The lights are dimmed, Beyoncé starts bumping and suddenly you’re sweating more than you do in a Bikram session.
No, you never have to step foot in Marquee again. It’s 305 Fitness, a new dance-club-inspired cardio class. (Hint: that’s Miami’s area code.) Our likeliest comparison is Zumba on steroids--but way more fun.
There are three styles to choose from (original, Latin and sculpt). We opted for the original 55-minute workout with the founder, Sadie Kurzban. While we were warned of the class’s intensity, we figured our childhood days of jazz and tap lessons had us covered. Holy booty-popping, were we wrong.
Sadie’s energy was unlike anything we’ve ever experienced (and you thought SoulCycle was nuts). From kicks across the floor to hardcore squats, she doesn’t let up and won’t let you either. The class may not be for the faint of heart, but thanks to an in-house DJ spinning your favorite Britney jams (and hopefully some fun-loving girlfriends by your side), it’s a killer new option for the workout-savvy set.
305 Fitness at Stepping Out Studios, 37 W. 26th St. (between Sixth Ave. and Broadway), 9th fl.; 646-480-2459 or 305fitness.com