“You can see why The Class has become so popular. It's a real head-clearer. By the time you leave, you're both spent and energized, dripping in sweat and feeling like you've had s life-coaching session.”
“When you have a rough morning, if the energy is a little low, or sad, or bad, crank the music. I do it with my kids, and some silly jumping-jack song lightens the whole house, switches up the mood, insta-hijacks all the negative energy. It works if the day started out on a bad foot, but it works if you’re alone, too: If you’re feeling sad or heartbroken, listen to something. There a vibration in music for us when we need a little help—use it."
“Taryn Toomey, the fitness guru behind the sweat-drenching, yoga-cardio hybrid the Class, is at the epicenter of the health-and-wellness world, and known for sculpting the body, mind, and spirits of Jennifer Aniston and Naomi Watts.”
“Taryn Toomey, 39, the founder of the Class by Taryn Toomey, a mind-body workout that “invites students to witness their resistance to discomfort,” has somewhat of a cult following.”
“What I did feel ... was mostly just empowered. As it turns out, this is just what Toomey wanted. Rather than losing five pounds, the goal of The Layer as she sees it is this: 'To find out that the choices you make are entirely up to you, and that doesn’t only pertain to food. Clear, empowered, and light in many ways.'"
“'It’s not the typical retreat in terms of ‘kill yourself, don’t eat anything and go home a smaller version of yourself,’ says Kristin Fine, a Connecticut-based interior designer who has gone on trips with the Class by Taryn Toomey, a New York-based fitness studio. Instead, she says, 'It’s an opportunity to give yourself some space from your everyday life.'”
“The Class by Taryn Toomey offers a workout that goes beyond the physical. Participants scream, stomp their feet, and shake their fists, all to thumping music and motivational messages. 'The Class is a feeling - we're opening up a room for people to feel,' says Toomey.”
"Pursoma founder Shannon Vaughn is introducing her new After The Class bath soak created in collaboration with Taryn Toomey. 'It's important to rehydrate the body and ease the tension from a workout.'"
“At Taryn Toomey's downtown boutique fitness studio ... 40 women at a time sweat through a 75-minute exercise session called The Class. 'I wanted it to feel like a womb,' Toomey says, gesturing to walls painted a pale shell pink. We're two floors up from the financial district, one of the city's more chaotic and malodorous neighbourhoods, yet traffic seems a distant dream. A Florence and the Machine song, vaguely evocative of women's empowerment, wafts into the reception area from the workout room."
"To call it high-vibe would be an understatement: From the moment you step into the third floor space—greeted by a “terrarium” of crystals peeking out from a wall cutout—you feel instantly at ease.The attention to detail is impeccable, with gorgeous marble slabs, pendants framed like works of art, candles flickering from corner to corner, and crystals everywhere."
“The Class by Taryn Toomey has students screaming—literally—from coast-to-coast. Now, try her 'Restore' version: a 90-minute experience full of calisthenics, plyometrics, yoga, and meditation. The combination is meant to sooth the nervous system and prepare students to step back into the world of go-go-go. Drop in on a Sunday night, when all the anxieties of the week tend to creep up. 'It’s a really good reset from the weekend and a great way to cleanse the palate,' Toomey says. 'You can step into Monday morning like you slept well and are refreshed and ready to go!'”
“Invest time to get yourself ready in the morning. Not from an appearance standpoint but as a form of self-care. Rub beautiful-smelling oils and creams on your skin. Curl your eyelashes so people can see your eyes sparkle. Look in the mirror and say kind things to yourself. Brush your hair. File your nails. Pick out your clothes. Wear things that make you feel beautiful. Accessorize. Adorn yourself with things that feel good for your spirit—maybe the quartz crystal that's been sitting in your jewelry box. No need to wait for a special occasion. Take time to make yourself FEEL your best.” - Taryn Toomey
“'The Class is one of those things you won’t understand until you’ve tried it. Not quite fitness but physically challenging, not quite meditation but deeply cathartic. Taryn Toomey’s signature ‘workout’ is as unique and uplifting as Taryn herself ... We asked Taryn to tell us about the lessons she’s learned along her unique life path, from business relationships to building a mini-empire based on introspection …"
"By intensely pushing the body, Toomey says, she hopes to spur self-discovery well beyond the studio. 'We like to call The Class practice ground for life.'"
“Taryn Toomey's The Class has a reputation as the hardest workout from coast to coast. The new Restore version soothes the nervous system by incorporating yoga and meditation into Toomey's tough and tested moves.”
“Taryn Toomey’s Retreatments—two-hour sessions of her cult hit workout The Class, followed up by restorative yoga, all set up at the Celerie Kemble–designed Playa Grande Beach Club on the lush Northern Coast of the Dominican Republic—sound frankly dreamy to me."
“In reality, there are countless ways to meditate that don't require complete stillness—many of which have been in practice for thousands of years, and others still that are backed by science. But the ultimate lesson here is that 'meditation' can mean whatever you'd like it to ... Society tells us to keep our emotions under wraps most of the time, but sometimes you just need to let it all out. (Taryn Toomey hasn't built a cult following around her addictively cathartic The Class for nothing.)"
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“Taryn Toomey The Retreatment : The healing powers of a Taryn Toomey scream are hard to put into words"
"Dream team alert: Cult-fave Pursoma just launched a post-workout bath product with Taryn Toomey, fitness influencer and founder of The Class—and it’s just as dreamy as you’d imagine.The soak, aptly called 'After the Class,' is rich in magnesium, detoxifying French grey sea salt, and breath-opening essential oils like lavender and hemlock spruce, which all work symbiotically to soothe your bod after a long sweat sesh."
“Escape to the Dominican Republic for a week with wellness, fitness, and mental health guru Taryn Toomey. Daily activities, morning meditations, 2-hour sessions of The Class by Taryn Toomey, horseback riding, hiking, restorative yoga, and healthy Caribbean cuisine"