Past Event: FlyBarre with Shay Kostabi

This event took place on May 4, 2014. To view exciting shots from the event, check out our Facebook album. Visit the Sweat Series homepage for upcoming events!

FlyBarre is the long, lean, total-body-toning sister workout to Flywheel, the mega-popular cycling studio. But don’t let the “barre” name fool you—it’s a super-fun, very athletic, interval-based version. Expect a lot of sweat and muscle quivering from pretty much the neck down. Flybarre uses motivating music and energetic, inspiring instructors to keep you pleasantly distracted from how hard you’re working.

Which is where the uber-talented Shay Kostabi comes in—she’s a premiere Flybarre instructor who’s got fitness charisma in spades. (You have to check out her at-home barre!)

For this in-store version of FlyBarre’s Power 45 class, she’ll lead you through fast-paced strengthening work—like push-ups, plank variations, and triceps dips—on the beat, of course. Then we’ll jump to our feet for Dynamic Arms, a dance-cardio-esque sequence that really tones your arms while you’re going in and out of deep plie squats and lunges. The final sequence is full of isometric “pulses,” core work, and resistance band toning that will squeeze out every last bit of effort you’ve got to give. And one attendee will win a $100 Athleta gift card!

Shay KostabiWHAT TO EXPECT: This class is first come, first served, and holds approximately 30 readers. Doors open at 9:00 a.m., class begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 10:30 a.m.

Address: Athleta Flatiron, 126 Fifth Avenue, at W. 18th Street

WHAT TO BRING: We’ve got a mat and resistance bands for you to use. A bottle of water and small towel are recommended.

AFTER THE WORKOUT: Plan to linger to peruse Athleta’s spring looks while the store’s closed for our private shopping pleasure until 11:00. We’ll also stick around to rehydrate with complimentary cold-pressed juice from Heartbeet Juicery, who’ll be bringing their super-seasonal blends for us to sip, and experience Armour Beauty, a fashion-forward lip-gloss line created by former model and Lunachicks frontwoman, Theo Kogan. One attendee will also win a $100 Athleta gift card!

For more information about FlyBarre, visit

There is no registration! Just show up—first come, first served. Got questions? Write us at