- Refine Method
340 E. 71st St., nr. First Ave.; 646-820-3463
A former slave to gimmicky workouts, trained ballerina Brynn Jinnett abandoned the health-club hamster wheel to create her own circuit-training-style class. Her Refine Method’s moves mimic real-life moves (squatting, pulling, reaching)—only with more intensity. Using a pulley system, barre, and sliding discs, a one-hour session at her new facility is a nonstop cardio workout that incorporates strength training. Classes are $25 a pop, and a twelve-person maximum ensures plenty of attention.