THE GOSS

ALL ABOUT THAT ANGST: DARIA's 20!

((305)) might be all about the high-energy high kicks and the sassy AF booty pops, but sometimes a junkie's just gotta throw some serious side eye or drop a little snark. 💁😒 

There's legit no one who better encapsulates that perfect blend of coffee-fueled angst and acerbic cynicism than Daria, the badass, take-no-prisoners babe whose baller glasses and combat boots graced MTV for five glorious seasons. Daria was way too cool for high school -- and her fierce AF attitude is what got us through our own worst days.

Daria's been around for 20 (yep, 20!) sarcasm-filled years this month, so to celebrate, we're rounding up 10 of the reasons we loved the show. NY Mag's also got an awesome look back at the show's early years, and Nerdist has the best interview with the show's ahead-of-their-time creators.

 

10. For giving us an excuse to be antisocial.

9. Or several.

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8. For teaching us the joys of caffeine.

7. For showing us how to love our best friends.  

6. For teaching us the difference between negativity and reality.

5. For kicking off our deep hatred of marketers and advertisers.

4. For the best one-liners for skeezy guys.

3. For letting us know that getting out of bed *is* an accomplishment.

2. For her real talk on feminism.

1. For the OG "I just can't"

THE PEEPS

7 Things You Didn't Know About Byron Smith

Who turned up the heat? Byron Smith has been a DC Junkie favorite for a long time, and we just can't get enough. There's just so much mystery behind that smile, those eyes, those biceps... Here are seven things you probably didn't know about your crush Big B. 

 

1) He's from Ohio.

Your boi might look right at home in the big city (and on the big stage), but he's a Cincinnati man at heart. 

2) He's performed with Mya .

And he's pretty humble about it. "It's pretty phenomenal...very special. I got to do things I've never dreamed of and I'm very grateful for it."

3) ...But he still gets nervous about going on stage. 

You'd think performing with a superstar would give him bullet proof nerves, but Byron still gets a little nervous. His tip? "Just breathe."

4) He believes small goals make a big difference.

When clients want to take their workout to the next limit, Byron suggests focusing on small goals: hold plank just one minute longer, take just one more class a week... When you achieve these small milestones, you can go on to set the next goal.

5) He is a firm supporter of compression pants.

Fellas, if you want to join the ((305)) gang, and we know you do, you got to keep EVERYTHING in place. Byron suggests compression shorts or pants/leggings.

6) He's a man of modest dreams.

We asked Byron what he would do with a surprise, no-strings-attached $500 prize: "Probably have a nice ass meal and buy a few pairs of jeans."

7) His dream client is Rihanna.

Who could blame him. We think Rhianna would kill it in ((305)). Ri Ri? Did you hear us? Come dance bebe!


More Byron?

Alright, alright calm down. We heard you! Catch a class with your main man in DC and follow him on Instagram

THE PEEPS

Behind the Biz: New Music & Choreo, Who Dis?

It’s that time again… you know that moment when the DJ starts mixing into the next choreo song and the instructor is cueing up the next set of moves and you literally look like a deer in headlights. Yup, brace yourself, new music and choreo is COMING! #NewChoreoDay 😱

But yo, don’t be scurred! The new music 🎶 and choreography 💃 is what keeps things funky, fresh, and exciting every class. We’re all on our toes and ready to slay these new tracks. Can’t wait to hear them in class? Peep the new muzak on our Spotify playlist and crank that #305LOUD 🔊

Our HBIC Sadie shares what goes into bringing the new tunes and party moves into the each class:


How often does 305 choose new songs to add to the class playlists?

It varies but typically, we swap out old songs every 8 weeks for fresh new ones. We typically swap out 10 - 15, but we leave a large chunk of our current selection in.

Why’s it important to switch things up in class?

We never want junkies to feel bored. We want you to hear music in 305 before you hear it anywhere else. We have to make the tough call sometimes of retiring a dance that’s a total hit.

We know that, even if everyone loves them (cough cough “Work From Home”) that eventually, it will get overplayed, so we’d rather leave the party while it’s still hot.

What happens to all the older songs? Do we get some throwbacks?

Yes! Every time we introduce new choreo, we also re-introduce a throwback for a limited time. This time, we’re bringing back “Pull Over” by Trina.

So, who chooses the new songs?

It’s a collaboration. Our DJs contribute music. Instructors also come ready with their favorite jamz. Finally, we also put out a vote, so make sure you’re reading those emails, peeps! We make sure to choreograph a dance to the winner. This time, “Shining” by Beyonce was the clear #1 choice.

Who comes up with the choreography for the new songs?

Instructors come up with the new choreo. We have a rotation so every instructor gets to choreograph some songs throughout the year.


TFW when you gotta learn all the choreo and music real quick

TFW when you gotta learn all the choreo and music real quick

How long does it take for the instructors to learn the new moves?

We usually have a week.

How long does it take for the DJs to start learning and mixing the new songs into class?

Same: we give them a week.

 
Follow the feet first, then the arms.

Follow the feet first, then the arms.

Damn! That’s a quick turnaround. New songs can throw even the most dedicated junkie off. What are your tips for getting into the groove?

Every time we introduce choreography, it’s of course normal for there to be a little more stop and start. It’s a good reminder to our junkies of what it feels like to be a newcomer again. It’s challenging. It can feel frustrating.

My advice is to relax and enjoy it. You only get your *first time* (with a dance) once. Of course, as we always say, follow the feet, then add the arms.

Finally, everything in 305 repeats. So if you can try to pick up the pattern the first time you see the dance, it’s likely to reappear in the same order.

So DJ, do y’all take requests like TRL?

YES! Please share your suggestions with us on Instagram.


Ready to slay the new choreo for the first time? Book your spot in NYC, Boston, and DC!

THE GOSS

Eyeroll Much: 7 Things You Can Expect when your Friend is Bridezilla

1. Major attitude

And not the good kind. Just remember to nod, smile and refill your wine glass. 

2. Stilettos

 

We've noticed a trend: BFFs turn into bridezillas and then force all of their bridesmaids, great-great-grandmas, and wedding attendees to follow a strict dress code (even down to Uncle Joe's sock color). Unfortunately, this means you will probably be forced to wear the highest, hottest stilettos she can find- and don't EVEN THINK about taking them off. 

But hey, at least your pictures will look good!

3. Lots and lots of phone calls/texts/emails/smoke signals/tears

With bridezillas everything is a life or death matter. The florist only has blue daisies and not cerulean? UNACCEPTABLE. The caterer had to make a last minute substitution and source the green beans from Connecticut instead of Maine? TELL HIM HE'S FIRED. 

4. Having to give emotional support to the other bridesmaids

As the saying goes, "It takes a village to deal with a bridezilla". When Bridezilla isn't bothering you, she's going to be bothering her other friends. And if her other friends happen to also be your friends, you're going to be in for some real vent sessions. Just remember: you're all in this together. 

5. More freak outs

We're just being honest!

