By Kristin Tice Studeman. Photos: Courtesy of Instagram/Flex Studios.
The weather is finally warming up and like it or not, Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching. The days of hiding underneath chunky winter knits and coats are coming to an end and it’s time to show some skin. As we prep to bare all (or, at least a lot more skin than we have in months), we’ve rounded up some New York City's best detoxing and sculpting programs to help jumpstart your summer body. You’ll be wanting to go shopping for a new bikini in no time.
The details: Devotees of celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson will fan girl hard for her forthcoming 2017 Vitality Tour. She’s hosting Vitality Weeks in cities across the U.S., including NYC and the Hamptons, where you can do daily workouts with Anderson, attend lectures and Q&A sessions, and either familiarize yourself with her method or work on fine tuning what you already know. Anderson says these intense days “have been some of the most profound weeks” in her life. Starting at $775.
The details: Bari Studio in Tribeca, a favorite of supermodels like Joan Smalls and Hilary Rhoda, has brought back its six-week Bari Peel Program just in time for summer 2017. Kicking off on April 16th, the program starts with a detox week (with an optional at-home food program or Sakara meal service) and includes a combination of classes, private sessions, and body measurements, depending on which program you select. Each week, their team of trainers and nutritionists will provide custom sweat goals, nutrition advice and support. The top tier program, $1,950, has it all, including a complimentary facial from Heyday and private trainer sessions. If you don’t live in New York, they also have an online program so you can do it from anywhere in the world (also great if you travel frequently). Clients who have done Bari Peel in the past claim to have lost upwards of ten pounds and dropped two sizes.
The details: Toomey, one of NYC’s most celebrated fitness impresarios with a cult following (a group that includes the likes of Naomi Watts and Christy Turlington), has a newly opened Tribeca studio and a crystal jewelry line to boot. This spring, her seasonal cleanse program called The Layer gets into full swing. Designed by Toomey, culinary nutrition consultant Mikaela Reuben, and triple board certified nutritionist Dana James, the program includes daily nutritional plans, a detailed manual, recipes, instructions for mindful routines and rituals, tools for cravings, and more. This program is less about the numbers and more about resetting your emotional and physical body. The program officially started April 3rd but you can join at any point between April and May.
The details: VS Angels like Elsa Hosk and Alessandra Ambrosio regularly turn to Flex Studios for their flat abs and super toned arms. Flex currently has a new Six Weeks to Summer Challenge ($600) that starts April 17th and runs through May 29th that includes 24 Flex classes and Outdoor Voices workout gear. No matter how fit you are, you will find Flex to be a welcome challenge for all your muscles. The workouts, from pilates reformer classes to barre, are tough, but undoubtedly body transforming.
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