- A beautifully-designed, chic studio on the Upper East Side.
- HIT stands for “High Intensity Training”.
- Classes are broken up into circuits.
- You will be utilizing rowers, free weights, kettlebells, suspension trainers, plyo boxes, medicine balls, pull up bars, and your own bodyweight for resistance.
- Studies indicate as little as 27 minutes of HIT 3x/wk produces the same anaerobic and aerobic improvement as 60 minutes of steady-state cardio 5x/wk.
- Classes are 50 minutes long, coed, and capped at 15 participants.
- Cancellation policy: 12 hours notice.
- Kari Saitowitz opened The Fhitting Room in 2013, five years after discovering the workout herself to shed post-pregnancies lbs. – check out their website – she looks amazing!
- This super-fit mom of two left Corporate America to inspire others with this increasingly-popular form of boutique studio fitness.
- The studio motivates with its motto: Strong Is The New Skinny.
- Expansion plans are underway – stay tuned!
- The studio has a prime location – store-front on the corner of 80th St. & Lex. So be prepared to show off for pedestrians.
- The floors in the room are supposed to bounce a little – don’t worry, you’re not imagining it!
- There’s no hiding in these classes – two instructors keep you motivated and on-form.
- There are keyless lockers, complimentary green towels, and two clean bathrooms to change.
- Single classes are $35, and package options include a 5-pack for $170 and a one-month unlimited for $375.
We felt a hint of anticipation while waiting for the 7am Signature Fhix class to begin. With a wall of mirrors in front of us and floor-to-ceiling windows to the right, we knew our workout would be on full display both inside the studio and without. The moment class begun, we forgot all about the voyeurs.
One of the unexpected and pleasant surprises we uncovered at The Fhitting Room was that classes are taught by two instructors! Two, super-fit, male instructors outfitted in the studio’s branded “Rogue” t-shirts. The instructors kept the class lively, while keeping us honest with the workout routine. They wrote each of the circuit routines on the studio’s walls, adding to the “fashionably rogue” feel of the class.
The class lived up to its reputation of “high intensity” – we were sweating up a storm after the warm-up! The soundtrack includes a lot of rap music and popular hit songs, perfectly timed to the routines to keep us motivated.
Upper East Side 1166 lexington Ave. @ 80th St.
New York, NY 10075 212-772-1166