Brianne Manz of Stroller in the City invited bloggers to join her in a class called Chaisse Fitness “Fit, Fab, and Fly” at the 92Y. I had no problem getting out my workout gear. I thought, “I’ve taken exercise classes before, how hard could this be”? Let me tell you, I thought hubby kicked my butt when we work out, and he does don’t get me wrong but this class had me working all parts of my body I didn’t even know I had. First of all you have a mother, daughter team. Lauren, who was raised by a ballerina, was a competitive figure skater, also ran a popular private Pilates studio. She wanted to bring Pilates into the modern upbeat vibe of New York.
Lauren’s daughter Rachel a successful ballet career took an unexpected turn. Her body started shutting down. She struggled with her body and weight after she stopped dancing. She was going to give up when her mother “Lauren” began developing the Reinvention Method. They experimented and created a new type of fitness that brought her body back to where it was when she was dancing, but even stronger and healthier.
The Reinvention Method is infused with elements of Pilates, ballet, and aerobics with the addition of the overhead bungees. Chaise Fitness creates long lean muscles, increases flexibility, and ultimately transforms your body to the best it can be.
I think if I took this class 5 days a week I will definitely see a big improvement. I know my body can be transformed. This class is made for reinventing my body. I sweated my butt off. Let me also tell you, I felt all my muscles aching for the next two to three days, especially but butt. Lol. That bungee ain’t no joke. Who knew this teeny tiny lady could push me so hard and take my body to a whole new level. It was the best class ever!!! Lauren is funny, sweet, and encouraging. The music was great and the class at the 92Y holds about 13 people so it’s intimate and I felt very comfortable.
This class is definitely on my “go back to list.” If you saw the instructors you would had never thought there was an issue with their weight. Thank you Lauren Piskin for a great workout!! Thank you Brianne for introducing me to this awesome class at the 92Y which wasn’t far from me.
That was just part of the day. After class we were treated to salad and wraps from Chop’t. They were amazing and after that workout I very much needed it. Follow them on Twitter @chopt or on their website at http://www.choptsalad.com
There were also vendors available for us to get our makeup and nails done. I had both done. The company for this treat was called Priv. They will come to your house, office, wherever you are if you need a blowout, manicure, or makeup done. Check them out on their website http://www.gopriv.com
I especially liked the Zen green Eco friendly products to be used in your home. Their products are toxin -free and completely natural to reduce chemical risk. They gave out samples to take home and I love the products. They smell great with flavors like lavender and vanilla. Check them out online at http://www.zenhomecleaning.com
Elemental Ts is a new Brooklyn-based, mom-founded, kids’ t-shirt company that aims to not only embrace, but to celebrate the curiosity that seems such a universal characteristic in young children. Their shirts are bright and colorful and the designs are meant to fuel their already innate interest in the natural world and in machines. They added in a small fact card and a toy magnifying glass to encourage a sense of discovery. Go to http://www.elementalts.com. to learn more.
Blueprint Cleanse is the very first line of juice cleanses to offer varying levels of intensity depending on one’s dietary habits and history. It’s a user-friendly system of cleansing set up to be practical for all nutritional lifestyles, from the most austere of raw food acolytes to the burger-and-red-wine crowd looking to periodically offset the damages of their indulgence. And it all started with a cold.
BluePrintCleanse will gently rid your body of impurities, regain an alkaline balance and normalize digestion and metabolism. Too often, a cleanse stirs up detox symptoms that are far too intense for the “average” person. BPC is designed for people that would like to give their insides a rest while simultaneously going on about their daily lives. One needn’t gamble with extremes to feel the benefits of a cleanse. http://www.Blueprintcleanse.com is their website.
92nd Street Y is a world-class cultural and community center where people all over the world connect through culture, arts, entertainment and conversation. For 140 years, we have harnessed the power of arts and ideas to enrich, enlighten and change lives, and the power of community to repair the world. http://www.92Y.org
Disclosure: I attended the Chaise Fitness class and received a swag bag. Opinions are my own.