Free fitness in NYC

runners

The New York Road Runners can help you find a free running club.

Credit: Stockbyte

 

No cash for the gym? No problem. Hit up one of these unexpected places for a gratis workout.

The JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave., 646-505-4444
The JCC offers a seasonal schedule of free classes. Try your hand at Nia, an alloy of dance, martial arts and yoga, or drop in to learn about health and wellness.
On our radar: Modern Afro-Folkoric Casribbean Dance to Live Drums, select Saturdays in March, 7:15 p.m.

New York Public Library: www.nypl.org/events/public-programs
The NYPL offers an impressive array of free classes in several locations. You now have a good excuse to try Zumba, Belly Dancing, Ballet, Tae Kwan Do and more.
On our radar: Wii Fit for Adults, Mondays, 2 p.m., George Bruce Library, 518 w. 125th St.

City of New York Parks and Recreation: www.nycgovparks.org/programs/recreation/shape-up-nyc
The Shape Up NYC program offers a variety of free classes in several spots in all five boroughs, including several that cater to specific groups like seniors and pregnant women.
On our radar: Latin Cardio, Tuesdays, 5:15 p.m, Kings County Hospital, Clarkson Ave. & New York Ave., Brooklyn

New York Road Runners: www.nyrr.org/new-york-area-clubs
Not a class, per-se, but this comprehensive list of NYC running clubs can help you find a supportive group of running buddies. Pick a level and commitment that works for you.
On our radar: The North Brooklyn Runners, www.northbrooklynrunners.org

Brooklyn Bridge Park: www.brooklynbridgepark.org/events/public-events/recreation
The park offers several free recreation classes throughout the year. Check the schedule intermittently to see when guided activities such as kayaking, volleyball and biking take place.
On our radar: Sunset Pilates, visit the website for scheduling info



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Newest java joint in bastion of hipness is…

Little may represent the change the neighborhood is undergoing right now like the arrival of the first Starbucks. The chain which is ubiquitous in Manhattan, opened a Williamsburg store at…

National

Black and white are the new orange at…

By Brendan O'Brien(Reuters) - Black and white are the new orange in a Michigan county where the sheriff has made a wardrobe change for jail…

National

Traps set after reports of giant snake on…

New Jersey animal control workers have set traps to snare a reported 20-foot-long serpent slithering through the waters of Lake Hopatcong.

Local

NYPD: Stroller carrying 2-year-old rolls onto Queens subway…

A 2-year-old girl in a stroller rolled onto subway tracks in Queens on Monday morning, police said.

Entertainment

‘The Leftovers’ recap: Season 1, Episode 4, ‘B.J.…

Last week’s episode of “The Leftovers” was apparently a fluke, because this week’s episode returns to focusing on the Garveys and it is so boring.…

Movies

Interview: Luc Besson says 'Lucy' is very different…

Filmmaker Luc Besson talks about his new film "Lucy," how it's different than "Limitless" and his crazy first conversation with Egyptian actor Amr Waked.

Music

Weezer releases first new song since 2010

Weezer releases "Back to the Shack," their first new song in almost six years.

Movies

Benedict Cumberbatch plays a different kind of genius…

The man known worldwide for his portrayal of London's eccentric private detective Sherlock Holmes is trading his Belstaff coat for tweed this fall. Benedict Cumberbatch…

NFL

'Vicktory dogs' travel road to rehabilitation seven years…

Of the dozens of dogs groomed by Bad Newz Kennels, 48 were rescued and 22 of the pit bull terriers have emerged at Best Friends Animal Society.

MLB

Yankees looking at trade for Cliff Lee, according…

Yankees looking at trade for Cliff Lee, according to report

NFL

Giants lineman Chris Snee to retire: Reports

The Giants report to training camp on Tuesday, but Chris Snee may not be there when they do.

NBA

Carmelo Anthony talks about his charity work in…

As he is used to doing every year, NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony is going to visit Puerto Rico to do work for his foundation.

Tech

RocketSkates let users roll with a motor

Los Angeles company Acton has raised funds on Kickstarter to roll out a nifty alternative – motor-powered "RocketSkates."

Tech

Knicks star Carmelo Anthony becomes a tech entrepreneur

He's been an All-Star, an Olympian, and a celebrity spokesperson. Now NBA player Carmelo Anthony is adding the position "tech entrepreneur" to his resume. Along…

Tech

Ulises 1 is the world's first singing satellite

A group of artists and engineers in Mexico have unveiled Ulises 1, the world's first opera-singing satellite.

Home

Wallscape on a budget

Skip the wallpaper and ombre an accent wall instead.