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Best of New York 2009 • Health & Self

Best Intense Workout

  • 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.

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