16 Free Outdoor Workouts You Can Do in NYC This Summer

16 Free Outdoor Workouts You Can Do in NYC This Summer

When it’s 80 degrees and sunny, there’s one thing we realllly don’t feel like doing: Lunges and weights in a sweaty, smelly gym.

Let’s hit the park, people. Here are 16 outdoor workout classes you can take in NYC this summer. And yep, they’re all free.


6:30 a.m. Kick off the week with burpees, dips and box jumps. Try HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) in Washington Square Park with The Rise NYC.

6:30 p.m. Join the Lolë Run Club. Meet at the fitness boutique’s Mercer Street location, then go for a four-mile run at an easy pace.


10:00 a.m. Do Athleta’s free Yoga in Bryant Park with a few hundred of your closest friends.

6:30 p.m. Strengthen your core (and get your abs bikini-ready) with sunset Pilates in Riverside Park’s Plaza at 66th St.


6:30 p.m. Brazilian Capoeira class, anyone? Venture to Indian Road Lawn in Inwood Hill Park and learn this amazing mash-up of martial arts, dance and acrobatics.

6:30 p.m. Gaze at the sunset at the Plaza at 66th St. in Riverside Park while taking a relaxing Hatha yoga class.

6:30 p.m. Get a different workout every Wednesday through August 10th on the South Plaza on Broadway and 22nd Street. Take a class from Yoga Shanti, Mile High Run Club, ChaiseFitness and more, then sip a free post-workout drink.


7:00 a.m. You know what’s way better than caffeine? Vinyasa yoga in Union Square, courtesy of the New York Health & Racquet Club.

5:00 p.m. Crunch is hosting a variety of free workouts and fitness classes as part of Union Square’s Summer in the Square series, so show up and prepare to sweat.


6:30 a.m. Start your weekend with a challenge: Run across the Williamsburg Bridge with The Rise NYC.

11:00 a.m. Before brunch, do a total body cardio workout with Shape Up NYC in Prospect Park. Yep, you’ve earned those mimosas.


9:00 a.m. Head to the Astoria Park Track for a three-mile run with the New York Road Runners. (All skill levels are welcome, so don’t worry if you haven’t run a mile since gym class.)

11 a.m. Get your Zumba on at West Harlem Piers Park–it’s like a hip-hop, samba and salsa class all rolled into one.

11 a.m. Attend a fitness party with Mark Fisher Fitness in Hudson Park. Make friends and work on your beach bod? Win-win.


10:00 a.m. Practice your tree pose among actual trees–try Kripalu Yoga (which focuses on relaxation and meditation) at Socrates Sculpture Park in Astoria.

4:00 p.m. Get sweaty at GRIT at Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park–this high-impact workout burns calories even after you’re done, so you can eat an extra slice of pizza tonight.