Healthy Beginnings in New York City

young people exercisinng a cardio on treadmill running machine in modern gym

It’s officially the New Year and if you’re like most Roosevelt Island residents, you may have made some New Year’s Resolutions to focus on your health or improve your fitness this year! Whether you’re trying to exercise more, eat healthier, or improve your mindfulness, there are plenty of programs and facilities near The Octagon to help keep you on track.


Orangetheory Fitness – Different than your traditional bootcamp class or circuit training class, Orangetheory Fitness provides a 60-minute interval workout session with a heart rate monitor to track intensity and metabolic burn. All of the exercises you perform are designed to push you to a level of “Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption”, or EPOC, which keeps your body burning calories hours after your workout is performed. Although there are a number of studios across the city, the closest to The Octagon is located at 605 3rd Avenue on the Upper East Side. Visit the link below to try a complimentary class.


Green Bean Café – The next time you’re looking to pick up a quick meal but don’t want to break your healthy habits, check out Green Bean Café, located on the Upper East Side on York Avenue. The café which specializes in healthy, vegetarian fare, sells prepared meals in addition to healthy snacks to take out on the go. Customer favorites include organic brown egg omelets, gluten-free pizza, fresh fruit smoothies and fruit juices.


Yo Yoga! – If you’re looking to become more mindful this year, consider trying a yoga class at Yo Yoga! Offering a variety of classes from the more intense Power Yoga to the more relaxed Candle Lit Yin/Restorative Yoga class, there are plenty of options to improve your mind space. For more information on their class schedule and pricing, please visit their website below.


Orangetheory Fitness

605 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10158

(646) 838-1020


Green Bean Café

1413 York Avenue New York, NY 10021

(212) 861-1539


Yo Yoga!

344 E 59th Street New York, NY 10022

(646) 490-7790


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