You?ve been doing sun salutations for years, but imagine hitting those same poses while actually facing the sun. Well, stop imagining and check out the new rooftop workout series at Clay Health Club & Spa.
Now through September (weather pending), the sleek West Village gym is offering a handful of its signature fitness classes to the public. One step inside the swanky space and you?ll see why it?s so exclusive (the espresso/smoothie bar is a must-try).
We opted for sunrise yoga at 7 a.m., and while it was much earlier than our typical after-work elliptical session, it turned out that a deep stretch in the crisp morning air was just what we needed. Our instructor was sympathetic to our barely roused joints as we eased into a basic Vinyasa flow. But once our blood started pumping, we even attempted a crane pose. (Take that Wednesday morning.)
The private roof deck is a stunning setting for not only yoga (classes are available at both sunrise and sunset once a week, mat included) but also a barre workout and a high-intensity circuit routine. All sessions are $25 for nonmembers, but because we love you, we rustled up a special $10 discount. Just enter ?PUREpromo? at checkout.
Clay Health Club & Spa, 25 W. 14th St. (between Fifth and Sixth aves.); 212-206-9200 or insideclay.com/rooftopfitness