It’s rare when New Yorkers look for Los Angeles trends to come east coast. In this particular case, New Yorkers are giddy to welcome the LA based workout SLT (aka Strengthen. Lengthen. Tone) this Fall which has 25 studios in LA. With it’s first ever New York studio now located on 57th, allow us to explain this specific fitness routine to get you hooked. SLT fuses the world of pilates, cardio, endurance, balance and strength training for an impactful 50 minute small group workout (only 10 people per class) that tones, energizes and sculpts the body to the beat of heart-pumping music.
“SLT is definitely something missing from the NYC fitness scene”, says Amanda Freeman, who now owns the NYC studio. “New Yorkers have a limited amount of time and they want to see results quickly” adds the fitness-phile who brought the idea east side. Amanda also co-founded the healthy living website Vital Juice.
SLT offers full body workout for all levels using the safe training technique, SPX/SYSTEM DYNAMIQUE, created by fitness guru Sebastien Lagree. At the core of the SPX training method is the Megaformer, which represents a significant evolution of the traditional Pilates reformer. The state of the art Megaformer provides constant resistance and infinitely more exercise options than a traditional reformer. It also allows the body to shift quickly and smoothly from one exercise to another to maintain increased heart rate and get the blood pumping.
SLT is basically the art form of incorporating the key principles of core stability and blending them with the fusion of muscle dynamics. This workout integrates the key elements of resistance and counter-resistance using a system of springs and pulleys in a sequence that allows for periods of zero gravity at peak muscle contraction. All muscle groups, from big to small, are strengthened in a non-aggressive, non-impact manner making this workout as good for your muscles as it is for your joints. Your spine stays protected, your mind engaged, and your body pushed to its limits.
SLT (Strengthen. Lengthen. Tone) is located at 37 West 57th Street, Suite 703 (between 5th and 6th Ave.). For more info, visit their website at SLTNYC.com