NYC in the ‘burbs: City-centric fitness studios head to suburbia​

Many businesses have been popping up in the suburbs. The latest addition? Your favorite fitness studios. You will never have to head to the city for your workout.


While leaving the city for the suburbs can feel daunting, more and more brands are catering to recent transplants—and, no doubt, seeing those urban comforts pop up in your new town can make the transition that much easier. From the hottest fitness studios that, now, call the ‘burbs “home” to your kids’ favorite drop-in classes to, even, NYC chefs opening crave-worthy outposts outside of city limits, there’s lots of familiar finds that, like you, are making the move right along side of you.


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Think leaving the city means ditching your favorite SoulCycle/Boot Camp/Pure Barre class? Think again. As more and more New Yorkers head to the ‘burbs, these popular instructors, classes and studios are opening suburban offshoots for their sought-after sweat sessions. Whether you’re heading to Westchester, Long Island, New Jersey or Connecticut, you’ll likely find that can’t-miss class—or something even better—right around the corner.



One of the first major NYC workout trends to migrate out in a big way, suburbanites can likely find even more SoulCycle studios in their new town than their old neighborhood.  

Connecticut’s got studios in Westport and Greenwich. New Jersey has a studio in Short Hills. Long Island boasts two SoulCycles, including the ever-popular Roslyn location, plus one in Woodbury. And Westchester’s got three, including Rye Brook, Scarsdale and Bronxville—and, likely, there are even more on the way.


Pure Barre

Think you’ve got to ditch your barre technique because you’re heading to the ‘burbs? Think again. Pure Barre is you’re looking, likely. As of this posting there are nine studios in New Jersey, including spots in Westfield, Short Hills and Denville, plus three on Long Island, with another three opening soon. Heading to Connecticut? Pure Barre is already in some of our most popular towns, including spots in Greenwich, Westport, Darien and Fairfield.



With locations—literally—all over the globe, it’s no surprise there are ample Flywheel locations in the NYC ‘burbs. In addition to its seven Manhattan studios, Flywheel offers classes in Millburn, New Jersey and Scarsdale, New Yorkalong with two in the Hamptons. Expect more in 2016!


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Love your strengthen/lengthen/tone time? Good news—you won’t have to give up your 700-calorie sweat sessions when you leave NYC. Recent SLT studios have opened in Rye Brook, Scarsdale, Short Hills and Roslyn with, it’s rumored, several more on the docket for late 2015 and 2016.


Chelsea Piers

Probably the most iconic sports and fitness center in New York City, even Chelsea Piers is making a move to the suburbs. In 2012 Chelsea Piers Connecticut opened in Stamford, offerings 400,000-square feet of state-of-the-art equipment, activities and athletic offerings, extending across 20 sports.


Next up: great shopping, great eats and great kid-friendly activities extending their NYC reach into the suburbs. Stay tuned!


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