6. Some type of choreographed dance

There is nothing a bridezilla loves more than controlling every detail to create the wedding of her dreams. This includes your dancing. Get ready to show your stuff (thanks, 305) at flash mob dance rehearsals every week for the next 6 months. 

7. Wine, wine and more WINE

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Sometimes the Maid of Honor needs her own Maid of Honor (also known as a bartender). That's fine. The wedding will come, everything will be fine, your friend will give you a much needed break while she leaves on her honeymoon, and everything will return to normal. 

Just don't forget the wine.


GETTING HITCHED? 

((305)) has got your covered. Plan your bachelorette with a private ((305)) class, or opt in to a bridal package to prep for the big day.  

P.S. Did you hear The Knot loves us?

 

THE LYFE

THE LAZY JUNKIE'S GUIDE TO SUMMER'S 🔥 MUSIC FESTIVALS

It's almost festival season, junkies -- so get ready to crank it up. What's better than dancing the day (and night) away to the artists you’re obsessed with AND rockin’ head to toe neon and glitter?

But scoring tickets to the summer’s hottest festivals can be harder than choosing your fave toning section in ((305)) -- so for anyone who already missed tix to Coachella or Lollapalooza or who is still bummin' they couldn't make Ultra, we’ve rounded up our nine favorite festivals going down this summer so that you can get your tickets BEFORE they sell out.

(Stuck at home? We've got you covered, boo. Crank up the best jams from class, here.) 

 

If you’re not lovin’ COACHELLA now that the Queen 🐝 has dropped out . . .

OSHEAGA
August 4-6
Montreal, Canada

Call it “Coachella of the North” -- our 🇨🇦 junkies have been raving about Osheaga for ages. This festival's got an indie vibe, but it also packs a serious roster of go-to chart-toppers, including plenty of ((305))-approved kweens. Expect major hype this year for the return of starBAE The Weeknd (a Canadian!), who’ll be performing at the festival for the first time since 2012.

Headliners: The Weeknd, Muse, Lorde

Don’t miss: Majid Jordan, The Shins, London Grammar, Tegan and Sara

Best for: The junkie who you turn to for the hottest party playlists.

GOVERNOR'S BALL
June 2-4
New York, NY

GovBall might be a little basic, but it's still one of the best festival lineups to hit the East Coast each summer -- especially if you're already NYC-based. This year's set includes a rare performance from Childish Gambino and a special set from BBC tastemaker Zane Lowe, but cop your tickets early, because this thing sells out faster than Sunday morning ((305)) Flow. 

Headliners: Chance the Rapper, Phoenix, Tool

Don’t miss: Francis and the Lights, Rae Sremmurd, Dua Lipa

Best for: The junkie who's not afraid to let her basic biddy flag fly. 

GLASTONBURY
June 21-25
Somerset, United Kingdom

Glasto really is one of the OG music festivals (seriously, it’s been around since the ‘70s) and packs a TON of performers into five insane days. The full lineup has yet to be announced, but expect the biggest acts from the U.S. and across the pond. Glasto is also THE place for celeb spotting (oh 👋, Kate Moss and Cara Delevigne) as you make your way across the festival’s muddy AF fields.

Headliners: Radiohead, Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters

Don’t miss: The full Glasto announcement when it drops later this spring.

Best for: The junkie who’s not afraid to get down and dirrrty.

 

If you couldn’t make it to the 3-0-5 last weekend for ULTRA . . .

ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL
June 16-18
Las Vegas, NV

This is the largest electronic festival outside of Europe, and it draws massive crowds each year for a CRAZY party in the desert. EDC runs for three days from sunset to sunrise, turning Sin City into an adult amusement park with interactive art, light shows, and obvs, music. There's also a massive pre-game featuring sets from the world’s best DJs and producers around the Strip.

Headliners: Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Steve Aoki

Don’t miss: Galantis, Martin Garrix, Cash Cash

Best for: The junkie who’s always in a crop top -- even in zero degree weather

TOMORROWLAND
July 21-23, 28-30
Boom, Belgium

Nearly half a million people descend on the appropriately-named town of Boom for six nights of lights,  music, and dancing at Tomorrowland. Expect a TON of glitter, plenty of confetti, and more disco balls than your parents’ prom at this blowout. Tickets to this EDM paradise usually sell out in minutes, but you can add your name to the waiting list or try to score ‘em on the festival’s ticket exchange.

Headliners: David Guetta, Don Diablo, Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers, Tiësto

Don’t miss: Robin Schulz, Jax Jones, Kungs, San Holo

Best for: The junkie who buys their glow sticks in bulk.

ELECTRIC FOREST
June 22-25, June 29-July 2
Rothbury, MI

Raver junkies can go harrrd from dusk ‘til dawn at this festival buried deep in the woods of Michigan. It’s eight nights of bass drops, epic costumes, and a lineup so dope that you’ll wanna stay for both weekends. Electric Forest really is a day-glo wonderland -- it has all the headerliners of a massive EDM festival but with hammocks, drum circles, and a waaay more intimate vibe.

Headliners: Bassnectar, Flume, DJ Snake, Odesza

Don’t miss:  Dillion Francis, Banks, Cashmere Cat, Flint Eastwood

Best for: The junkie who’s a lil’ bit of a tree-hugger.

 

 

If you were feelin’ Chance the Rapper but couldn’t score LOLLAPALOOZA tix . . .

ROLLING LOUD
May 5-7
Miami, FL

We’ve already got our tix to Rolling Loud, the partyyy in Miami that’s literally a hip-hop lover’s dream come true. Where else will you find Kendrick, Future, and Weezy throwing it down on-stage with the most 💯 rap artists in the game? Catch all the action when the festival hits the 3-0-5 this May.

Headliners: Kendrick Lamar, Future, Lil Wayne

Don’t miss: Blackbear, Migos, A$AP Rocky, Post Malone

Best for: The junkie who always SLAYS the hip hop choreo in ((305)).

HANGOUT
May 19-21
Gulf Shores, AL

Get your Lil Chano fix and celebrate the much-hyped return of Frank Ocean at Hangout. This festival down in the Gulf has a suuuper chilled-out vibe and features an eclectic lineup. And if that’s not enough to make you wanna book a flight ASAP, did we mention it’s literally held ON A BEACH?

Headliners: Mumford and Sons, Twenty One Pilots, Frank Ocean, Chance the Rapper

Don’t miss: Major Lazer, Bishop Briggs, Charlie XCX

Best for: The junkie who never met a flower crown they didn’t like.

SOUNDSET
May 28
Minneapolis, MN

While “Minnesota” and “hip hop” may seem like an odd combo, trust us on this one. Soundset has been building up major industry cred for ten years, having featured both hip hop heavyweights (Snoop Dogg, Method Man, and Nas) and fresh talent (Vic Mensa, Post Malone, and Anderson Paak) in the past.

Headliners: Travis Scott, Atmosphere, Ms. Lauren Hill

Don’t miss: Pusha T, Gucci Mane, D.R.A.M.

Best for: The junkie who knows allll the words to “Doo Wop (That Thing)”.

