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.