The 5 Best Winter Workouts In NYC

The 5 Best Winter Workouts In NYC

We get it. It’s cold outside. But that doesn’t mean you can’t stay in shape this winter. Check out these 5 Best Winter Workouts (that are all indoors!) and start sweating off those extra holidays pounds. By Carly Petrone

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Shape Up NYC

Various Parks & Recreations Centers
New York, NY

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From aerobics to body toning classes, Shape Up NYC offers a variety of fitness classes every day of the week. Stay in shape this holiday season by dancing your way through Zumba or switch it up and participate in the 50-50-BeFit! Class – a mix of easy-on-the-joints aerobics and Chinese qigong. Stay balanced and enjoy a healthy approach to fitness with these free classes happening throughout the city.

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City Row

80 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY
10011

212-242-4790
www.cityrow.com

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Looking for a high intensity, low impact workout? Head over to City Row in Union Square and sign up for one of their signature classes or fundamentals workshops. Start sculpting your body so you can show it off once the warmer weather hits. Get total results by alternating intervals of cardio on a row machine with energizing music and stellar views from the 15th floor. Individual hour-long classes are $32/each or choose from one their multi-class packs.

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Mile High Run Club

28 E. 4th St.
New York, NY
10003

212-466-6472
www.milehighrunclub.com

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If you’re a runner but don’t feel like baring the cold you can still get your endorphin rush during an interval treadmill class at the Mile High Run Club. Choose from DASH 28, the 45-minute class that provides a foundation for runners of all levels with 28 minutes of structured intervals followed by 10 minutes of strength (plus power training with kettlebells). Those looking for a more intense workout can try The Distance class, which incorporates 50 minutes of continuous intervals, tempo, and hills on the treadmill – all taught by elite runners. Get your sweat on and start seeing your body get in shape like never before. Individual classes are $34 and various packages are also available for less than $34/class.

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Roller Skating Rinks

Various Rinks Across the City
New York, NY

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Have fun with the whole family this winter at the roller skating rink. Tie up those laces and start making memories at one of the many rinks in the city. Head over to RollerJam USA in Staten Island and get the party started or attend Family Night Fridays in Fort Greene with host Mr. Crummey. Turn up the music and get your workout done while having some fun! Looking for other locations? Try the Riverbank State Park Roller Rink in Harlem, Roller Rink at Pier 2 in Brooklyn Heights, or LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park.

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The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers

Pier 60
20th St. and Hudson River Park
New York, NY

212-336-6083
www.chelseapiers.com/sc/club/climbing/

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The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers is one of the largest indoor rock climbing gyms in New York City. Give yourself the challenge to get to the top of the 100’ high main wall, the 14’ high wide bouldering wall, or the 16’ high bouldering cave. With more than 11,000 square feet of sculpted climbing surfaces to try, there’s plenty of space to climb, hang, and repel down from. Are you ready to take on the challenge? Buy a $50 day pass or book a lesson at the climbing school. Check website for class times and rental equipment prices.

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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.