THEY HEARD YOU ROAR: WOMEN'S HEALTH IS SAFE FOR NOW

You junkies spoke up, and Washington straight up listened! Lawmakers in DC who were looking to defund Planned Parenthood and even start charging some women more for health insurance were BLOCKED on Friday, hard stop. And now the Prez says he wants to move on from health care and turn to other parts of his agenda -- so pop some champagne and celebrate, kweens!  

You can read all about it on basically every news site, so pick your fave: NYT, BuzzFeed News, or NY Mag.

This is a HUGE victory for women's health, so go on, brush your shoulders off! Republicans in the House of Representatives were chomping at the bit to take away access to health care and at least for now, they won't be able to. Instead, Trump has said he will pivot to other issues -- and wait for Democrats to be willing to work together to fix health care. (And those lawmakers sure as hell aren't going to sit tight while the GOP talks about defunding Planned Parenthood!)

But the fight is far from over. There are still a whole bunch of politicians who want to keep working to dismantle Obamacare, to go back to a time when women could be charged more for their health insurance and to strip key federal funding from women's health groups like Planned Parenthood. This is an administration that wants to make it much, much harder for women all around the country to get access to care, including abortions -- so keep that pink pu$$y hat in your rotation, keep marchin' and stay strong. #NastyDontQuit, y'all.

THE GOSS

What Type of Wedding Dress You Should Get According to Your Fav 305 Move

-- Grapevine

Okay, girl, we see you! Show off that footwork! If you love traveling across the floor during a grapevine moment, you need a dress that let's you move easily but is still over the top #GLAM. After all, it's your wedding and you've got some mingling to do! This pants/skirt combo style is perfect for lots of movement (and will get you lots of compliments). Plus, you can show off those toned shoulders as you mix in a lil' shimmy.


-- High Knees

If high knees are your favorite 305 move, then GIRL YOU DO NOT MESS AROUND. You love a good work out and are straight to the point (hey, we love someone who knows what she wants!). This dress is simple, understated and fashion forward. It's a classic silhouette with a modern twist- kinda like you. The 2 piece style is the perfect way to show off those abs you've been busting ur a$$ for in class. 


-- V-Step

If the V-Step is your jam, you're probably a funky bride who loves a retro look. That's why we suggest this pin-up inspired style, complete with a vintage hat and pops of RED to show off your spunk. You've got a ton of personality, so let's show it off! Plus, the shorter length is the perfect way to show off your amazing taste in shoes! 


-- Body Roll

Okay, sis- we see you! If your favorite part of choreo is the sexy bodyroll portion of class, then you need a dress that shows off WHAT YOUR MAMA GAVE YOU. You love to #MAKESWEATSEXY and the fitted shape is perfect for impromtu body rolls in between photos. We're talking rhinestones, sheer panels, and a cut with a little va-va-voom. You are the star of the show today (and everyday) after all! 


-- Ballet Jumps

A strong series of ballet jumps can make you feel like your living The Nutcracker dreams of your youth- so get yourself a wedding dress that speaks to your fantasy. We're loving this ballet leotard inspired bodice, with long glamorous tutu inspired skirt. Just imagine how elegant you'll look breakin' it down at the reception. 


GETTING HITCHED? 

((305)) has got your covered. Plan your bachelorette with a private ((305)) class, or opt in to a bridal package to prep for the big day.  

P.S. Did you hear The Knot loves us?

THE PEEPS

Instructor Spotlight: Lexi Garcia

Lexi Garcia knows a thing or two about the hustle. The girl WONT. SIT. STILL. She’s auditioning, she’s training, she’s singing, she’s dancing, she’s doing all of the things—all of the time. The new ((305)) instructor is pumped to be teaching in concrete jungle where dreams (and rockin’ hot bods) are made of. Get the dirt on the newest member of the ((305)) fam.

 
 

Where are you from originally?

Way south, in Orlando, Florida. Disney was basically in my backyard. I used to go all the time, and I was obsessed. I mean...I’m still obsessed.

It’s the Happiest Place Earth! So when did you start dancing?

I started when I was 3. My mom is a girly-girl and just wanted to see my in a tutu. She didn’t know she was lighting the fire for the rest of my life. I was in competitive dance programs my whole life, and then I went to Marymount Manhattan College where I studied dance and got my BFA. It was an artsier approach to dance that I really enjoyed.

So that’s how you got here. What’s it like to show up in NYC at 18?

I was naive. I thought, “It’s college, how different could it be?” It was soooooo different. And exciting. If I had known how crazy and chaotic NYC was going to be, I don’t know if I would have been as gung-ho about moving up here. 

What did you do after you graduated?

I finished school early and got a job with Norwegian Cruise Line. It was more musical theater based, and I loved it. We performed review shows—everything from Fred Astaire to Moulin Rouge, to West Side Story, and Cabaret. 

Catch Lexi in action with $15 Community Classes in NYC!

All proceeds go to She's the First, sending girls to school for the first time. Check Lexi's teaching schedule, starting April 4th:

Tuesday 1PM Midtown
Wednesday 12:30PM Village
Thursday 11AM Village
Friday 10AM Midtown

Wait, wait, wait. Your first professional gig was on a CRUISE SHIP?

Yeah! This first ship brought me to all the Hawaiian island for six months. After that I came back to NYC, ready to hit the ground running...and Norwegian called me again. This was for an Alaskan cruise doing a show similar to Cirque du Soleil. I got to learn aerial moves—the upside down crazy fun stuff. 

And then what? And then what?!

And then I came back to NYC. I needed a land life! I saw that ((305)) was holding auditions. I tried out. I made it. I started the training. And then life did it’s crazy thing and threw me another wrench. I landed a part in Mama Mia! in a regional production in the midwest. Sadie, being the generous person she is, told me to go for it. She said I could retrain when I got back to New York. And here I am! Back at square one, and hitting the ground running. I’m almost done with training and will be starting Community Classes soon. 

Wisdom from Lexi: Don't date on cruise ships.

I tried dating while I was working at Norwegian, but looking back...WHY?! Things are so dramatic. Everyone knows everyone's business. You also end up dating international people, and when their contract is up it's like, "Welp bye see you never."

Oh right! How pumped are you about teaching your own classes? 

SOOO excited. I’m looking forward to meeting new people, watching them grow, and seeing everyone learn the dances. I’m a little anxious about energy levels. Teaching is a lot of work! I’m hoping that I can keep finding energy when that music hits—because ready or not, I’m doing this!

Alright so you’re auditioning. Your teaching. You’re training. Any advice on how to budget when you have big dreams?

I think it’s about learning when to say “yes.” Right now, Broadway is the dream I’m chasing. I’m going to say “yes” to things that support that dream, but that means saying “no” to plenty of other things. As much as I want that new pair of shoes or fancy coffee, I want voice lessons more. So I ask myself, “What is future Lexi going to thank me for?” And I call my mom. Moms always know the right thing to do.

 

Ready for more Lexi?

Hell YES you are! Take a class with Lexi in NYC. She starts $15 Community Classes on April 4. 

