Physique 57 - Mat 57

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TL;DR

Physique 57’s Mat 57 class is core-focused class using light weights, pilates balls, and the mat. Core is the star of the show, but your thighs, butt, and arms will also have cameos in this workout.

Logistics

Book Me

  • Classpass: ✅
  • FitReserve: ✅

Format/Equipment

  • Fitness clothes + grippy socks.

  • 60 mins.

  • The class is an intense core workout incorporating upper and lower body toning and sculpting exercises.

  • You’ll not only work out your core, prepare to seriously exercise your thighs and glutes, as well as your arms using light weights.

  • A typical class: (i) 15 mins of core work on the mat, (ii) 5 mins of arms using light weights, (iii) 10 more mins of core work, (iv) 20 mins of thigh and glute work (while also working your core), (v) 7 more mins of core work, and (vi) 3 mins of stretch.

  • The exercises are small, but will exhaust your muscles! Don’t be fooled.

  • Example moves: crunches, bicycles, leg scissors, mountain climbers, planks, side planks, glute bridges, lunges, push ups,  etc.

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Hard AF?!

  • A pretty intense sculpting class. A great low impact class option.

  • In the first few mins, I wasn’t too fatigued, but then exhaustion hit.

  • Thighs were shaking and muscles were tired after class.

  • The class moves swiftly through moves, so don’t take too much time in between exercises.

  • Your muscles will burn and most likely, shake.

  • The routine is very choreographed and professional.

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Sweat Level: 💧💧

Price

  • First Timers: $20 for 2 classes, $99 for 4 classes, $195 for 8 classes, or $250 1 month unlimited.

  • Returners: $38 per class.

  • Physique 57 offers packages that reduce the per class price and they also offer unlimited classes per week/month.

  • Physique 57 also has an expansive online streaming platform.

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Vibe

  • Great branding.

  • Spacious and clean studio.

  • Instructors are energetic and professional.

  • The studio packs in a lot of people.

  • Lacks natural light in some studios.

  • Strict routines.

Classified Information

  • I’ve never seen a class empty out and fill in as smoothly and swiftly as these classes are - it’s almost scary. Don’t lag behind!

  • Free apples :)

  • A franchise.

  • Showers and locker rooms.

  • Lockers w/ automatic locks.

Book Again?

Yea, probably. It was on the more intense side of typical barre classes.

 

Physique 57's Class Offerings

  • Check out the full class list on the Physique 57 website.