Jay Sullivan for The Movement
Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, CrossFlowX at The Movement shares one of its recent playlists.
Heidi Kristoffer could never find a class that combined her two biggest fitness passions, yoga and cardio—so she created her own: CrossFlowX. When the owners of New York City studio The Movement caught wind of her work online, they couldn’t get enough of it—and they asked Kristoffer to start leading live classes for them. “I lost a parent to brain cancer not quite three years ago, and The Movement donates $1 per person per class back to the cause [through the National Brain Tumor Society],” says Kristoffer.
In May, The Movement launched its version of the CrossFlowX class: 55 minutes of flow interwoven with cardio intervals. Kristoffer also works in an abs series, a core series, arm balances, inversions, and Kundalini kriyas, or “repetitive movements that you do with your breath.” And while many traditional yoga classes skip music, Kristoffer says it’s a key part of the CrossFlowX experience. “It really keeps the pace of the class going because if there’s a fast-paced song, it’s a lot harder for people to drag,” she says. Here’s the mix from a recent class:
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You can download the playlist on Spotify. Not ready to sweat this second? Sample some of the songs:
The Movement is located in New York City. CrossFlowX classes are also available online via Booya Fitness.
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