THE PEEPS

Instructor Spotlight: Latoya Julce

Did it hurt, Latoya? When you fell from heaven right into the ((305)) fitness studio? Latoya Julce was one of the first ((305)) instructors EVER. Four years later, and our girl is still killing it.

Her high-intensity cardio and sculpt classes will have your legs, booty, arms, abs, WHOLE BODY burning for days. And we guarantee you’ll be coming back for more. BRB, going to take a quick break and start counting her abs…

 
 

You’ve been with ((305)) almost four years! What were you doing before that?

I was working in finance. I gave it up completely to start working in fitness

Stretching advice from the pro:

Get into that pigeon stretch. Pigeon stretches out the hips and the glutes. We do so many jumps and jump squats, it’s important to get in there. I’d also recommend a wide-leg straddle stretch for the inner thighs.

Wow. That’s...super different. 

I know. I am a lot happier when I am GIVING something to someone. In fitness, I can change people’s lives for the better instead of staring at a computer screen all day.

Are there any downsides to that tradeoff? 

The biggest issues I’ve found are scheduling and fatigue. I often teach in the morning, have afternoons off, and have to rally again at night. It’s very physical work, and your body definitely gets fatigued. Sometimes I’ll be like, ‘I don’t feel well,’ but I still gotta teach class. 

Woah. That’s intense. What do you to do keep your body from burning out?

Food and breaks. Taking a break from activity is super important. Your body can’t work out like this all the time—you’re not a machine. Taking a little time away, whether it’s one day or two months like my last trip, can keep the routine from getting to repetitive. It helps you learn to love it again.

Two-month vaycay? I want to hear about that...
 

I just got back from a two-month trip to Australia, New Zealand, and Thailand. I did yoga almost every day, sometimes I’d double up. And then some days I’d wake up and be like….nope it’s a beach day.

Let’s go back to food. Food is the best. What are some of your go-to snacks?

Before class I like something light. A banana, some almond butter, nuts. ((305)) is high impact, and jumping around with a full stomach can feel gross. I also love smoothies. I make mine with blueberries, strawberries, almond milk, almond butter, and a banana. 

Talk to me about Tinder

I don’t think dating apps work in NYC. It’s so hard to meet someone special. But I love Tinder when I travel, especially in Australia.

Sounds delicious. Real talk. I could see your abs from space. What do you do to workout?

Teaching is definitely a workout. I teach ((305)) and spinning at FlyWheel. I also try to do yoga twice a week, and if I could do more I totally would. And weight lifting—I lift two or three times a week. I really believe in taking breaks for your body and switching things up to keep yourself interested. 

Dayum. Okay we gotta wrap this up. What do you love about living in NYC?

I love everybody's drive. I’m a passionate person, and I feel like New Yorkers are too—so they can relate to me. Sometimes when I’m talking to people from other cities, they can’t relate the intensity. New York is a hustle. It’s hard work to make it here, and when it does work—it’s such a feeling of accomplishment. 


Need more Laytoya in your life?

Easy answer: you do. Find a class with our #1 bae in NYC and follow her on Instagram. 

THE LYFE

Say (Hell) Yes to the Dress

It's your big day. All eyes are you babe. You deserve to look the VERY best—whatever that means for you. There's no shortage of "pick the best dress for your body" articles out there (like this one, this one, and this one). But lezzbehonest: only you know what's best for your body. No matter WHAT it is you got, we think you should FLAUNT it. 

Go on brush your "shoulders" off

You don't do all those push ups for nothin'. Show off your shoulders with a sexy halter, high neck, or off-the-shoulder look. 

If you're trying to bring sexy "back"

Open back dresses come in a wide range of styles. We particularly like those deep-Vs that dip below the waistline.

How low does it go? Loving the Eliana from Reformation.

How low does it go? Loving the Eliana from Reformation.

Ooohhh boyyyy. Check out this halter from BHLDN.

Ooohhh boyyyy. Check out this halter from BHLDN.

Because your "hips" don't lie

If you're rocking those Sir Mix-a-lot dimensions, you might want to opt for a mermaid style that let's your bod speaks for itself. Curves for days...

When you're trying to get a "leg" up

Legs for days? Try a short belted dress to show off those walkers. Or opt for red carpet chic with a high slit.

Loving this front slit from Floravere

Loving this front slit from Floravere

Hello David's Bridal, our old friend. 

Hello David's Bridal, our old friend. 

Getting hitched? Want to work on that bod?

((305)) has got your covered. Plan your bachelorette with a private ((305)) class, or opt in to a bridal package to prep for the big day.  

P.S. Did you hear The Knot loves us?

THE GOSS

OUR FAVE BRIDECHILLAS: ROBYN

Have ya heard? ((305))'s got a 🔥🔥🔥 new workout plan that'll help all you bridechillas get ready for your BIG DAY. You know who you are -- you're the bada$$ babe who can't get enough of that killer new choreo and never misses the chance to twerk yer heart out to the latest Pitbull banger.

Now you're tying the knot (congrats, boo!) and you wanna be feelin' your fiercest when you say "I do". WE GOT YOU. This 8-week plan has lit.er.ally got you covered, from cardio to yoga to sculpt. More deets, here.

But don't take our word for it. NYC junkie Robyn is on that train right now. (And don't miss the wise words of Riva, who used our classes to prep for her wedding last year!)

How is ((305)) helping you prep for the big day?

TG 4 305. I was a junkie livin' that pre-engaged life so the 'transition' has been easy. Getting me in wedding-worthy shape while dancing away my stress? Yes please. Not much has changed except that I go to more classes and am trying to use the heavier weights.

What results are you seeing, both physically or emotionally?

Working out releases endorphins, endorphins make you happy, and happy people don't kill their husbands! But really, this workout is life-changing. I'm sure you're already aware if you are reading this but it is so true. Results: more toned, more sculpted, less stressed and more happy!

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"Getting me in wedding-worthy shape while dancing away my stress? Yes please!"

Will you use any ((305)) moves on your wedding day? Have you used them at a Bachelorette party?

I'm sure I will. Whenever a song from class starts playing, it's hard to not break out in the appropriate dance. I already put in specific song requests with my band so I can guarantee a few ((305)) routines will go down wedding night. My MOH is a junkie, too, so I'm excited for us to show it off for all my guests. Hopefully I will be able to move around in my wedding dress! And as far as my bachelorette party, we are going to Vegas! No question that there will be ((305)) routines going down the whole time -- pool parties, clubs, Britney's show (AHH) and obvi our hotel room pregame.

Fave ((305)) move or song?

Don't make me pick a fave song! V hard decision. I'm all about the booty pops, twerking, and pivot turns, though. So, basically all of them. BUT if I have to name a few: Black Magic (classic) That's My Girl (good pivot turns) and Play That Sax. But also, all of them.

How'd you meet your fiancé?

It was so random! I went out to a club in NYC with my girls a couple weeks after graduating college. At the end of the night they were already in (what I thought was) an Uber telling me to hop in. Turns out it was not an Uber, it was my fiancé's car. He was there picking up his friend from the club, who my friend met that night, so they were all already in his car. I hopped in... the rest is history.

