One of my favorite things about these events is definitely exploring other fitness programs. It's how I discovered and absolutely fell in love with Refine Method and it often gives me a chance to head to parts of the city I don't normally go to.
Today's adventure was down to Bowery off of Spring St to take a class from the brand spankin'-new fitness studio ModelFIT, helmed by trainer to Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models Justin Gelband (often referred to in press as "The Model Whisperer" - an enviable title!). I wasn't entirely sure what to expect, and I'm not entirely sure of my feelings having taken the class.
Overall, what was promised, was delivered - a great workout. He's clearly talented based on his clientele and the overall response from my fellow participants (most of whom are actual legitimate journalists but I think there are some fellow NYC bloggers among the group) was positive.
The manicure was lovely and such a nice bonus treat, and the clothes look fantastic! My only slight beef - apparently tapered leg is coming back into style. Ack. Not a good look for most people, I'd argue. I thought we left that look to die in the early 90's? And yet it's Athleta, so they're soooo comfy...
They have their usual bright blues and fuchsias but they also had a rack of really lovely neutral/nude colors. The 80's and 90's are definitely rearing their loud, patterned, cut-off top, tapered leg heads, and if anyone can make it look and feel good, it's Athleta!
They're an awesome company that always shows me a great time. I love supporting them - love the generous teacher discount they offer! - and am always excited to see what's coming up next in fitness in the city and in their lines.