Carlos Leon, who has trained several celebrities including Ryan Seacrest and Madonna, is the co-founder of New York's hottest new boutique fitness studio gym and points out the best routines and classes for getting into red carpet shape.
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“I vary my workouts every single day,” Madonna says. “I do a combination of circuit training, interval training, and resistance training. Dance is obviously a huge part of that.” Those workouts include boxing, barre training, yoga, and martial arts, and cover everything from core strength to flexibility.
- Self Magazine
Boutique fitness studios exploded onto the scene in New York City, and they’re here to stay. With a new year comes new workouts developed by industry professionals designed to strengthen muscles, tone and shape your body, and burn fat. Most classes are designed to focus on just one of these, but we got a celebrity trainer to reveal workout classes that target all three.
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Belleon trainers and classes have gotten stars like Madonna, Ryan Seacrest, Mary J Blige, and Brooke Shields into the best shape of their lives.
The trends for 2017 fitness classes are already very telling, proving that workouts that are both fun and innovative combined with methods scientifically proven to get you results, are the way to go. These brand new classes do just that, designed by world renowned fitness trainers and industry experts with credentials under their belt that’ll make your head spin as fast as your bike.
Two seasoned pro fitness trainers to the stars, Jeff and Carlos have picked the absolute best fitness classes of 2017 that are not only exciting and fun, but promise a results driven, intense workout.
“For the first time in 10 years, Carlos Leon returns to fitness. Notoriously known as personal trainer to the stars, Carlos took a hiatus from personal fitness training to evolve his acting and producing career. Carlos has appeared on multiple hit TV series as Law and Order, OZ, and Ugly Betty.”
- Charity Buzz
“Jeff Bell, is a top personal trainer in New York whose previous clients include Mary J Blige, Jennifer Biels, Brooke Shields, and real New Yorkers alike. ”
- Alexandra Tunell, Chief Editor Haper's Bazaar Magazine
Here are their workout picks for 2017:
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Core Dance Fitness - Full Body Toning & Workout
This is a revolutionary, energy-packed, pulse-pounding 50 minute dance-based core workout designed by celebrity fitness trainers at Belleon Gym in Chelsea. Get your pump on with a team of very talented teachers with years of instruction behind each and every step, move and exercise. This class is suited for both beginners and advanced fitness junkies too.
Utilizing the concept of regression/progression the teachers assist you in obtaining the appropriate level of each exercise for your current level of fitness. Their signature movement sequences will help you burn maximum fat and calories, strengthen and tone over 600 muscles all while having a blast moving to the hottest dance music of the decade. You’ll work every muscle, especially your core, while reaping cardiovascular benefits, improving coordination, and increasing metabolic endurance. Get ready to sweat!
“Circuit Burn” - Get in Shape Fast Workout Class
This innovative “CIRCUIT BURN” interval class is appropriate for all exercisers ready to get fit fast while having tons of fun in a group setting.
Participants will be introduced to a series of body weight exercises done in a circuit format adding weights, battle ropes and kettlebells to make this the most exciting and results proven class to lose fat, tone up and condition your body in NYC. Always using the latest upbeat music this class will have you pumping up a sweat in a quick, tough, and very intense class that’ll somehow make 50 minutes go by in a flash while toning your body from head to toe.
Group Boxing & Kickboxing Class - Taught by World Champion
Ever wonder how to develop the skills of a professional boxer and kick-boxer while avoiding the risks associated with this type of martial art. Belleon wondered too. Utilizing the triple “R” method developed by celebrity trainer Maurepaz Augusta WKO World Champion, Belleon offers classes in a safe and supportive environment.
These classes will help you to move like a professional boxer, tone and strengthen your whole body, especially arms, shoulders, core and legs, build self confidence while working on the 3 R’s, resistance x repetition = reflex (muscle memory). Correct form and proper technique is always stressed. This class will challenge even your best intentions but we get you through it with amazing music, a cool boxing space and the most fun boxing teachers you ever experienced.
Primal Movement - Natural Activation Techniques
This amazing, animal inspired group workout taps into your primal instincts to get you moving your body in ways you’ve never imagined before, focusing on flexibility and mobility with balance. Cameron Diaz swears by it!
You’ll go through a series of functional bodyweight movements that fuse gymnastics, acrobatics, Parkour, and breakdancing, all while staying low to the ground and engaging more muscles than you knew you had, all at once (think of the way a lion stealthily stalks his prey). But don’t be fooled by the playful element—this creature-inspired class is a serious, drench-you-with-sweat workout.
You can catch this innovative class at New York City boutique fitness studio, Belleon Body.
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Spin Cycle Pumped Group Workout Class
Led by a world champion cyclist and dancer, this class takes you on a spinning journey and thrills your competitive spirit with crazy good music. You’ll go on a crazy adventure ride through the countryside and back with "the long ride"... "hammering the hills..." "sprint to the finish" exercises that take you through the French alps to the LOOP in Central Park all the way down deep through Baja California.
For those who think they’ve tried it all, think again. If you want to spin plus train your whole body, Belleon has designed the complete strength - cardio - spin package. Balance out the saddle with back and core strengtheners... open up tight hips, free up posture and tone chest, abdominals, arms, shoulders, all while getting pumped up to sick beats in the most wicked exciting class we’ve ever tried.
The Master Class - Find Out What You're Made Of!
The 60 minute highly energetic total body fitness class that uses the same principles developed for professional athletes. This is a once a month class for fitness junkies (pros and non-pros alike) who hunger for a seriously motivating and inspired challenge in a fun filled, music pumping class. They pull out all the stops incorporating the latest and best training formulas trainers, gyms and science has to offer.
The inspiration behind this class started years ago when Jeff Bell (cofounder of Belleon Gym) was asked to train the very first competitive aerobics team sponsored by Equinox gyms. Jeff went on to fitness fame as the world's leading expert on jumping skills for competitive aerobic and gymnastic athletes.
True and Tried Rejuvenation Yoga
Using a vinyasa approach this yoga class is quick paced and balanced to give you what you need to wake up in the morning ready to take on the day feeling strong, confident and ready for anything. This class is designed to energize the mind and body while keeping the breath flowing with a sense of ease so that one can feel mobile yet grounded in mind, body and breath.
This year’s fitness trends are a combination of innovation and what’s proven to work and get you maximum results because we get it, New Yorkers are busy, but we sure as well want to be fit, healthy and look great! The easiest way to do that, is to have fun, so try out any of these heart thumping, music pumping, high energy group workout classes this year!
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