Health & Fitness

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Group Cardio

Niketown Running Group

Free

6 East 57th St btwn 5th Ave and Madison Ave

Every Tuesday/Thursday 9AM & 6:30 PM

Every Saturday 9AM

www.store.nike.com

(212) 891 6543

Use this opportunity to get in shape and meet new people. The Nike store on East 57th Street holds free group runs/walks every Tuesday and Thursday. All you have to do is show up with your running gear, and you can store any other bags at the store while you run. If you are more serious, and looking to train for the marathon, they also offer a coach and pacer available to help you prepare. Afterwards the store gives away free water, juice, and snacks. Nike advises you to show up 15 minutes before the scheduled run to check your bags and stretch before taking off.

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Mom and Child Workouts Uptown

Exceed Physical Culture

Prices Vary per Class

1477 3rd Ave @ 84th St

Every Saturday in June – August

4PM – 4:50PM

www.exceedphysicalculture.com

(212) 481 5300

It can be difficult to find time to work out during summer months since kids are on vacation, but Exceed Physical Culture offers simultaneous cardio and strength classes for kids and adults on Saturdays. You can bring your son or daughter to take part in their fitness class for 8-13-year-olds, where trainers help them set personal fitness goals and play fun, active games. At the same time, you can get your own workout in without the guilt of taking that time for yourself.

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7 Miles Reserved for Fitness

Summer Streets

Free

Park Avenue

August 3, 10, 17

7AM – 1PM

www.nyc.got/dot

The Department of Transportation will be celebrating its annual celebration of New York City’s most overlooked public space – its streets — this August. The DOT will shut down nearly seven miles running between the Brooklyn Bridge Park to Central Park along Park Avenue, providing a healthy space for biking, walking, running, and other activities. There will also be an adventure zone with rock climbing, art installations, a zip line — all free of charge.

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Quickie Makeover

Rouge New York

$40-$75

130 Thompson St. @ Prince St.

Monday – Friday 7AM – 8PM

Saturday 9AM – 8PM

Sunday 9AM – 6PM

www.rougeny.com

(212) 388 1717

Most women don’t have time to spend hours at a salon, especially during the summer. At the salon Rouge you can choose from a menu of 30-minute makeover options ranging from natural looks to bold makeup looks. All of the products used can be purchased, so you can take home any products that stand out to you. Founded by “Law & Order SVU” star Stephanie March and her on-set makeup artist Rebecca Perkins, this cosmetics salon also offers overnight locker storage for anyone who doesn’t want to carry around everything they own while they are out on the town.

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Free Outdoor Fitness Classes

Shape Up NYC
Various Locations

Free

www.nycgovparks.org

One of our favorite ways to stay in shape is through the free fitness classes offered through Shape UP NYC. They are scattered all throughout the five boroughs, but this summer you can find Zumba, Hot Hula, Pilates, kickboxing, yoga, low impact fitness, dance and strength training classes at the Manhattan locations this season. With an extremely extensive schedule it is easy to find a class that can fit into your schedule.

Visit www.nycgovparks.org/programs/recreation/shape-up-nyc to find the times and locations.

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Friday Night Swings

The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers

$30

Pier 59 – 18th St & Hudson River Place

June 20

6:30PM – 8PM

www.chelseapiers.com

(212) 336 6400

Enjoy an open wine and beer bar while you mingle and rotate through stalls during open hitting at the driving range at Chelsea Piers. One of their top Teaching Pros will be there to offer some instruction on your swing. You can RSVP for a ticket on their website, and there will be more Friday Night Swings throughout the summer so check back for future events.

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Yoga at Sunset

Summer on the Hudson: Salute the Sun Yoga

Free

The Plaza at 66th St @ Riverside Park South

July 16

6:30PM – 7:30PM

www.nycgovparks.org

End your day with a relaxing yoga class on the water at Riverside Park. It is a Hatha style yoga class, suitable for all fitness levels and a great opportunity to escape from city stresses without having to leave Manhattan. Bring your own mat and destress while practicing yoga on the grass.

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Mind and Body Health with Tai Chi

Taoist Arts Center

$150 – $450

342 East 9th St btwn 1st Ave & 2nd Ave

7PM & 8PM

www.taoist-arts.com

(212) 477 7055

Tai Chi is a great way to practice good health for your mind and your body. The Taoist Arts Center is offering an eight-week course this summer to introduce new students, and further challenge anyone who already practices Tai Chi. Each eight-week term includes six weeks of instruction, followed by two weeks of enrichment classes to help students absorb and refine the lessons. If you have ever been curious about practicing Tai Chi, this is a great way to get started. Prospective students can visit the school and meet other students and instructors and can participate in one free enrichment class on the next to last Tuesday of each term.

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Street Art Bike Tour

Five Borough Bicycle Club

Free

891 Amsterdam Ave @ 104th St

June 7

10AM

www.5bbc.org

(347) 688 2925

Take this 40-mile bike tour through Brooklyn and Queens to learn more about New York’s graffiti and street art. This tour is considered a moderate ride, so it helps if you have experience biking around the city. The Five Borough Bicycle Club will guide you around popular locations to view authentic street art in a variety of different forms. They recommend bringing your own helmet and lock, and money for lunch. If you are interested in signing up or learning more about other tours offered send an RSVP email to birdnyc@gmail.com or visit their at website www.5bbc.org

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