Meet Sam Datz! Our new #WorkoutWednesday column writer has an extensive fitness background that she garnered from breaking a sweat in a wide variety of experiences. From boutique gyms to killer core classes, Sam will visit studios all over town to find you the best work out, instructor, and vibe for your needs. Reach her at email@example.com and check out her first post below:
It’s a mere 43 degrees outside, and I’m headed to the Upper East Side to dance in a pool! Surfer Anna Jerstrom, founder of Calavera swimwear and Z Club NYC come together to host Calavera’s Aqua class.
Let me first start out by saying that I dropped out of dance class when I was a kid. The minute I found out that in order to wear the pretty costumes you actually had to go on stage and perform in them at the recital, I was out. Twenty years later here I am at Calavera’s Aqua class minus the tutu. I changed into my bathing suit in the locker room- very clean and the showers are supplied with all of the necessities and more!
Luckily this is nothing like a traditional dance class… think more along the lines of a “pool party”. Integrating the aerobic fitness philosophy with traditional aquatic fitness disciplines, this aqua class combines it all together into a workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all fun!
Edmee Cherdieu D’ Alexis Co-Founder and General Manager at Z Club NY was our instructor. Once she cranked the music up, her energy transpired to the class and through the indoor pool roof. Edmee modeled the moves from the pool deck as we followed along, making the choreography easy to follow. We were encouraged to sing along, and really push through the water to increase the resistance, sculpt the body and get our heart rate up. I found myself smiling from ear to ear the entire class, there is a sense of freedom youthfulness in a pool that is unlike any other workout on land. Edmee has a unique way of teaching in that it’s like clubbing with your favorite friend (the gleam in her eyes says you guys are going to get into loads of trouble).
The beauty of Calavera’s Aqua class is that anyone can do it, age ranges from 25-70 years old. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast looking for a new way to get your cardio fix, or young at heart with two hip replacements that still likes to shake her groove thing, this class is for you. Instructors provide a great deal of modifications for exercises, and you’re in a pool so there’s little to no impact on your joints. There are locker room facilities on site, with showers, towels and full amenities. Classes are a mere $19 which is a steal compared to most group fitness classes in New York, or a night out dancing in Meat Packing. Z Club NY occasionally offers deals on sites such as Groupon and Gilt City which can further deepen your discount on a class package.
STUDIO E57 COMPLETE BODY & SPA 301 East 57th Street, 5th floor New York, New york 10022 zclubny: +1-347-709-2582 www.zclubny.com
Oh my… the new Skinny Pinch Minimergency kit lost a little girth around the middle. And she is so pretty and bejeweled for the holidays. Now what will I replace the extra inch in my clutch with?
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Still feeling the filth and grime of the makeup build up from Halloween? Give yourself some me time in the shower and take yourself on a full body scrub down with these amazing in shower scrub-a-dubs.
Both the face and body formula have been around to break down the dirt layers for years. New formulas have come about within the line and these two are our favorites. Also, check out their new moisturizer spray for reconditioning of your skin after you shower.
Full Disclosure: St. Ives sent us this bag of goodies to test out pre-Halloween with some face paint and panties (panties? not sure we needed those but hopefully some other editor got lucky on Halloween)! Thanks St. Ives & Hanky Panky!
Tired of getting the winter bulge and slipping behind that fuzzy sweater you stole from your ex-boyfriend (and yes I stole your sweater you freak)? Well, shall I ask you to sniff your way out of your craving? Cray cray I know but everything from chocolate inspired candles to corn sugar cookie cleansers are under your nose to keep your sugar binge at bay. That being said, no one has come up with a remedy for the aromatic slow cooked pot roast yet. Have no fear; give the ever-evolving cosmetic and home good companies a moment to digest. I’m sure the meats are right around the corner and they will likely come in an eco friendly gluten free package.
Yum it out with these picks:
Stay away from Hershey Park and stay at home and watch Wilily Wonka with his little green friends next to this this overload of chocolate scented candle. One hour of this baby lit and chocolate will be the last thing you desire.
Momofuku cookies got your panties in a whirl and pacing in a pms rage? Oh honey I hear ya, so scrub a dub your face in this facial cleanser by Lush.
Tip: take your clothes off and get in the bath before you try this one. You need to be naked and relaxed to fight this demon. The scrub isn’t edible so a nude, unwound sweet freak is less likely to run through the streets in search of the corn calling.
Now that we are onto baths, this is utterly ridic. I’m telling you a bath in this stuff will make you melt into calm. You will be searching for a pillow rather than sweets on seamless after your silky immersion. A luxury tank for the body that far outweighs the edible version. Besides few and far between can perfect the shell on the dessert anyway.
Sweet dreams beauty queens…