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Spinning Classes Murray Hill & Upper East Side NYC

It’s easy to see by now that Boom Fitness offers an extraordinary range of fitness opportunities to keep you motivated and looking your best all year round. Need to be filled in? Check out our Group Fitness Class description post. What ever it is you’re looking to achieve, we have a reliable method!

Ever thought about taking up spinning classes? We offer several per week and you’ll be sure to notice a drastic change in your fitness. Toned arms and legs as well as extra stamina to keep you on the fast track at work during the day makes this vigorous class most definitely worth your time. Stop by today or print out a schedule for our Murray Hill or Upper East Side locations to find out what spinning class works best for you!

Meet instructors like Jessica Fink who says, when it comes to spinning, that, “It’s not just the workout, it’s also the journey. While students are in my class I want them to enjoy themselves. They should be working hard to the best of their ability but they should also enjoy their time. With a relaxed environment and fun music (Top 40, Pop, Alternative), students come back week after week. I love having new or first time students in my class and watching them get “hooked” to spin.”

Already one of those people who are deeply entrenched into the world of spinning and find it to be your new addiction? Not a problem! All of our classes are designed to fit all skill levels; beginner to advanced. Our spinning classes fill up quickly due to all of our marvelous instructors and the workouts they provide so make sure to reserve a bike.

Pilates NYC at Boom Fitness

Welcome to Pilates at Boom Fitness where you’ll find exemplary teaching methods from our group of certified pilates instructors. Tone and strengthen your body with our traditional pilates, power pilates and pilates mat group fitness classes as well as private, duet and trio sessions!

This segment of pilates on the Boom Fitness blog is here to inform you about our Pilates Mat Group Fitness Class and one of the instructors, Joanna Sienkiewicz who boast a life dedicated to her passion for dance and fitness, specifically pilates!

Whether you’re just embarking on a new pilates regimen or are looking for something a little bit more advanced, Joanna’s pilates mat class will suit all of your fitness needs! Find out more about Joanna below in her exclusive interview with Boom Fitness and be sure to check out her Pilates Mat Group Fitness class on Friday’s at 9:15 AM at Boom Fitness’ 81st Street location.

Interested in other forms of pilates? Take a look at our group fitness schedule for the Murray Hill and Upper East Side locations here and stay tuned for our next post on Pilates NYC at Boom Fitness!

Boom Fitness: Are you a certified instructor? If so, what certificates/training have you received?

Joanna Sienkiewicz: Yes, I am a certified Pilates Instructor from Linda Farrell’s Lindafit Pilates Certification Program.

BF: What pieces of pilates equipment are you qualified to teach?

JS: I have a Pilates Mat Certification. In addition, I am trained in using the magic circle, and the resistance band to enhance the pilates exercises. I am interested in obtaining a Reformer Certification as well because it is an amazing piece of equipment that is very beneficial. The reformer is a piece of equipment that enhances your pilates practice and takes you to another level. In the near future I will go through a Reformer Certification Program so I may incorporate that into my practice.

BF: What inspired you to become a Pilates instructor?

JS: As a dancer, I’ve always enjoyed Pilates and I also love teaching. Having this skill is very rewarding; you are able to help people reach their goals and I believe that is inspiring.

BF: What is your exercise philosophy or specialty?

JS: I always say pursue excellence for a healthy lifestyle!

BF: What is your background in the health and fitness industry?

JS: I have always believed that health and fitness need to work together. I am knowledgeable on organic and vegan health lifestyles. I am a dancer and found that pilates is so vital for dance and every part of life no matter what one does.

I have been certified as a pilates instructor for 4 months — I am a dancer and have danced since the age of 5. I have been a part of many productions and little companies throughout my career such as Metropolitan Opera Company, Iowa Dance Theater, Ballet Des Moines, Joffrey Trainee Program, Brooklyn Repertory Opera Company, and Apalonia Production Company of New York. As a dancer I have always done pilates and felt it has been vital for my dancing career. I am very happy to be teaching pilates and now I am able to pass on the knowledge to other people and help them achieve their goals.

BF: What is your teaching style?

JS: My teaching style is to focus on understanding the important details of the exercises and properly executing them for the best benefits of any body type. Don’t forget you can have fun while doing pilates!

BF: Who and/or what have been the biggest influences on the development of your Pilates style as you have evolved it?

JS: Linda Farrell is a wonderful influence to the world of pilates. One learns the foundation and fun ways to keep classes exciting from her. Also, one learns so much by teaching. The opportunities to teach are very beneficial.

