New year, new you? You may have uttered the phrase before, but this time around, actually commit to your New Year’s resolutions with the help of the Upper West Side’s premiere personal training and group fitness studio.
As the holiday season winds down, it’s only natural to crave a reset after months of indulgence — but the process can be daunting. After all, many major gym facilities these days are more about style than function. Think trendy aesthetics with dim lights, booming music and people packed in. It’s easy to get lost in the crowd (especially when you’re just finding your groove), and that’s precisely where Momentum Fitness stands out.
Located at 246 Columbus Avenue (between 71st and 72nd streets), the movement-based studio was launched in 2010 and has gained its stellar reputation thanks to old-school values. They focus on true technique, strength and conditioning work, an open environment (with plenty of light!) and personalized programs.
This personalized approach means extensive individualized attention, even in group fitness classes (which range from 8-to-10 participants). All limitations can be addressed with your instructor, and there’s a place for any level of athleticism — don’t stress about judgment from intimidating gym-goers! Momentum offers the same high-end amenities as some of the area’s high-end health clubs… but without the pesky contracts, monthly memberships and crowded classrooms. Single classes are $35; this price goes down when you buy multiple classes.
Though there are classes suited for a variety of workouts, these four are particularly promising as we head into 2023:
• Glycerol With Bao Tran: Described as a “jack-of-all-trades fitness class,” this intense, full body workout is intended to be a “fat-burning bomb” to leave you in your best shape ever.
• Strength & Conditioning With Marcus Tavares: Interested in exploring a HIIT-style workout? Marcus has you covered. His strength and conditioning class incorporates dumbbells, bodyweight, sleds and slam balls for a dynamic session that consistently pumps up participants!
• Body Sculpt With Simoné Bart: A little movement goes a long way, and Simoné’s class will help activate your muscles primarily thanks to your own bodyweight and a series of pulses, squeezes and repetitions. There’s also light cardio, if you’re looking to get your sweat on!
• Mind/Body Strong With Gerard Thelemaque: Physical and mental health are extremely connected, and Mind/Body Strong helps to build strength, mobility and endurance — completely guided through breath work. Expect to leave your session with a clear head, feeling energized to take on the day.
With a perfect five-star rating on Yelp (and 55 excellent reviews praising everything from the encouraging team to fully-stocked locker rooms), it’s clear that Momentum Fitness may be the gym experience you’ve been seeking. Check out all class descriptions here and learn about your personal training options here. Fitness officially just got fun again!
For all group fitness classes and packages, use promo code ILTUWS for a 20% discount ! Packages never expire, so this is a great time to stock up and save without feeling rushed to use your sessions. Group packages can be shared with friends and family, and Momentum Fitness will also throw in a 5-pack of InBody scans ($200 value) to help track your progress as you move along.
This promo code can be used at check-out through January; buy a class or package here!