You know the saying “health is wealth”? Well, that’s very much the vibe at HermèsFit, a new pop-up fitness studio and store that opened this weekend in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Visitors can browse luxury sneakers, gym-bag charms, and other sort of wellness-related accessories and ready-to-wear by the French heritage brand at the space. But HermèsFit workout classes — including yoga with scarves, kickboxing with bracelets, and stretching with belts — are actually free and open to the public, starting today. (And, of course, so are selfies with the Hermès-branded weights and punching bags on display.)
This is the first time Hermès has ever done something like this — and it was a first for me, as well. On Wednesday, I attended a 20-minute HermèsFit Carré Yoga class, which was a very stylish reintroduction to group fitness after a year and a half of working out, alone, on my floor at home. With the help of an instructor wearing an Hermès-orange face mask, I did warrior pose with a designer scarf hanging from my hand and stretched my hamstrings with it underneath my foot. It wasn’t the most intensive class I’ve ever done, but I have to say, it was a welcome change of pace from Yoga With Adriene. (Sorry, Adriene.)
If you want to try a very stylish HermèsFit workout class yourself, you can sign up here on the brand’s website. Classes run every hour on the hour from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 60 North 6th Street November 4–7. Sadly, you don’t get to keep the scarves and bracelets afterwards, but they serve as some good motivation in the moment.