp
29 W. 35th St., nr. Fifth Ave., third fl.; 212-967-7977
At the aptly named Warrior Fitness, two former Marines (Alex Fell and Ruben Belliard) order you through a Marine Corps–style obstacle course—scaling walls, climbing ropes, blister-inducing monkey bars. Each session includes lunges, push-ups, hurdles, and jumpsquats, plus Rocky-style sprints up multiple flights of stairs. A good portion of the drills are done with a partner. Fell and Belliard say that teamwork is part of the learning experience—or maybe they know you need support to make it to the end.
Best Intense Workout
From the 2009 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).