(sponsored) Beastanetics, the high-intensity interval training program, which has become the darling of McCarren Park during the warmer months, will return to [email protected] (31 Nassau Avenue bet Guernsey & Dobbin) this winter with classes taking place on Wed & Fri at 6:45am and 8am. Beastanetics can help you improve your stamina, strength, power, balance, and overall conditioning, while boosting metabolism and fat loss. On Yelp, Beastanetics has a perfect average rating of 5 stars.
Session 1 runs from 12/3-1/23 and Session II from 1/28 to 3/20. Space is very limited so don’t delay. The fee for the 8-week session (16 classes) is $160. A limited number of drop-in slots will be available at $17 per class. [email protected] is a beautifully appointed fitness studio in Greenpoint.
Earlier this year – you voted for local fitness celebrity Tim Haft – in the internet’s fitness trainer popularity contest called Fit or Flop.
And because of all those votes – Tim is in it to win it!
He updated us on where he stands in the contest:
After 8 rounds of competitions there were 16 competitors left. I was one of them. Then the judges “voted off” another 6. So now we’re down to 10 and I’m still alive…I think that what I (and Punk Rope) represent – good health, fitness, play, and mostimportant of all, community – are traits worth getting behind.
There are only 9 days left, so go ahead and vote for Tim Haft so he can get into the internet fitness star online hall of fame!
Spring is here (we promise) and since it’s finally going to get warmer, it’s time to maximize outdoor time. Same goes for working out, which is just one of the reasons why Beastanetics is so great. We happen to live next to a pretty sweet track and field and it’s time to take advantage! We’re talking FRESH AIR, people. Remember what that feels like?
Beastanetics is a 6-week, 12-session program run entirely in McCarren Park, and rest assured, it will have you looking positively fierce by Summer. Led by Tim Haft and his knowledgeable, supportive, and welcoming staff, the intro training sesh is a steal at $144 (includes all 12 sessions). That’s cheaper than an indoor gym membership where you’ll wait an hour to run on a treadmill in a sweaty florescent box (can you tell how much I love gyms?).
The next session begins Monday, April 14 and Greenpointers has teamed up with Beastanetics to give first-time students 10% off the registration fee with code FIRSTTIMEBEAST. Virgin Beasts can also try a one-time free trial; drop-in classes (space permitting) are $15. Register here! Continue reading →
You may know Tim Haft from Punk Rope at the Greenpoint YMCA or early morning butt kickings at Beastanetics in McGolrick Park. Now Greenpoint’s favorite fitness guru is a competitor on a web based reality show call Fit or Flop. Will he be “American’s Next Fitness Star”? You decide!
With just one week to go in the voting you can help Tim get to the next round. (You can actually vote for him once every 24 hours thru 3/31.) Continue reading →
Classes Begin Monday April 1 at the McCarren Park Soccer Field
Rated 5 stars on Yelp, Beastanetics utilizes strategically selected high-intensity, body-weight exercises to incinerate fat, boost metabolism, and improve stamina, strength, agility, speed, power, and overall athleticism.
Head Beasts, Tim Haft and Shana Brady, hold multiple, national fitness certifications, and have been professional butt kickers for more than 20 years. They will do everything in their power—and then some—to make you feel safe, supported, and welcome.
CLASS TIMES Monday through Thursday 6:45am, 8am, 9:15am
FEES 6-week, 12-session program: $120 Single class: $15 One-time free trial class for virgin Beasts
These days, there’s no shortage of articles extolling the benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT for short), an exercise approach that alternates short periods of intense work with brief periods of rest. Its purported aim: to maximize fitness benefits in a minimal amount of time. Turns out the evidence seems to back this up: a recent NY Times feature highlights just one of many studies affirming that massive fitness gains are possible with short bouts of strenuous exercise. There goes that “I don’t have enough time to exercise” excuse.
A group of folks who meet in Williamsburg twice a week don’t need any scientific studies to convince them that interval training works. On Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8 o’clock sharp, a group of “Beasts” gather in McCarren Park to willingly undergo a form of grueling exercise torment known as Beastanetics Boot Camp. Based on the Tabata protocol (a famous 1996 study and one of the first to definitively prove the benefits of High-intensity interval training), Beastanetics is led by Tim Haft, a fitness instructor who developed the regimen in 2010 after months of testing and experimenting. Not your typical boot camp drill sergeant, Tim is genial, supportive, and encouraging, and has a way of pushing his students to work hard without being intimidating in the least. Twenty second “work” intervals are divided by ever-decreasing “recovery” intervals, so the workouts never get easy.
Spring is nearly here! The birds are chirping, the days are longer, the (supposedly, for those with yards) crocuses are earnestly poking their heads topside. Finally, after months of darkness and wind chill factors, its time to pack away those Michelin Man coats and bust out the gauzy sundresses and seersucker suits of yore.
But wait! While the (alleged) crocus bulbs have been gently napping under the frozen ground, your metabolism has been as well, swaddled in Netflix Instant and sixers from the bodega. Last August’s loose summer clothes now feel like all those sausage casings from the Crif Dog habit you picked up over the winter. As you suddenly regret that ordering that pizza, you know it’s time to hit the gym again.