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Fitness in TriBeCa

Why stay in TriBeCa during your visit to New York City?

Because TriBeCa is gorgeous, an amazing mix of old New York and Industrial America.

Beautiful  streetscapes  – wooden water towers, cobblestones, street art, loading docks and metal awnings, TriBeCa is very charming. And of course,  its the residents are charming and good looking as well. Thanks to all great fitness centers in the area, some of them are the best in the country.  So it is really not that hard to be in a great shape and look like a movie star if you live here.

But in case you are in the city only for a few days, and don’t want to get out of shape, especially after visiting all of the New York’s food meccas, we will provide you with a short list of the best fitness centers in the area.

Many celebrities such as Jessica Biel, Katie Holmes, Jake Gyllenhaal and Amanda Seyfried are the members of those trendy fitness institutions. One of them is Barry’s BootCamp, a worldwide known fitness center , voted  “The Best Celebrity Workout” by Allure and Los Angeles Magazine. Covered in The New York Times, Shape, Self, Us, People, Women’s and Men’s Health magazines.

Barry’s BootCamp is offering 12 classes , 365 days a year. Every class combines the intense cardio with strength training. You won’t feel  like you are working  out, it’s more like a fitness party with a night club lighting in a trendy space  with cool music that makes you want to push yourself even harder.

TriBeCa’s Barry’s  BootCamp studio is the largest in the chain. Beautifully designed space with an easy to handle equipment, bar that serves great variety of protein shakes, Malin+Gatz beauty products  and of course  the city’s most qualified trainers.  And you don’t need to buy a membership, just buy a single class for $65.00.

For crossfit fans we would recommend to visit Crossfit 212. This trendy fitness center in the heart of TriBeCa is offering several programs you can choose from, depending on your fitness level. You would love their large space with brick walls and unusual looking equipment. Crossfit 212 has a signature program WOD (work out of the day). Head Coach Jim McDade writes all of the programming and layers it in such a way that all workouts can be done by everyone in the class, regardless of skills and fitness level.  You can buy a membership or just pay for a single class, just make sure to contact them in advance to let them know on what fitness level you are.

Another great place to improve your physical shape is Tribeca Health and Fitness Center. One of largest gyms in the city offering  Private Group Fitness, Juice Bar and plenty of classes. Try Krav Maga – is a self-defense system developed for the military in Israel that consists of a wide combination of techniques sourced from boxing, Savate, Muay Thai, Wing Chun, Judo, Jujutsu, wrestling, and grappling. But don’t worry, you won’t have to fight, here in Tribeca Krav Maga presented as a Focus Fighting Fitness. The Krav Maga Institute at Tribeca Fitness Center is the first and only IKMK training center in the NYC, and widely considered to be the best in the world. Krav Maga gives you the opportunity to learn fighting methods and get you fit in a supportive and easy to learn environment. And again, you can just buy a single class, no membership required.

So when you are visiting the world’s fitness center – New York City, make sure to visit TriBeCa and challenge yourself at one of its fitness meccas.

Good luck.

Shop Chic TriBeCa on Sale

NILI LOTAN

High End Boutique located on 188 Duane St. presents simple, elegant, street style inspired silhouettes made of luxury materials. Israeli born New York-based designer Nili Lotan creating beautiful pieces for sophisticated modern urban women. In their sale section you will be able to find very feminine items such as silk camisoles, super light cashmere and linen sweaters and hoodies for a very reasonable price.

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Calypso St. Barth

Luxury eclectic boutique on 137 West Broadway  inspired by travel, culture and the arts. Offers a wonderfully refreshing sense of escape with exquisite textures, rich colors and special embellishments. Calypso’s sale section has plenty of colorful silk caftans , maxi silk and linen dresses, light as feather cashmere cardigans, comfy neutral colors sandals and even cozy pieces for your home décor such as Moroccan print pillows.

