You’ve switched your wardrobe, bought fresh razors, and bribed three hostesses to save you the best tables for alfresco brunching. Complete the transformation and get your heart pumping outside. Your treadmill will appreciate the break.
Free your mind and body without spending a dime. Every Wednesday from June 8 to July 27, YogaWorks’s all-levels open hour on the Hudson (Pier 46, across from Charles Street) starts at 6 p.m. and ends with a complimentary frozen cocoa concoction from Organicoa. Om, yum, repeat.
We shouldn’t have to explain the appeal of an eighteen-hole round of putt-putt golf on a pier in Tribeca. Hudson River Park’s newly opened Pier 25 also has basketball, beach volleyball, and lawn chairs for recapping hole-in-one trick shots.
Bike and Roll NYC and New York Water Taxi’s just-launched bike and boat outing is like spinning, only easier and with a killer view of the Brooklyn Bridge, New York Harbor, and Statue of Liberty. For $49, you get an eight-hour bike, helmet, lock rental, Hop-on/Hop-off pass, and color-coded map. BYO fanny pack.
For more serious riders and runners (and sadly, Equinox members only), Rachel Buschert’s Brooklyn Biathlon class — held every Friday from 6:30 to 8 a.m. — will whip you into shape while you fly past some of the boroughs’ prettiest sites.
If you’re looking for untold quantities of fresh air, take a weekend retreat at The Garden in Beacon, New York. Yoga, restorative workshops, and healthy cooking classes are more invigorating in a world where the only concrete structure is a babbling fountain.
Just don’t forget the sunscreen.
Photo: Courtesy of YogaWorks
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