What’s girlier than squeezing a pink barre ball between your thighs in a studio covered in cherry wallpaper? If this isn’t enough to convince you that Pop Physique is girly-girl heaven, the studio has been known to play some throwback Spice Girls tunes, and you can’t forget about that fab photo opp under the neon pink “J’Adore Barre” sign.
Anna Kaiser’s AKT studio encourages you to replace your cocktails with cardio, dancing your way through happy hour – we think we can get on board with this. Our favorite class is “Tease.” One: we love the sassy name and two: it’s great for beginners because you can actually follow the choreography and don’t feel like your limbs are flailing around in a million different directions. Throw in the pink and purple strobe lights and killer playlist, and you’ll be on your way to replacing those late night Marquee romps with exercise.
If working out next to a Victoria’s Secret model is your idea of #motivation (props to you) then look no further than bright, white and airy Soho studio, ModelFit. Like it’s name, ModelFit attracts some of the city’s longest and leanest, and frankly, us mortals can’t get enough either. Expect to work up a sweat in this low-impact, calorie blasting workout, and be sure to say hey to Gigi for us.
Want to feel like a total badass boss babe? We thought so. Grab your gals, and get your freak on. This Miami-inspired studio offers cardio dance workouts with a live DJ in every class! And what’s the point of working out if you can’t post about it on social media? Not to worry, there are plenty of grammable photo opps at 305 Fitness including giant images of sexy mouths and the insta-famous “Girls, Girls, Girls” neon sign.
Let’s just start with the fact that the Bari studio is covered in palm leaf print – we’re already in love. Toss in fun workouts like bouncing on a trampoline and dancing your booty off, and we’re LEAPING on the cool girl workout bandwagon. Start scrolling their perfect Instagram feed now, and you’ll be booking a class in no time.
Yes, we know tons of guys tap it back at Soul Cycle, but the brand that paved the way for boutique group fitness still makes the “girly” studio list. Soul Cycle’s cute, yellow bikes keep us feeling oh-so-cheerful, and the candle scents are what dreams are made of. I mean, what other GYM smells better than a bouquet of fresh flowers?
Former New York City Ballet ballerina, Mary Helen Bowers, originally started Ballet Beautiful to stay in shape after leaving the company, but the studio quickly turned into an exclusive celeb hot spot. Bowers even trained Natalie Portman for her role in Black Swan. Now the beautifully feminine studio offers both private and group classes for New Yorkers looking for that ballet bod.