A first look inside The Fhitting Room, the Upper East Side’s new interval training studio
The much-anticipated studio—which features a laser-focus on high intensity interval classes (HIIT)—comes tricked out with a spring-loaded floor, colorful kettlebells and props galore, plus a two trainers per small group class.
We stopped by The Fhitting Room to get our heart rates up in a daily "Fhix." Here's what you'll find inside...
(Photos: Lisa Elaine Held for Well+Good)
And instead of TRX, The Fhitting Room has a similar tool, a Jungle Gym, which includes an extra, solid foot loop on the bottom, that securely grips your foot in a way the TRX can't. (That's Well+Good's Alexia and Lisa getting into position.)
In our class, head trainer Eric Salvador teamed up with Daury Dross to lead us through the daily FHIX, a "Functional High Intensity Mix" of exercises that included cardio (jumping jacks, rowing, high knees), strength training using kettlebells, dumbbells, and the Jungle Gyms, and mat work like walking planks (Well+Good's Melisse, pictured), squat burpees, and the aforementioned sit-ups.
The playlist rocked and the energy level was high, but the transitions between exercises could use some smoothing out. All classes are 50 minutes and are full-body focused.