Are YOU a FITiST?!

“FITiSTS are the ones who love fitness and wellness because they know how great it makes them look and feel.” Are YOU a FITiST?! If you haven’t checked out the new FITiST Collective at 5 Railroad Avenue in East Hampton, (the Summer Kicks building across from the railroad tracks) you’re missing out on one of the Hamptons’ best opportunities to get fit, fitter, FITiST.

FitistAdThe new FITiST Collective in East Hampton gathers the best in fitness all under one roof! Expect an unrivaled schedule of pop-up workouts, led by all-star instructors, including The Fhitting Room, Exhale, Body by Simone, 305 Fitness, Body Conceptions by Mahri, Bari Studio, City Row, Soho Strength Lab, ToneHouse, Uplift, and lots more!

If you’re like me, you’re not loving the rivalries between fitness studios, the competition in the market, and the lack of support that goes along with that. FITiST has demolished the competition and brought the best of the best together, under one roof, to provide unparalleled variety, fitness, and fun.

I’m a FITiST frequent flyer because I love the concept and the fact that I can catch one of my all-time favorite fitness classes, IntenSati, with Natalia Petrzela!

photo 1(7)Just like you see, IntenSati combines intention and awareness with fitness, positivity, and sweat! Not your average fitness class, IntenSati is a bit unexplainable, but chances are if you try it, you’ll be hooked like me. Do yourself a favor during these last few weeks of summer: try something new until you find a workout you LOVE. And then keep doing it! You can try all sorts of great classes at FITiST!

One Healthy Breakdown: If you’re a FITiST, I’ll see you there!

IntenSati: The Love Your Life Workout

Love your life workout? That doesn’t sound so bad, does it? You want in? Yes, you want in to IntenSati. IntenSati is best described as “a transformational workout that will motivate you to live a life you love in a body you love NOW.” So, what does that mean? It’s aerobics, on crack. No no, not crack. Happy pills. Lots and lots of happy pills. Enticing, right? Totally. Once I took my first IntenSati class, with IntenSati founder herself, Patricia Moreno at Spirit Junkie Sati, I had to go back for more. I was instantly hooked on IntenSati, so, I attended my second class with the fabulous Natalia Petrzela at B-East Fitness Studio in Amagansett.

photo 1To start off the class, we center ourselves by simply inhaling and exhaling, eyes closed, preparing for an intense 55 minutes of empowerment. This is the only moment of stillness and silence the entire class. Suddenly, music is blasting and we’re moving, grooving, and screaming. Yes, screaming. Screaming mantras which rapidly raise much more than the heart rate, but also mood If you’re down in the dumps walking into this class, you’ll instantly be in a better place. If you’re happy as a clam, that happiness will quadruple, it’s impossible not to. (Happy pills, remember.)

IntenSati is a cardio workout utilizing nothing but the body and the voice. It can be done anywhere, anytime. Regardless of the location, the atmosphere fills with light, warmth, energy, and power because of the dynamics of the workout. The room, which is just a normal fitness studio transforms into a place of absolute bliss. Judgement, negativity, and exhaustion just don’t enter the door during IntenSati, there ain’t no space for that crap. It doesn’t matter who has the cutest Lululemons, the longest legs, prettiest ponytail, or the best arms. IntenSati is about embracing you: your life, your body, and your dreams. This class makes you not want to ever be anyone other than yourself.

Imagine punching, jumping, and kicking while yelling the words “I am stronger today. I am better in every way. I am inspired to be the very best that I can be.” Yup, that’s powerful. It’s one thing to yell that and feel like a complete wacko, I know it’s a totally weird concept to be self-exclaiming how awesome you are during a workout class, along with lots of people you’ve never met before. Natalia’s the first to admit that, but just capturing her huge smile and zest for life, you’ll want in. Natalia is a totally down-to-earth fireball, who not only exudes energy, positivity, and light, but she also brings everyone else in class right UP there with her. At the end of the 55 minutes, we’re all better because of Natalia. Hell, even after the first few minutes.

IntenSati is just as much of a workout for your brain (and vocal cords, I lost my voice) as it is for the body. Remembering the combinations and verbiage takes immense focus and concentration. The added benefit of working the muscle of the mind is not only good for a positive outlook, but actually enhances health of the brain, preventing memory loss and age-related decline.

Look for IntenSati around the The Hamptons, NYC, or other states across the nation! Lastly, I should just spell this out: if you’re interested in being stuck in a rut and staying there, this workout is not for you.

One Healthy Breakdown: I’ll be damned if I’m not back in that class as soon as humanly possible…I believe I can!