Aqua Studio in NYC!

Spinning or Swimming? Or maybe a combination of both! 

Aqua Studio, located in Tribeca, offers the opportunity to spin in a pool. Now that’s out of the ordinary, even for NYC! 

The studio itself has that Tribeca chic vibe to it, with a boutique on the first floor and a ladies locker room loaded with all the amenities downstairs. Make sure to bring your water shoes with you, and for those who are without, plan on renting them for $2.00 at the front desk. As instructed, I arrived 15 minutes early since I was a newbie and Lucie, our instructor, set me up on the bike. Figured I should dip my toe ever so lightly in the pool, I signed up for Lucie’s Restorative class. If you notice that there is no resistance knob on the bike, you are correct. Took me a little while to realize that the water is our resistance and no knob is necessary. We are in totally different terrain compared to a regular spin class!

We started the class with some light peddling and before I knew it Lucie had us stretching and using the resistance of the water to build up momentum and cardio. Lucie instructed us to use our breath with every push and pull of the water. She had us completely off the bike at times while we were still peddling and had us stretching from so many different angles. We finished the class up with some yoga balances and poses both in and off the bike. Since there’s no fear of falling over in the water, I found the water to be a great tool for building confidence when it comes to practicing those balancing poses.

The restorative class was so enjoyable, I would definitely give it another try. I felt tired and relaxed at the same time following the class, so I would chalk it up to a good workout.  Aqua Studio also has land classes, calisthenics toning, pre and post-natal classes, and a wide variety of special events. Thank you Lucie and thank you Aqua Studio for such an enjoyable class!

              

                      

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