Four flights above the city bustle a loud room shakes, yells, and sweats. Taryn Toomey directs from the front, where everything she says and does motivates you to move toward mental clarity. After a single visit, The Class’s reputation for deep sweat, community, and transformation makes total sense to us.
With two locations for The Class in New York City—a new studio opening in just a few weeks—and a schedule running in LA, Taryn Toomey has been hustling. The Class is where women come to shed emotional and physical sludge on their path to enlightenment, and in order to guide them, she’s nonstop.
We caught up with Taryn to see what the holidays are like when you’re a fitness phenom and entrepreneur with plans to open a new location in the first few days of 2017.
Where will you be this holiday season?
I’m spending the holidays with my family in New York City. Our new studio is opening in Tribeca right after the New Year, so all hands on deck!
What’s in your suitcase?
Well if I’m being honest, a lot of unpacked clothes from The Retreatment! We had weekend retreats on both coasts this fall: Vermont (East) and Ojai (West). My holiday look won’t be too interesting, just my normal “uniform.” A lot of layers, workout pants, leotards, long flowy dresses and scarves.
How do you stay healthy during the holidays?
I am a firm believer in balance. The holidays are a time to celebrate and indulge, you just have to do it mindfully! Luckily I’m hooked up to a circuit of moving and clearing daily (The Class), so not much changes for me. I do try to space out holiday parties and gatherings to make sure I’m resting well. Otherwise, I just try to keep my routine consistent.
Do you have a special family tradition?
Our holiday traditions are pretty standard. I typically host a Christmas Eve dinner and spend time with extended family.
Favorite holiday tune?
It’s so tough to choose! Music is a central part of everything in my life. I play the holiday classics like Let It Snow, The Most Wonderful Time of The Year, Frosty The Snowman (for my kids), etc., from the day after Thanksgiving through New Years. I definitely FULLY embrace the holiday spirit.
What are you most excited about giving to friends and family this season?
Surprise surprise, I love gifts that make people feel better. Those gifts range from the luxurious Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturizer to the incredible dusts that Moon Juice has launched, to the curated crystal packages from Energy Muse to my favorite leggings, lululemon’s In The Flows.
An entrepreneurial lifestyle doesn’t leave much room for down time, but it’s crucial to creativity to step away once in a while. The holidays are chaotic, but we usually find a moment of peace somewhere toward the end of it all. This month we’re catching up with a few of our friends to see how they’re spending some oh-so-sacred time away from the office, and bringing the holiday spirit with them.
Author: Tata Harper Team
The team at Tata Harper Skincare is passionate about promoting a modern, health-conscious natural beauty lifestyle that’s committed to safety, honesty and sustainability.