• Sculpt and Tone

    This class tones the upper and lower body with high- repetition resistance training and includes intervals of cardio bursts to rev up your metabolism.
  • Cycle

    Start pedaling and let the instructor guide you on the ride. Perfect for the fitness enthusiast, recreational cyclist or serious racer
  • Step and Tone

  • Pilates

    This is a body conditioning class that teaches body awareness and good posture while increasing core strength, flexibility and agility.
    • Abby Kaufmann

      Abby Kaufmann

      Never having shown an interest in an activity as “wimpy” as yoga, Abby was an avid competitive sports player. Over the years, despite feeling strong, she began to notice physical issues that were not responding to her usual regimen. Just as she was planning to have surgery, at the behest of her friends, she finally started

      Never having shown an interest in an activity as “wimpy” as yoga, Abby was an avid competitive sports player. Over the years, despite feeling strong, she began to notice physical issues that were not responding to her usual regimen. Just as she was planning to have surgery, at the behest of her friends, she finally started exploring different yoga classes. At Kripalu, in an atmosphere of acceptance and awareness, her love affair with yoga began.

      Abby’s desire for a dedicated practice led to a 200-hr teacher training at Yoga High in New York’s Lower East Side. With a seeker’s mind, whose appetite had just been whetted, she signed up for the follow-up advanced 300-hr training. The combination of personal experience and education created a theme in Abby’s teaching in which safety and a fully immersed experience are paramount. Not your typical 20-something yoga teacher, her students benefit from a maturity that was forged from a myriad of life experiences. She teaches self-acceptance and self-value  while offering a practice that is challenging and interesting.

      Abby’s desire for in-depth knowledge of the physical body’s experience in yoga has led her to apprentice with SMARTer Bodies. Abby believes  that yoga is NOT about going to the end-range of motion which goes hand-in-hand with SMARTer Yoga.  SMARTer Bodies and SMARTer Yoga create a functional and efficient practice for each individual, even in a group class and Abby is helping SMARTerBodies get that message out!  Abby’s diverse education includes a Bachelor’s degree in social work and certifications as a Health Coach, Pilates teacher and Karuna Reiki master.

  • Hatha Yoga

    This yoga class uses postures (asana) and conscious breathing (Pranayama) in combination with mental focus to develop awareness, strength, flexibility, and relaxation.
  • Ultimate Conditioning

    These classes include strength, endurance, plyometrics, core, and flexibility work utilizing various modes of equipment and bodyweight exercises.
    • Valerie Loei

      Valerie Loei

      ECITS Certified Group Fitness Instructor ECITS Certified Personal Trainer ISHTA Certified Yoga Instructor E.T.C. Inc Certified Functional Fitness Specialist Valerie has been coaching and training for over 20 years.  Her passion for health, fitness and sports performance has allowed her to travel and train clients all over the world.

      ECITS Certified Group Fitness Instructor
      ECITS Certified Personal Trainer
      ISHTA Certified Yoga Instructor
      E.T.C. Inc Certified Functional Fitness Specialist

      Valerie has been coaching and training for over 20 years.  Her passion for health, fitness and sports performance has allowed her to travel and train clients all over the world.

  • Slow Flow Yoga

    • Melissa Gutierrez

      Melissa Gutierrez

      Melissa Gutierrez is the co-founder of SMARTer Bodies and co-creator of SMARTer Yoga™. She is constantly engaged in exploration of how the body moves.  Her practices as a yoga teacher, energy worker and somatic educator have led to many therapeutic discoveries. Because of her extensive training and non-judgmental attitude she is considered an expert in creating

      Melissa Gutierrez is the co-founder of SMARTer Bodies and co-creator of SMARTer Yoga™. She is constantly engaged in exploration of how the body moves.  Her practices as a yoga teacher, energy worker and somatic educator have led to many therapeutic discoveries. Because of her extensive training and non-judgmental attitude she is considered an expert in creating movement patterns that help clients release physically, emotionally and mentally to create extraordinary results. Using her background in Psychology, she further facilitates the mind/body connection, so that a client’s understanding of how the internal self shows up in the external world is made clear.

