Move away from the gym with new outdoor workouts
With weather this gorgeous, it’s tough to get excited about an evening at the gym. Luckily, we can take in the summer breeze and still stay in shape with these new outdoor workouts:
Get out of the running rut at Hudson River Park’s just-opened Pier 25, which has a wealth of sunny-weather activities like beach volleyball and miniature golf. Beginning June 26, you can learn to fish on Tuesday afternoons and shape up with fitness boot camps at night. We haven’t seen this much action by the water since Fleet Week.
Pedal on loan with New York Water Taxi’s new Bike and Boat outing: $49 gets you an eight-hour bike rental, hop-on/hop-off pass, lock and helmet, plus maps of the best cycling routes in the city. Take the water taxi to Governors Island, which has five miles of car-free trails and tons of quiet green spaces.
Those not inclined to spend $30 on spin class can work out without spending a dime. Every Thursday through July 27, YogaWorks will host free, hour-long vinyasa classes at the Nolita Hotel. Sessions start at 7 p.m. and conclude with complimentary frozen lattes from Organicoa. Now there’s really no excuse to stay indoors.