"For my focused workout I do my method 6 days a week for two hours. One hour of my muscular structure design work and one hour of dance aerobics. I know what I want my body to look like and what makes me feel comfortable in my skin and in clothes so I want my workout to accomplish that plus make me healthy and strong in a smart way. I love to work out first thing in the morning and start my day connecting to my body."
"I like to take group classes at least 5 times a week and of course a variety of Core Fusion programs since they cover all the essentials of a balanced workout with strength, stretch, cardio, and zen! Core Fusion Barre 2x + Core Fusion Cardio, Core Fusion Sport, or Core Fusion Boot Camp 1x + 2 Exhale yoga classes — Music Yoga Flow or Exhale Vinyasa Flow with pumping music (I like the athletic flow with music yoga)."
"In a week, I take anywhere from three to five Physique classes, a yoga class to keep my mind and body flexible, and I have about 12 hours of dance rehearsal with Melinda Ring/Special Projects, which is a contemporary dance company. I am super active and hands on at Physique 57, so I definitely get a lot of physical activity while I am teaching. My husband and I love to explore on the weekends, so we always have something planned whether it be hiking in the Catskills, picnicking and running around in a NYC park or just walking around and getting lost in new neighborhoods."
"As far as my workout regime goes, I do yoga every morning for about an hour either at home or at a local yoga studio. There are so many great ones, but my favorite is Dharma Mittra yoga. I also enjoy an evening jog or bike ride with my son Oliver, using either my bike or the jogging stroller. I always like to take advantage of the energy of the sun while doing my workouts."
"I enjoy a wide variety of physical exercises. In a typical week I'll lift weights three times for one hour, I'll do Hatha Yoga for 30 minutes three times a weeks, and run three times a week (on non-weight lifting days — 30 minutes for each run). I particularly love running on the beach with my dogs Peanut and Remy."
"As a yoga teacher, a yoga practice will always be the base of my personal fitness routine. However, I strongly believe in the benefits of cross training: mixing up your routine to always keep your body guessing, your metabolism revved and your mind engaged. I love the slow burn of an SLT Megaformer class, which I also teach, the high cardio intensity of a Soul Cycle class, and sculpting benefits of a Figure 4 class. I also like throwing in a Barry's Bootcamp class, a Cardio kickboxing class, or a TRX class if I'm feeling particularly stuck in a routine."
"Three runs on non-consecutive days. I know my body and if I try to run back-to-back days my hips and hamstrings get bitchy with me! Two of those runs are endurance (8-9 miles). My third run is speed work (alternate 7-minute mile with a light jog for about 45 minutes). I've been hitting up about 3-5 cycling classes per week. Three times a week I hit the gym for a total body interval workout. The only workout I've gotten that compares to my own are Barry's Bootcamp classes. On my own, I alternate 10 minutes of interval cardio on anything (elliptical, treadmill, stationary bike), with two sets of exercises that include my unique combination of cross fit-esque power ploymetric movement, yoga/pilates-inspired exercises, and relatively lightweight high repetition upper body weight exercises. Finally, if I don't get in at least one yoga class a week, I get injured. Yoga is THE thing I need to do to prevent injuries."
"My typical workout week consists of three days of SLT Megaformer classes. I may be biased but i'm completely addicted! I've never felt stronger or better since starting to do SLT; two days of SLT Yoga. If I miss my yoga I feel anxious and stressed. I love that I can leave the class feeling relaxed and calm but at the same time know that I was just challenged and got my ass kicked, and one day a week of running or spinning. I like to really sweat it all out on Saturdays so I can have a guilt-free weekend. I was never a big runner, but am starting to do it more often now. Once I get passed that first mile, it's actually pretty fun!"
"Tuesdays I go to my trainer at Body by Simone for one hour of sculpting and cardio. Thursdays I go back to Body by Simone and I'll also do recovery stuff like massage/chiro and maybe a yoga class. Fridays I run 4.2 miles in Central Park and Sundays I usually do a long run (about six miles). If my body is really tired, I will just do a restorative evening yoga class at YogaWorks."
**In addition to the above, Laurie teaches nearly 15 cycling classes — where she is on the bike — a week.
"A typical week for me starts with a full body workout in the gym including 45 minutes of cardio. Tuesdays after teaching I always look forward to my favorite hot power yoga class that incorporates a modern dance technique followed by a serious spin session (class or on my own...I love to kick my own booty!). Wednesdays I'll go for a short run in the morning before I hit up either Barry's Bootcamp for a chest back and abs beat down or a Chelsea Piers gymnastics class — I swear it makes me find new muscles in my body every week STILL! Thursdays I run six miles and do my hot power yoga class. Fridays are sometimes a day off, but sometimes I got back to Barry's for a full body attack! Saturdays and Sundays are saved for my long runs (eight to ten miles), more spinning, and more Barry's. I feel most alive when I'm sweating my booty off! Work hard to look hard!"
"Mondays I generally take a Barry’s Bootcamp class after teaching in the morning to kick up my metabolism and energize me for the week. If my schedule permits, I go back to the gym to work on boxing and martial arts drills.
Tuesdays I do cardio for 45 minutes and then focus on my legs. Working out large compound muscle groups such as the legs is a great way to burn calories and get your body to produce growth hormones, which trigger the development of 'fat burning' muscles.
Wednesdays I do Chest, Back, Abs day at Barry's or I'll go to the gym and work on these same muscle groups.
I’ll take off either Thursday or Friday. The day I don’t take off I’ll do cardio mixed in with martial arts and plyometric workouts or take a Barry's class.
I never have the same Saturday workout (Barry’s, martial arts…). I sometimes take this day off as well depending on how packed my week has been and Sundays…I eat...everything...twice...and in large amounts...I burn so much during the week, and keep a clean diet the other six days..so on this day...I get real UNHOLY."
"Every week I take a minimum of three classes at Barry's and do three 45 minute to 1 hour workouts on my own. At the moment my personal workouts consist of a mixture of compound movements starting off with one warm up set and ending with a max set."
"On Mondays I do an hour of cardio (high impact dance routines to kick ass tunes). Tuesdays I get to the ballet barre in my BBS studio and do an hour of barre work. Think Black Swan! Wednesdays I do more dance cardio mixed with resistance training with the bands set up in my BBS studio. Thursdays I do an hour of flow yoga with a quick meditation at the end. Fridays I do an hour of tramp (rebounder) cardio and core work. Saturdays I'll do 20 mins of jump rope. My new obsession. I dance rather than jump. It's really fun and a crazy workout. Sundays I do nothing but eat and sleep — I let the body heal, mend, and rest!"
"What's great about working at Barry's Bootcamp is that it's literally the best workout in the world – one hour sweating next to friends and listening to awesome music all while burning 800+ calories, HELLO! Monday-Friday I lift heavy weights at my gym and isolate specific body parts – the way we do at Barry’s. In addition to the lifting, I’ll take a Barry’s class Tuesdays and Thursdays – occasionally on Mondays as well. Saturday is usually my resting day and Sunday I tend to venture out – i.e. boxing, swimming, taking a group fitness class around the city....anything that keeps me moving!"
TheFashionSpot's Style Editor, Sharon Feiereisen, is a freelance lifestyle writer based in New York City. Her work has been published in Newsday, The Knot, AM New York, WHERE New York, Dan's Papers, and Hamptons Magazine, among many other print and online outlets. Check out her tumblr blog, Random Happenings.