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Monthly Archives: May, 2014

GoRecess Studio Spotlight: FLEX Studios; New York, NY


- By Caroline Callahan Janson

Serene, inspiring, and welcoming are hardly words any New Yorker uses to describe 14th Street. But FLEX Studios deserves all three words and then some. The bright, happy space features classes that are rigorous but not aggressive in tone. The teachers are knowledgeable and the 4,500 square foot space is crystal clean, with a wide open seating area and well-kept bathrooms, lockers and [...]

GoRecess Studio Spotlight: Touch Massage; Los Angeles, CA


- By Caila Ball

Once exclusively a spa offering massage treatments, Touch Massage has expanded into a wellness boutique that includes group and private Pilates classes as part of its new offerings. The soothing spa presence carries over into the Pilates practice, and provides a luxurious welcome to class. Looking for a reward for reaching a fitness goal? Treat yourself to one of the reasonably-priced massages or [...]

GoRecess Studio Spotlight: ModelFIT; New York, NY


- By Caroline Callahan Janson

Chances are you might have heard of Justin Gelband, the trainer known as the “Model Whisperer” who is credited with shaping the physiques of Angela Lindvall, Kate Upton, Miranda Kerr and other models for the famed Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue and Victoria’s Secret Runways. In case you haven’t, you’ll be happy to learn that Gelband recently paired up with former stylist [...]

Studio Spotlight: Powerhouse Pilates; Doylestown, PA


- By Geraldine Campbell

Co-founders Annie and Victoria Maxwell came to Pilates through other active pursuits: Annie is a lifelong runner; Victoria is a former kickboxer. In other words, this studio, which just celebrated its 3rd anniversary, is the kind of space where newbies are welcome.  Stick with it and you will get better—not to mention killer abs, rock hard buns, and a powerhouse lower back. 


GoRecess Studio Spotlight: Lyons Den Power Yoga; New York, NY


- By Caroline Callahan Janson

You may have spotted Lyons Den Power Yoga's co-founder Bethany Lyons on the pages of SELF, SHAPE, or Fitness magazines, or caught one of her appearances on ABC, CBS, TLC or CNN, to name a mere few. But in case not, it’s time to hightail it to this immaculate sun-lit TriBeCa studio, where Lyons teaches many of the classes at New [...]