Owned by Equinox, Blink Fitness is a newer chain of gyms that has been popping up all over NYC and is only $20/month! (Yes, I said $20/month). Don’t let the price fool you, it’s a really nice, clean gym with top-of-the-line equipment, TVs on cardio machines, comfortable locker rooms and a super friendly staff. And their workout classes are killer! Designed to make you work smarter, not harder to get maximum results, I took a the Bootcamp class at their new Murray Hill location with instructor, Stefanie Jordan and she packed the class with a whole lot of fun exercises that had me sore for 2 days after!
As part of the class I got to test out Therafit “Renee” sneaker! Developed by Dr. Lisa Matsterson of the Emmy Award winning series, The Doctors, Therafit is a line of footwear she created to empower women. Whether at work, at the gym, or just running around the city, each shoe taps into the latest technology with performance to help relieve and prevent pain in the feet, legs, hips and back.
Therafit by Dr. Lisa shoes uses multiple layers and densities for cushioning and support so that the shock of each step is distributed downward and outward. The result is a shoe that cushions your foot on impact so there’s no need to worry about rough landings resulting in miserable body aches the next morning.
Aesthetically, they are a little more soccer mom then I prefer (although the red ones as you can tell are my favorite), however comfort wise they we’re amazing. And sometimes function outweighs fashion. From sit ups, to jumping jacks and leg kicks, to bouncing weighted balls and pushups, we did it all in that workout class and I felt great afterwards. I was also talking to Jill from Glamamom at the event who had been wearing hers non-stop through the weekend and raved about the support. Nicknamed the “12-HOUR shoe for your 12-Hour day, the Renee shoe is perfect for any woman on the go.
Scope the latest spring Therafit sandals:
Disclaimer: I received a sample of the “Renee” shoe and complimentary class at Blink Fitness as part of trying the line.