This morning I was reading the New York Times and an article called "Swapping Girl' Night Out for A Workout" caught my attention. It highlighted a bachelorette party attending a Flywheel Sports class in NYC instead of getting their drink on. Of course as typical New Yorkers, the girls went out for manis, pedis and sushi after. To me, it doesn't sound like swapping girls night out, this type of night is girls night out. In New York City, fitness is essential as New York skinny is an aspiring look. Blogger, Garance Dore describes the look as, "Thin to the brink, yet muscly from Pilates because it gives you super long lean muscle." Unattainable for most, but an image that's seen everyday gracing the streets in 5" stilettos.
With this idea of perfection in mind, New York women (myself included) are adding fitness classes into their girls nights out and list of Sunday Funday activities (who needs to chug beer and watch football anyway). Calories! Besides the goals of having a toned body, girlfriends are the best source of motivation and make working out seem less like a chore and much more like a fun activity.
The days of dancing on tables and drinking empty calories are over in this city and we have our girlfriends and endless exercise classes to thank from Core Fusion and Physique 57 to SoulCycle for keeping us in shape – you know, "New York skinny."