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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Pricing:$35 per class, *15 for in-house guests of Public Hotel
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
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
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
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
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
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)
Mondays: Shadowboxing with Chelsea Piers Fitness; 6-7pm
Wednesdays: DivaDance NYC; 6-7pm
Through the summer
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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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