Next-gen social media apps continue to push the boundaries for how we interact with strangers. While we are increasingly willing to open up to stranger in cyber-space, how well do we really know the real-live people right next door? We found one company that is trying to change that by using to fitness to turn a group of apartment complexes into a community: Stonehenge NYC, an NYC apartment management company, launched Stonehenge Lifestyle, a unit dedicated to building community through events. They introduced us to some of the trainers that teach yoga classes, bootcamps, self-defense workshops. Is the Yogi Next Door one of the next trends in fitness?
Sylvia Nasser: CEO of The Fit Fem, Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor.
Fitness Personality: work hard/play hard, class junkie, do-gooder, gym rat, boot camper.
Find Me Burning At: My own cardio kickboxing and Tabata classes and Cross Fit.
In My Gym Bag: Jump Rope, iPod and lots of water bottles.
Favorite Local Post-Burn Treat: Green Smoothies all the way!
My Everyday Mantra: Always keep the fun in fitness!
Denise Posnak: Pilates Instructor and founder, MyBOD Wellness
Find Me Burning At: SoulCycle, The treadmill in my gym on the East River, A Google+ Pilates Hangout.
In My Gym Bag: Lorna Jane hot pink workout tank, Orbit Spearmint gum, Lavender Essential Oil, Black Balega running socks.
Favorite Local Post-Burn Treat: Juice Press Doctor Green juice
My Everyday Mantra: #lessismore
Avital Zeisler: Self-Defense Instructor and Founder of The Soteria Method.
In My Gym Bag: Extra Shirt, Hand Wraps (a-must), Water with mint.
Favorite Local Post-Burn Treat: Green Smoothie
My Everyday Mantra: Create your life & happiness.
My Defining Fitness Moment: When I combined all my athletic disciplines into my own workout routine.
Amanda Winkler: Yoga Teacher at Om Factory.
In My Gym Bag: Water, snacks, my ipad (for doing work and connecting on the go), whatever book I’m engrossed in at the moment & my notebook (I’m in the middle of developing a teacher training, so when inspiration strikes I need to have it!)
My Everyday Mantra: Be honest, be real, and live with integrity.
Rachel Glick: Yoga Teacher and founder of Rachel Glick Yoga & Wellness.
Favorite Local Post-Burn Treat: Anything from Hu Kitchen!
My Everyday Mantra: Smile. Hug. Breathe.