Weirdest thing about your fiancé?

He never ate a burger. (I know, wtf)

Has he ever tried ((305))? What does he think of it?

He has never tried it and I don't see that ever happening. But he is very supportive! He came to watch me in the flash mob and loves when I show off my moves.

"Whenever a song from class starts playing, it's hard to not break out in the appropriate dance. I already put in specific song requests with my band so I can guarantee a few ((305)) routines will go down wedding night."

Hardest part of wedding planning?

Everything has been weirdly easy. I realize it has a lot to do with my personality. I am pretty laid back so the wedding planning has been, too. As silly as it sounds, registering for gifts has been pretty annoying. Why can't I just register for a Chanel bag instead of kitchen supplies? Also not looking forward to seating arrangements.

Advice for other brides-to-be out there?

Have fun with everything and don't stress yourself out. Enjoy the whole process and live in the moment. It is (supposed to be) a once in a lifetime experience. Don't fight or stress about anything petty- always remind yourself your day will be perfect no matter what! And be nice to your mom (or whoever is paying)!

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Are you a bride reading this? Then whatcha waiting for? Time to treat yoself to our 8 week bridal plan. For just $99/week, this is waaaay better than a juice cleanse.

Robyn's interview was edited for length and clarity. 

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Bend, stretch and FLOW with Chris

When Chris moves, the world stops. Don’t let looks fool you. Bottled into his pint-sized frame is a world of indomitable energy and powerful intention. Go hard or go home, boy.

Okay, so in your own words: Wtf is 305 FLOW? 

305 FLOW is a dance-inspired, movement-based yoga class designed for the 305 client. We break the rules in this non-traditional heated yoga class, so don't expect a lot of meditation. What you can expect is a ton of movement, a kick-ass playlist of slow jams & R&B, and that same boost of confidence and sexy that you'd get in a 305 CARDIO class. 

What was your first time like?

Sneaky. surprising. it was my best friend in high school.

I mean, erm, what was your first time like in a yoga class?

Intimidating AF. When you're a dancer, you take on a ton of pain and injury over the years. So it was super important to me that I try a class to see if it helped. 

Sounds challenging! Why did you keep coming back?

Not only has it helped me maintain healthy muscles and joints, but it's gotten me stronger and super self-aware. I tell everyone that my secret weapon is yoga. I'd compare it to an underground supplement juice-heads would need to take in order to do all the crazy sh*t they do. If i feel any sensation, (physical, emotional or mental) I hit a yoga class. Everything is a little more clear after I practice. 

What's your teaching mantra? 

Keep going. 

What is your very favorite piece of 305ACTIVE apparel (here's a link: makesweatsexy.com if you want to peruse)? 

That unisex muscle tee

12. If you could make one food calorie/fat/sugar free forever, what would it be?

GUMMY BEARS

Biggest recommendation for someone new to 305 flow walking in for the first time?

Be open-minded and let yourself go. While moments of the class may feel difficult or uncomfortable, the post 305 Flow high is worth the risk. 

 


Ready to flow and sweat with Chris? Book your spot now and follow Chris on the 'gram

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Find Your Flow With Maria Macsay

Allow us to reintroduce you to Maria Macsay. You already make sweat sexy with her on the dance floor during 305 Cardio, but now we're changing the pace and excited to have her as part of the new 305 Flow team too!

We Yoga and Chilled with her to learn more about her inspiring yogi story. 🙏


What was your first time like?

My first time felt like it had been long overdo and so super liberating

I mean, erm, what was your first time like in a yoga class?

I was talking about yoga! No but really, as a dance major at the time, finding yoga felt like the very thing my body had been craving. Not only was it the perfect type of cross training for me at that time, but the mental benefits helped me tremendously through some of the most stressful years of college. I loved the challenge of the classes I took (Power Flow), it reminded me of my background in gymnastics and still called upon my dance training to remain graceful and fluid throughout the strong sequences of each class. 

Sounds challenging! Why did you keep coming back?

While I got hooked because of the physical practice, I very soon began to go for the meditative aspect. At the time I couldn't get myself to sit and meditate, but I knew that I would get all the benefits of being present to the moment and my breath if I got my ass in a yoga class. Soon after this I became more interested in the benefits of each posture and then the science of yoga, then the philosophy of it, and long story short, that led me to my yoga teacher training in 2015. 

What's your teaching mantra? 

It's pretty simple: "I am here to be of service." It leaves my personality and it's mental games out of the equation, so I don't get caught up in the "am I doing a good job?", "do they like the sequence/me?", which then allows me to show up to guide the people who are in the room taking into consideration their background, body type, injuries, and needs/desires.   

What are your words to live by?

"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." - Rumi

Biggest recommendation for someone new to 305 flow walking in for the first time?

I've got a few things! If you can breathe, you can do yoga, that's where it starts. It's not about being an Instagram yogi, if I looked to that for permission, I wouldn't be practicing yoga either, so thank goodness Insta wasn't a thing when I got started. We are all working on something, even the person who's been coming for 10 years is working on something, that's why it's called a practice, not a perfect. Have fun, do what you can, and be patient with yourself.


Ready to flow with Maria? Book your mat now and follow her in Instagram!

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In the Zen with Matty Espino

We're totally obsessed with one of our new 305 Flow instructors - Matty! This SoCal cutie has a sunny and warm personality and he's sure to have you feeling your chakra & oats. Book your mat in class and learn more about ours (and soon to be yours!) fave new 305 boo.


What's the first thing you do when you get out of bed?

The first thing I do when I get out of bed is lightly heat some sesame or coconut oil over running hot water and then swish a tiny amount in my mouth for a few minutes. This might sound a bit weird, but it’s called oil pulling, which is an Ayurvedic (think sister science to yoga) technique for keeping our teeth healthy and strong, while also being a natural whitener. 

What's the last thing you do before you go to bed?

Double-check all my alarms are set. I’m generally an early riser and like to start my morning nice and early (like really early), but I’m paranoid I might oversleep one day.

When did you first get into yoga?

I really got into yoga when I moved to New York after 3 years living abroad in Korea. With the stress of grad school, adjusting to NYC, and the usual curveballs of life, I was in a deep rut both physically and emotionally. My roommate started taking classes in the city and invited me to take a class with her. At first, I was apprehensive because I couldn’t help but think of my first experience with yoga, which took place abroad in a gym, in another language, and was embarrassing to say the least.

Eventually, I decided to bite the bullet and go with my roomie and it was that yoga class that forever changed my life. I’m not sure what it was, but this time it was different - maybe it was the movements, maybe it was the comfort of the teacher, maybe it was finally being able to let go of all my baggage that kept holding me back – but I felt really good about myself and I just kept coming back. 

How'd you hear about 305?

I first heard about 305 on Instagram. A friend of mine had taken a cardio class and, of course, posted a selfie with that amazing bathroom lighting. Shortly after that, I started seeing things pop up here and there from other friends who were taking classes and other social media/news outlet posts. I remember browsing the website too and thinking, “Wow, this place is a PARTY!” and that I need to get there, stat. 

