Fitness Guru has been a nice addition in the neighborhood since January 2007. Most comments from readers mention the knowledgeable staff and comfortable atmosphere, which is important in a gym that offers various levels of group classes. NY Times reporter Abby Ellin says:
“The problem with most exercise classes is that right around 30 minutes the tedium sets in: Oh, joy, another right hook!
This can be especially galling for those afflicted with Fitness Attention Deficit Disorder. Luckily, the folks at the Fitness Guru, a studio with about 300 members in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, have devised Bounce-n-Slide, a cross-training frenzy to combat the monotony. And it does.
The hourlong workout is evenly split among jumping on a mini trampoline, sliding on a 6-foot-by-2-foot plastic sheet that mimics ice, and abdominal mat work.”
Time to get in shape for the summer.
The Fitness Guru (fitnessgurunyc.com)
215 Water Street, Dumbo Brooklyn, NY 11201
Brooklyn residents Michael Feigin and Lawson Harris, co-hosts of The Fitness Guru show on LIME radio on Sirius Channel 114, will open a new, state-of-the-art, 3,400 square foot workout space at 77 Front Street in Dumbo in January.
The husband/wife fitness experts have also been operating their own Pilates studios in Westchester and Brooklyn for several years, and thanks to the success of their radio program, are now opening this new high-tech center in Dumbo.
David Walentas of Two Trees Management Co., the landlord, is coordinating the renovation of the second-floor space that was previously home to a printing house and is adjacent to Gleason’s Gym.
The loft studio will include advanced technology for operating a recording studio and exercise video production facility because, starting in January, the couple’s show will be broadcast live from there…
The Fitness Guru
77 Front Street, 2nd floor, Dumbo Brooklyn, NY 11201
It looks like spring has finally arrived and summer’s not too far around the corner — and what better way to celebrate the sunshine than to take advantage of the dozens of events happening at Brooklyn Bridge Park this summer.
Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy have announced their programming for the 2016 season, with events ranging from film screenings, musical performances, sports and exercise classes, art, and plenty of kid-friendly activities.
Check out the full schedule of events from the two organizations below. (more…)
When we popped into Wednesday’s Indie Media Camp at 30 John Street, the Made in NY Media Center was bustling with digital professionals rubbing elbows and digging into the finer points of smartphone pics, podcasting and making it as a freelancer. (more…)
It’s no surprise that Dumbo, the Brooklyn epicenter of creativity and innovation, offers so many great perks to employees in the area. What was once a virtual ghost town with a smattering of restaurants and bars now boasts a funky mix of fashion boutiques, handmade craft shops, and top-notch cafes.
In a previous post, we gave you an exclusive look into some of Dumbo’s coolest offices. Today we will take you out of the box and onto the street, showing you what it’s like to work in this vibrant neighborhood — with hints on the best places to eat, drink, shop, and exercise.
Picture of Dumbo courtesy of mr.rayburn via Flickr