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Best of New York 2015 • Health & Self

Best of New York 2015

Best Indoor Running

  • Mile High Run Club

    28 E. 4th St., nr. Lafayette St.; 212-466-6472

    The SoulCycle of running has arrived. New York’s first-ever dedicated treadmill gym opened in November thanks to owner Debora Warner, who got the idea after leading park runs and wishing there were a way to let everyone go at their own pace without leaving anyone behind. In a familiar setting—nightclubby room, killer playlists, cheery instructors—36 Woodway treadmills rest on an AstroTurf floor (the ridged surface mimics the feel of trail running). The three classes ($34 each) are called Dash 28 (45 minutes of interval running and kettlebell-lifting), the Distance (60 minutes of continuous intervals and hills), and Ultra (90 minutes of all running). And the trend continues: Equinox recently introduced a similar class.

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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).