Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Go With the Row

CityRow is the next best thing to cruising down the Hudson


SoulCycle was a little too culty, and those CrossFit workouts of the day (WODs)? Anything with an acronym that sounds like a nuke is a wee bit much.

Maybe you need something a little more your own speed, which is perhaps better measured in knots. And for that, there's CityRow.
Sure, there's been a spate of new rowing studios popping up in the last year, but the sleek and minimal CityRow doesn't just plop you on a machine. Instead, it integrates yoga and strength training into its rowing routines.
Still, those 16 beautiful Indo-Row machines are nothing to sniff at. The flywheels contain actual water, so you'll get the same kind of resistance as if you were gliding down the Hudson.
And once you're done whooshing through rowing sprints that target your legs, core, and arms, you'll hop over to the mat next to you for some yoga poses. 
All in all, you'll get a high-intensity, low-impact, total-body workout in 50 minutes, burning up to 600 calories in a single session.
And promise: no cultish afterparty.

CityRow cityrow.com
80 5th Ave. (W. 14th St.), Union Square
(212) 242-4790

Price: 3 (out of 4)
Noise: 3 (out of 4)

Subway: 4/5/6/N/R/W to Union Square
Nearby: Hu Kitchen; Souen; Dig Inn

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