Let your body move you is Taryn Toomey’s mantra. The former fashion executive turned exercise guru harnesses the power of pilates, yoga and freestyle movement (plus yelling) to tease out discomfort, open the heart space and let go of internal blocks. Toomey set up The Class in 2013 from her basement gym in her apartment block and soon attracted TriBeCa residents and celebrities alike, making a positive out of the process of letting rip and getting sweaty.
During lockdown, The Class received a flood of new visitors who took Toomey and her team’s teaching into the kitchen and living room. Her own pivot into a new career arose through listening to her instincts. “My soul’s mission was not at ease and I had to make a move,” says Toomey of her big switch. Now, the mother of two heads up a team of instructors available online and IRL. With abrupt change everywhere, The Class is a catalyst in re-embracing life.