When the weekend hits, sure, you want to be (kinda) active, but also definitely take it easy. Here are three fitness-lite events that will get your endorphins going, while also allowing you to indulge yourself — behold, a Friday night donut-fueled bike ride, Saturday night yoga class set to Billy Joel tunes and a Sunday morning mass meditation that will have you finding your ohm at Madison Square Garden.
You'll need the sugar — and the coffee— to power you through this 45-mile nocturnal bike ride. The third annual overnight bike trip/donut shop tour begins on Friday night at 11:30 p.m. in Central Park and cycles through the Bronx, Queens and Manhattan before ending at 6:30 a.m. in Long Island City. Along the way, riders stop for donuts and coffee at shops across the boroughs. BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike), lights and a helmet required. Donuts, coffee and a 2017 Donut Ride t-shirt covered in the $65 event entry fee. Register at thedonutride.com.
Meditation is not easy to master, but doing it in a crowd of thousands could make it less intimidating. Newbies and gurus alike are welcome to join in this mass meditation held Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. at MSG. The $40 tickets include a $15 Sweetgreen credit, an Outdoor Voices tote bag and tickets to Sunday's 3 p.m. New York Liberty game. Register here.
It can be hard to motivate yourself to get to a yoga class, even though you know you'll feel looser-limbed and more clear-headed after. It can help to take a themed class, such as, say Billy Joel Yoga. This Saturday night class at yoga and wellness collective the Gowanus Experiment is called Get Your BJ On and intersperses asana with hits from the Long Island piano man. $20 entry includes wine — there will be a bottle of red and white, naturally. 6-7:30 p.m., thegowanusexperiment.info.