10 Reasons to Try Ballet


Many think of ballet as a beautiful fantasy reserved for little girls or the physically gifted, but ballet technique offers amazing benefits that can take your fitness level to new heights. Here, world-class ballerina and creator of Everyday Ballet, Tiekka Tellier shares 10 reasons to try ballet. 

  1. Posture, posture, posture! Beyond looking taller (and slimmer!) standing up straight increases mental alertness and communicates confidence [...]

Spotlight on the Lithe World Tour


- By Caroline Callahan Janson

Lithe: thin, supple, graceful. We’re pretty sure these synonyms are aspirational for all of us, which is why we couldn’t wait to hit the world tour of the Philadelphia-based studio by the same name. Founded in 2005 by Lauren Boggi, Lithe Method relies on an innovative and fun approach to fitness that Boggi calls Cardio-Cheer-Sculpting. (All rights reserved on that one!) [...]

GoRecess Studio Spotlight: DMF; New York, NY


- By Caroline Callahan Janson

Have you ever wished you could just rock out to your favorite tunes and feel like you worked out? If so, DMF by Lindi will likely be one of your most cherished ways to work up a sweat. DMF—Dance Motivational Fitness—is a fun, fast-paced class conceived and taught by the lovely Lindi Duesenberg whose upbeat, positive vibe draws hordes of dance lordes from [...]

GoRecess Studio Spotlight: AKT in Motion; New York, NY


- By Caroline Callahan Janson

Feel like you can’t dance? AKT in Motion will change that—and tone every inch of your body. Which is exactly why founder and fitness guru Anna Kaiser has lured star bods like Kelly Ripa and Sarah Jessica Parker to her dance cardio studio.

Since the Upper East Side studio opened its doors, it has become the talk of the town, making [...]

GoRecess Studio Spotlight: The Ailey Extension; New York, NY


Home to the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the largest building dedicated to dance in New York City, The Ailey Extension program was created to expand on the legacy of Alvin Ailey who believed that "dance comes from the people and should be delivered back to the people." 

Offering over 80 classes per week in over 25 different dance and fitness techniques, The Ailey Extension [...]