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NYC Healthy Living Guide: Fitness

September 11, 2012

With two IIN Live Conferences coming up this fall, hundreds of members of the Integrative Nutrition community will be traveling to New York City, and we want to help you feel comfortable exploring the Big Apple. We previously shared our NYC Healthy Living Guide to Restaurants, Food Trucks, and Parks & Walking Tours.

If you're looking to get in a good workout while you're here, Manhattan has some unique options for staying fit and healthy - and many of them are free! Check out the suggestions below to boost your heart rate, New York City-style.


Yoga to the People 

Take a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of New York streets with a class at Yoga to the People. The studio provides Power Vinyasa and Traditional Hot Yoga classes for free at all four of their Manhattan locations.  Check their schedule online and make sure you get there early as classes fill up quick!


bike and roll Bike and Roll NYC 

If you want to see all of the sites, but don’t want to walk, consider renting a bike at Bike and Roll NYC. The company has plenty of rental locations in Manhattan ranging from the East River Park to Columbus Circle and all the way down to Battery Park. Rent one for the day for $44 or $39 for four hours and bike away!


ymcaWestside YMCA Run Club

If you want to get in a quick run but don’t want to get lost, head up to the West Side Y, which is only a short train ride from the Javits center, to join in on a free, organized run club in Central Park. Runners vary in speed and distance so you are sure to find a running buddy that is the same pace as you. Check out their website for more info.



inform fitnessInForm Fitness

Looking for a quick and easy workout that will leave you time to sight-see? Well, would you settle for quick? This 20 minute strength training workout is serious, yet safe, for anybody.  Experience it once and you will never look at exercise the same way again. At internationally renowned InForm Fitness in Midtown Manhattan, you'll be amazed at how completely worked out you feel in such a short time. Check out the InForm Fitness website for information on how you can make an appointment while you are here.


hula hoopingHula Hooping 

A new fitness craze is taking NYC by storm: group hula hooping classes. Hoopnotica, a hula hooping Meet Up group, holds classes in parks across the city, many of which are free to attendees, excluding the $3 hoop rental fee. Interested in trying out this total-body workout? Find a class while you are visiting NYC here.


lulu lemonlululemon athletica Lincoln Square 

The well-known athletic apparel brand is notorious for providing free classes for the community. In NYC, lululemon offers free yoga classes in Bryant Park, as well as run clubs that meet throughout the city. Check out the schedule on their website, or stop into one of the 6 locations to find a yoga class or group run that works for your schedule!




Click on the swirls in our interactive map to find the locations on this list! Or view a larger version of the map in Google Maps here.

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