Work hours in NYC can be a nightmare. The end of the work day can be so unpredictable and not to mention, exhausting. And sometimes, you need that extra hour of sleep in the morning. That’s where we got the idea for a lunch-hour sweat sesh. Unless you’re waiting on that crazy NYC Chop’t line, you can make great use of your full hour by squeezing in a lunchtime class and still have some time to grab some grub.
If you’re working in west 20's or 30's, hit up SoulCycle's NoMad studio. Make sure to order your Sweetgreen before, though. You’ll be done in 45 minutes, with time for a quick shower and a salad pickup. Sometimes, this studio even offers their signature “Soul x Sweetgreen” class. Salad and Soul for the price of one? Talk about a bargain.
Cyc Fitness Hell's Kitchen is located on 45th and 8th, right outside of Times Square. For your quick lunch, you can choose from a variety of grab and go options, such as Dean and Deluca on 42nd and 8th.
Conveniently located near big-name investment banks, Barry’s Bootcamp Tribeca is the perfect sweat-inducing workout. You might have to cut out of class a few minutes early to squeeze in a shower, but don’t worry about sustenance. You can order your Fuel Bar smoothie online so it's ready for you after class. Check out our Barry’s Bootcamp review here.
Good news, spin addicts, Bryant Park has both a SoulCycle and an Equinox. If you don't belong to Equinox, you can go to Soul and still hit up Equinox’s Juice Press for salads, smoothies and juices galore.
If you work in the West Village, you're in luck. Take your pick of Barre3, Modo Yoga or ((305)), all located in a three-block radius. After your class, grab a quick bite at Liquiteria or LifeThyme Market, an organic market that offers grab-and-go, a juice bar and a vegan bakery.