New York's expanding wellness scene knows no bounds. A few years back when boutique fitness and high-intensity workouts were trending, the Flatiron district was a hot spot with studios like the Fhitting Room, Barry's Bootcamp, Y7 Yoga, Bandier's Studio B, Flywheel, multiple SoulCycles, SLT, Uplift Studios, and others. As the collective interest in fitness took a decidedly less sweaty and more restorative approach, trendy studios like WOOM Center, The Studio (a Katonah yoga offshoot), Sky Ting Yoga, New York Pilates, and ModelFit cropped up on and around the Bowery.
While it's worth noting that these movement-centric communities are still going strong, there's still a need to fill because there's more to wellness than working out. Brooklyn's "DUMBO" area—which stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass—is quickly becoming the epicenter for living a wellness lifestyle. DUMBO is situated at the end of the Brooklyn Bridge, and until recently has been a tourist mecca, home to world-famous Grimaldi's pizza and the perfect photograph of the Empire State Building framed by the bridge.