Outdoor Fitness in NYC

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Take advantage of this beautiful summer in the city and take your fitness routine outdoors! There are plenty of activities taking place in the greater Roosevelt Island area that will get you active outside. So next time you’re looking for a different workout then the fitness center at The Octagon, check out one of the activities below.


Yoga on the Beach– If you want to head to the beach this weekend and get your exercise in before hand, you should definitely head to Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk this Saturday, August 26th. Join yoga instructor Helen Kilgallen from Elain’es Dance School as she teaches Beginner Hatha Yoga at 108th Street Beach at Rockaway Beach. This free class takes place from 8am-9am, and will also take place the following Saturday, September 2nd.


DUMBO Boulders– Looking for a non-traditional workout outside? Pay a visit to New York City’s first outdoor climbing wall at DUMBO Boulders. For $9, you get an all day pass to climb the different walls with a backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge, Jane’s Carousel, and the East River. If you decide you want more than a day’s worth of climbing, memberships are also available for purchase.


The Rise NYC– If you’re one to wake up at the crack of dawn to get your workout in, then you should check out The Rise NYC outdoor fitness classes. Hosted in a variety of locations throughout the city, The Rise NYC hosts one free outdoor class each day of the week. Classes include HITT, Body Circuit, and Core Body Boot Camp among others. Check out the site below for upcoming classes and to subscribe the email notifications.



Yoga on the Beach

108th Street Beach

Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway Park, NY 11694

(718) 318-4310


DUMBO Boulders

99 Plymouth Street Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 489-8363


The Rise NYC

Contact The Rise


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