What's one piece of advice you'd give to new yogis?

Move like you! Seriously. I thought I had to look or move a certain way when I first started practicing because I had this preconceived idea that "yoga" was supposed to look a specific way. Boy, was I wrong! If anything, that could lead to more injuries than anything beneficial for our bodies. It gives me life when I see students honoring their bodies by making adjustments so that the practice suits them. Not every body is the same and that means that your yoga will be different from the person next to you. And that’s a-ok!

Yoga is a highly personal experience so let it be yours and yours only. Also, remember to breathe ;)

Yoga is all about being mindful and present. How do you stay calm and present when things seem to be out of your control?

B-R-E-A-T-H-E! Simply breathing is such a balancing practice for the mind and body. We all do it so why not use it to our advantage? When things are especially feeling out of control, I particularly like to do “sama vritti” or equal part breathing. You just lengthen your inhales and exhales to match each other. I like it because it brings me back into the moment, calms me down, and refocuses my mind so that I can get back on track to whatever it is that I’m doing. 

So forreals, can you wear yoga pants 24/7?

Want to know a deep dark yogi secret? I only recently got into yoga pants a few months ago! And the verdict: OMG YES YES YES 24/7! I really hope more men get into the bandwagon of wearing them because, seriously, amazing!

How do you get "in the zone" before teaching a class?

I like to meet my students before teaching. It helps break down that wall of pre-teaching jitters and allows me to connect with my students a bit more. Getting to know my students makes teaching any class a much more personal experience for me.

What's your favorite party pose when you practice yoga?

I love playing around with arm balances. Right now, I’m working on Eka Pada Galavasana aka Flying Pigeon Pose. It’s a challenging deep deep deeeeeep outer hip opener that requires a lot of strength, focus, and a lot of pelvic floor lifting. 

Top 3 guiltiest pleasures?

Marathoning the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills/New York City, a glass of dry white wine, and jamming out to Britney.


Ready to flow and sweat with Matty? Book your spot now and follow Matty in Instagram!

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Git In The Know With 305 Flow

305 Yogis – We’ve heard you loud and clear!  After experimenting with our yoga classes over the past few months, we’ve heard your feedback and taken it to create a brand spanking new class to get your heart, mind, and soul pumping; introducing 305 FLOW.

305 Flow is the buzzed-about, sweat-inducing, no-nonsense yoga class you need, being offered exclusively at our NYC Village studio. At $18/class, these awesomely affordable classes offer a perfect compliment to our high-intensity, high-impact cardio. Book your spot now!

To give you 411, we chatted with 305 Flow’s Creative Director Chris SantaMaria to get the lowdown on what the new class is all about and why you should take it ASAP!


So what is 305 FLOW?

305 Flow is a vigorous and energizing heated open level vinyasa yoga class. This heated yoga class is dance-inspired and movement based and great for beginners. The heat will be cranked up in every class, so it'll have you breathing deeply, feeling sexy, and oh, so wet 💦

Like 305 Cardio and Sculpt, will music be part of the class?

Musicality and breath are both key elements in this class. With creative sequencing, a sick-ass soundtrack made up of slow jams and R&B, this class will you build strength, flexibility and overall awareness throughout your entire body.

Why should you start doing yoga?
Yoga makes you feel sexy, strong & empowered. It's a secret weapon alongside anything and everything you do physically.

How does Yoga differ from other forms of exercises?

It will have you feeling yourself. Yoga is your chance to slow things down a bit as you get to move your body in different ways. This class is challenging not only physically, but also mentally & emotionally.

Taking 305 always helps me feel empowered. Will I get that from 305 Flow?

While being pushed to your edge, instructors will help you access qualities you thought you lacked so you leave the room feeling grounded, focused and ready to take over the world.

Who’s the squad that’ll be leading 305 Yoga?

Yogi #SquadGoals

Yogi #SquadGoals

We've got seven badass instructors leading the charge: Kirra, Ashley, Matty, Maria, Lindsey, Liz, and myself. With over 15 weekly classes to choose from, you're sure to get your flex-ability on. 

If you were a yoga pose, what would you be?

Handstand for sure. I love a challenge and handstand is one of those poses that requires strength, balance and intense focus. And being an out-of-his-mind Gemini, turning myself upside-down gives me the focus I need and keeps me grounded and approachable...and it's f*cking fun. 

Baby bend ovahhhh

Baby bend ovahhhh

True or false: Yoga makes you better in bed? If true, how?

110% TRUE: Yoga helps with muscle mobility, endurance, strength and flexibility. It helps you become more aware of your entire body inside and out. It can help increase power, control and overall range of motion. So, like...you get the picture. 

How do you be chill AF for savasana?

I completely let go of control. My thoughts, my body and my breath. I allow my body to relax entirely. It's really about finding that sweet spot between sleep and being awake. That moment right before you fall asleep. That's savasana. 

Is yoga made for people of all body types?

Every BODY can practice yoga. Yoga isn't about being the strongest or most flexible. If you can walk in the room, roll out your mat, sit and breathe then the hard part is over. 


⚡ VAJRASANA ROUND⚡

If 305 cardio is like a night out drunk with your girlfriends, then 305 FLOW is like....(fill in the blank)
305 FLOW can be two things: your pre-game before you go out and get wasted or the cure to your hangover.

If 305 Cardio makes you feel like Beyonce, then 305 FLOW makes you feel like...(fill in the blank)
RIHANNA (305 FLOW the gateway drug to all fitness..so it fits)

Would you rather: do 305 FLOW then cardio or 305 CARDIO then 305 FLOW?
305 FLOW after a 305 CARDIO is the perfect couple. Start with 305 SCULPT if you really wanna get crazy.

Would you rather: take 305 FLOW naked with your mother-in-law next to you or eat chicken pot pie and then take 305 Cardio?
I'd most definitely take 305 FLOW naked with my mother-in-law next to me over being vomitory in 305 CARDIO.

305 Flow Creative Director, Chris Santamaria

305 Flow Creative Director, Chris Santamaria


Ready to #MakeSweatSexy with the new 305 Flow? Sign up now!

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5 Stupid, Dumb Ways to Get Lucky When you Live in New York

In honor of St. Patty's Day we wanted to round up the best ways to get lucky...WHEN YOU LIVE IN NEW YORK, of course! 

1. When there's no line

What is it about New York and waiting in LINES? They're everywhere- the grocery, the bodega, waiting to catch a cab, to get into your office building, to pick up your lunch, to get into the bar- it's madness! 

1.5 Bonus- Some food for thought:

I just love this GIF.

2. When you're headed down the right track (we're talking trains, people!)

 

There are a million ways to lose when it comes to riding the MTA, but every once in a while a good moment will come around and make your day. The train arriving as soon as you step on the platform? Amazing. Landing a seat all to yourself? Even better. When you're running late to work and the train randomly happens to be running express to your stop? #ALLTHEFEELS

3. When you call an uberPOOL and it's just you the whole ride

Sharing is caring and meeting new people is great, but sometimes you just want to be alone. Why is it that you always seem to get squashed in the middle seat? See also: when your cab driver times it right so you get ALL GREEN LIGHTS. 

