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4 Alfresco NYC Workouts

Outdoor Activities, Classes, and Excursions

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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.

PRACTICE
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.

PLAY
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.

PEDAL
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.

PEACE OUT
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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LOCATIONS
Bike and Roll NYC at Pier 84
557 12th Ave
@ 43rd St
New York, NY 10036
Equinox Brooklyn Heights
194 Joralemon St
@ Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Bike and Roll NYC Battery Park
Battery Pl
@ West St
New York, NY 10004
Hudson River Park Pier 46
West Side Hwy
@ Charles St
New York, NY 10014
Hudson River Park Pier 25
West Side Hwy
@ N Moore St
New York, NY 10013
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