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     The Best
     Boot Camps
     Near You
     A cross-country guide to the top classes
     and retreats to whip you into shape for
     bathing-suit season.
     By Melisse Gelula and alexia Brue of

     New York City               AS one
     Slim & Strong               The well-credentialed
     Ariane Hundt,               mega-athlete founders
     founder of Brooklyn         here really know their
     Bridge Boot Camp,           stuff, including the
     leads this results-         fact that carrying
     oriented month-long         sandbags, lugging
     indoor program              ropes, running stairs
     that combines a             and doing a trillion
     fat-burning workout         squat-thrusts turns
     (with weights,              the average woman
     squats and cardio)          into a super-svelte
     and food advice (in         athlete. $560 for 16
     addition to being a         classes,
     trainer, she’s also a
     nutritionist). You’ll       BASSett’S
     track your success          Boot CAmp At
     with before-and-            pure YogA
     after measurements          Yoga’s first drill
     and photos. $350 per        sergeant is Loren
     month, brooklynbridge       Bassett, who leads                intense yoga/cross-
                                 training classes where
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      Light(er) weights          vinyasa sequences
      plus more reps creates
      slim, toned arms.          segue into burpees,
      Two-pound walking          mountain climbers
      dumbbells, $6 per pair,
      select Marshalls,
                                 with gliders and high-        intensity cardio with
      for locations
                                 strength training—all
                                 in a 105-degree room.
                                 No child’s pose here.
                                              continued …

     *note: Most boutique fitness studios offer
     discounts via class cards/packs. unless noted,
     single class rates are quoted here.
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       exhAle Six-Week
       Core evolution
       At Battery Wharf
       and Exhale locations
       nationwide. The
       combination of weekly
       one-on-one nutrition
       consults and unlimited
       Core Fusion classes
       (centered around barre
       work and free weights)
       should majorly help
       you along the way to a
       dancer body. Aim for
       four classes a week,
       including more cardio-
       centered variations
       like Core Fusion Sport.   lithe method

                                                     Philadelphia              Miami
                                                     lithe method              FlYWheel And
                                                     This incredibly           FlYBArre
                                                     popular studio is         Also in New York.
                                                     responsible for           For a seriously
                                                     99 percent of the high    slimming self-guided
                                                     butts and flat abs in     program, pair the
                                                     Philly. The fat-burning   popular spin and
                                                     classes use resistance    barre classes. The
                                                     bands that dangle         ideal weekly blend:
                                                     from the ceiling, and     three Flywheel indoor
                                                     the tough, toning         cycling classes (a

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                                                     barre classes have        45-minute session
                                                     names like “Skinny        torches 500-plus
                                                     Jeans.” Go for three      calories) for cardio
                                                     classes per week.         and two 60-minute
                                                     $20,      FlyBarre classes to
                                                                               tone and elongate
                                                     Washington, D.C.          muscles. $25,
                                                     “Be All You Used to       Chicago
                                                     Be” is the slogan at      tABAtA At
                                                     this no-frills, no-       equinox
                                                     nonsense workout          Julie Valenti packs
                                                     where the trainers        the house for her
                                                     (many of them vets)       high-intensity class at
                                                     expect you to sign on     Equinox Lincoln Park
                                                     for five classes’ worth   for a reason: Three
                                                     of tough love per         classes a week will
                                                     week: four dedicated      transform you. Expect
                                                                                                         This bright
                                                     to strength training,     squat thrusts, planks     yellow,
                                                     core work and             and little downtime.      high-tech
                                                                                                         stopwatch is
                                                     flexibility, and one      $149 to $183 for a        very Life
                                                     that’s pure cardio.       monthly membership,       Aquatic.
                                                     $199 for three months,               resin watch, $89,
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