Friday, June 29, 2007

The Gym Project

This week I visited the Asphalt Green health center in Upper East Side and I tried the toning ball pilates. Visit for more information. This is a non-profit health center for everyone!

Score card

Facilities: 7/10
Due to renovations to various sections of this massive health center that almost covers a block or two in Upper East Side, it may look messy. The pilates class was on the fifth floor but the changing room was on the first. You need a locker but towels are given for free. I will give 10/10 for the amazing view of the fifth floor: facing the river and the blue sky, another reason to work out.

Variety of classes: 10/10
Plenty of classes to choose from: Total body training, various yoga types and pilates classes to cycling, total body tune-up and latin jazz aerobics. But this is not all. The center offers adult aquatics classes and plenty of programs for kids. An excellent choice for the whole family, if you live in the neighborhood.

Rate of difficulty: 8/10
The Toning ball pilates seemed easy in the beginning. I also felt that it was similar to the pilates with the ball. However, I was rather wrong. It wasn’t the most challenging pilates class but difficult enough. You had to fit the two small in size but relatively heavy balls in various parts of your lower and upper body while following the pilates movements and also maintain your balance. That wasn’t easy. At the end, I felt exercised and my legs were burning. Not bad for a 50-minute class. I wouldn’t mind going back to re-take it.


New York

Where and When:
Centerpoint Yoga Studio
324 Lafayette, 7th floor, New York, New York Saturday, June 30th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Cost: $95

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