Hot & Happening In NYC: Free Yoga, Bootcamps & More!
Oh, summer time. It’s back and in full effect! And you’ve gotta love it, right? I mean, what’s not to love really? From weekends at the Hamptons to fun family getaways to time with your girls in wine country, summer is the perfect time to kick back and relax while catching up with family and friends. One thing (among many!) that’s great about living in NYC is that in the summer months the city just opens up a little bit more. Just about everywhere you look people are outside, getting active, having fun and pretty much just loving life. If you’re looking for a few fun activities that will keep you busy and get you outside in this warm weather, here are a few places to check out:
Freebies we love…
Fitness in the Square – Union Square Park is back with its plethora of fun and free fitness offerings all summer long! Every Thursday (check the calendar for details), in partnership with CLAY Health Club + Spa and Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camp, Union Square is offering everything from all-level yoga classes to a morning running club to body weight training and even a challenging boot camp. If dancing is more your thing, then be sure to check out Dance in the Square as well.
Hudson River Park – Pier 46 – From now through July 27th, YogaWorks is hosting free community yoga with a trained instructor every Wednesday from 6 – 7 p.m. What makes this hour of yoga in the hot sun even more worth it? Organicoa is providing free Frocoa (frozen cocoa!) to everyone after practice! Yoga + frozen lattes in the Manhattan summer heat = happiness for all!
Lululemon Athletica – Lululemon is back this summer with hopes to help you stay active during the summer months! Free yoga in Bryant Park is back again every Tuesday morning from 10 – 11 a.m. and every Thursday evening from 6 – 7 p.m. with rock star instructors who will help guide you through an open level class. Also, every Monday evening at 7:15 p.m. there’s the Run Club that will include various tempo workouts hosted by trained professionals. So, thanks Lululemon for keeping us fit and for continuing to make such cute workout clothes!
More hot happenings…
NYC Downtown Boathouse – If you’re feeling adventurous and looking to see what the Hudson really has to offer, then kayaking may be your new special sport! Every weekend Downtown Boathouse (all locations) is offering free kayak excursions on them. You don’t need any experience (although you should be a good swimmer!) and they provide the kayak, life jackets, paddles as well as a few invaluable kayaking tips to help you on the water. Sounds like you could be a pro kayaker in no time!
Hudson River Park – Pier 25 – Mini golf, beach volleyball, sailing! Those are just a few of the things Pier 25 has to offer on a daily basis this summer. If you’re looking for something unique and kid-friendly, starting June 26th Pier 25 is featuring Big City Fishing where adults and kids alike can take a little time out and learn how to fish. If you’re someone who’s tired of the gym and looking for something new for your fitness regime, Lole/Fitist is holding boot camps, yoga, core training and boxing in the park until the end of August. Be sure to check out Hudson River Park’s website for the deets on all of this summer’s upcoming activities.
New York Water Taxi – New York Water Taxis are not just for tourists anymore! If you’re looking to get active and see parts of the city you haven’t seen for a while (or ever!), New York Water Taxi’s Bike and Boat trek is for you! For $49 you get an eight hour bike rental, a Water Taxi hop on/hop off pass, maps and an up close and personal cruise by Lady Liberty through the New York Harbor. Sounds like a fun day in the sun, right?
“Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer,
You’ll wish that summer could always be here.”
- Nat King Cole
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