Shake up your summer workout routine
Break free from that hamster-wheel gym routine with some fresh-air sweatfests (that do not include another ubiquitous boot camp).
For your arms Free kayaking is back at the newly renovated Brooklyn Bridge Park, and an ever-expanding fleet of kayaks has both beginners and skilled paddlers covered. Open to the public Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. beginning June 8; Brooklyn Bridge Park
For your legs Rather than the typical Central Park group runs, try LES-based Orchard Street Runners, which meets every Tuesday (soon also every Thursday) for a 5- to 13-mile run (depending on the day). Bridge and skyline views abound. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.; meet at Lost Weekend NYC, Orchard and Hester sts.
For your core If pushy crowds at Times Square and Bryant Park outdoor yoga take the tranquility out of your Namaste, head to the Hudson River for under-the-radar instructor Kerry Ruggi?s slow-flow vinyasa class (capped at 20 students). Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m., $10 (cash or check); Pier 45 at Hudson River Park
For your brain Craving even more calm and even less cardio? Tai Chi in Socrates Sculpture Park is about to be your new summer jam. Free weekend classes emphasize gentle, stress-dissolving movements in the entirely Zen setting of an art garden. Sundays at 11 a.m.; Vernon Blvd. and 36th Ave., Long Island City