It's 38 degrees on a quiet morning in Brooklyn, and the wind is blowing at a speed of ten miles an hour, which does not stop Michael Chernow, a 38-year-old restaurateur, from getting out of bed.
The co-owner of Meatball Shop and Seamore & # 39; s, a three-year-old sustainable seafood chain, never misses a workout – and it does not start.
He likes to workout at Equinox at 5:30 – the only chance he has throughout the day to take control of his life. His feet bring him faster than the subway, so he puts on a long-sleeved shirt, closes the door, and starts the same ten-minute jogging he's done for years-rain, shine, or blizzard. "This is the fastest way to get to the gym," he says between breaths.