Pilates & Barre

5 Reasons Why A Pilates Tower Class Is Your New Favorite Summer Workout


- By JulieAnne Hull, Instructor at Uptown Pilates 

  1. Isolation. The apparatus is sleek and lean, just like the muscles it will help you sculpt. The majority of Tower exercises focus on one area of the body at a time, making it easier to isolate muscle groups. Want “sun’s out, guns out” arms? Ask your instructor to challenge you with an extra arm spring variation or two.
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Studio Spotlight: Uptown Pilates


Though its first studio opened on the Upper West Side in 2004, Uptown Pilates now has three other locations: Upper East Side, Sag Harbor, and its newest in Greenwich Village on Sixth Avenue. The four studios share a few common denominators: they are spic-and-span clean, well-run, with well-trained instructors who are committed to helping students improve their strength and flexibility through proper form and alignment using the Authentic Pilates [...]

3 Moves for Your Best #SummerSelfie from Pop Physique’s Jennifer Williams


Not quite ready for your #summerselfie close-up? Not to worry. Jennifer Williams, the former professional ballerina and creator of LA's hottest and most stylish boutique barre workout, Pop Physique, has you covered with some of her favorite exercises and expert tips - designed exclusively for GoRecess.

After just a few weeks of doing these fun, but super-effective exercises 3-4 times a week (in your living room or [...]

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 [...]