Sweat it Out
The Class by Taryn Toomey – or simply The Class if you’re in the New York work-out elite – is described as a “cathartic mind-body experience”. The photos on the website show beautiful women dressed in white, elegantly flowing through various poses. It’s normal to be both intimidated and enamoured with The Class before you’ve even been.
The new Tribeca studio is all white walls, marble countertops, hanging crystals and soft lighting. It exudes calm, hope and peace. This will be how you feel after The Class but the workout itself isn’t so gentle. Music vibrates through your body as you open your heart, strengthen every inch of your being, do more burpees than you ever thought possible, shout, laugh, cry, breathe, dance and keep pushing through the point of exhuastion. And when it ends, it’s as if you’ve been in the most wonderful meditation. Your mind is clear, your heart is pounding and your muscles are energised. Cathartic is definitely the right description.
The Class by Taryn Toomey, 22 Park Place, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10007.
Photo: Jaycee Gossett.