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Outdoor Fitness

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When the weather heats up, it’s time to make NYC your gym! Whether you’re looking for a full workout or a relaxing class, we have hundreds of events each summer to help you stay in shape.

Shape Up NYC

Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes at NYC locations throughout the five boroughs, including outdoor classes during the summer. Visit the Shape Up NYC page for more information about this program.

Fitness Equipment

Interested in working out on your own? Many parks offer free fitness equipment, where you can do crunches, chin-ups, dips, and more, while enjoying the great outdoors. Visit our Fitness Equipment page for a list of locations.

Outdoor Fitness Events

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Oct 21

Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Veteran Donald Calliste leads a class to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes combined with cardio exercises that will maximize your fat-burning potential. Bring your own mat.
Free!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Oct 22

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Please note: You must arrive at noon. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present.
Free!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Oct 24

Fitness Walk

at Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles).
Free!

Oct 24

Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT

at Terrace at 108th Street (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:15 p.m.
Veteran Donald Calliste leads a series of exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive and continue fat burning after you’ve completed your workout.
Free!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Oct 25

Outdoor Exercise with Nancy Bruning

at 123rd Street Park House (in Morningside Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

7:00 a.m.8:00 a.m.
The sessions will include a variety of exercises that use park features such as stairs, benches, and retaining walls to work every muscle group.
Free!

Oct 25

Evening Group Hike at the Greenbelt Nature Center

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us for our weekly evening hike where we will cover 4 or 5 miles. You will probably see parts of the Greenbelt and the trail system that you haven't seen before!
Free!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Oct 26

Fitness Walk

at Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles).
Free!

Oct 26

Open Track Night

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This weekly event is an opportunity for adult runners and walkers of all abilities to utilize world-class Icahn Stadium!
Free!

Oct 26

Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Flow

at North Lawn at 78th Street (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Link mindful breathing with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level. Bring your own mat.
Free!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Oct 28

Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Veteran Donald Calliste leads a class to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes combined with cardio exercises that will maximize your fat-burning potential. Bring your own mat.
Free!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Oct 29

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Please note: You must arrive at noon. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present.
Free!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Oct 31

Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT

at Terrace at 108th Street (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:15 p.m.
Veteran Donald Calliste leads a series of exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive and continue fat burning after you’ve completed your workout.
Free!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Nov 1

Evening Group Hike at the Greenbelt Nature Center

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us for our weekly evening hike where we will cover 4 or 5 miles. You will probably see parts of the Greenbelt and the trail system that you haven't seen before!
Free!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Nov 5

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Please note: You must arrive at noon. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present.
Free!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Nov 8

Evening Group Hike at the Greenbelt Nature Center

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us for our weekly evening hike where we will cover 4 or 5 miles. You will probably see parts of the Greenbelt and the trail system that you haven't seen before!
Free!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Nov 12

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Please note: You must arrive at noon. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present.
Free!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Nov 15

Evening Group Hike at the Greenbelt Nature Center

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us for our weekly evening hike where we will cover 4 or 5 miles. You will probably see parts of the Greenbelt and the trail system that you haven't seen before!
Free!

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