In New York City, it might seem like you’re staying active just by living here. However, if you want to start a more intentional fitness regimen, or just meet cool people and try a free, fun class, New York City is the place to be.
Below are 10 awesome ways to work out for free this summer.
Where: NYC Parks, Recreation Centers, in every borough
Join in on a free fitness session anywhere in the city through NYC Parks’ Shape Up NYC program. No registration or membership needed. You can try out classes like Yoga in Battery Park, Tai Chi on the Highline, or Zumba in Lenox Hill. Check out the website for locations and schedules, or you can search your favorite parks to see what classes are coming up.
When: Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, all summer
You can fit for free all summer at Hudson River Park in partnership with lululemon. Grab a yoga mat and join your fellow New Yorkers for a professional, fun fitness class right on the water.
Where: Union Square
Sponsored by the NY Health & Racquet Club, Union Square is offering dozens of completely free fitness classes all summer. Top instructors teach yoga at 7:00AM and at sunset, while others teach Dance and HIIT cardio classes. Grab a yoga mat and join in for an energetic and exciting workout!
Where: Flatiron Public Plaza (23rd Street)
When: Wednesdays until August 9th at 6:30PM
Head to the Flatiron for an exciting series of workouts in partnership with Athleta Flatiron. You can sweat it out with cardio and Zumba workouts from the New York Health and Racquet Club and NY Personal Training. Make sure you register and sign your waiver!
Where: Hudson River Park, 14th St. Park
When: Tuesday nights at 6, 7, and 8PM
Join in on this free summer workout series for a wide variety of classes AND some complimentary snacks right after. You can try out professional Pilates, boxing, or barre classes (and many more!). Check it out to meet fellow New Yorkers and get your workout in!
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park
When: Multiple dates
Waterfront Workouts are held at Brooklyn Bridge Park, just minutes away from Clark St. and Lower Manhattan. You can choose from a huge variety of workouts, from Hip Hop Dance to Double Dutch jump rope workouts and Piyo.
When: Multiple times and days
Yoga to the People is an organization that believes yoga should be available to everyone, no matter what they can afford the pay. Classes are donation based and held on weekdays and weekends.
Stay fit in a fun and unique way by kayaking this summer. You can get an incredible view of Lower Manhattan while soaking up the sunshine and experiencing New York City in a way few are able to.
Where: NYC Parks, all boroughs
When: Multiple times
Where: All over the city
When: Multiple times
Download the Meetup or check it out online to find people with similiar fitness interests in the city. You can find a cool group of people to run or walk with or even find a free Kung Fu class.
Let us know what your favorite fitness classes are by tweeting us @NYCIntern or shooting us an email at NYCIntern@tkc.edu!