A good workout can bring endorphins, exhaustion or energy (sometimes a mix of all three!) Fitness and wellness coach Elyse Sparkes believes that getting fit doesn’t have to mean measuring progress by pounds or percentages; it’s about tuning in to your body’s needs.

New York City has become a hotbed of boutique fitness classes. Here’s a break down of some of New York City’s best boutique fitness classes… that aren’t SoulCycle. (You’re welcome!)