Just because you want to lose some pounds, doesn’t mean should have to lose your dollars.
From the Bronx to Brooklyn, we’ve gone the distance for you and have found free and friendly spaces to exercise.
Tag – you’re it! Now it’s your turn to try before you buy.
Having Bariatric Surgery prepares you to be the star of your own stage. If this is your debut performance in group fitness, don’t worry. Every great artist has to start somewhere and all the classes we’ve recommended are genuinely beginner-friendly.
Shape Up NYC
High five to free group fitness across the five boroughs! Add a bit of color to your routine with Shape Up NYC and their rainbow assortment of classes taught by expert instructors across aerobics, yoga, pilates and Zumba.
You don’t even need to be a member of the NYC Parks’ recreation center you attend – just bring a lock to store your belongings! Check out the Shape Up NYC schedule.
All they want you to do is “get out of bed and be awesome” – and that’s exactly what The Rise is about! The workouts on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:30am welcome beginners into the group like a loved one into a family. Their unconditional love has earned them bragging rights to become what they believe is the most supportive, energetic and encouraging workout group in NYC – inspiring people of all ages, sizes and fitness levels to get active.
Join The Rise today.
Fun and free dancing should not be limited to the sofa and “Dancing with the Stars”. Check out this Flatiron dance crew’s free summer offering on Facebook. You may even find some other free fitness gems!
Yoga in the parks
The instructors will guide you through a series of poses synchronized with breathing to keep the body warm and move into deeper postures. With the instructors’ dialogue incorporating alternative poses and sequences to suit all levels, this is a great way to ease your body into exercise if you’ve previously experienced joint or muscle pain when working out.
Find out more about Om Factory at Union Square and Bryant Park Yoga presented by Athleta.
Whole and healthy on Hudson
With workouts inspired by Pilates and dance, Lolë New York brings together a fusion of techniques to create inspiring and challenging experiences every Tuesday on Pier 25, North Moore St. These popular classes fill up quick so head over to the Lolë New York Facebook page to find out more and RSVP.
On Wednesdays, Yogamaya invites you to flow, sweat, chant and breathe – connecting the energy you have with your peers in Chelsea through to the world. Only 75 spots are available each week so visit the Yogamaya website to RSVP for a calming class to connect mind, body and spirit.
Beautiful Bronx Body
Join the South Bronx Yoga team at the Target Bronx Community Garden for an outdoor workout and relaxation exercise – fit for the whole family. Make soothing Saturdays a habit for you and your loved ones. Even the mats are provided!
Find out more about the free yoga classes.