Laura Baldwin

The Rise Takes the Polar Bear Plunge

Most people spend New Year’s day sleeping in and recovering from the previous night’s festivities.  Here at The Rise, we spent New Year’s day a little differently.  We kicked off 2015 with a workout by the Flatiron building, followed by another workout on the boardwalk of Coney Island, and then topped it all off with our…


The Rise Reflects on 2014

It’s hard to believe that this year is drawing to a close.  We had quite a year at The Rise: we laughed, we cried (so many burpees!) and made some amazing memories along the way. Here are some highlights from 2014: “[On the Brooklyn Bridge]…The city wakes as the fog rises; meanwhile the Rise completes…


Earn Your Turkey!

Thanksgiving is coming up, so that means it’s time to make room for all the extra calories!  What better way to do that than working out with The Rise? Here’s what’s on the menu for this week: Tuesday: Workout with the “Brooklyn Badasses” at Grand Army Plaza   Our fearless Brooklyn leaders! Wednesday (“Thanksgiving Eve”):…


Row Boats, Burpees and More – Oh My!

Last week was a busy one – we rowed, we voted and we obstacle course-ed.  If you didn’t make it last week (or just need a reminder of how great it was) here’s a recap: Monday: ROW BOATS! Monday was all about abs.  We rowed our boats through the fountain at Washington Square Park. Tuesday:…


Meet Team Wednesday!

The Rise is growing bigger and stronger each week! To accommodate our growth, we’ve formed “teams” (Team Monday, Team Wednesday and Team Friday) to organize and lead each workout.  Even though we are changing things up a bit, The Rise will continue to be free, fun and open to everyone! These are the fitness rockstars that…


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