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Living in Vivey at FlyBarre, Flatiron

Our second stop on the dance fitness tour took us back to the basics. It’s fun to see the rest of the nation is becoming obsessed with barre, so we had to resume our place. There are many derivatives of the Barre Method, but the goal is always the same: we want the long toned lines that we associate with dancers. And because we love a chance to hang with our own brand model, Shay Kostabi, starting with her class at FlyBarre in Flatiron was a no-brainer. My friend Pasha, who is a dancer in his own right, agreed to pay our girl a visit. When he asked what FlyBarre was, I realize now I may have been a  little too vague in my description:

“You know… like a series of conditioning exercises based on ballet barre…” He thought about it, nodded, and in we went for the FlyBarre experience.

When I kept getting evil glares from him between our sweating and low level grunting… I guess I deserved it. To his credit, he totally rocked it and Shay made us laugh through the work and grunting.

PEOPLE: ballet dancers have amazingly toned bodies because they work HARD! I know they make it look soft and easy but all the dancers I know are some of the toughest, strongest and most disciplined/diligent athletes I’ve ever seen.  If you don’t like concentrated and highly intense toning exercises that feel like they will never end, then this is probably not for you. If you like to feel a serious burn… go sign up.

Some notes on the Flybarre Flatiron Studio itself:
Coming from a grimey dance studio background, I was impressed with how polished and cool this space is kept. The reception is very professional, the slate maze-like hallways setup a serious and intense environment. They supply you with towels, water, great bathrooms, lockers; all you could ever expect from a quality studio. Added bonus: right as you finish class theres a clean-up crew that comes in on your heels and leaves the studio wiped down and spotless for the next group. Impressive!

The work is intense but the teachers are inspiring and keep the energy up even when you think you don’t have another leg-lift left in you to give. Shay was invested in our working hard and getting value, which I hear is common for the team here. You know you will work hard, probably suffer a bit, but the hour goes by fast and after it’s over your quickly laughing and enjoying yourself again. Well, until the next day at least…

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The Vivey team decided to take a little excursion to the Movement studio to try the workout class using Rexist360 resistance training system with Shay Kostabi recently. We just wanted to share the image that greeted us upon arrival. This is a great studio in NYC and we highly recommend it! What a fun way to get in shape, move, dance and stay positive with great people. Already looking forward to going back!

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Living in Vivey: Join the Movement

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Soon Enough You’ll be Sweating | You Better be Hydrating

Summer is almost here, can you feel it?! We all know how important it is to keep hydrated all year ’round, but the scorching season is key, so get your glasses and bottles ready ladies!

Some of you may have heard of the 8 by 8 rule before, meaning 8 8-ounce glasses of water per day. We know you’re smarter than that and can’t be fooled, this amount is what you should be drinking AT LEAST each day. The actual adequate daily intake of water for women is 2.2 liters.

How about we make up a new rule – have a full bottle of water handy at all times! We care about you and know how much you accomplish each day, so stay replenished please.

It’s challenging, trust me, I know. But pretty things always make challenges a little easier right?! That’s why I’m gonna be getting myself a bkr glass bottle this season. Oh, what color you ask? Kitten | so cute I can barely take it |!

Fill up this cutie and drink up 5 times a day and you’ll be looking stylish, healthy, active, and most importantly – hydrated!

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