Get Outdoors and In Shape: Central Park Fitness
New York’s best outdoor gym offers a variety of ways to strengthen, tone and train your body to achieve fitness goals.
Central Park Circuit
Thanks to the Metzger-Price Fund, there are free, drop-in workout classes for adults. Meet by the East Meadow to join from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays (May 12-June 18 and July 7-August 27). The classes uses the park’s natural surroundings to test your body. You can also find a few exercises that you can do on your own schedule with this downloadable PDF.
Try health and race walking from 9:30-11:00 a.m. on Saturdays as you enjoy the park and bump up your heart rate. Bring a friend or meet new people with this free program co-presented with the New York Walkers Club. To get started, meet at North Meadow Recreation Center (Mid-Park at 97th Street).
From 6:30-7:45 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, join fellow New Yorkers and practice yoga in the park! For $15, follow The Yoga Trail instructor as you unwind your mind and improve your health in the center of the city! Book your class online.
How else do you exercise in Central Park? What are your favorite Central Park programs?