4. When you're carrying just enough cash to stop at a food stand

Falafel, tacos, and fruits - oh my! Sure, you could always make a special trip to the ATM, but doesn't it seem so much sweeter when you already have the cash? 

5. When you see a celebrity walking down the street / grocery shopping / at the club / filming a movie

It's all about the little things, duh!

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OUR FAVE BRIDECHILLAS: RIVA

Have ya heard? ((305))'s got a 🔥🔥🔥 new workout plan that'll help all you bridechillas get ready for your BIG DAY. You know who you are -- you're the bada$$ babe who can't get enough of that killer new choreo and never misses the chance to twerk yer heart out to the latest Pitbull banger.

Now you're tying the knot (congrats, boo!) and you wanna be feelin' your fiercest when you say "I do". WE GOT YOU. This 8-week plan has lit.er.ally got you covered, from cardio to yoga to sculpt. More deets, here.

But don't take our word for it. NYC junkie Riva lived this lyfe and loved errry minute of it.

"((305)) is definitely the move for wedding workouts, because number one, it does not feel like a workout, and number two, it's so positive. You feel so great after you leave because you've just danced it out."

How'd you prep for your big day?

I'd been going to ((305)) for a while, buying class packs. But the unlimited membership launched in January of 2016, about six months before my big day. I thought 'Okay perfect, this will take me right into June.'

I started going three days a week and quickly got into a routine -- I had my instructors, I had people I felt comfortable with in class, and it became part of my routine, which was awesome. ((305)) doesn't feel like a real workout to me -- It's dancing. It was so fun! I've tried gym memberships and everything and I never kept going, but with ((305)) I never missed a class.

I also had a bunch of girlfriends (a bunch of whom were also my bridesmaids) who would come join me once a week, on Wednesdays.

In the spring I really kept going and turned it up to 4 days a week. That soreness I got at the beginning eventually went away and it was just fun and sweaty.

You brought your bridesmaids to class?

It was a bunch of friends, some of whom were bridesmaids. We all started doing ((305)) all the time -- four or five of us would come every week to see each other and dance our butts off. We'd arrange ourselves so that we looked like a girl band -- it was just hilarious and so much fun.

That whole spring, in almost every class we'd dance to Beyonce's "Formation". At my wedding, at my bachelorette party, pretty much anywhere we were when that song came on -- we would get in formation and do the dance, every time. Even on my wedding day! I couldn't do the high kicks, but I definitely tried to pull the rest of it off!

Tell us about your hubby.

Max was my high school sweetheart -- he was my prom date and now he's my date for the rest of my life.

When's he coming to ((305))?

He's a little bit more of a couch potato than me. I try to get him to come all the time! He sees me and my friends do the dances when we're out. He's always said it looks exhausting. He's nervous, he feels like he can't handle it! But he's so impressed and proud that it's something I did and stuck with and enjoyed. He's happy for me!

What's your fave ((305)) move?

I'm not sure exactly what to call it, but I love the move when you kick forward, kick backward and then turn. That, or the sassy move where you throw your arm up and then back down -- I love being sassy!

What's your advice for other brides?

((305)) is definitely the move for wedding workouts, because number one, it does not feel like a workout, and number two, it's so positive. You feel so great after you leave because you've just danced it out. You're not thinking about anything. You're not thinking about the stress of wedding planning or your day or if everything will turn out well. You're just in the moment. Everyone wants to make sure you're feeling great -- and that's how you should feel when you're planning your wedding or on your wedding day. It's a perfect feeling.

The other thing is that you're never alone in ((305)). When you want to go to the gym, you're by yourself and that can be really hard. But at ((305)), you're never by yourself, whether you're in a class with your friend or instructor, everyone is looking out for you to make sure you're doing your best and having the best time.

Are you a bride reading this? Then whatcha waiting for? Time to treat yoself to our 8 week bridal plan. For just $99/week, this is waaaay better than a juice cleanse.

Riva's interview was edited for length and clarity. 

THE LYFE

Marriage Advice from Sadie's Parents

There's no doubt about it- love is in the air. So, we spoke to Ira (Sadie's father) and Magda (Sadie's mother) who have been married for over 27 years (!!!) about being in love, falling in love and how to pick the right partner. 

Get ready for some #RelationshipGoals


How did you meet?

 IRA: We were both immigration lawyers and met at immigration meetings.

MAGDA: I don't remember meeting him. He says by then-boss introduced us, and that I was pregnant (marriage #1 at the time). Whether pregnant with daughter, #2, or #3, I can't tell you. (Sadie is #4.)

Click through the gallery.

Fun facts: Pics 1 & 2 are from Ira & Magda's honeymoon, and pictures 3 & 4 are a more recent rendition. (I think we can all agree some shirts never go out of style.) If you saw pic 5 and thought 'that looks like it was taken at Sadie's bat mitzvah' you would be right. The 6th pic is Ira with his 3 daughters from Magda's first marriage. He went from a bachelor at 39 living in a condo to a father of 5 living in a house in 2 years. Yes, the 7th pic is baby Sadie. 


What is the best part of being married?

IRA: We love each other’s company, laugh a lot, still have a great sex life, share important values about life and politics, and find being with each other intellectually stimulating.

MAGDA: For me, though I hate to admit it (it sounds so anti-feminist!) it's the security. It's NOT that I would want for him to stay with me because he's married to me, but something about taking the plunge signals to the partner (and the world) that this is serious, this person IS the one. 


What makes you fall in love with each other over and over again?

IRA: We love to be in each other’s company. My wife is always unpredictable, a little crazy, and lots of fun to be with. Some drama is always going on.

MAGDA: What makes me fall in love over and over again is recognizing how lucky we are that after all these years, we are still in love; that (for the most part) we do like being with with each other, look forward to it, share things, have a lot in common, can have intelligent conversations, laugh, have fun.   

I love that he's such a good sport; he'll get up snd dance even though he's the worst dancer on the dance floor (if not the worst, the 2nd-worst).

I love that he can make fun of himself; refers to himself as "tall, dark, and handsome"; would send me flowers with card with ultra-cheesy message: "I can't make it without you." Signed: "Warren Beatty" (Warren Beatty THEN, not Warren Beatty NOW.)

I love his self-esteem. His mother, he likes to say, always taught him when he looks in the mirror, "to see a guy with a full head of hair"--and he does.


If someone is single and ready to mingle, what do you suggest they do to find The One?

IRA: I do not believe there is any place or any particular way to find the person you will love for the rest of your life. I think you need to leave yourself open to meeting people and be relaxed about your interactions with others. Do not put pressure on yourself; do not be afraid of being alone; and do not try to alter your personality to pretend to be someone you are not.

MAGDA: Just hang out and keep that you're "ready" to yourself. In my opinion, it scares off the other person. But hey! I know a lot of married couples who met via Internet.


Can you meet a significant other at the club?

 IRA: I think you can meet your significant other anywhere—a park, a museum, a club, 305 fitness.

