Where: Flywheel Sports, 39 West 21st Street, New York, NY
Kate Bohner: I’d Bonher (how rude)
Kate was the original Flybarre instructor (“I used to teach 14 classes a week”). She’s ambitious. She’s confident. She’s purty. And she’s a solid instructor.
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**Note that Kate Bohner is no longer teaching at FlyBarre.
- Kate is type A, for shiz. This can go either way, but Kate makes it work for the class. In the classroom, she’s assertive and confident – but she doesn’t spend the whole time looking at herself (key).
- Makes poignant corrections.
- Aggressive class. Especially the buttcheek section. The outer creases of my bum are still on fire two days later.
- Smiles a lot. Sometimes smiles at herself, like she’s really happy with the current exercise. It’s cute.
- Winks at herself in the mirror. Just kidding, that’s a lie.
Kate’s recommendation to instructors:
Read the book “Tribes” by Seth Godin.
On the class:
Very challenging. How many times to I have to say this: pumping a bitchy New Yorker’s tush full of lactic acid is the way to her heart. Butt section was by far the hardest, though the abs were tough (and lengthy) as well.
One of my favorite instructors in New York City was actually taking the class. And LOVED it. That gave Kate about 493 extra bonus points.
On the crowd:
- All girls
- All hot girls
To Kate, from me:
Don’t forget to ask about injuries. Other than that, just keep doing what you’re doing.
(Old) Bio from Flywheel Website: Kate’s journey into athletics began at the age of five with a pair of figure skates. After spending six years leaping and twirling on the ice, Kate took to sprinting up and down basketball courts and hockey fields until she joined the women’s lacrosse team at the University of Pennsylvania – appointed co-captain in 1988. That same year she earned a spot on the 1988 World Cup Lacrosse Team.Kate has spent much of the past 15 years clutching a reporter’s notebook. She worked in international investment banking before enrolling in the Columbia University Journalism School. She then went on to write for Forbes magazine, rising to Associate Editor, then George, Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire. After co-authoring with Donald Trump, Trump: The Art of The Comeback, she signed with CNBC where she worked as an on-air correspondent. Sometime around 2006 everything changed. After years of concentrating on what she calls “the pursuit of accomplishing” – Kate decided to focus on “the pursuit of happiness.” So she travelled to Thailand to live on a monastery and ordained as a Buddhist nun. Kate’s introduction to meditation at the monastery led to a renewed focus and passion on movement. She immediately began training in and teaching the powerbarre method – a 60-minute fitness class incorporating elements of classical ballet, Pilates and yoga. This awakened her passion for yoga leading her to enroll at the YogaFox Vinyasa School, where she received her RYT-200 certification from the Yoga Alliance. She began teaching immediately. Based on her work studying the powerbarre method and yoga, Kate believes that barre classes have significant benefits as a basis for all kinds of athletic activity. The intense work with the core, postures and positioning will greatly augment any indoor cycling enthusiast, too! In her spare time, you’ll find Kate on spiritual retreats, meditation workshops, cooking (fattening food and raw!) and engaging in every activity that has to do with furthering her knowledge of music.
Find out more about Flywheel New York Studio at new-york.flywheelsports.com
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Here's a kind of odd scrapbook of Kate glamour shots and interviews
Read more about Kate on Wikipedia, Well + Good NYC and Vital Juice