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Are you bored of the barre, and it seems like you’re just spinning your wheels at cycling? If you’ve been all over the city thinking you’ve seen and sweated it all, it may be time to reimagine your concept of fitness at the Movement Lab in Baltimore.
If we’re talking vibes, the expansive studio space—the second floor of a former auto body (now a true body shop)—is bursting with character. One-of-a-kind murals cover the few walls that are not taken up by floor-to-ceiling windows. And while unexpected details like exposed beams and hardwood floors may have you wondering if you’re in a workout studio or an expensive penthouse loft, it’s far from pretentious.
The Movement Lab is an all-inclusive, everyone-welcome type of space, and we haven’t even spoken to the most important part: the movement.
Yes they have classes you might recognize, like Vinyasa Flow and Hip Hop Dance. But what makes the Movement Lab unique is the idea that while a good workout is a side effect, it’s not the main goal. Playful movement of your whole body is, first and foremost, the motive behind every class.
Classes like AntiGravity Yoga will literally flip your perspective on fitness as you swing and strengthen at the same time. Before you knock it, know that being upside down using only your body to keep you from flipping out of your hammock — once you get the hang of it. Seem like too much fun? Then you haven’t tried Jumping Fitness — a fitness class on mini trampolines… seriously. It will have you channeling your inner child while getting on a solid sweat.
Your body might be craving movement but if your mind is craving stillness, the Movement Lab has you covered with meditation classes, both on the ground and in the air. That’s right — you can actually take a floating meditation class, meaning you are suspended in a cocoon of fabric for the ultimate chill-out experience.
The Movement Lab is all about creating the best environment for students and teachers alike, at the best price possible, too. So, if you aren’t already stoked to drop everything and run over for a class, feel good knowing that $15 for a drop-in class is about as expensive as it gets, and community classes can be as cheap as $7 a pop. There really is no [upside-]downside to a flow, jump, or literal hangout at Movement Lab; come join the movement!