The Bar Method
155 Spring St. second fl., nr. W. Broadway; 212-431-5720
This newcomer to the crowd of Lotte Berke method-driven classes is the first Manhattan outpost of a San Francisco–based franchise. The mod, spacious studio hosts daily, one-hour classes that leave thighs and glutes burning for days.
135 W. 20th St. 6th fl., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-675-4555
This Chelsea yoga studio, opened by longtime yogis Stacey Brass and Bryn Chrisman, offers Vinyasa-style yoga at a variety of levels, plus weekly kirtan chanting sessions. New students can take advantage of unlimited classes for one week ($20).
85 N. 3rd St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg
Quirky Tribeca Vinyasa yoga studio Kula Yoga Project will be opening its second outpost next month in Williamsburg. The two-studio space will have a locker room equipped with a sauna and showers, which are painfully missing from the Tribeca locale. There will also be a café and shop on the premises featuring Shanti Shack vegetarian goods and Hyde athletic apparel.
Opening September 9.
Exhale at Gansevoort Park Avenue
420 Park Ave. South, at 29th St.; 212-730-0100
Exhale Spa, home of the Über-popular Core Fusion and various Core spinoff classes, will be opening its sixth New York location this fall at the new Gansevoort Park Hotel. In addition to offering a schedule full of group fitness classes and private training based on the Core philosophies, Exhale will debut its Core Fusion Bootcamp workshops here.
Opening October 1.
12 E. 18th St., nr. Broadway
SoulCycle, the studio that is reportedly responsible for Chelsea Clinton’s sculpted wedding physique, is opening its fourth Manhattan outpost in Union Square. The studio will offer their signature 45-minute cycling class, as well as one-hour SoulCycle Band classes, which incorporate resistance training to tone abdominal and upper-body muscles.
Opening in November.