Work It Out!: The Best Outdoor Fitness Classes in NYC - NYCPlugged (2022)

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Now that the warmer weather is upon us, gone are the days of indoor-only workouts. It’s time to get that extra dose of serotonin and vitamin D from some of our favorite outdoor fitness classes in NYC. Whether you enjoy meditative yoga 100 floors up in the sky, HIIT workouts in the heart of NYC, or outdoor cardio with the one and only Brooklyn Bridge as your backdrop, we’ve got you covered! Get ready for some of your favorite outdoor classes and be sure to check back for some new additions.

Updated 9/2/22

1. Seaport Fit

Seaport Fit is back, and they are so ready to kick off their outdoor fitness series. We get it, HIIT workouts in the heat might not sound ideal, but trust, they make it worth it. If that’s not your vibe, you can enjoy a barre or yoga class to feel zen & grounded. Book your class here! *Opens up 10 minutes before class starts

Location: Seaport District, 19 Fulton Street

Days/Times:
Tuesdays: Pure Barre or Stepbrothers NYC; 6:30-7:30pm, Seaport Square

Thursdays: HIIT The Deck; 6:30-7:30pm, Seaport Square

Saturdays: Lyons Den Power Yoga; 10-11am, Heineken Riverdeck

Through the summer

Pricing: Free

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2. Edge Sky-High Yoga

If you haven’t been to The Edge, GO & if you have been, GO again because they’re hosting sunrise yoga on the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western hemisphere. That’s right, you have the opportunity to start your morning off on a high note. 45-minutes of yoga, pure relaxation, and no stress while overlooking NYC’s infamous skyline sounds like heaven. Waking up early might be a drag, but you will feel SO rewarded after the class is over and hey, you might even want to go again! Book your class here! *Tickets are released monthly.

Location: Edge, 30 Hudson Yards

Days/Times: Thursdays, 6:30am-7:30am. Through the summer.

*Doors open 30 minutes before class. Arrive at least 15 minutes before the class starts.

Pricing: $50 per class

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3. Yoga on the Stoop Series at Brooklyn Museum

Calling all Brooklynites. Yoga at the Brooklyn Museum is exactly what you need to start your Saturday mornings. This series is open to yogis of all levels and led by experienced instructors so you won’t miss a beat and will even learn something new. Namaste! Get your tickets here!

Location: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy

Days/Times: Select Saturdays, 10-11am. Through the summer.

Pricing: Tickets are $16 and include Museum general admission. Tickets including admission to Andy Warhol: Revelation are $25

4. Bryant Park Yoga

Who else can say they did the Downward Dog in Bryant Park? Weekly yoga sessions at Bryant Park are ALL the rage and lucky for you, they are happening all summer long. If you’re an early bird or looking for a nice sunset yoga session, this is the place to be! Open to all levels of practice so run, don’t walk & invite your friends! Register for your class here! *Must bring your own mat.

Location: Bryant Park, 40th St and 42nd St and 5th Ave and 6th Ave

Days/Times: May 25th through August 24th. 10am Tuesday mornings on the Upper Terrace, and 6pm Wednesday evenings on the lawn.

Pricing: Free

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5. Fitness Classes at PUBLIC Hotel

You can now head to PUBLIC Hotel’s rooftop for more than after-work cocktails and spectacular views. As part of their new wellness program, which features some of the best trainers, spa, treatment, and beauty experts, medical experts, and chefs, you can take part in their daily fitness classes taught by world-class trainers who have dabbled with athletes and celebrities. Spectacular views still included. Book your class here!

Location: Public Hotel, 215 Chrystie Street

Days/Times:
Mondays: Hiit with Evan Betts; 7:30am
Tuesdays: Sweaty Sculpt with Calyn Brooke; 7:30am
Wednesdays: Body with Samantha Jade; 7:30am
Thursdays: Vinyasa Flow with Vera Yoga; 7:30am
Fridays: Pilates Like an Athlete with Heran Haile; 7:30am
Saturdays: Full Body Boxing with Cormac Murphy; 9:30am
Saturdays: Meditation with Dominique Perkowski; 10:30am
Sundays: Sound Meditation with Sounds Nice; 10:30am

Year-Round

Pricing:$35 per class, *15 for in-house guests of Public Hotel

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6. Waterfront Workouts at Brooklyn Bridge Park

If Brooklyn Bridge Park isn’t your favorite place in NYC, then these outdoor workout sessions will put it on your radar. Enjoy morning yoga, sunset yoga, Zumba, boot camp, and pilates- I mean this series has it all. You can forget the gym membership and become a local at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Reserve your spot here!

