Local Gem: Exhale Battery Wharf
We are always looking for new ways to get and stay fit. And this winter it has been tougher than ever before to workout regularly because a) there is 6 feet of snow b) public transit is a hot mess (or ....a cold mess) c) it is dark out all the time d) we are still poor from Christmas shopping.
But tools Class Pass and Gilt City Deals are keeping us on the ball. Through Gilt, I recently tried a month at Exhale Battery Wharf, and let me tell you, this is the gym to go to in the winter. They have early morning and late night classes which is a must-have for any career gal, and their amenities are unbeatable, which means you can take a luxurious hot shower and blow dry your hair so you don't have to walk all the way home in the cold to shower before you head to work.
Exhale offers yoga and and what they call "core fusion" classes which are a mix of barre, pilates, and cardio training. Their core fusion classes are tough and give attendees a seriously good full-body workout, and while this may sound intimidating, the instructors are awesome and especially welcoming to newcomers. I am also a huge fan of their Chill Yoga which is perfect for a hungover weekend when you don't actually feel like working out. This mix of meditation and slow yoga with a focus on restorative poses will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized.