Ready for the latest installment of our Fitness Dossiers, those endorphin-addled explorations of all those super-chicly branded, sometimes quizzically named boutique fitness haute spots around town? We’re sweating it out this time around at Brooklyn Bodyburn. The MegaFormer classes are available at the chic spot’s Williamsburg and Cobble Hill outposts, and as the name indicates, you’ll feel the burn, profoundly so, that next morning. And probably long after that. Founder Tracy Carlinsky gave us the full soreness-inducing rundown… READ FULL ARTICLE
Brooklyn Bodyburn in three words: Pilates on crack.
If Brooklyn Bodyburn was a fashion house, it would be… Alexander Wang. Clean, cut, and high-end.
Typical threads spotted in class: We see a lot of mesh and cut-out leggings and printed pants, soft tanks and colorful patterns. Lots of mix-and-match with a play on colors!
Advice for a first-timer: Come back! The more you come, the more familiar and confident you will be on the machine and in the exercises. Everyone (regardless of their level of fitness) is challenged by this method! “It never gets easier, you only get stronger.”
Why you’ll feel that sore for day(s) after a Brooklyn Bodyburn class: It’s a result of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), which generates inflammation in your muscles after a really tough workout. The response is a series of events that happens over a few days after your burn as your body works to heal your inflamed muscles. The healing process tends to kick into high gear on day two as a flood of cells reach your muscles and continue the healing response. If you’re new to the method, then you can expect to feel the burn for a few days after your class. It’s the burn that keeps on giving…!
Earliest fitness memory, ever: My very first ballet class.
Classes clocked weekly: Right now I teach around 20 classes per week, and I take class approximately five days per week.
Brooklyn Bodyburn’s draw for the fashion set: The workout and method lead to a lean, toned, and fit physique as well as a deep and powerful body-mind connection, which activates self-awareness of internal strength and self-confidence. The fashion industry can be a tough environment, so it’s important to feel strong and powerful both inside and out.
Ideal après-class snack: Our fave smoothie—the BBB PB smoothie!
1 cup almond milk
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp. peanut butter
1/2 cup spinach (optional)
1/2 cup ice
Blend and enjoy!