COVID-19 restrictions have meant a huge rise in virtual in-home workout options, while leaving physical gyms in limbo.
Manhattan’s newest fitness studio, Eat the Frog Fitness, 1316 Westloop Place, bucked the trend and is betting on in-person methods. It opened in March with 325 members on the roster. Owned by husband-and-wife team Ross Metheny, 30, and Lauren (Henricks) Metheny, 28, Eat the Frog is part of a rapidly growing national franchise network meant to be different from most gyms. There are no traditional weights, no mirrors, and lighting is dim to limit distractions and minimize the intimidation factor, yet trainers