      Melissa was driven to co-create SMARTer Bodies by her passion to help improve the physical and mental well-being of her clients. To work with Mel is to integrate your body and mental state so that you can move in space in ways you may never have imagined possible. In addition to running SMARTer Bodies Melissa teaches SMARTer Yoga™ in gyms throughout NYC and is a health adviser for WholesomeOne.com. Melissa has a B.A. in Psychology/Religious Studies from Smith College (2003), has certificates from Karuna center for yoga, the Breathing Project, is a level 2 Reiki practitioner, is Redcord Active certified and has ongoing education studying different forms of somatic movement.

  • Flow and Chill Yoga

    • Abby Kaufmann

      Abby Kaufmann

      Never having shown an interest in an activity as “wimpy” as yoga, Abby was an avid competitive sports player. Over the years, despite feeling strong, she began to notice physical issues that were not responding to her usual regimen. Just as she was planning to have surgery, at the behest of her friends, she finally started

      Never having shown an interest in an activity as “wimpy” as yoga, Abby was an avid competitive sports player. Over the years, despite feeling strong, she began to notice physical issues that were not responding to her usual regimen. Just as she was planning to have surgery, at the behest of her friends, she finally started exploring different yoga classes. At Kripalu, in an atmosphere of acceptance and awareness, her love affair with yoga began.

      Abby’s desire for a dedicated practice led to a 200-hr teacher training at Yoga High in New York’s Lower East Side. With a seeker’s mind, whose appetite had just been whetted, she signed up for the follow-up advanced 300-hr training. The combination of personal experience and education created a theme in Abby’s teaching in which safety and a fully immersed experience are paramount. Not your typical 20-something yoga teacher, her students benefit from a maturity that was forged from a myriad of life experiences. She teaches self-acceptance and self-value  while offering a practice that is challenging and interesting.

      Abby’s desire for in-depth knowledge of the physical body’s experience in yoga has led her to apprentice with SMARTer Bodies. Abby believes  that yoga is NOT about going to the end-range of motion which goes hand-in-hand with SMARTer Yoga.  SMARTer Bodies and SMARTer Yoga create a functional and efficient practice for each individual, even in a group class and Abby is helping SMARTerBodies get that message out!  Abby’s diverse education includes a Bachelor’s degree in social work and certifications as a Health Coach, Pilates teacher and Karuna Reiki master.

  • Interval Sculpt

  • YIN Yoga

    • Bob Cioppa

      Bob Cioppa

      RTS Strength Training Instructor AFAA Certified Personal Trainer ISCP Kickboxing Instructor Powerhouse Pilates Instructor 200-hour Kripalu Yoga Instructor Bob has been in the fitness industry since 1983.  He has taught Martial Arts, Qigong and Tai Chi.  He currently teaches both group classes and 1-1 personal training sessions which focus on TRX, Pilates and Yoga.   “We

      RTS Strength Training Instructor
      AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
      ISCP Kickboxing Instructor
      Powerhouse Pilates Instructor
      200-hour Kripalu Yoga Instructor

      Bob has been in the fitness industry since 1983.  He has taught Martial Arts, Qigong and Tai Chi.  He currently teaches both group classes and 1-1 personal training sessions which focus on TRX, Pilates and Yoga.

       

      “We must all travel a long distance in this body.  If we do not care for it, how can we reach our goal?”

  • Pilates Fusion

    • Abby Kaufmann

      Abby Kaufmann

      Never having shown an interest in an activity as “wimpy” as yoga, Abby was an avid competitive sports player. Over the years, despite feeling strong, she began to notice physical issues that were not responding to her usual regimen. Just as she was planning to have surgery, at the behest of her friends, she finally started

      Never having shown an interest in an activity as “wimpy” as yoga, Abby was an avid competitive sports player. Over the years, despite feeling strong, she began to notice physical issues that were not responding to her usual regimen. Just as she was planning to have surgery, at the behest of her friends, she finally started exploring different yoga classes. At Kripalu, in an atmosphere of acceptance and awareness, her love affair with yoga began.

      Abby’s desire for a dedicated practice led to a 200-hr teacher training at Yoga High in New York’s Lower East Side. With a seeker’s mind, whose appetite had just been whetted, she signed up for the follow-up advanced 300-hr training. The combination of personal experience and education created a theme in Abby’s teaching in which safety and a fully immersed experience are paramount. Not your typical 20-something yoga teacher, her students benefit from a maturity that was forged from a myriad of life experiences. She teaches self-acceptance and self-value  while offering a practice that is challenging and interesting.

