From Nicole.: Why do I get #$%^&*# sore TWO DAYS after a workout?

Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is the pain, tenderness, and stiffness (as in I can’t fucking sit down without dying!) felt in muscles after an especially challenging workout or after working your muscles in a way that is not customary. The discomfort is frequently at its height 24 to 72 hours after the offending workout and the pain is usually felt only when the muscle is stretched, contracted, or put under pressure, not when it is at rest. After 72 hours the pain subsides and generally disappears less than seven days after exercise. Okay we know it feels sucky but what causes it. One theory is that it’s due to eccentric exercise (i.e., the phase of a movement during which the muscle is lengthening such as the “downward” portion of a squat jump). This type of exercise theoretically results in micro tears to the muscles. The muscles then adapt quickly to prevent serious damage and the result is soreness if the exercise is repeated as it is in Beast ad infinitum. You’re welcome. Another theory is that an accumulation of calcium in the damaged muscles sets off a complex chemical reaction leading to inflammation and ultimately pain. By the way, DOMS was first described in 1902 by Theodore Hough who concluded that this kind of soreness is “fundamentally the result of ruptures within the muscle.” Nice going Theo.

By | 2019-04-18T07:44:15-04:00 April 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Beastanetics Workout • Feb 6, 2018

Squat – raise 1 arm (75 sec)
Prone Hip Extension (75 sec)
Reverse Lunge (wt optional) (75 sec)
Single Leg Stretch (75 sec)

6 sets @ 24 sec + 16 sec recovery
1. Triangle Jump
2. Crab Walk
3. Lateral Bounds
4. Staggered Hands Push-up
5. Squat Jump – Dorothy
6. Plank Jacks

By | 2018-02-07T11:56:04-05:00 February 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Beast Workout of the Week

Resisted Hip Flexion (60 sec)
Squat – Frog (60 sec)
Bird Dog (60 sec)
Lunge – raise both arms (60 sec)
Plank – lift arm (60 sec)

6 sets @ 24 sec + 16 sec recovery
1. Sagittal Jacks
2. Bear Crawl in a Circle
3. Scissors Jump
4. Push-up Jacks
5. Squat Jump – Frog
6. Plank Slalom

By | 2018-01-10T13:41:26-05:00 January 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Beastanetics starts on 10/10/17

Beastanetics is a high intensity, interval-training program that improves stamina, strength, speed, agility, and power, and burns mega fat and calories.

McCarren Park artificial turf field
Bordered by Driggs, Lorimer, Union, Bayard.
Meet by the goal closest to Bayard

Tues, Oct 10 through Tues, November 21
Tu/Th: 6:45am-7:45am & 8am-9am

7-week session/13 classes: $143
drop-in class: $15 (space permitting)



Tim Haft

By | 2017-10-06T00:23:36-04:00 October 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Beastanetics on TV | 6/29

This is the moment for which we’ve been waiting since Beast began in 2009.
A little love and recognition from the mainstream media could be huge for Beast. We hope you’ll come out to support. If the end result is a few more Beasts sign up for the next round then there’s an even better chance that I’ll move back to NYC 🙂

Below are the details for tomorrow’s FREE classes as of this morning, but Heather is still negotiating with PIX11. She and Shana will post updates, if there are any, on the Beast Facebook page. Also, you can text Heather at 917-749-0337 and Shana at 718-812-8059. By the way, please like our Facebook page if you haven’t already.

FYI, when PIX is NOT shooting you’ll be working out as usual, but when they are shooting they’ll direct you as to what to do or Heather and Shana will direct you. Yes, it will be a little choppy, but it will still be fun plus you’ll get…

  • FREE coffee for the early morning crew
  • FREE Beast T-shirt (you might have to wait for the next shipment). If you already have the new design we’ll buy you breakfast.
  • 8/10 make-up class for currently registered Beasts


  • This is really good publicity for Beastanetics. We’ve never had this kind of exposure. It would be so awesome and a huge favor if you could be there for as much or as little as you’d like any time between 6-9am.
  • If you’re not comfortable being on camera, that’s totally fine, you can just step aside when they’re rolling.
  • If you’re currently registered for Beast and not into being on TV, no worries, we’ll do a makeup class on 8/10 and we’re sorry for the last-minute change

To be clear, class will still run at 6:45 and 8am so you can just show up at your regular time, but be prepared for things to be mixed up a bit. If you’d like to invite any friends or roommates, please feel free to do so as tomorrow’s class is free and open to the public.

McCarren Park Soccer Field
meet at the goal closest to Bayard

Thursday | 6/29

6:45AM CLASS | 6:10, 6:35, 6:45
Teasers at 6:10 and 6:35am; 3-minute segment at 6:45am; after 6:45am class will continue as usual. Yes, 6:10 is early, but think of the fame and the fortune. Please come!

8AM CLASS | 7:10, 7:35, 7:45, 8:10, 8:35, 8:45
Teasers at 7:10 and 7:35am; 3-minute segment at 7:45am.
Teasers at 8:10 and 8:35am; 3-minute segment at 8:45am.
Clearly we’re asking the most of the 8am crew, but you guys have always delivered. We apologize in advance for all the interruptions, but you should have 2 solid stretches (7:10-7:35 and 8:10-8:35) during which you’ll get a great workout. Breakfast after!

Tonight, Claire de Luxe, longtime Beast and fire artist extraordinaire, is performing in a free fire show in Maria Hernandez Park from 7-10pm. It’s sure to be amazing.
Details are here: https://www.facebook.com/events/694524260748999

And Scott Jackson, aka Poison Eve, will be performing this Saturday at Coney Island USA in Twincest Burlesque at 10pm. If you haven’t seen Scott perform burlesque, you haven’t lived. Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1393911994009915/

By | 2018-02-13T17:47:04-05:00 June 28th, 2017|0 Comments