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Healthy Rooftop Activities in NYC
Oct. 1, 2015, 7:41 p.m.
Just when you thought New York City rooftops were only a place you go to have a drink while admiring the NYC sunset. Think again! There are also rooftop venues in NYC that offer more than designer cocktails, in fact they offer a healthier alternative, fitness classes. It should come as no surprise since New York City offers just about anything, for anyone. In fact, there is something or everyone!
Between the trendy crossfit gyms and the crowded spinning classes throughout New York City, sometimes a fresh alternative is the way to go to for an enjoyable workout. Here are some of the fun and healthy ways to appreciate fitness on a NYC rooftop.
Rooftop Yoga at The James Hotel
One of the most incredible ways to start your busy day in Manhattan is by meditating and working out with a picturesque view of The Big Apple. Serene Social New York offers a fresh take on mind, body, and wellness with their morning Yoga classes at the top of The James Hotel in NYC. Professional instructors offer the best full-body and core workouts during this incredible yoga class.
Alvin Ailey Yoga
Yoga classes take place on Alvin Ailey's own rooftop, which overlooks Lincoln Center and beautiful views of the Hudson River. Refer to site for updated times.
Club Fitness in Astoria
The NYC biking obsession has produced countless riffs on this two-wheeled workout, from aqua cycling to karaoke cycling. However, this Astoria gym is the first place in the city to Spin in open air under open skies.
Mini-gold at the Hudson Hotel
For one month in April, the Hudson Hotel offers Putt Putt Park, a mini-golf pop up on the rooftop where you can play a nine-hole game.
Eagle Street Rooftop in Brooklyn
Situated on the water's edge of the East River, the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn is a 6,000 sq. foot organic vegetable farm that sits atop of the warehouse’s rooftop.
Besides offering an on-site market where you can purchase locally-grown fresh produce, the farm is open to the public on the last Sunday of the month between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. for viewing and farming. You can volunteer with the team and water, weed, and turn compost.