#WORKOUT WEDNESDAY: Hip To Be Square

Always begin the weekend on a high note…

Known as the transportation hub and fitness mecca, Union Square, is hosting it’s second-annual week-long fitness festival, Union Square Sweat Fest.

Get a jump start on the festivities this Saturday February 20th, with an opening event featuring three 45 minute classes at the Gibney Dance Studio, with an all-star lineup of celebrity instructors including Jenna Wolfe, Personal Trainer and Lifestyle & Fitness Correspondent from the Today Show, leading a HIT workout, Kerri Verna aka BeachYogaGirl and Instagram sensation, teaching Yoga and Amanda Kloots, professional Broadway dancer and former Rockette, leading a dance cardio and mat workout. The series kicks off a week of wellness activities and special promotions, the district’s best athleisure retailers and gyms, giveaways at featured studio classes, and plenty of social media prizes.

For those interested in a free workout with renowned instructors, and access to popular classes at top gyms and special in-store workouts, this is your best week ever. With more than 100 fitness studios and gyms, Union Square’s community of health and wellness is bigger and more bad-ass than ever this year. Lululemon debuted its 14,420-square-foot flagship in the district this fall, the brand’s largest store to date. Athleta opened a behemoth studio beneath its existing retail, and Bandier opened it’s first permanent New York City brick-and-mortar location on Fifth Avenue (a.k.a. fitness row) this month. All of these powerhouses will be hosting workouts as part of a new “Drenched in Sweat” studio series; participants may sign-up and pay for select classes at featured studios where they will be surprised with Sweat Fest swag. It’ll be glorious.

A whole week’s worth of fitness festivities? Fagettaboutit!

All of the classes and activities are first come, first serve with the exception of the paid studio classes which require sign-up through the studios website or via link on Union Square Sweat Fest website.

Forecast is cold, with a good chance of perspiration.

Be sure to hydrate with a hot toddy post-workout. Winter’s Gatorade.

 

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