The first frosts and torrential downpour are putting a damper on our fitness routines.
Exercise first thing on a summer morning was glorious. Running along the seawall while the cool breeze refreshed your skin and bicycling to work under the steadily warming sun – this was what made our fitness not routine.
But now? Running while your shoes fill up with cold water from the rain, steeling yourself against the onslaught of cold wind – that’s what makes us want to stay in bed.
Kudos goes to a new club on the scene that wants to help you get out of bed. Equinox’s signature workout routines are innovative, exciting, and set in gorgeous studios – meaning you’ll want to keep exercising all winter long. If you don’t believe us, check out some of their workouts below.
This calorie torching full-body circuit isn’t your traditional ropes and rowers. Combining two of the most effective pieces of fitness equipment on the market, the WaterRower and battling ropes, this circuit joins individual and team challenges to help you achieve peak performance. The Ropes and Rowers interval training focuses on variety, making for a fun and unpredictable workout that brings measurable results.
Using ballet movements, isometric contractions, Pilates-based core-work, and yoga-style stretching, the total-body barre workout will slim your body from head to toe. It combines intervals of conditioning and stretching, creating a long, lean physique with strong yet supple muscles. It’s guaranteed to give your body a youthful look and feel.
Created by David Siik for Equinox, the Balanced Interval Training Experience, or B.I.T.E., will make you stronger and faster when running. This precise treadmill workout is an intricate balance of speed, incline, and recovery so you hit every muscle for the ultimate burn. This running formula mathematically strikes a balance between aerobic and anaerobic forms of interval training, maintaining a strict balance between the four core principles of running: speed, incline, duration, and recovery.
A collaboration between Equinox and RGA, the global agency renowned for bridging the worlds of data, technology and experience, the PURSUIT is Equinox’s solution to boring exercise. The immersive, interactive, and competitive cycling class combines in-class challenges with rich data visualization, proprietary graphics, and games with varied challenges to incite high levels of competition and produce amazing results. Games fall within two categories: Build and Burn. Build games tackle hills to improve endurance and increase strength. Burn games use timed high-intensity intervals push you to new levels of fitness.
Meet your goals head on, and get pumped. This high-intensity workout uses perfectly scripted metabolic conditioning to tax the body’s three energy systems: phosphagen, glycol, and oxidative. The workout acts like a fat-incinerator to leave you fit and motivated for the demands of your life.
Those sound like a good way to keep our heart rate up over the cold winter months. And you don’t have to do them alone.
These workouts are part of a new fitness club on West Georgia, Equinox. Equinox is not only a training-based facility for high-performance exercise – its design and amenities are also catching some eyes.