Core Pilates @ Y4ALL + Fairytale cocktail bar

DON’T MISTAKE A SIX-PACK FOR A STRONG CORE. EMBRACE THE STRONG NOT SKINNY VIBE AND SWITCH ON THOSE DEEP CORE MUSCLES AT Y4ALL. AFTER CLASS, BALANCE THE HEALTHY WITH SOME HEDONISM AT FAIRYTALE BAR.

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START: Y 4 all, Greifswalder Str. 9, 2. Hinterhof, Aufgang A, 10405 Berlin.

FINISH: Fairytale cocktail bar, Am Friedrichshain 24, 10407 Berlin.

U / S - BAHN: U Senefelderplatz or Schillingstraße / S Greifswalder Straße.

THE WORKOUT: Core Pilates on a Wednesday night at 19:00pm. Y4ALL - Yoga 4 All Mankind - is a warm, cosy studio that does things differently. Everyone and anyone is welcome here; white, black, yellow, pink, big, small, beginner, professional - whatever! The point is yoga and Pilates should be, and is, for everyone. As well as their usual Vinyasa flows, Y4ALL has Pilates on the menu. If you think Pilates sounds like an easier option then this “Core Power Pilates” (Tuesday with Ava and Wednesday with Corinna) will change your mind pretty damn quickly. Every minute of this 60 minute class is spent training a body part. Move from squats, press-ups and plank holds to typical Pilates 100s, back raises, swimmers clams and donkey kicks. Fine-tuned smaller movements are surprisingly challenging and work deep into the muscles. Ava and Corinna are equally charismatic and engaging. They joke, motivate and also let you get away with NOTHING. Y4ALL’s core class really gets you working hard (by the end your abs really are toast) but above everything you have a damn good time. No-one takes themselves too seriously here - you’re just totally on the same level :) You could easily make a new friend here and take them for a drink after (#doubleshot) no questions asked.

THE AFTER-PARTY: Inject a bit of magic into your life with a visit to Fairytale cocktail bar after class. “Follow the rabbit” as you make it to the unmarked door. Ring the bell and get ushered in by a beaming, bearded man in a green playing card suit. Open your own fairy tale book to flying butterflies - this is your menu for the night. All drinks are named after characters so pick your poison based on your childhood favourite. We LOVED Cinderella - it was fruity, potent and princessy (a mix of vodka and champagne) served in a high-heeled glass slipper shoe. Don’t be surprised if more unexpected things fly around the room and secret snacks uncovered routinely throughout the night. If you need a time-out in the toilets then you can listen to fairy-tales as told through speakers into the bathrooms. The whole feel is Tim Burton, so you’re in for a hell of a night.

THE PRICE: Your first class is €10. Try all Y4ALL’s classes out for a whole month for €39. A standard drop-in class is €15. A cocktail at Fairytale bar is €15. At And lets be real - you’ll probably have two so that’s €30. Just remember you’re here for the experience, not cheap drinks.

BEST FOR: Making new friends on and off the mat. Also great for that Wednesday is the new Friday night mentality.

www.y4all.com + www.fairytale.bar

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