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New York City's Beloved Physique 57 Is Finally In Manila!

Some women like to abide by a strictly cardio workout routine, while some like to lift weights and get strong. Other women like to join workout classes for its sheer fun and muscle toning effects. Whatever the reason, finding a workout that works for you is really important, because you don't want to be doing a workout that feels like a chore. 

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One new fun workout to try is Physique 57, one that hails all the way from The Big Apple! This A-lister loved workout routine has been instrumental to shaping some of the best bodies on screen and on the runways. This 57-minute class is not to be mistaken as an easy-peasy group workout that you can chat your way through! We personally tried it the first week it arrived, and we can attest that it was one of the toughest 57 minutes of our lives!

To find out exactly what goes on in these 57 minutes, read on:



What is the concept behind Physique 57? Why 57 minutes? In what countries is it available?

It was 2005 and Jennifer Vaughan Maanavi, an Ivy League Wall Street professional, was walking home on a familiar Manhattan street when she discovered her second calling. She would reinvent the fitness industry. It was on that day that Jennifer’s favorite fitness studio announced that it was closing. It was The Lotte Berk Method, the highly lauded fitness studio named for its venerable ballet dancer creator. The Lotte Berk studio was closing its doors, leaving Jennifer and legions of passionate Lotte Berk followers in its empty wake. To Jennifer, the need for a replacement studio was an opportunity. One that she wasted no time pursuing. She immediately joined forces with Tanya Becker, one of the leading Lotte Berk instructors in the country, and together, they created Physique 57. An innovative and modern take on the best of The Lotte Berk Method. The demand was there. And so was the business! In February 2006, Physique 57 debuted at 24 W. 57th Street in New York City to ecstatic clients and long waitlists. From there, it was the Hamptons, more studios in NYC, LA, Dubai, Bangkok, Mumbai and now, Manila.



Who are the celebrities that frequent this workout?

Celebrities who attend Physique 57 classes include Hilaria Baldwin, Selena Gomez, Katey Sagal, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Fashion Designer Norma Kamali, Erin Andrews, and Chrissy Teigen


How different is it Physique 57 from other Barre Exercises?

EACH MOVE AND MINUTE COUNTS. Using your own bodyweight as resistance, the Physique 57 workout targets the muscles in your arms, thighs, seat, and abs to the point of fatigue then stretches them for relief. Our effective process, called Interval Overload, includes muscle-defining arm exercises, intense thigh and seat sequences, waist-chiseling ab moves, and fluid stretches. It’s not easy but that’s exactly why it works.



PROGRESS IS THE NEW PERFECTION. The Physique 57 method meets you where you are—and equips you with tools to see progress from the very first workout. Are you new to a regular fitness routine or cross-training for competitive results? Looking to lose weight or generally “tone up”? Regardless, each of our classes is structured to maximize every minute and move with our signature (scientifically tested) choreography and expert instructors. From smile-inducing music to challenging moves and variations, our workouts never (ever) end in plateaus. It doesn’t get easier — you just get better.



OUR MOVES LOOK GOOD ON YOU. You’ll love (seeing) the changes in your body — and we mean every part of your body. From head to toe (and every muscle group in between) our method will strengthen and tone your muscles like nothing you’ve tried before.


What benefits does one get from practicing Physique 57? 

  • A  sculpted  strong  physique  for  sustained  energy  and  all-day  calorie  burn 
  • Strong  core  muscles  to  improve  strength  and  posture   
  • Cardiovascular  health  for  a  healthy  heart 
  • Long  and  lean  muscles  like  a  dancer 
  • Lifted  seat,  smaller  waist  and  slimmed  down  thighs  to  look  better  in  your  clothing 
  • Flexibility  to  improve  range  of  motion  and  prevent  injuries 
  • Improved  body  alignment  for  a  more  effective  and  efficient workout 
  • Increased  bone  density  to  ward  off  osteoporosis   


Physique 57 Manila is at W Fifth Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. For more information, log on to