Once energized by the noisy scene surrounding the revolving crop of NYC fitness studios, you’ve grown tired of comparing who wore what Lululemon. You’re ready for some peace and quiet along with the calorie burning.
A little spot of serenity on the UES, The Studio by Remorca Fitness recently opened with super-personalized workouts to whip you into shape — a natural extension of founder Dennis Remorca’s private gym. Classes (housed in an intimate, exposed brick studio on a pleasant side street) are limited to a dozen or less students, so you can concentrate on conditioning and not chatter, and instructors will know just how to push you. The schedule includes musts like barre sculpt, yoga and kickboxing, plus fun twists like salsa sculpt and music video moves — some classes are stepped up with high-tech Polar technology, which monitors data like your heart rate and calories burning.
Through May, those easing into babyhood should take advantage of the special “New Mommy” package, which includes three Training with Babies classes, three Mommy & Me Yoga classes, and four classes of your choice. The Studio’s fitness experts and in-house nutritionist can also put together a custom program (co-owner Nedra Lopez is known in certain uptown circles as a master “diastasis recti” eliminator).