15 Hot Workouts To Try While It’s Freezing In NYC

Around this time of year in New York City, the weather starts to get unbearably cold, and the only thing most people are really interested in doing is curling up by their radiators. But sometimes, sitting by your heater isn't enough to thaw your cold body, and you're in the mood to really sweat.

Luckily, there are tons of hot workouts in the city — and we're not just talking about yoga. From heated Pilates to hot HIIT, we found the best hot studios that you should consider trying before it starts to get warm out again. (Which, BTW, won't be for a few months.)

While we can't guarantee that these will defrost your cold, New Yorker heart, they will keep you toasty while it's frigid outside, and help you get in a good workout while you're at it.

Lyons Den Power Yoga

Here, they specialize in Baptise yoga, which is a technique that emphasizes focus and training, so it's more of a physical experience than other types of yoga. In other words: prepare for a tough yoga workout.

Heat rating: The room is heated with infrared heaters to between 88 and 95 degrees. The studios are large, but tend to book up fast, so don't expect an empty studio.

Price: $29 a class

279 Church St, New York, NY 10013; 267 West 17th, New York, NY 10011
Bode NYC

Doing HIIT in a hot studio might sound like your nightmare, but people swear by the 60-minute classes at Bode NYC. You'll do a mix of low-impact exercise intervals on a yoga mat, and end with a two-minute relaxation at the end. (They also host vinyasa and yin yoga classes.)

Heat rating: They strongly recommend drinking something that contains electrolytes before class, because you're going to sweat a lot in the 105-degree room.

Price: $30 a class

182 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010; 797 8th Ave, New York, NY 10019; 143 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023; 173 E 83rd St, New York, NY 10028

They pride themselves on giving you a clean, comfortable space to practice in at Heatwise. They ensure you have at least a 12-inch radius between you and the other mats, so you won't feel overwhelmed or crowded during the hour-long class.

Heat rating: The room is between 85 and 95 degrees, and they use infrared heat plus humidity to make it easier to breathe. There are ceiling fans and windows in all the studios.

Price: $32 a class

163 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Sweat Yoga NYC

Come for the sweat, but stay for the killer playlists that the instructors make for class. The actual workout involves "sensuous" yoga-based movement, but they also offer yin yoga and strength training classes.

Heat rating: The experience of being in the 105-degree room is described as "womb-like" on their website. Luckily there are high ceilings and enough circulation to make it comfortable.

Price: $28 a class

404-406 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10011
Modo Yoga

Choose from eight different styles of yoga that incorporate therapeutic and traditional yoga techniques.

Heat rating: The room will be about 98 degrees, with 35% humidity. At Modo, they're big on sustainability, so there are lots of green features in the studio, like a recycled cork floor and special radiant panel heaters.

Price: $20 a class

434 6th Ave #2, New York, NY 10011; 109 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

They offer a few different hot workouts at YO BK: Bikram yoga, Baptiste power yoga, and Inferno Hot Pilates. Pick your poison, but just know that the Pilates class has been described as "a bridge between CrossFit and yoga."

Heat rating: About 35 people can fit in a class, so it can get pretty steamy in the 95-degree studio.

Price: $27 a class

20 Broadway #108, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Pure Yoga NYC

There are six different hot yoga classes on their schedule, including Pure Sweat & Sculpt, which incorporates weights and bands. If the pricing makes you balk, just wait until you see the spa-like space — it'll all make sense.

Heat rating: The modern studios get between 100 and 105 degrees. Special bamboo floors and jade mats for the hot classes help keep the space airy and clean.

Price: $30 for your first class; membership fees vary.

204 W 77th St, New York, NY 10024; 203 East 86th St, New York, NY 10028
Tangerine Hot Power Yoga

Take note of the level when signing up for a class at Tangerine, because there are five options with varying intensities. If you're looking for an all-levels vinyasa, start with Power Flow.

Heat rating: The studio will be around 90 degrees with humidity. The nice thing about Tangerine is they provide mats and towels, so you don't have to worry about yours getting soaked.

Price: $25 a class

225 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Fierce Grace

This London-based yoga workout combines hatha yoga, Bikram and Ashtanga yoga, in six different classes. All levels are encouraged to try a class, so don't be intimidated by the studio's edgy vibe.

Heat rating: The studios get very hot, and they have heavy curtains on the windows.

Price: $25 a class

172 Allen Street, 2nd Floor, New York NY 10002
Y7 Studio

Y7 is affectionately known as the hip hop yoga studio, because all of the 60-minute classes are set to hip hop music.

Heat rating: Infrared heaters make the room between 80 and 90 degrees. It can get crowded in the studios, but you're encouraged to move at your own pace and take breaks if it gets to be too much.

Price: $25 a class

430 Broome Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10013; 58 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003; 25 W. 23rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10010; 170 S 1st St, Brooklyn, NY 11211; 1459 3rd Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10028
Five Pillars Yoga

The "warm" vinyasa yoga classes offered at Five Pillars are great for beginners and more advanced yogis. Plus, they provide towels and water free of charge.

Heat rating: Small infrared heaters keep the studio between 80 and 90 degrees.

Price: $29 a class

1298 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10128
Yoga To The People

If you want a solid yoga class, but don't want to pay a ton of money, consider Yoga To The People. They offer hot vinyasa and traditional hot yoga, and all you have to do is donate what you can.

Heat rating: These classes are popular, so expect the studios to be toasty even if it's not technically a "hot yoga" class. The ones that are designated hot will be between 100 and 105 degrees.

Price: Donations only.

12 St Marks Pl #2R, New York, NY 10003; 115 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001; 211 N 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211; 1017 6th Ave, New York, NY 10018; 2710 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
CorePower Yoga

If you prefer more of a strength-training workout during yoga, give CorePower yoga a try. All the classes emphasize building strength, and some even incorporate weights.

Heat rating: The classes are between 98 and 105 degrees with added humidity, or you can opt for an unheated class. Because the style of yoga is a little more vigorous than others, be prepared to sweat a lot.

Price: First class is free, $280 a month.

2030 Broadway Suite 202, New York, NY 10023; 159 N 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
SoulAnnex - Torch'd

This is a new think tank for boutique fitness created by SoulCycle. You can take a wide variety of classes, from bootcamps to yoga. This particular one integrates bodyweight exercises and dance cardio.

Heat rating: Technically, the studio itself isn't heated, but this particular workout will make you sweat a ton, because the exercises are designed to build "internal heat" in your body.

Price: $34 a class

32 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
Earth Yoga NYC

Earth Yoga offers a variety of hot vinyasa classes that are all about an hour long.

Heat rating: The room gets between 90 and 100 degrees, but teachers will adjust the airflow by opening windows when necessary.

Price: $29

328 E 61st St, New York, NY 10065
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