New York's Hot New Fitness Craze: Fake Miami Clubbing

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Who goes clubbing at 11:45 a.m. on a Saturday morning? New Yorkers.

That's according to Business Insider, which yesterday profiled 305 Fitness, an aerobics dance class founded by Miami native Sadie Kurzban and inspired, apparently, by the shit that goes down at Mansion around 3 a.m.

The classes, in which dancers strike poses and jump up and down as neon lights flash around them and Shakira tunes blast over the speakers, are meant to imitate the Miami nightclub experience. And according to the Insider, their popularity has "exploded" in New York.

See also: LazerFitness: Skip the Gym and Get Your Sweat On at the Club

Kurzban left her South Florida hometown to attend Brown University in the decidedly un-Miami city of Providence, Rhode Island. There, she was inspired to start her own fitness company, changed her major to economics, and entered an entrepreneurship competition to win the start-up funds for 305 Fitness. From there, it was on to New York.

Unsurprisingly, people who call New York home because it's "the greatest city in the world" -- the same ones who spend all their vacation days in Miami -- started lining up for a taste of the 305.

Like Miami clubs, most attendees are young; "I don't get a lot of mommies," Kurzban tells the Insider.

And much like the Miami club experience, it's not for the faint of heart. "It's a lot of jumping, turning, and squatting, so if you have sore joints or bad knees, this is probably not the fitness class for you," the story warns.

But judging from the video above, the Miami club experience is far from authentic. Everybody looks sober, for one. Everybody looks happy, too. And so many women! Even when ladies get in free, it's just not a Miami club without Miami bros.

But the part where everyone mindlessly jumps around with their hands in the air? That looks about right.

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33 comments
Mechanesthesia
Mechanesthesia

Good thing for us, on Saturday and Sunday mornings, the clubs are still open and we can go to a real club and get our workout instead of a fake one.  

Sandi Melo
Sandi Melo

Great concept for people who can't get to the clubs...I'd rather get the real dance club workout. More exciting!

Jica Lo
Jica Lo

lol they dont know what to come up with huh!

Nadia Tamara Ramaglia
Nadia Tamara Ramaglia

lmfao That's what I do, hahah in Miami... Get to Space 8 AM dance and then hit the beach. Complete work out lol

Lou Ce Fur
Lou Ce Fur

I'll settle for a key bump Ryen David

foaswag
foaswag

What a waste of time. Surely there is something better to do in Miami than this.

I'm not even sure why I bother to pay attention to New Times anymore. It's slanted, biased and shallow. GOODBYE!!!!


K Pádraig O'Kane
K Pádraig O'Kane

The haters that wrote the article are probably overweight and outa-shape!

chipahoy
chipahoy topcommenter

get a life....


Nick Moss
Nick Moss

clever the way you used "too" - i see what you did there.

jdomar
jdomar

groan. the club scene here sucks compared to NYC. New Yorkers know that. Did the writer take acid before writing this?

Stephon Kline
Stephon Kline

Makes sense those club drinks are too damned expensive.

Travis Cole
Travis Cole

Haha except the girl in the middle with the white hat.

Leslie Hudler
Leslie Hudler

and they wouldn't be allowed in wearing that either lol are they working out in heels and dresses? button downs and dress shoes?

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