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If you haven’t joined New York City’s SLT faithful yet, you are one of very few. SLT (short for “Strengthen, Lengthen, Tone”) is one of the city’s most popular workouts, with studios dotting Manhattan and spilling into Brooklyn, Long Island, West Chester, and even the Hamptons. Known for their challenging Megaformer-based, Lagree-style classes, the focus of the signature SLT class is to use controlled muscle movements to sculpt your entire body and leave you feeling (for lack of a better description) strengthened, lengthened, and pretty sore in the core the next day.
As the self-proclaimed “OG” of the Megaformer workout, SLT is no stranger to being ahead of the trend. And just as Rumble and Equinox have made a run on the idea of a treadmill studio, SLT likes the idea of a combo.
As of late, it’s on-trend to stack your workout routine with all sorts of different exercises. Instead of running every day, many runners are interspersing their regular running routines with strength workouts, like bootcamp classes or Pilates, as well. And on the other side, weightlifters are looking to get a little cardio in by attending the occasional cycling or boxing class. But as any fitness studio fanatic knows, having multiple memberships to different studios to get all your cross-training in can really take a toll on the bank account.
SLT’s new concept studio called SLT Tread is that solution. It’ll still be using the Megaformer, but the class will cut down the Megaformer time to 25 minutes and tack on a 25-minute Woodway treadmill workout to make sure you’re hobbling out of class (in the best way, of course).
“We've spent the past 8 years developing and educating clients on our signature workout,” said SLT Founder/CEO, Amanda Freeman. Yet, when she noticed how her clients were taking both SLT classes and then using their days off the Megaformer to supplement with some high-intensity cardio, the challenging, toning, heart rate-driving SLT Tread was born.
“Whether someone has taken 500 SLT classes and never run a mile or someone has run 10 half marathons and never been on the Megaformer, this is the class for them.”
SLT Tread’s credo is “Tread Fast. Tone Slow.”, and being that the Megaformer and Woodway are already challenging on their own, the 50-minute combo classes—capped at 20 people—are sure to be a rollercoaster of emotion and muscle burn.
Ready switch up the pace? Tread is headed to NoMad in the base of The James hotel, launching mid-January — just in time for you to make it your new workout addiction of 2020.
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