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In New York, the top gyms are like Ivy League schools; prestigious, expensive, and incredibly selective. For instance, consider Performix House — about 13% of applications gain entrance to this invite-only, $900-per-month sweat spot. But as of January 2020, this gated fitness community is open to all comers. At least for 52 minutes.
Introducing Element by Performix, what the brand is calling “the highest fat-burning class in NYC.” An unexpected mix of HIIT and self-care, Performix House’s first group option is open to the public but upholds its reputation as a premier, industry-leading experience.
Created within the Union Square gym space, the dimly-lit studio is illuminated by colored lights and the glow of the massive leaderboard projecting your real-time metrics. Like a Barry’s or Orangetheory, you can expect treadmill intervals coupled with strength and conditioning work on the turf.
But this is Performix House. The club’s ridiculous membership fees afford class-goers the finer things, like custom treadmills and fancy cable machines that will absolutely cook your chest, shoulders, and arms.
The experience isn’t over when the music stops. Instead, find a comfortable seat and shut your eyes for a guided meditation session before self-massaging weary muscles with personal Theragun percussive therapy devices.
It’s everything the modern NYC fitness-junkie is looking for — results and the recovery in one.
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