      Abby’s desire for in-depth knowledge of the physical body’s experience in yoga has led her to apprentice with SMARTer Bodies. Abby believes  that yoga is NOT about going to the end-range of motion which goes hand-in-hand with SMARTer Yoga.  SMARTer Bodies and SMARTer Yoga create a functional and efficient practice for each individual, even in a group class and Abby is helping SMARTerBodies get that message out!  Abby’s diverse education includes a Bachelor’s degree in social work and certifications as a Health Coach, Pilates teacher and Karuna Reiki master.

  • ABT (Abs, Butt, Thighs)

  • Stretch & Roll

  • Vinyasa Flow Yoga

    Easy to follow yoga principles of alignment to access the inner feeling of each pose and develop a sense of grounded-ness from the inside out.
    • Melissa Gutierrez

      Melissa Gutierrez

      Melissa Gutierrez is the co-founder of SMARTer Bodies and co-creator of SMARTer Yoga™. She is constantly engaged in exploration of how the body moves.  Her practices as a yoga teacher, energy worker and somatic educator have led to many therapeutic discoveries. Because of her extensive training and non-judgmental attitude she is considered an expert in creating

      Melissa Gutierrez is the co-founder of SMARTer Bodies and co-creator of SMARTer Yoga™. She is constantly engaged in exploration of how the body moves.  Her practices as a yoga teacher, energy worker and somatic educator have led to many therapeutic discoveries. Because of her extensive training and non-judgmental attitude she is considered an expert in creating movement patterns that help clients release physically, emotionally and mentally to create extraordinary results. Using her background in Psychology, she further facilitates the mind/body connection, so that a client’s understanding of how the internal self shows up in the external world is made clear.

      Melissa was driven to co-create SMARTer Bodies by her passion to help improve the physical and mental well-being of her clients. To work with Mel is to integrate your body and mental state so that you can move in space in ways you may never have imagined possible. In addition to running SMARTer Bodies Melissa teaches SMARTer Yoga™ in gyms throughout NYC and is a health adviser for WholesomeOne.com. Melissa has a B.A. in Psychology/Religious Studies from Smith College (2003), has certificates from Karuna center for yoga, the Breathing Project, is a level 2 Reiki practitioner, is Redcord Active certified and has ongoing education studying different forms of somatic movement.

    • Audrey

    • Abby Kaufmann

      Abby Kaufmann

      Never having shown an interest in an activity as “wimpy” as yoga, Abby was an avid competitive sports player. Over the years, despite feeling strong, she began to notice physical issues that were not responding to her usual regimen. Just as she was planning to have surgery, at the behest of her friends, she finally started

      Never having shown an interest in an activity as “wimpy” as yoga, Abby was an avid competitive sports player. Over the years, despite feeling strong, she began to notice physical issues that were not responding to her usual regimen. Just as she was planning to have surgery, at the behest of her friends, she finally started exploring different yoga classes. At Kripalu, in an atmosphere of acceptance and awareness, her love affair with yoga began.

      Abby’s desire for a dedicated practice led to a 200-hr teacher training at Yoga High in New York’s Lower East Side. With a seeker’s mind, whose appetite had just been whetted, she signed up for the follow-up advanced 300-hr training. The combination of personal experience and education created a theme in Abby’s teaching in which safety and a fully immersed experience are paramount. Not your typical 20-something yoga teacher, her students benefit from a maturity that was forged from a myriad of life experiences. She teaches self-acceptance and self-value  while offering a practice that is challenging and interesting.

      Abby’s desire for in-depth knowledge of the physical body’s experience in yoga has led her to apprentice with SMARTer Bodies. Abby believes  that yoga is NOT about going to the end-range of motion which goes hand-in-hand with SMARTer Yoga.  SMARTer Bodies and SMARTer Yoga create a functional and efficient practice for each individual, even in a group class and Abby is helping SMARTerBodies get that message out!  Abby’s diverse education includes a Bachelor’s degree in social work and certifications as a Health Coach, Pilates teacher and Karuna Reiki master.