BF: What are the benefits of Pilates, how does Pilates fit into an overall fitness regimen and how does it complement other types of exercises?

JS: The benefits of pilates are building strength, flexibility, mind/body awareness, and health. Pilates is vital to any sport or anybody that wants to feel healthy. Pilates is wonderful for prevention of injury, rehab of an injury or to complement anything one does throughout their day.

BF: If you could launch beginner students into their Pilates training with one main insight about Pilates, what would it be?

JS: In all walks of life, we use stability and mobility that comes from our core. Pilates teaches one how to use the muscles and breath correctly to enhance our strength and flexibility.

BF: What is you experience with injuries?

JS: As a dancer, I have become familiar with different types of injuries. I have learned how to prevent them, how to deal with a present injury and how to recover from them.

BF: Please provide a description for your Pilates Mat group fitness class.

JS: This Pilates class is for everyone beginner to advanced and focuses on improving strength, flexibility, and overall health. In this class one benefits from the exercises using the breath in coordination with the movements. One will receive the knowledge and understanding of their own body while improving on strength, flexibility, and range of motion while having fun too!

BF: Do you offer private pilate sessions?

JS: Yes, I offer private, duet, and trio sessions. I offer Pilates Mat, Resistance Band, and the Magic Circle. The session is designed for you and your needs and goals.

Yoga, Pilates and More Classes at Boom Fitness NYC

Group fitness at Boom is designed to fit all of our members needs. Not only are classes free for all members, but we also offer everything from cardio classes and tone classes to mind and body classes ranging from high to low intensities. All group fitness classes are taught by some of the best certified instructors NYC has to offer and are available to be taken advantage of on an everyday basis. Please see below for Boom’s group fitness class descriptions and a printable group fitness schedule for the Murray Hill and Upper East Side locations.

Cardio Classes:

CARDIO-KICKBOXING - Pro kick boxers take you through an awesome cardio workout that challenges your entire body with a routine that will leave you breathless.

SPINNING – A high intensity 60 minute workout using specially designed stationary bikes that create a virtual outdoor biking experience.

STEP - A low impact workout designed for both cardiovascular and muscle training. Choreography style vary according to the instructor; simple, athletic or dance.

HIP-HOP - Learn modern urban street dance from instructors who teach your favorite video stars.

URBAN REBOUNDING/DRILLS – Program is a safe, effective style of aerobics that provides a surprisingly challenging cardiovascular workout without excess stress on the heart, muscles and joints. Taught entirely on a unique spring-enhanced device, this type of exercise allows the body to work harder, for a longer period of time, because the body is not absorbing the shock.

CARDIO BLAST – A dynamic, vigorous, high-energy cardio workout developed to tone and tighten your entire body. This high-impact class incorporates intervals of intense cardio with floor and step routines that will blast you into shape.

Tone Classes:

PILATES – Based on the teachings of Joseph Pilates, Integrated Movement Exercise focuses on strength, coordination, muscle elongation and stamina.

A CUT ABOVE – 30 minute core class with a strong focus on the abs, obliques and lower back.

60 SECOND SOLUTION – A class formulated by Joe Duffy, Boom’s program director, that uses 60 second intervals to whip you into shape. Intervals include kickboxing, core balance, the step and weights for intense toning and fat burn.

RIPPED – This traditional body sculpting class includes exercises for all major muscle groups emphasizing conditioning, form and posture.

TOTAL BODY COMBAT – Body shaping with an emphasis on hand and eye coordination.

BOOM CORE CIRCUT – A class based on the notion that all strength comes from the core of your body. Use of the body ball plus other circuit techniques are used.

PHYSICAL EDU – Fat-burning and body sculpting class emphasizing high intensity interval training along with innovative hi/lo impact moves for a lean and strong healthy body.

Mind and Body:

ASHTANGA YOGA – Participants move through a series of flows, jumping from one posture to another to build strength, flexibility and stamina. This form of yoga is meant for a more advanced yoga student.

THAI CHI – Tones the muscles, strengthens the legs, opens up the bodies energy channels and stimulates the internal system.

VINYASA YOGA – Move through a yoga sequence that emphasizes the importance of breathing and posture.

POWER FLOW YOGA – A form of yoga with an accelerated succession of yoga body postures.

YOGA DRILLS – Not your grandma’s yoga: Yoga Drills combines the intensity of a cardio calisthenics class with traditional yoga poses creating a stronger, leaner and more flexible you. Grab a complimentary towel and be prepared to work.

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