Oh the sweet glorious weekend is finally here!
Last night Meg, Lauren, Theodora, Bo and I toasted to the weekend with dinner and drinks at BLT Fish followed by drinks at Lillie’s Bar in Union Square. It was such a fun evening with Bo’s parents who are in town for the weekend. We enjoyed delicious food at BLT Fish while talking about everything from running to work. Due to my crazy travel schedule it had been over a month since I saw Meg and Lauren; a far change from this summer when we basically saw Meg on a daily basis!
Before meeting Theodora for happy hour at Raymi, I had the pleasure of having my hair done in a work conference room. Yup, pause on that statement for a moment. Long story short, one of co-workers asked me why I don’t wear my hair wavy more often since it’s now longer. I looked at her with a clueless look and basically admitted to not knowing how to use a curling iron properly. She offered to do it anytime as she loves doing other people’s hair and based on her gorgeous hair she knows her way around a curling iron. Therefore, last night a 6pm, after sending my last work email, we converted one of our work huddle rooms into a makeshift salon. One small mirror, a can of Fekkai hair spray and my Conair curling iron were all she needed to take my hair from stick straight to beach waves!
Now that we’ve covered my lack of curling iron knowledge, let’s talk about something I know a little bit more about – workout classes! One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is take advantage of work out classes around town that I rarely have time to squeeze in during the week. Whether it’s a relaxing yoga class at Equinox on a Sunday after a week of running or a cardio class at Uplift, I normally go to at least one class each weekend. But, how do I make sure that the class is worth my time before investing the time and money?
There is a new website on the block that can help you find your next favorite class if you’re based in New York City or Los Angeles. Fitmapped is a new website and app that combines GPS capability, Yelp, and the fitness studio’s website into one place!
Let’s say that you live in Gramercy and know that you want to take a yoga class within a 1/2 mile of your house on Saturday. You need it to be at a studio where you can pay by the class and you want to read reviews ahead of time.
Within second, I have the 2 studios that fit my requirements, along with the ratings for their classes!
Not too shabby, eh? They also have a blog which features weekly fit deals so you can find the best classes for your budget around town!
In order to get the most out of the sit, they ask users to give back by reviewing classes and using the app to check in on Foursquare and Facebook to make it a more interactive experience. Overall this is a great site which I have already used numerous time in just the past few weeks! Check out the site and let me know what you think! Hopefully you’ll find it as helpful as I have! Let me know if you have any feedback and I’ll share it with the team! Their goal is to grow the site and your feedback will help the team make it the best site possible for NYC and LA based fitness nuts!
* Full disclosure- I’m a FiTMAPPED FiTREP, which means that I get to try out complimentary classes and use the FiTMAPPED website. However, as always, all reviews are my own!