- 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.
Best New Workout
From the 2011 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).