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Best of New York 2011 • Health & Self

Best New Workout

  • 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.

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