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Mon-Thu, 7:30am-8pm; Fri, 7:30am-6pm; Sat, 8:30am-4:30pm; Sun, closed
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A, C, E at 14th St.; L at Eighth Ave.
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Using Russian vibration training, Station Fitness offers 20 to 30 minute classes designed to work your muscles intensely in the shortest amount of time. The difficulty of traditional moves like push-ups, squats, and crunches is increased when performed on the Power Plate vibrating machine, which resembles a StairMaster, but with a flat platform to stand or sit on. The intensity can be altered from a light massage to a deep vibration to suit your fitness level. Popular with triathletes and boxers, the studio touts their classes as a quick way to tone up on a busy schedule. Beginners are welcome, but be warned: No “girl push-ups” allowed. You can expect to be sore for days, but the staff promises muscle definition after the first few weeks. All classes are capped at five students and must be booked online in advance. The gym also offers few options to combat visible cellulite: a 30-minute class that targets problem areas with toning and massage, and iLipo laser body-contouring treatments.Pros
The small class sizes allow for lots of personal attention, and very little slacking off.
The studio only has two elliptical machines tucked into a corner, so you’ll need to do cardio elsewhere.
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