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NYC's Halloween-Themed Workouts to Burn Off Candy Corn

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Back in the day, we used to work for our Halloween candy by donning our cutest costumes and traipsing the streets, begging the neighbors for fun-sized treats. Now, we don our cutest costumes, hit up the bar, and binge on an entire bag of Reese's we picked up at Duane Reade. Not the friendliest situation for your waistline.

But that doesn't mean you can't get into the seasonal spirit—ahead, check out eleven New York City boutique fitness studios who are hosting themed classes this week, from spooky tunes at Physique 57 to costumes at Vixen Workout and conquering your fears at Lyons Den. And don't think they've left out the treats (see: Flow Cycle, Swerve Fitness).

Vixen Workout
The gist: Dress accordingly for each day's theme—Lady Gaga Tuesday, Tacky Aerobics Wednesday, Favorite Diva Pop Star Thursday, and Vixen Army Camo Attire Friday.
The dates: Tuesday, October 29th through Friday, October 31st
The location: 500 Eighth Avenue, Midtown and 305 West 38th Street, Garment District
The cost: $18

Row House
The gist: Row in the dark with only complimentary glow bracelets to light the way. There's also "something special" in store for anyone who shows up in costume.
The dates: All evening classes on Wednesday, October 29th; Thursday, October 30th; and Friday, October 31st
The location: 555 West 59th Street, Lincoln Center
The cost: $40

Swerve
The gist: All day on Halloween, riders will treated with doughnuts from new neighbor Dough post-workout. Riding in costume, while encouraged, is not mandatory.
The dates: Friday, October 31st at 7am, 8am, 5:30pm, and 6:30pm
The location: 30 West 18th Street, Flatiron
The cost: $30 (If it's your first time at the studio, you get two classes for the price of one)

305 Fitness
The gist: The new permanent studio will toss Halloween-inspired tunes from the likes of Lady Gaga into the playlists for their 55-minute signature classes. Early will get mocktails and sweet breakfast treats after the morning classes, while afternoon dancers get real cocktails and snacks. Wear a costume if you please and be entered in giveaway contests (the rewards are a surprise).
The dates: Friday, October 31st at 7am, 8am, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, and 6:30pm
The location: 18 West 8th Street, Greenwich Village
The cost: $32 (new clients can get three classes for $36)

Real Pilates NYC
The gist: All day long, clients will get to "trick-or-treat" during class, Pilates style. A "trick" gives you a series of advanced moves, while a "treat" allows you to eliminate an exercise of your choice.
The dates: Friday, October 31st at 7:30am, 9am, 10am, 2pm, 4p, 5pm, and 6pm.
The location: 177 Duane Street, Tribeca
The cost: $30

Physique 57
The gist: The studio will transform their barre workouts with scary music soundtracks and "thigh dances to 'Thriller.'" See their full schedule here.
The dates: Friday, October 31st at various times
The location: Studios on the Upper West Side, Midtown, and Soho
The cost: $36 (If it's your first time at the studio, you get two classes for the price of one)

Cyc
The gist: Dara will be leading riders in a "Halloweezy"-themed ride, appropriately set to a Lil' Wayne soundtrack.
The dates: Friday, October 31st at 5:30pm
The location: 4 Astor Place (inside DavidBartonGym), Noho
The cost: $25

Peloton
The gist: Their signature ride will be set to live tunes from DJ Jimmy Smiles. And riding in costume is highly encouraged—the person who has the best costume on will win a whopping 10 free rides.
The dates: Friday, October 31st at 5:45pm
The location: 140 West 23rd Street, Chelsea
The cost: $30 (but first-time riders can go for free!)

Fit RxN
The gist: Join in the "Scary Sweat" version of the FIT Warrior class, where music will be appropriately themed and intensity will be cranked up to candy-burning levels.
The dates: Friday, October 31st at 6pm.
The location: 33 West End Avenue, Upper West Side
The cost: $30 (If it's your first time at the studio, you get two classes for the price of one)

Flow Cycle
The gist: Get on a RealRyder (that's a bike that tilts as you pedal) for a "Scream Team Ride" set to spooky music, followed by cocktails.
The dates: Friday, October 31st at 8pm
The location: 2 Rector St, Financial District
The cost: $22

Lyons Den
The gist: The day after donning your costume, do the scariest thing you can do in yoga—go upside-down. Guest instructor Kerry Armstrong will be leading a special two-hour workshop on inversions and arm-balancing poses.
The dates: Saturday, November 1st at 1:45pm
The location: 279 Church Street, Tribeca
The cost: $45 (gets you a bonus class).

Flow Cycle

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