Time Out NY Jan 1, 2010
Spas & Sport
Smart Workout (124 E 40th St at Lexington Ave, suite 603; 212-661-1660, smartworkout.net). Monthly membership $145, initiation fee $245; 14-month membership $1,595; mention TONY before Mar 31 for a free day pass.
The experience: After an introduction to the rowing apparatus and proper form, the lively instructor pushed our small class (only three people allowed per session) through 45 minutes of nonstop rowing. Because of the personalized attention, I probably worked harder than I would have on my own, and learned that just moving my arms can provide a great ab workout. How fit you need to be: Occasional exerciser.,—Francesca Soroka
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