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2, 3, and Liberty Lawn, Brooklyn

Days/Times:
Sundays: Virtual Hatha Yoga with the YMCA; 10-11am until September 25th, Liberty Lawn

Mondays: Zumba with Dodge YMCA; 6-7pm until September 26th, Pier 3 Plaza

Tuesdays: Sunset Yoga with Abhaya Yoga; 6-7pm until September 27th, Pier 3 Central Lawn

Wednesdays: Amp’d with Chelsea Piers Fitness; 6-7pm until September 28th, Pier 2 Turf

Fridays: Pilates with Dodge YMCA;8:30-9:30am until September 30th, Pier 3 Central Lawn

Pricing: Free

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7. The William Vale x SkyTing Yoga Summer Outdoor Yoga Series

The William Vale Hotel has partnered with celeb and wellness guru favorite, SkyTing Yoga, to offer weekly outdoor yoga classes at Vale Park. Led by a rotating roster of SkyTing instructors in the perfectly shaded and tree-lined, Vale Park, makes for a yogi’s paradise! Possible extension through the end of summer. Book your spot here!

Location: Vale Park at The William Vale, 111 N 12th Street

Days/Times: Sundays in July, 10-11am

Pricing: $30, Must bring your ownyogamat

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8. The Sweat Sessions in the Meatpacking District

Since practically every area in NYC has an outdoor workout series, it only makes sense for the Meatpacking District to join in on the fitness fun. Are you looking for a new kind of workout? The Sweat Sessions in the Meatpacking District offers yoga, boot camp, dance cardio, boxing, pilates, and more. Reserve your spot here!

Location: Hudson River Park’s 14th Street Park, 10th Avenue between 14th and 15th streets.

Days/Times: Tuesdays, 5:30pm, 6:30pm and 7:30pm. June 21st- August 30th

Pricing: Free

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9. Yoga at Socrates Sculpture Park

Head to Socrates Sculpture Park for their free Vinyasa yoga classes which feature a series of flowing poses linked to the awareness of breath. Led by instructor Jennifer Batson, all classes will end with restorative stretches so you feel recharged and are ready to take on the rest of the day and week!

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park,32-01 Vernon Boulevard

Days/Times: Saturdays 9:30- 10:30am and 11am-12pm; Sundays 10-11am, Through October 16th.

Pricing: Free, Bring a mat, towel & water

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10. Sweat34

Sweat34 has returned and it’s everything you want and more. High-energy workouts that will guarantee sweat and the results you want. Join a variety of workouts- from dance classes to strength training and shadowboxing, get a taste of different kinds of workouts that might become your go-to. Reserve your class here!

Location: Herald Square Plaza. Broadway, between West 34th & 35th Streets (in front of Macy’s)

Days/Times:
Mondays: Shadowboxing with Chelsea Piers Fitness; 6-7pm

Wednesdays: DivaDance NYC; 6-7pm

Through the summer

Pricing: Free

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11. Wellness Classes at The Rockaway Hotel

Okay, we get that it’s a trek from city locations, but you can always treat yourself. This location is nothing short of relaxing and rejuvenating to reset from a stressful week! The Rockaway Hotel’s yoga and sculpt classes are just what you need to feel your very best. All you have to do is bring yourself and a smile because The Rockaway Hotel provides the mat, towel, & water, how nice! Book your class here!

Location: The Rockaway Hotel, 10810 Rockaway Beach Drive, Queens. Rooftop or 2nd-floor sundeck.

Days/Times: Hatha Yoga: Thursdays at 9am, Vinyasa Yoga: Fridays and Sundays at 9am, Sculpt: Saturdays at 9am

Through the summer

Pricing: $20 per class

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12. Fitness at Ashland Place

Suavemente, bésame! Join Bianca Center with Afro Latin social dance classes that will give you a taste of different cultures and get out of your comfort zone. In addition to dance classes, they also have Movement Mondays and Sweatsesh classes starting in August- perfect for changing things up!

Location: The Plaza at 300 Ashland, 85 Flatbush Avenue

Days/Times: Mondays, 6-7pm; June 6th-August 29th

Mondays in June: Mark Morris Dance Center

July 11th: Brukwine

July 18th: Experimental Sabar with Babacar Top

July 25th: Hoop Yogini Workshop with Hula Nation

Mondays in August: Chelsea Piers SweatSesh

Pricing: Free

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13. Flatiron Fitness Series

Working out with a view of the Flatiron Building, one of the most historical landmarks in NYC can’t get any better than this. Beginning June 22, join local fitness studios and gyms for eight weeks of outdoor, in-person classes that will get you moving and in a great mood. Register for a class here!

