You should know by now that I’m a sucker for being INSPIRED. Anytime I discover a new fitness format or fitness leader who makes me want to work harder, be healthier or simply have more fun, I’m eager to share ASAP. Well this is certainly the case with Sadie Kurzban (@SadieKurzban) – a girl after my own heart. Just graduating from Brown University, she took the plunge and started her own fitness company in NYC – 305 Fitness. This girl has some serious passion, drive and focus. At the ripe age of 23 she is doing it BIG! When I was 23…hmmm, let’s not go there 😉
Sadie strives to bring some “Miami Heat” to NYC through her hot, sweaty, sexy 305 fitness workout. She invited me to attend a class last week, so I wanted to share my experience first hand.
(above) Sadie on the right & @DJBourgeois strikin’ a pose after our sweaty workout
So let me start off by saying that I’m NOT a great dancer. My little sister is essentially a professional dancer and always teases me about how “stiff” I am. Going into the 305ftiness workout I was a little self-conscious, not gonna lie. Fortunately most of the people in the class were girls around my age and all very cool and friendly. I was able to loosen up pretty quickly because everyone else was so easy going and Sadie did great job of setting a fun and welcoming atmosphere. Also, the dim lighting and glow sticks let me “escape” to a “Miami” dance club where I had a free reign to bust a move 😉
Here are my hot facts about 305fitness…
- Duration: about 1 hour
- Format: Cardio dance workout – Hip Hop, Latin dance & little kick boxing, no resistance training
- Intensity: Moderate – High; you can control how hard you push but def expect to sweat a lot!
- Cool Stuff: Dark room with disco ball, glow sticks and live DJ on the 1’s and 2’s – yeah buddy!
- Venue: Various dance studios and venues around NYC – totally a “pop up” fitness class
- Price: High – you have to pay $20-30 per class. There’s a Living Social deal running to buy a package of classes. 305 was also featured in Daily Candy so keep your eyes peeled for more deals!
- Website: http://www.305fitness.com/
Overall, I had a great workout, great time and met some great people. I highly recommend checking out a class if you’re in NYC and wanna get your sexy, sweaty swag on!
Get to know Sadie!
305 fitness founder and your workout leader
For me, GRIT is all about the fiery commitment towards becoming the best version of yourself that you can be. It’s not about being better than the person next to you on the treadmill or on the sidewalk. GRIT is about pushing your own limits to become the very best you.
What made you pursue a career in fitness?
The best part about my job is that I get to help others reach their goals. I’ve always been fascinated by the magic in connecting with others and coaching them through a challenge. If I weren’t doing this, I think I would be a middle school teacher – it’s such an awkward age and those kids are like play-dough: dying for someone to come in and leave a big impression.
When someone tells me that she lost 40 pounds and kept it off or another person tells me my classes were the only thing that helped them get through a painful breakup, I feel like I’m living my life’s purpose. Being able to stay in shape is an added bonus to my job but what I love most about my work is helping others.
What song always gets you going?
“Heart of a Lion” by Kid Cudi
What exercise makes you feel sexiest and why?
Pushups. I know that sounds ridiculous. But there is something so sexy about a woman doing military style push-ups.
What do you say to motivated when you’re completely exhausted?
I don’t let the debate start because once I do, I know which voice in my head will win (the lazy one!). There are so many reasons to not work out or to not eat right. I try not to give myself a choice by planning ahead. Before going to bed, I lay my sneakers and gym clothes right next to my bed so I don’t give myself an opportunity to have an inner debate. Like Nike says, “Just do it.” Once I go to the gym, I always end up feeling better and it usually gives me a second wind of energy.