Fit City: New York City Fit Travel Guide
  • February 19, 2018
  • Whether it’s because you already know Times Square is literally the worst or because you want to finally try the trendy classes and restaurants you see all over Instagram, you are ready to experience NYC like a local — and that includes cult-favorite brunches, quintessential people-watching walks, and only-in-New-York-style workouts. Here’s your New York City fit travel guide.

    FRIDAY

    Dinner at While We Were Young

    Kick off the weekend with girls night out at this intimate West Village restaurant. Drink and dine on indulgent items with a healthy twist, like a green juice margarita and chicken and kale waffles. The instagram-worthy interior features millennial pink banquettes and cheeky neon signs.

     

    SATURDAY

    Workout at Soul Annex

    Start the day with a sweat at Soul Annex, SoulCycle’s new concept in Flatiron. Soul Annex aims to give riders a range of workouts to complement their SoulCycle regimen. You can expect the same instructors, uplifting vibes, and pounding music you already love, without the bike.

    Brunch at byChloe.

    Make your way over to the West Village for brunch so good you won’t believe it’s vegan. Refuel with a tofu scramble or their famous veggie burger, then go next door to Sweets byChloe for chia seed pudding or a vegan push-pop.

    Walk the High Line

    Walk off your brunch along the High Line, a 1.45 mile elevated park created on a former railroad spur. The park is often packed with locals and tourists on weekend afternoons, making it perfect for people-watching while taking in unique views of the city and the Hudson River.

    Shopping

    NYC is home to some of the best shopping in the world, including the most innovative fitness and athleisure brands. Leave enough space in your suitcase because you’re going to have souvenirs.

    Bandier

    The luxury fitness boutique’s flagship location includes Studio B, an upstairs studio offering classes from New York’s best trainers.

    164 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

    646.360.3345

    Nike Soho

    This experiential location offers five stories of product, including an entire floor dedicated to NikeWomen gear.

    529 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

    646.850.9682

    Lululemon Lab

    This concept space features fashion-forward designs only available at this location. Check out pieces in development in the in-house design studio.

    50 Bond St, New York, NY 10012

    212.475.3951

    Outdoor Voices

    The brand’s home base in Soho is one of its few brick and mortar locations in the country. Check the online schedule for in-store fitness events and neighborhood jogs.

    251 Centre St, New York, NY 10013

    646.861.1023

    Dinner at Pietro Nolita

    Don’t let the all-pink facade fool you, this place takes great food seriously. Enjoy their take on healthy Italian dishes and fresh cocktails.

    Cocktails at Apothéke

    A speakeasy conceived by the founder of healthy chain The Butcher’s Daughter, where you’ll find bartenders in lab coats mixing vials of cocktails made with organic ingredients like fresh fig, dragonfruit, and black smoked lava salt.

    SUNDAY

    Workout at Rumble Boxing

    No boxing experience is necessary to get an incredible HIIT style workout at Rumble. A live DJ spins while you alternate between punching bags and weighted floor exercises for 45 minutes. Keep an eye out for celebrity regulars like Kendall Jenner and Selena Gomez.

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    Brunch at Dimes

    Dimes is a small, health-conscious spot. Sit among fellow wellness lovers and munch on matcha pancakes and pitaya bowls. Check out Dimes Market down the street for grab and go items and healthy items from local vendors.

    Latte and massage at Chillhouse

    Close out the weekend with a latte made with Chillhouse’s own line of aryudevic powder followed by a massage. Try the Stretch Armstrong to refresh your muscles, or The Hangover Cure if your weekend fun is catching up to you. Reservations for spa services are recommended.

    About Hannah Schneider Cealey

    Hannah grew up in a suburb of Chicago trying and failing at every team sport before discovering her love of running in high school. She competed in cross county and track at Augustana College before spending five years in brand marketing at Nike Chicago. Despite her lack of coordination, Hannah became a boutique fitness aficionado and received a yoga certification in 2013. Hannah relocated to New York, where you can find her either sweating at the newest studio or eating her way through the city. It's called balance, guys. Hannah currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Jordan.

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