Skip the gym: 
Where to Work Out When You Don't Feel Like Working Out

We're all for moderation. Sometimes, when you're not in the mood to workout, you should rest! Other times, you're not in the mood to workout, but also sort of want to move—maybe for endorphins or maybe because you don't want to be able to say you spent your entire Saturday binging Netflix. Here are some options for those times.

01.
be.come

  • location-iconLocation: Noho
  • price-iconPrice: $35
  • duration-iconDuration: 60 minutes

02.
The Class

  • location-iconLocation: Tribeca
  • price-iconPrice: $35
  • duration-iconDuration: 65 minutes

03.
Sky Ting

  • location-iconLocation: Chinatown, Tribeca, Williamsburg
  • price-iconPrice: $25
  • duration-iconDuration: 60 minutes

04.
Mile High Run Club

  • location-iconLocation: Noho, Nomad, UES
  • price-iconPrice: $34
  • duration-iconDuration: 45 minutes

05.
Forward Space

  • location-iconLocation: Nolita
  • price-iconPrice: $34
  • duration-iconDuration: 50 minutes

06.
Stretch*d Space

  • location-iconLocation: Flatiron
  • price-iconPrice: $45-$135
  • duration-iconDuration: 25, 55, or 75 minute

07.
Hit House

  • location-iconLocation: Nolita
  • price-iconPrice: $27-$35
  • duration-iconDuration: 50 minutes

08.
Ballet 1

  • location-iconLocation: Tribeca
  • price-iconPrice: $20
  • duration-iconDuration: 90 minutes

01.
be.come

  • location-iconLocation: Noho
  • price-iconPrice: $35
  • duration-iconDuration: 60 minutes

Bethany’s class feels accessible and manageable. Their warmth and positivity is contagious, to the point where you’ll be asking how do I channel this kind of energy all the time? The body-weight-only exercises in this class will leave you sore, but they'll also leave you energized.

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02.
The Class

  • location-iconLocation: Tribeca
  • price-iconPrice: $35
  • duration-iconDuration: 65 minutes

The Class is not a low-key workout, but it will leave you feeling deeply energized and a lot more present in your own body. We think it should be one of your first stops when you’re reluctant to move or when you need to change your mood.

03.
Sky Ting

  • location-iconLocation: Chinatown, Tribeca, Williamsburg
  • price-iconPrice: $25
  • duration-iconDuration: 60 minutes

Sky Ting is one of our favorite yoga studios for a reason. The second you walk into one of their spaces you’ll feel instantly at ease—you’ll be glad you decided to show up. You can’t go wrong with any instructor here, and their non-dogmatic approach is much appreciated when you’re not in the mood to hear woo-woo phrases with little substance.

04.
Mile High Run Club

  • location-iconLocation: Noho, Nomad, UES
  • price-iconPrice: $34
  • duration-iconDuration: 45 minutes

Mile High Run Club is a great way to commit to running for a set amount of time to the best of your ability. You’ll likely do intervals, but not Barry’s style intervals where you feel like your only option is to fly off your treadmill. Serious runners go here, and while we think the quality of the class depends on the music and instructor, going here generally leaves us feeling accomplished and happy even if we were not initially looking forward to it.

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05.
Forward Space

  • location-iconLocation: Nolita
  • price-iconPrice: $34
  • duration-iconDuration: 50 minutes

Forward Space is the ultimate place to dance, even if you don’t know how to dance. It feels much more like your best night out than a fitness class. The easy to follow choreography feels manageable even if you’re not having an “on” day, and the music is so good that it’s a mood lifter in and of itself.

06.
Stretch*d Space

  • location-iconLocation: Flatiron
  • price-iconPrice: $45-$135
  • duration-iconDuration: 25, 55, or 75 minute

Stretch*d Space isn’t really a workout, but it is doing something good for your body. If you’re not in the mood to workout because everything feels tight, or you just feel exhausted, we think a 25 minute stretch here will help move things in the right direction.

07.
Hit House

  • location-iconLocation: Nolita
  • price-iconPrice: $27-$35
  • duration-iconDuration: 50 minutes

If you’re not in the mood to workout, but you’re also generally a little pissed, Hit House is a great option. Throughout class, you’ll throw punches and kicks at your own personal Bishop. In other words, you punch a uniquely shaped stationary bag and no one will get in your way.

08.
Ballet 1

  • location-iconLocation: Tribeca
  • price-iconPrice: $20
  • duration-iconDuration: 90 minutes

Lifting weights is hard, but leaping across a dance studio is not. Ballet1 is all-levels and it’s a real opportunity to express yourself. This class is uplifting and everything about it will make you glad you went.

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