Hands down, the best secret in town is an intense, crazy, and fun exercise class called Tonique. Currently held at Complete Body Gym (19th Street between 5th and 6th avenue), this insane workout is the work and dream of Sylwia. Sylwia is one of the people you want to hate — incredibly beautiful, perfect rockin’ body, sweet as can be, smart, and dedicated — and you can’t dislike her for a second. She is just the nicest, most loving, devoted, and charming person out there (they do exist). She honestly created this program to inspire and empower women. She wants women to feel confident and fabulous through fitness.
Luckily, for those of us who live in NYC, she offers a class three times a week. And this class kicks your A$$. I mean, seriously, your tush gets worked so hard that you can’t move it later that day — let alone later that week. Tonique is a class that I hate but love at the same time. The workout is so intense and so all-body, that your muscles get the craziest workout. They literally wobble and shake. And then you have to look at Sylwia, with her sculpted and perfect body….
Tonique is an intense workout that uses multi-directional movements which target every part of your body, working every muscle at every angle. Basically, a lot of lunges and squats with two-pound weights. And then some crazy-a$$ kicks here and there, some out-of-control jumps and hops. And then repeat five million times.
Her classes are currently held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 at Complete Body Gym. A long commitment, but it’s worth the time investment. You will not regret it for a second.
I first heard about Sylwia and Tonique through my good friend, Pamela. Pamela is one of Sylwia’s success stories and PROOF that her madness and methodology works. Pamela (actually Mrs. Natori’s old personal assistant at Natori for almost 5 years — before she had two kids of her own), although never big, was never small. And then, she started working out with Sylwia and doing Tonique, and WAM BAM THANK YOU MA’AM, HER BODY is HOT!
Tonique TRANSFORMED Pamela, and can do the same for you, too! I swear! Tonique has been featured in Fitness magazines around the world (Sylwia is a native of my father’s homeland, Poland).
If you have any questions about the method, DVDs, or need motivation and words of encouragement, I highly suggest you send Sweetheart Sylwia an email or facebook message (“Like” Tonique or follow her on twitter at @sylwia_tonique). She will respond! And inspire and motivate! I promise! She wants to help you — even though she doesn’t know you! For reals. For more reading material on Sylwia, check out this article from Daily Single…
Until Wednesday, have a great day and MOVE YOUR BODY! (You can start by viewing her videos online here)
Anika Yael Natori, aka The Josie Girl.