Free fitness in NYC

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

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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



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