Exclusive-ness? Odd-ness? What are you to make of the ness, currently so elusive that the minimalist web site prompts you to join a waitlist for access. “Due to limited availability, the ness is invitation only at this time,” but don’t let the presumed exclusivity deter you.
Steps from Canal Street Station and three flights of stairs later, natural light floods a space that feels more like a cool “adult” home than any gym you’ve ever been to. With its exposed brick walls and light stained hardwood flooring, the ness is spacious and bright, but above all, relaxed. It’s the kind of studio where your posture effortlessly straightens itself out upon entrance because your best is exactly what a space like this deserves. In all of its cheery warmth, the ness provides low impact, high intensity, short of breath workouts while kind of tricking you into that cardiovascular state.
While the studio offers [sweat] sculpt classes that don’t use any trampolines, we think [sweat] bounce is about as fun as it gets in a workout class world. Personal trampolines trigger childlike instincts, but [sweat] bounce isn’t a Sky Zone birthday party. You’ll be schooled on the proper foundational technique: the bounce down. Think less about gaining height off the tramp and more about controlling the lift with your core and glutes (this is a workout class after all!).
Unlike classes with choreography so tricky that it can be discouraging, [sweat] bounce strikes the perfect balance of challenge and accessibility. You’ll want to master the sequences to get in on the fun of bouncing to the beat and cultivating a collective energy with your classmates–it’s electric. And if you’re a trampoline junkie looking to relive your backyard playdate glory days, you’ll have ample opportunity to get your “high bounce” in during active recovery.
And, about that waitlist? Just scroll up and click book now. You’re in.
— Photo Credit: Active Spaces.