Cross-Training for Runners
Switch up your workout routine at NYC Parks by cross-training and combine cardio with strength and conditioning to unlock your fitness potential! Build a stronger, healthier you while training for the next big race.
Where to cross-train if you want to...
Skip the weather
At our indoor recreation centers, you can work out on cardio and strength training equipment, go swimming, and play sports. Learn more about our recreation center memberships
Go for a swim
Swimming is a low-impact cardio exercise that can help you develop pacing and breathing techniques. Our indoor pools host lap swim hours and water exercise classes, as well as fun water sports like water polo and synchronized swimming. Learn more about our indoor pools
Train like the pros
Our 400-meter, state-of-the-art track has been famously used by Olympians and world-class cyclists. The track loops make for easier tracking of speed and time and its perfect for cycling without the traffic! Visit our cycling track at the Velodrome
Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex
Before the NYC Marathon kicks off, dozens of celebrities and VIP runners warm up at our new state-of-the-art indoor track and gym on Staten Island. Become a member and train like the stars! Visit Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex
See your city
Switch up your cardio routine by going for a bike ride. Riding a bike eliminates the pounding on your feet from running. It's also a great way to explore our parks and see NYC's 520 miles of coastline! Plan your trip
Up your competitiveness
Build strength and agility at our outdoor obstacle course in Queens! The course features climbing walls, cable traverse elements, trust-fall stations, a human swingshot, zipline, and more! Bring a group of friends or join a team on-site. Learn more about Alley Pond Park Adventure Course
Discover tips for running and training with NYC Parks for your big race in the Big Apple. Learn How to Train for a Marathon