SLT — which stands for “Strengthen, Lengthen, Tone” — is a top spot for those who want to slim down safely. This Rye Brook favorite utilizes The Megaformer, a complex machine that employs pulleys, springs, and a user’s own bodyweight to offer completely customizable resistance for both upper- and lower-body workouts. Their most popular class blends cardio, Pilates, and basic strength training.
For a more unorthodox approach to streamlining the body, look no further than Mount Kisco’s NextBarre. Focusing on the core, this boutique fitness studio’s innovative workouts utilize a dancer’s barre, as well as other basic equipment to tone and add stability to the body. Sessions are aimed at improving different facets of personal fitness — but especially the abs — all through the ballet-inspired methodology.
Those hoping to get fit under the watchful eye of attentive trainers can turn to two well-loved local gyms. Tuckahoe’s Transform Fitness & Training prioritizes one-on-one sessions in their modern settings. Meanwhile, White Plains’ Phatburn offers not only small-group clases but super-healthy, pre-made meals produced by the gym, as well as nutrition advice, accountability, and body-fat analysis.
Maybe not the newest kid on the block, Westchester’s three SoulCycle (above) locations in Scarsdale, Rye Brook, and Bronxville remain extremely popular among those looking to lean out. The quality coaching combined with sleek, clean gear make these some of the county’s top places to currently burn calories via a stationary bike.