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Patron Of The New

Elegant High End lifestyle boutique located on 151 Franklin St.  Patron Of The New is a place for individuals with very selective eye. It’s concept store with almost indefinable versatility and brands that are treated with cult-like respect by fans, such as Balmain, Rodarte, Rick Owens, Hood By Air, Alexandre Plokhov and many more … Check out their sale section that is full of standout pieces and everyday chic garbs

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Steven Alan

Heritage inspired line of men’s and women’s casual wear. Steven Alan has become a household name for hip consumers. If you are looking for edgier version of traditional grab check out Steven Alan’s sale section.

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La Garconne

Modern sophistication from emerging designers, bold standout pieces among timeless classics. At La Garconne you will find a perfect attire for work and play. Shop sale for cute basic T-shirts, comfy pullovers or long sleeve tees.

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Cool Affordable Spots in TriBeCa

Tribeca is very well known for its six-figures lofts and rich and famous occupants. Robert De Niro, Jay-Z and Beyonce are among them. But don’t think TriBeCa is only for well-heeled locals, there are some affordable cool spots such as Kaffe 1668 (271 & 401 Greenwich St) where you can find reasonably priced lunch options. One of my favorite is Low Carb Amazing Meal with organic tofu meatballs and homemade marinara sauce it’s a perfect option for vegetarians or people on gluten free diet. For meat lovers I would recommend homemade Swedish Meatballs or The Good Sausage Sandwich, all lunch items are around $10.00. Overall it’s a great place with a very inviting atmosphere and friendly staff where you can enjoy a good cup of latte, fresh pastry or grab lunch and stay on a budget.

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Another good place for lunch is Mulberry & Vine Café (73 Warren St). Everything there is fresh and health-driven, they use locally grown organic produce. It’s a great spot for vegetarians and vegans as well as for individuals on gluten free diet. Its not the cheapest place for lunch (three cold sides $12, two cold and one hot $13 and individual sides cost $4.50 cold and $5.50 hot)  but quite a good deal for dinner especially with all the options you can choose from such as Korean braised bbq beef with pickled onions or Tomatillo Chicken stew. Mulberry & Vine makes its own iced teas and smoothies and brings in gluten-free baked goods and coffee from Laughing Man which is another cool spot in Tribeca.

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Laughing Man Coffee & Tea owned by Hugh Jackman and David Steingard. Laughing Man Worldwide helps entrepreneurs help humanity by creating and developing new business. 100% of Laughing Man revenue goes back to education, community development and new business development. So if you are a person who believes in All Be Happy you should visit Laughing Man Coffee Shop on 184 Duane St. just few steps away from Washington Market Park where you can sit down and enjoy your fresh brewed coffee or a nice cup of latte.

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Another low key option for lunch in TriBeCa is Macaron café located on 303 Greenwich Street. It has whimsical décor, very friendly staff and of course French colorful macarons, they make about 50 kinds that rotate with the seasons. But macarons are not the only items on the menu that you might want to try, the café also makes 8 kinds of sandwiches and salads priced from $7.75 to $10.00.

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After a long day you would definitely want to relax in a cool wine bar such as Terroir located on Harrison St. They have very large selection of wines (around 150) average price per glass is around &14. Great selection of appetizers such as Fried Lamb Sausage with sage leaves ($9) or Beet and Gorgonzola Risotto Balls ($8) and of course cheese about 8 kinds (around $5-$6 each).

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Feel hungry, just couple blocks away from the wine bar another must go TriBeCa spot Locande Verde owned by Robert De Niro. The ambience and service are incongruously warm. The menu is big but not overwhelming, the dishes at dinner are generous enough to share. The chef Andrew Carmellini delivers Italian home cooking in a very elegant manner. Try My Grandmother’s Ravioli ($22) so delicate they just melt in your mouth. And don’t forget to save room for dessert its totally worth it. Locande Verde’s pastry chef Karen De Masco is a maestro of sweet treats that are homey and elegant in the same time.  try La Fantasia di Visciola (sour cherry lambrusco sorbetto, goat’s milk gelato, white balsamic meringa, caramel, sbrisolone $10) what else can you wish for?

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No matter what your diet or how big your budget you will always find a cool spot in TriBeCa.