4, 5, 6 at Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall
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Founder and head instructor of Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camp, Ariane Hundt, takes a compassionate approach to kicking your butt. Meaning, while you may feel the strain of running sprints from one tower on the Brooklyn Bridge to the next, performing squats along the side banisters, and doing multiple rounds of jumping jacks, Hundt, a personal trainer with a masters degree in nutrition, is cheering you on rather than acting like a military sergeant. The classes of approximately 20 people, which meet at the Manhattan-side entrance of the bridge, run the gamut from first-timers looking to shed pounds quickly to vets who have been following Hundt and her regimen for a number of years. In winter months, sessions are held indoors in studios rented out at gyms around the city like Gold’s and Boom Fitness. The indoor classes don’t include any running, but focus on building abdominal and upper body strength, using free weights and resistance bands, and doing many sets of push-ups. In addition to the weekly weekend Boot Camp classes, Hundt, with the help of two other trainers, runs a number of different programs during the week, including Slim and Strong, a four-week package of conditioning classes, nutritional counseling, and body measurements, as well as a running class held in Central Park that pushes participants to achieve their best 5K time.Pros
Classes are inclusive to all fitness listings and allow you to work at your own level.
The later classes on the bridge can be difficult, as it gets packed with tourists.
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