MAGDA: You can--anything is possible-- but it never worked for me.  


How do you know if someone is"right"?

IRA: I am not sure you ever know if someone is the “right” person. You just take life day by day and if the person is someone you enjoy being with it will build into a stronger relationship.

MAGDA: You feel like you've been hit by a 2x4- like a cartoon character, seeing stars, your head spinning. Because (at the beginning, only at the beginning) you think s/he's perfect. Because you like his voice and soft-spokenness and the way he smells.


What's the best way to celebrate an anniversary?

IRA: Take a walk. Go to the movies. We both love the movies.

MAGDA: From our 1st anniversary, we have spent the entire day together, played hooky from work, went to movies in the middle of the day-planned nothing- just did what we wanted, when we wanted.


What advice would you give to either people who are looking for a relationship or just starting one?

 IRA: I would not put yourself or the other person under any pressure to do something or act a certain way. All relationships have their ups and downs and you need to take it day by day. Do not be afraid to be alone. My mother always said “every pot has a cover,” and I guess she meant that there is someone out there for everyone.  Life is too short and too important to obsess over whether you have a partner or not. Enjoy your friends, your family and what you are doing. Through all those encounters you are likely to find a person you want to spend time with. I did not get married until I was almost 40, but I was not ready to marry before 40. Enjoy your life and you will find someone who wants to come along for the ride.

MAGDA: Be patient; don't move too fast- "Stop, look, listen." We went out 8 years before we married.By then, there were no surprises; we knew everything about each other.

We have a saying in Spanish: "Mas vale no acompanada que mal acompanada"- better off no companion than bad companion.

Gearing up to get married? Or just wanna celebrate your single, sexy self? Check out our bachelorettes and birthdays here

THE GOSS

WEDDING GIFTS YOU’LL ACTUALLY WANT: YOUR NSFW REGISTRY

You've booked your venue, sent your save the dates and you're all signed up for the baller new ((305)) workout plan that will have you feeling fierce AF on your big day. (All the deetz on the perfect plan for our fave BRIDECHILLAS are here!)

Next up: the wedding registry.

Before you shimmy on over to Crate & Barrel, though, think it through: do you really need 16 new wine glasses or a new set of stainless steel pans? We know what you want -- whatcha really REALLY want -- no matter what type of bride you are.

FOR THE GIRLIE BRIDE

It's pink, it's flowery and it's quiet -- this is the perfect vibrator for when you're looking to put the v in the v. If that's not girly enough, though, check out these unicorn dildos -- perfect for all the 90s babes who still miss Lisa Frank.

FOR THE HIPSTER BRIDE

This little silicone genius (created by some seriously awesome babes) is straight out of the latest MoMA catalog -- and it's got some seriously fab reviews to match. Not only that, but it's hands free, so you can switch out that vinyl record (or whatever trend you're vibin') while you're getting your groove on.

FOR THE "I DON'T NEED A VIBRATOR" BRIDE

No actual vibrator required here -- this is a saucy little attachment that fits over whatever electric toothbrush you happen to have lying around. Perfect for the bride who doesn't think she needs a sex toy -- or doesn't want to buy a whole new set of batteries.

FOR THE DISCREET BRIDE

Named after a bada$$ Bond babe, the Vesper is gorgeous AF while also packing in some goood vibrations. The pendant necklace shape -- available in gold or silver -- is chic enough to wear to work and has a discreet button on the side for when you’re ready to get down to, ahem, business.

FOR THE HAPPY COUPLE (BOTH!)

Feeling all lovey-dovey and trying to register for gifts you can both use? Check out this Lelo ring, which is designed to help you both come together -- in more ways than one.

FOR THE ADVENTURESOME BRIDE

It's not a vibrator, but these anal beads would be a sassy addition to any bridechilla’s drawer. Made of hypoallergenic glass, these beads can be run under cool or warm water for an even more ah-mazing sensation.

FOR EVERY BRIDE

A 305 BACHELORETTE PARTY: Bring your whole squad and celebrate with us! You can curate the playlist (yasss Madonna), pick your favorite instructor, and invite up to 30 of your friends. Bonus points if you can get some groosmen to come shake it with ya #GirlsGirlsGirls

OR THE OLD STANDBY: There's one thing that literally. every. bride. wants -- COLD HARD CASH. Weddings ain't cheap, yo.

Don't wanna give straight cash? Why not give a 305 gift card? Deets here.

Are you a bride reading this? Then whatcha waiting for? Time to treat yoself to our 8 week bridal plan. For just $99/week, this is waaaay better than a juice cleanse.

THE PEEPS

Letting Loose with Lindsey Carothers

Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, our yogi girl Lindsey Carothers came to NYC to pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre at Pace University, and book Broadway of course! We caught up with Lindsey to talk about yoga, good vibes and all things zen. 

How did you get into yoga?

I got into yoga during college--it helped with the competitive nature of performing and the hectic energy of NYC. I didn't love it at first, but I knew it was good for me.

How does yoga help you become a better actor/singer?

It's easy to fall into compare and despair, looking at other actor's careers and wishing I was further along or had a more impressive resume. Yoga teaches me how to approach my acting career: if I show up everyday, I can take baby steps and make consistent progress instead of forcing my development. It's about slowing down. Yoga reminds me that my life is happening right now, not when I achieve, achieve, achieve.

What's your favorite pose?

I love Half Moon. It makes me feel strong, expansive, and I can stretch my tight quads if I want, which are my demise. :D

What would you say to someone who is nervous about trying yoga or unsure yoga is right for them?

Yoga is for everyone!!! When people say to me, "Oh, I'm bad at yoga," it's just a misunderstanding of what the practice is. Westernized yoga has become all about pictures of flexible models doing crazy looking yoga postures on beaches with tan skin and cute outfits. I love the cute outfits, but that's not what yoga is "supposed" to look like. Watch this NY Post video of an 85 year old woman. She gently practiced yoga consistently, and she was able to stand up straight. Yoga is not about a destination, it's starting from where you are, and taking a baby step toward a little more strength, peace of mind, flexibility, acceptance of yourself, however that looks in your body. It's never too late to start. Don't be fooled by the pictures you see in the media.

What are your current good vibe-inducing obsessions?

My other good-vibe inducing obsessions include taking cardio at 305 :D, "The Universe Has Your Back" by Gabby Bernstein, meditating twice a day (I learned at ZivaMeditation), I just started the Whole30, letting myself do nothing sometimes, taking baths, spending time with people who inspire and energize me, Lorde's song "Green Light," writing, putting my phone down, being present in every interaction, singing.

Do you have any tips for how to maintain your chill outside of class?

Take deep breaths, figure out what negative stories are on replay in your mind and create affirmations to say to yourself instead, get enough sleep, don't overbook or overcommit, ask yourself, "What would happen if I leaned towards joy in this situation?" even if you're at work, on a crowded subway, whatever. Also candles, hugs, speaking your mind.

 

 

Ok, last question: what TV show is your guilty pleasure

The Bachelor. I don't think they'll stay together.