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Best of New York Beauty 2004

Best New Fitness Class


  • Photo by Stefan Studer
  • Commotion! at Equinox

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    If treadmills bore you to tears, Marcelo Ehrhardt has a way to keep your attention: Commotion!, a circuit of mini-trampolines, medicine balls, steps and jump ropes. Everyone pairs off for a turn around the circuit; each station is done for three minutes, then one minute, and finally at frantic, calorie-burning 30-second intervals. Since three minutes isn’t enough time to get bored with anything, the class flies by and you wind up drenched—with all your muscle groups and your cardiovascular system well worked out in a taut 45 minutes.

From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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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).