Museum workouts attract art lovers to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fine art meets sweaty aerobics.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is staging a workout class amid some of the world’s masterpieces.

At a recent “Museum Workout” about a dozen people showed up for the 45-minute morning workout at the Fifth Avenue institution.

The $75 “Museum Workout” starts with jogging in place to the Bee Gees’ “Staying’ Alive” in the marble entrance. Then comes a quick trek through the galleries including squats and yoga poses_ most to disco and Motown hits.

The Met commissioned the Monica Bill Barnes Dance Company to choreographed the workout.

“I bought two tickets and invited my art-loving, exercise-loving friend and we came here and it met every expectation,” said participant Jill Slater.

The first of 16 sessions, starting Jan. 19, were sold out months ago to participants ranging in age from 13 to 85. The interest was so intense 10 more workouts were added, through March 9.

 

(AP)

 
 
 
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