Empowering next-level confidence and strength.

Physique 57 is an international fitness and media company, founded by former Wall Street professional, Jennifer Vaughan Maanavi, and wellness expert, Tanya Becker. Their method embraces a more intimate, dynamic workout environment, incorporating rigorous interval training and creative choreography. It’s based on the belief that fitness isn’t just about results. It’s a tool for becoming the best version of yourself. And gaining strength and confidence along the way.

“The idea that exercise creates stronger, more confident people, especially women, has propelled us the whole way through.”

– Jennifer Vaughan Maanavi, Co-founder & CEO

Our Story

2005: Jennifer Maanavi and Tanya Becker dream up Physique 57

2006: Open flagship location at 24 W. 57th Street, NYC

2007: Open second NYC studio in Soho-based Butterick Building

2009: Launch award-winning Workout Series Volume1 DVD

2010: Open studio in Beverly Hills, CA; listed by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing American companies; honored as Best New Fitness Class by Los Angeles Magazine

2011: Open third NYC studio in the historic Ansonia Building

2012: Launch Video On Demand and best-selling book, The Physique 57 Solution: The Groundbreaking 2-Week Plan for a Lean, Beautiful Body

2013: Open first international location in Dubai

2015: Open in Bangkok and second Dubai studio

2016: Open fourth NYC studio in the FiDi district

2017: Open second and third Bangkok locations

2018: Open studios in Mumbai and Manila

2021: Open studio in Carmel, Indiana

The start of something big.

Physique 57 was one of the first barre-based, boutique fitness studios to pop up in New York City in 2006. It was born from Jennifer and Tanya’s shared love of the original barre class, The Lotte Berk Method. With a deep understanding of how barre workouts can strengthen, lengthen and tone with incredibly fast results, they designed their signature 57-minute workout.

The Physique 57 approach helped jumpstart a global boutique fitness phenomenon, becoming a fast favorite of wellness enthusiasts like Kelly Ripa and Sarah Jessica Parker. Just months after opening, even the waitlists had waitlists.

Spreading self-love worldwide.

In 2013, Physique 57 led the barre sensation overseas, opening its first studio in Dubai. It has since expanded around the world, with multiple locations across the U.S., Dubai, Bangkok, Mumbai and Manila. To help clients bring fitness into their home and daily lives, the method was released as a DVD workout series in 2009 and eventually converted into fresh, online workout challenges. Clients can access classes live or on demand wherever they are.

Today, Jennifer and Tanya continue to develop the brand around an entire wellness mindset. Physique 57 is now more than a workout regimen. It’s a lifestyle, built around frequent, highly effective exercise, body positivity and an ever-growing community of support.

“Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish. It makes you indestructible.”

– Tanya Becker, Co-founder & CCO

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