Note: I received this massage for free in exchange for writing an honest review.
I first met the lovely folks of FitClub NY when they hosted a pop-up event at the flagship Lululemon on Fifth Avenue. Camped out in the lower level of the shop, in a space called Hub Seventeen, they offered sports massages and physical therapy assessments. At that event, I won a 60-minute sports massage at their studio, located at 153 W 27th Street.
Who turns down a free massage? Not me. So a few weeks later I showed up at their studio, conveniently located by the 28th Street 1 train stop. I made an appointment first, of course. You gotta make an appointment. Write that down.
FitClub NY reminds me of a start-upy version on my old favorite, Finish Line Physical Therapy. I switched health insurance plans. Under the new policy, PT sessions have increased in price by 300%. So I’m exploring other, possibly more affordable, PT options and I was excited to check out FitClub.
Hi pals! How was your week? Mine was pretty hectic.
It was a real treat to leave the city this weekend and head to Great Barrington. It’s pretty real how much a slower paced environment can chill you out.
Song of the week: “Jorge Regula” by the Moldy Peaches. You’ll be singing along in no time. This is a twee call and response jam.
This week’s fitness recap:
Good morning, sunshine(s)! Did you have a good week? The Boston Marathon was last Monday and like many of you, I have race fever! Speaking of racing, earlier this week I shared my race etiquette wish list. Got anything to add to that list?
Ok down to business.
Every time I worked out last week:
Monday: I finally tried Pop Physique (a California-originated barre studio that opened an outpost in NYC). The studio has a sassy-chic aesthetic. I liked the workout. It’s very similar to Physique57 in structure and intensity.
Hello from Colorado! I am out west skiing and hanging out all week. I flew in to Denver on Friday night (3/18) and have been to Keystone and Beaver Creek with Vail and maybe Breckenridge on deck! I’m going to leave out Colorado workout recaps from this post so I can do a ski-recap all together.
Hello from Colorado!
For the first time in a while, I went to zero classes via ClassPass. I was traveling too much to make it happen. I talk a big game about working out while traveling, but sometimes I slack when I’m away, too.
Every time I worked out this week:
I’ve mentioned it in passing, but I’ve never explained why I’m so positive about my physical therapy experience at Finish Line.
Aren’t you meant to dread physical therapy?
Before I went to FLPT I was feeling pretty frustrated. After many months, three doctors and a different physical therapy treatment, I wasn’t healing from what sounded like such a simple injury (an ankle sprain). Finish Line was a bright light for me, so I wanted to breakdown why this place is special and effective. (Though I hope you never need the information.)