Megan Roup’s The Sculpt Society just launched at Equinox this August, but it’s actually been around for a few months. The first class to be produced wide-scale out of Project by Equinox, it provides a mix of dance cardio and Jane Fonda-esque sculpting (including the ankle weights!) for a full body burn. Seriously, though — I felt this one everywhere.
Finally, an Advanced run that I was able to complete in accordance with the instructions! Meg Takacs’ Running for Recovery is a flat run that takes you through various speeds, working up from 7.0 to 9.0 in varying intervals. Over the course of the 32 minutes, I was exhausted and wasn’t sure if I would make it through. But don’t fear — Meg’s encouragement will help!
Were you a 90s kid? Born in 1991, I definitely was. While I was pretty nerdy and spent a lot of time reading the encyclopedia (but actually), my (much cooler) sister LOVED N’Sync. Whether I liked it or not, I grew up with the dulcet sounds of boy bands in the background. So when Erin came out with her Backstreet Run, I HAD to do it — especially since it was right in time for Back Day.
Equinox’s signature classes tend to have a few features in common. They always offer a solid workout that offers a similar but distinct difference to boutique studios. For example, The Muse is kind of a play on a dance class, but with weights and routines that even klutzes like me can follow. And the sessions tend to include some type of mobility training in addition to strength and cardio. True Athlete is no exception. Released in May 2018, the class uses RMT® clubs (essentially giant maracas) and bosu balls to challenge students’ stability and flexibility while breaking out a sweat.
As a teenager, I hated to run. Although I spent a lot of time on the treadmill trying to walk the pounds away, I never went faster than 4.5 miles per hour. If, for some reason, I was forced to move faster, I became convinced that I had a heart problem as I got out of breath. Never did I consider that I might just be out of shape. So deciding to try Precision Running over a year ago was challenging for me. Yes, I had made a lot of progress with weight training. And I could do 200 burpees in a row. But would I be able to run a mile without stopping? The answer was yes — and, for a while, I was hooked on Precision Running.