Madonna likely has an arsenal of tricks that keep her looking ageless—some of which should probably remain secret—but it's a safe bet that dancing her ass off is one of them. Fans of the 56-year-old (!!) pop star have been able to indulge in her toned ways with Hard Candy Fitness, the gym chain she started in 2010 that has locations ranging from Mexico City to Moscow, but New Yorkers (let alone the US) have yet to get their own outpost. However, dance fans can get a taste of the gym at Broadway Dance Center, which is launching a 20-week series of classes starting in March.
Each "Dancer's Access" class (available each Monday and Wednesday at 6:30pm) teaches students choreography inspired by Madge's on-stage routines, as well as a comprehensive warm-up, strength training, and flexibility exercises that mirror what she does on tour. Sign-ups for the first round of classes are available at the link above.
Elsewhere, two fitness studios that have generally catered to the downtown crowd have just signed leases for uptown locations. West Side Rag reports that the donation-based Yoga to the People is headed above the City MD at 2710 Broadway, near 104th Street. The studio doesn't have an opening date for this location, which will offer power vinyasa flow, listed on its website yet, but it's already planning a three-hour master class there in April.
And Crain's New York says that BFX Studio is headed to the basement level of 1231 Third Avenue, near 71st Street. The 10,700-square-foot space will add to the new gyms current roster of locations in Chelsea and Financial District, the latter of which is scheduled to open in a few weeks.