  • Bootcamp

    This class combines strength training, plyometrics, and total body conditioning presented as circuit- style timed drills.
    • Ashley Lentz

      Ashley Lentz

      ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist ACSM Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer Yoga, Pilates, Cycle and Step-Certified Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science Master of Education in Exercise Physiology Master of Science in Environmental Health 10 + years as a fitness professional Specialties include Active Aging, Exercise for Cancer Survivors, and PT for high risk clientele

      ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist

      ACSM Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer

      Yoga, Pilates, Cycle and Step-Certified

      Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science

      Master of Education in Exercise Physiology

      Master of Science in Environmental Health

      10 + years as a fitness professional

      Specialties include Active Aging, Exercise for Cancer Survivors, and PT for high risk clientele

  • Cardio Ballet

    A fun take on ballet and pilates for a total body workout! Work up a ‘glow’ and feel the ‘burn’ after your relaxing stretch at end of class.
  • Cardio Kickboxing

    The Ultimate High Energy non-stop fast-paced cardio Workout! Burn over 800 calories with combinations designed to burn fat and keep your heart rate up. Kicks, jumps, punches, and core driven moves will keep those abs slim and trim.
  • Cardio Sculpt

    Get your heart pumping (which burns a lot of calories and fat) but also incorporate low-weight, high repetition resistance exercises to tone and sculpt your muscles. This type of workout is an amazing method of getting an overall body-toning, strength workout and fat-burning/ calorie-burning cardio workout all at once.
  • Feldenkrais

    This method uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve flexibility, balance and coordination.
  • Fusion Flow Yoga

    Lots of core incorporating strength work and flexibility with a combination of yoga and Pilates
  • Low Impact

    A highly effective calorie-burning workout for all levels, which increases cardiovascular strength and endurance, —-yet, easy on the joints.
  • Meditation

    Meditation is one of the best tools we have to counter the brain’s negativity bias, release accumulated stress, foster positive experiences and intentions, and enjoy the peace of present moment awareness. A large body of research has established that having a regular meditation practice produces tangible benefits for mental and physical health, including:
    • Decreased blood pressure and hypertension
    • Lowered cholesterol levels
    • Reduced production of “stress hormones,” including cortisol and adrenaline
    • More efficient oxygen use by the body
    • Increased production of the anti-aging hormone DHEA
    • Improved immune function
    • Decreased anxiety, depression, and insomnia
    Meditation allows our nervous system to fall into a state of rest and restore as opposed to stress flight or flight, known as the sympathetic and para sympathetic nervous system response
  • PLYO Power

    Max interval training, utilizing bodyweight plyometric and cardio drills to torch calories and build lean muscle. Experience the ultimate burn and get ready to drip sweat.
  • Tai Chi

    This fluid system of movement and breathing, promotes strength balance and flexibility.
  • Vinyasa Yoga

    A flow of a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. The synchronized breathing relaxes your mind and helps to release any blockage of energy flow throughout your body.
    • Abby Kaufmann

      Abby Kaufmann

      Never having shown an interest in an activity as “wimpy” as yoga, Abby was an avid competitive sports player. Over the years, despite feeling strong, she began to notice physical issues that were not responding to her usual regimen. Just as she was planning to have surgery, at the behest of her friends, she finally started

      Never having shown an interest in an activity as “wimpy” as yoga, Abby was an avid competitive sports player. Over the years, despite feeling strong, she began to notice physical issues that were not responding to her usual regimen. Just as she was planning to have surgery, at the behest of her friends, she finally started exploring different yoga classes. At Kripalu, in an atmosphere of acceptance and awareness, her love affair with yoga began.

      Abby’s desire for a dedicated practice led to a 200-hr teacher training at Yoga High in New York’s Lower East Side. With a seeker’s mind, whose appetite had just been whetted, she signed up for the follow-up advanced 300-hr training. The combination of personal experience and education created a theme in Abby’s teaching in which safety and a fully immersed experience are paramount. Not your typical 20-something yoga teacher, her students benefit from a maturity that was forged from a myriad of life experiences. She teaches self-acceptance and self-value  while offering a practice that is challenging and interesting.

      Abby’s desire for in-depth knowledge of the physical body’s experience in yoga has led her to apprentice with SMARTer Bodies. Abby believes  that yoga is NOT about going to the end-range of motion which goes hand-in-hand with SMARTer Yoga.  SMARTer Bodies and SMARTer Yoga create a functional and efficient practice for each individual, even in a group class and Abby is helping SMARTerBodies get that message out!  Abby’s diverse education includes a Bachelor’s degree in social work and certifications as a Health Coach, Pilates teacher and Karuna Reiki master.

  • Zumba ®

    It is an exhilarating, effective, and easy-to-follow, Latin inspired, calorie burning dance Fitness Party
  • Cardio Dance Re-MIX!

  • Belly Dancing

  • Cardio Pilates Fusion

  • Lean Machine

  • Tangocise