Location: Flatiron Public Plaza (Broadway b/w 22nd & 23rd Streets)

Days/Times: Wednesdays, 6 pm & pop-up classes on the NoMad Piazza for select weeks. June 22nd to August 10th

June 22nd: SOUK Studio: SOUK SWEAT

June 29th: DanceBody: Dance + Sculpt

July 6th: TrampoLEAN: YogaLEAN

July 13th: Life Time: Gluteus Maxout

July 20th at 6 pm: Dharma Yoga: Classic Practic

July 27th: PMT House of Dance: Beginner Hip Hop

August 3rd: Power Pilates: Open Mat

August 10th: bodē nyc: HIIT 50

Pop-up classes on the NoMad Piazza will be announced in the coming weeks.

Pricing: Free

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14. Healthy on the Hudson

Hudson River Park’s fitness series are fitness goals because you are going to feel fit, toned, and check off all the boxes with their weekly workout sessions. From Yoga Tuesdays & Thursdays to HIIT Wednesdays, there is something for you every day of the week. Bottom line, if you don’t register, I will. *Bring your own mat. RSVP here!

Location: Hudson River Park, Piers 26 to 84

Days/Times:
HIIT Mondays: 6:30-7:30pm Pier 25 at N Moore Street *Starts June 6th

Yoga Tuesdays: 6:30-7:30pm at Pier 26 at N Moore Street

HIIT Wednesday: 6:30-7:30pm on Pier 46 at Charles Street *Starts June 1st

Yoga Thursday: 6:30-7:30pm at Pier 64 at W 24 Street

Mindful Fridays: 6:30-7:30pm at Pier 84 at W 44 Street *Starts June 3rd

Through the summer

Pricing: Free

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15. Wellness Wednesdays at The Oculus

Stop by The Oculus to join in free health, wellness, and fitness programming at the World Trade Center. Launched in May to support Mental Health Awareness Month, the summer series encourages healthy well-being habits. Activations and classes will be added throughout the summer, so check back for updates.

Location: North Oculus Plaza, 50 Church Street

Days/Times: Wednesdays through October. Morning and afternoon/evening classes

Pricing: Free

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16. Chelsea Piers Fitness x Outsiders Run Club

Attention runners, this is your sign to train with a running buddy and achieve your marathon goals. Run with Chelsea Piers Fitness & the Outsiders community for a weekly run alongside the West Side Highway! Classes include training sessions from Chelsea Pier Fitness’ top trainer who is a 17x marathon runner. Just to top things off, be sure to utilize their locker rooms, indoor turf, sundecks with views of the Hudson River, saunas & steam rooms before the classes, and enjoy a social hour after at a local restaurant or bar after to celebrate your hard work! Register here!

Location: Chelsea Piers Fitness, 60 Chelsea Piers

Days/Times: Tuesdays 7-8pm; June 7th to September 27th

Pricing: Free

Spot any favorites on the list? Now is the time to get out, accomplish your fitness goals, and more importantly have fun! All of these locations have multiple sessions so no worries if you cannot make a specific day. NYC throughout the spring and summer just got that much more exciting especially since many of these outdoor workout sessions are FREE. Bring a friend or go solo, and commit to a happy and healthy lifestyle because you deserve nothing less.

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17. Summer Fitness at Top of the Rock

You can visit one of the biggest tourist attractions in NYC for only $15! The catch, is you have to be ready for some high-energy dance cardio- can’t be too bad right? Hosted by 305 Fitness, you are guaranteed that Miami experience in every workout! Don’t walk- RUN! Register for your class here!

Location: Top of the Rock, 30 Rockefeller Plaza

Days/Times: Saturdays, 8-9am. Through July 30th.

Pricing: $15

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18. Industry City Atheltic Club Fitness Classes

From movement training to boot camp and yoga, IC Athletic Club is serving up free group fitness classes all summer long. Swing by to explore a range of movement training led by local fitness experts. RSVP is required for each class.

Location: Industry City, 220 36th Street; Courtyard 5/6

Days/Times: BodyART, Mondays 5:30 – 6:30pm; Crossfit 718, Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30pm, Bootcamp, Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:20pm; Yoga Thursdays 12 – 12:50pm + Saturdays 10 – 10:50am. Through September 19th.

Pricing: Free

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19. JuneShine Free Yoga in McCarren Park

Join JuneShine for afternoon yoga in the park and JuneShine happy hour at Parkhouse immediately following! They’re working with Charlotte Bagwell, a yoga instructor from YOBK based in New York City. Bring your own mat.

Location: McCarren Park, 855 Lorimer Street

Days/Times: Wednesdays, 3-4pm. Through October 26th

Pricing: Free

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20. Sputnik Yoga Rooftop Series

Sputnik Yoga has teamed up with the Margaritaville Resort Times Square and Lifeway Kefir to bring you free weekly yoga sessions all summer long! The class will consist of dynamic flow style with plenty of room for mediation and reflection. Refreshments from Lifeway Kefir after the class.

Location: Margaritaville Resort Times Square, 560 7th Avenue

Days/Times: Saturdays, 9-10am. Through September 17th.

Pricing: Free, or $22.49 to secure your spot

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