Feel Like You're at Recess With These Gyms

The PE Club

If the studio name itself—The PE Club—doesn’t already take you back to your primary school days, then maybe their Recess class will. Feel like a kid again as you run, jump and race through Central Park, burning calories in New York City’s playground.

Where You Can Find It:

238 East 75th St., 1st Floor, New York, NY 10021

Throwback Fitness

Throwback Fitness takes pride in gamifying your workout. Return to your childhood favorites with competitive, partner- and team-based workouts such as dodgeball and capture the flag. They even sponsor a field day to take your workout outside.

Where You Can Find It:

303 Fifth Ave., Suite 207, New York, NY 10016

Aerospace High Performance Center

Flashback to your double dutch days with Aerospace High Performance Center’s Aerojump jump rope class. Enhance your muscles and cardiovascular system while burning around 1,200 calories per session. Now that’s something you probably didn’t think about on the blacktop.

Where You Can Find It:

121 West 27th St., New York, NY 10001

Sweat Like A Girl

With over 18 classes to choose from, Sweat Like A Girl leaves you sweatier than hours on the jungle gym. Classes like Hoop Sweat, Flirty Girl Fitness, Sweat Camp and Supergirl will get your heart racing in a fun and youthful way.

Where You Can Find It:

311B Industrial Drive, Nazareth, PA 18064


Play with hula hoops, pound drumsticks and dance, all while working out, at Nafas Fitness. Bring yourself, your friends or even your bachelorette party for a fun, cardio-filled workout that takes you back in time.

Where You Can Find It:

811 N. Main, Suite 101, Royal Oak, MI 48072

Rough Recess

The indoor fitness playground at Rough Recess is just what it sounds like: an amplified, adult version of your childhood recess memories. Some classes even hold competitions like tug-of-war!

Where You Can Find It:

2554 Tarpley Rd., Carrollton, TX 75006

Vixen Fitness

Want to feel like you’re in school again? Try Vixen Fitness’s new Bokwa class, where participants draw letters and numbers with their feet while performing a cardio routine. Or, take a break from writing on the chalkboard with Cardio Jump Rope, a high-intensity rope jumping class.

Where You Can Find It:

6881 Kingspointe Parkway, Suite 17, Orlando, FL 32819

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