Birch & Brawn

Birch & Brawn

5.0 (3)
5 employees
14 years in business

About this pro

my husband and I run an exclusive small boutique studio on 60th and 3rd. We have created a ying yang fitness style that embraces both the softer and harder necessities for the body. Here, our clients work on flexibility, joint stability, core, strength, spinal mobility and posture, as well as endurance, power, speed and agility in a safe, experienced environment. More than half of the people who come to me are injured or have been injured in some way, sometimes in a gym or by a trainer's misconduct, and many are fearful of movement because of this. Here, they are able to get a workout based on what they need and what they want, and learn to love it. It is truly a studio for people who hate the gym.

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New York, NY 10022
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3 Reviews


  • Tory W.

    I’m 63 years old and since I’ve been working out with Kathy, I’ve never felt more comfortable or happier with my body.

  • Elle M

    I had back, neck and shoulder injuries, so I was apprehensive about training in general. Kathy's methods and attention to detail have resulted in a significant improvement in my strength and mobility. After two years of weekly sessions, I have never left feeling injured--the result of Kathy's care and precision throughout each workout.

  • randy z.

    Two years ago, wanting to maximize my athletic potential, I went to Kathy Alcoba at Studio 57.. Kathy designed a specific program to increase my strength, flexibility and endurance, particularly for rock climbing. Not only did my climbing ability improve, but so did my overall well-being. After each workout, I noticed that I was completely exhilarated and perfectly spent too. Every athlete has pesky tweaks in their joints, and an additional benefit is the ability for these "tweaks" to soften and disappear over a very short time. Mine did! I was a competitive gymnast in high-school and college, studied yoga and dance, therefore I have taken my share of classes. I have had many talented coaches, teachers and trainers, Kathy Alcoba ranks among the best, if not the best, I have ever known.